The crop can be a little long under the basket. The 5DIII works good there, but a slightly slower frame rate than the 7D. IQ of the FF will be better at the higher ISO required for indoor sports.
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This thread was "show your love for the 70-300", not "Hey, this lens sucks, what would you use instead?" Let's get back to the original post.I actually like the 70-300, I got the 70-200 for sports, then with the TC, I just find that I don't use the 70-300 anymore. Since the person I responded to had both lenses, I merely asked a question. Not sure how you got "Hey, this lens sucks" from my post.
The 70-300 IS USM is a great lens. Is it an "L" lens? No, but it doesn't have to be. I have done sharpness comparisons between the 70-200 f4L and the 70-300 IS USM at 200mm and they are both amazing. The 300 loses a little detail but it is worth it for the extra reach. I will never sell mine. I still use it and will continue to do so. It is worth every penny spent. It's a great lens in the EF line-up.
Too many people out there think that unless the lens is white or comes with a "red stripe" it is not worth owning. I do not believe that. Canon has several non-"L" lenses out there that are fantastic and some are even EF-s, the HORROR!!!
Do yourself a favor, get some 1/16' tomato red 3m stripe and put a band over the gold stripe at the end of the lens. That way no one will complain or even care to comment...
Here's a couple of shots from the archives taken with my 70-300 is, I don't use this lens anymore (prefer 70-200L is ii) and am debating whether I will sell it.I put mine on ebay twice and didn't sell either time. Will probably try again closer Christmas.
I was thinking to help tone down the white jerseys and helmets that have about a stop more light than the faces. You don't think it would help there? I didn't think it affected shadows (ALO) affects shadows.Were both sooc? I generally use low NR, even with high ISO which seems to work well. I'll have to try the HTP on the football field Friday night.HTP is only good for bright daylight or lighting while keeping whites from being blown, shadows wont be as clean, i wonder how it will help you in that situation at night. I don't see a need for it in that situation...
While shooting the 30D center point only at quite low light and ISO 1600 and 3200 I am really looking forward now to shoot the same events even at the same ISOs or higher if necessary! It is backstage scenes I mostly do. A Brass Band getting ready for their performance or other scenes.Pedro,