Forgot to say I was on 1.1.3 at the time.
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Why it wouldn't work with one battery? It's designed to hold 2 batteries to add extra usage time, but how about AA batteries? Does it only work with 6 or does it work with only 3 of them, thinking it won't but when that question came up so why not ask it.Completely irrelevant. It takes 6 AA's to have enough voltage to power the camera. Each regular battery has enough power to power the camera on its own. Silly comparison.
Well, it definitely was inferior to the 1D X I have. The silent shutter was nice, but I'm probably going to take my 300 f/2.8 next time and shoot with the 1D X.In what way is it inferior? AF? High ISO noise? Etc.? I can see the difference in build, grip, etc. Interested in functional differences.
Didn't mess up my focusing and this is the only place I've seen it mentioned of being a potential issue.Good call!That new firmware doesn't really do much, other than maybe screw up focussing. I think my random not being able to auto focus could be tied to the update. Just sayin...I'd wait for the next update where more issues are addressed.I never got around to updating mine since day1 (March 23rd) and I have not really had any issues sO I think I will wait until the next one comes out.
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.