1200mm: Digital Teleconverter

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OP Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 18,859
Re: Using Digital Teleconverter

OM mani padme hum wrote:

I sometimes use the 2x function at music festivals (obviously not this year) and have got good results with shorter, faster lenses. As has been mentioned it's super quick to use, especially if you assign it to a function button.

However, with the 40-150 f2.8 and 1.4x TC I've found it extremely difficult to hold the camera steady enough to frame the subject; a tripod is not an option, though a monopod might be possible. Has anyone tried using the 300 f4.0 Pro with DTC, and if so what's the lowest feasible shutter speed handheld? Thanks.

Yes, if a monopod is allowed  I suggest you get one because it will help a lot.  I used to always carry a monopod with me and used it a lot, even when traveling.  Then starting about 15 years ago I started getting various cameras/lenses with good IS (Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, KM, Canon) so I stopped carrying a monopod.  Trying to use a 600mm-efl lens though even with IS a monopod would be a great help.

As for lowest handheld shutter speed, well, that depends on the individual.  Remember you have to also have a speed that is enough to freeze subject movement.

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