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Old Sep 1, 2008, 3:36 PM   #1
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Playing with my 300mm lens to see what it can do. i was surprised to get this bee so well. Taken with a Nikon D300.
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 9:51 PM   #3
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Excellent shot Carly!

One of the nicest bee shots I've seen.
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Old Sep 6, 2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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Thank you both so much. i spend hours chasing bees and trying to focus on them. i have to use manual with this lens and i am sort of blind. So glad you think it is good.
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Playing with my 300mm lens to see what it can do. i was surprised to get this bee so well. Taken with a Nikon D300.
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Nice shot !.... Try the 300mm with an extension tube behind it, you can get good results without getting closer, you may be surprised. ... Jack.
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This lens is about 10 inches long and weighs 6 pounds. I am not sure what would happen with an extension tubel. What does it do?
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This lens is about 10 inches long and weighs 6 pounds. I am not sure what would happen with an extension tubel. What does it do?
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Wow !, That sounds a very heavy lens, my Tamron 300m weighs 580 g, less than 1.5 lbs.The tubegives more magnification from the same distance, amount of magnification is in proportion to the tube length, and the focal length of the lens, adding the tube will give some light loss, but moderate amounts of extention should be no problem. Some information here ... Jack

http://www.shutterfreaks.com/Tips/ExtensionTube.htm
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Thank you Jack. That was an interesting article. I have a true macro but I do not like to get that close to Bees.
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Nice shot!! It's amazing what can be done with longer FL lenses.

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