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3 hours ago, Tanager 101 said:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S102892296 Here a checklist from this morning where I was messing around with a 2x converter.

Be careful with a 2x. It can usually really slow down the AF and get less sharp images. It’s better to buy a longer lens than use a converter, unless you have a big 500mm or 600mm f/4 lens, which they work really well with.

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18 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Be careful with a 2x. It can usually really slow down the AF and get less sharp images. It’s better to buy a longer lens than use a converter, unless you have a big 500mm or 600mm f/4 lens, which they work really well with.

Yeah thanks for telling me. I have definitely figured it out. Autofocus does not work. Well it does, it just keeps focusing and won't let me take the photo. So yeah AF doesn't work, when I use the converter it is usally when I am just messing around. It is really hard to get the correct manual focus, totally not really worth trying. I use my parent's Sony with a 300mm lens. I want to get a nikon with a 500 or 600mm lens. Yeah but long lenses are sooo expensive, and I probably should bother getting a long sony one when I plan to eventually get a nikon anyways. This is like the one photo I like that I got with the converter on. I just leave it off and try REALLY HARD with 300mm. It annoys me but I have gotten some great shots like the Dunlin. This is a low resolution photo of it. The real one is a lot clearer.

Tree Swallow.jpg

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31 minutes ago, Tanager 101 said:

Yeah thanks for telling me. I have definitely figured it out. Autofocus does not work. Well it does, it just keeps focusing and won't let me take the photo. So yeah AF doesn't work, when I use the converter it is usally when I am just messing around. It is really hard to get the correct manual focus, totally not really worth trying. I use my parent's Sony with a 300mm lens. I want to get a nikon with a 500 or 600mm lens. Yeah but long lenses are sooo expensive, and I probably should bother getting a long sony one when I plan to eventually get a nikon anyways. This is like the one photo I like that I got with the converter on. I just leave it off and try REALLY HARD with 300mm. It annoys me but I have gotten some great shots like the Dunlin. This is a low resolution photo of it. The real one is a lot clearer.

Tree Swallow.jpg

Nice. For a budget(ish) telephoto lens for Sony is the tamron 150-500mm.  

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