My nikon 1 70-300 cx has arrived :)

Started Sep 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Brian Wadie
Brian Wadie Veteran Member • Posts: 8,954
My nikon 1 70-300 cx has arrived :)

I pleased with the feel and low weight (compared to my sigma 135-400 and Oly 50-200 mk1) and it sits well on the V2

Despite less than ideal light I took it for a wander around our local Salt Marsh looking for subjects to test it out on

First thoughts, it is beautifully put together, no play in the fully extended lens sections, without the focus lock it focuses quickly with relatively close subjects but slow and hunts a bit with smaller subjects at a distance. Engage the focus limit lock and its transformed, focusing nearly as fast as the 30-110.

At 800mm I am guessing I will need something in excess of 1/1600th sec to prevent shake hand-holding when shooting birds in flight at a distance but for closer flight shots and static shots I can work down to 1/400th sec (don't forget, tis is my first test with this lens so I may find I get better with practise )

A few examples (nothing wonderful but as "first light" examples)

an example of shake at 1/1000th sec

Early days but I look forward to learning how to get the best from this system, so all thoughts on how to achieve this will be welcome

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So much to learn, so little time left to do it!

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