My birding set up - what to add to my D7100 and Nikon 300mm f4 AFS

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Cincy Regular Member • Posts: 143
My birding set up - what to add to my D7100 and Nikon 300mm f4 AFS

I got a great deal on a slightly used Nikon 300 f4 AFS prime and am looking to add a few items to round out my birding gear:

NIKON 1.4 teleconverter - not sure if I should go with grey market or not, will save me $100 which I can put towards my next item.  I'm leaning towards grey market, seems to me there is little that can go wrong with a TC, so warranty coverage may not be an issue.  Thoughts?

Kirk 300mm F4 mount - to replace the Nikon mount which I'm hearing is not the best

Manfrotto gimbal - I have a very stable aluminum tripod (heavy) and Manfrotto ball head. Also have a carbon fiber monopod with RC2 head

Considering selling my above tripod and getting the old version Manfrotto 190CXPRO3.  I haul my current tripod (Benro) but the Manfrotto CF version is now at a price point I'm willing to pay

A 77mm UV filter - primarily for protection of the lens

Interested to hear any advice or suggestions you may have.  Looking forward to getting out there and getting some great shots!!

 Cincy's gear list:Cincy's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +3 more
Nikon D7100
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