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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:31:15 AM »
Tobin James Winery

Lenses / Re: The price you paid for your 70-300L ??
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:54:21 PM »
I bought mine for $1,399 (after $200 rebate) in July from B&H. If I recall it was a little cheaper in the beginning of the year but was buying other stuff at the time. I waited as long as I could but figured it wasn't going to get any cheaper in the summer and needed it for vacation. Price went up 2 weeks later.

I had also bought a refurb from Canon (I think $1,150 at the time) but had an issue with the AFMA and decided to return and buy new. Love this lens, no regrets about price here. Great for travel.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:56:51 PM »
Taken from one of the old buildings at Fort Tejon.

Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »
Mt Whitney through Mobius Arch

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« on: November 03, 2013, 11:38:35 AM »
A couple from the Breeder's Cup yesterday

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 06, 2013, 11:28:12 PM »
Sparks Lake

I believe you that it's HDR, but I might have hard a hard time telling.


I was trying to add more detail in the clouds that I couldn't get without. I added the middle exposure for comparison.

Having trouble seeing the images now though.

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: September 06, 2013, 10:25:18 PM »
Sparks Lake

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 06, 2013, 10:15:29 PM »
Tumalo Falls, Bend OR

Lenses / Re: Why pick 70-200mm f/4l IS over 70-300mm f/4-5.6l IS?
« on: August 25, 2013, 06:44:01 PM »
I just love my 70-300L. It is so versatile. A very capable travel lens In my judgement.

Totally agree with most here, had the 70-200 f4 IS for two weeks and switched to the 70-300L because I decided I needed the reach after switching to FF. No regrets here, very versatile lens, travels great and love the IQ.

Lenses / Re: Using Canon 70-300 L without a tripod collar
« on: August 25, 2013, 11:49:11 AM »
I have been using this lens for about a month and recently went on a trip and used extensively for landscape. Shot some long exposures without the collar. While it was manageable I think some of my images could have been sharper (slight shake), I will be purchasing a collar.

I recently used it on a trip to Oregon to shoot waterfalls with an ND filter. The iPad/iPhone made it easy to move the focus outside the water, change aperture and trigger for long exposures without touching the camera. Sure this could all be done on the camera but it was just easier for me remotely.

I also think this will be handy for me when shooting long exposures at night.

The one thing I hope gets updated is the bulb feature, I wish I didn't have to hold the button down constantly.

I also use it a lot to view images on the card on a bigger screen. Also like that you can set up to 3 devices (not at same time) so switching between iPhone/iPad is easy.

As mentioned, don't use everyday but glad I have it.

Lenses / Re: AFMA 70-300L
« on: July 05, 2013, 09:15:51 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone, talk to Canon and they said might as well swap it out since it has only been a week. Unfortunately they are out of stock of refurbs and even new. Might have to grab a new one from B&H before the rebates expire.

As an FYI, I received my refurbished 70-300L last Thursday and the letter in the box still stated 90 days but Canon said they just haven't updated the packaging yet.
So did you finally get 90 days warranty or 1 year warranty?
It was a 1 year warranty, they just haven't updated the literature that came in the box.

Lenses / Re: AFMA 70-300L
« on: July 04, 2013, 06:14:47 PM »
The only reason I decided to experiment with MFD was it wasn't quite as sharp as I thought it should be while shooting close up and it looked like it was back focusing a little and it turns out at -3 it looks great.

Lenses / AFMA 70-300L
« on: July 04, 2013, 05:35:54 PM »
Just picked up a refurb 70-300L and was wondering if it seems odd that when testing 300 at a normal testing distance it needs about +4 for the DOF to be centered but at minimum focus distance with the shallow DOF it needs -3 to for the subject to be in focus.

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