I kinda like it but I wouldn't buy one, even if canon made one. I'm more interested in the new sony A7 really but even then, I just love the form factor of DSLR's and will probably use them until they stop making them.
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Well, at what I can afford right now....yes.Right now I am going to buy the 70-300 VC, I then will buy a prime(s) down the line...
I'll update the thread on how the performance is this Friday!
I think all of us said that f/2.8 is a minimum. F/2 is better. Do you really think more reach and less light is the right decision?
I can guarantee that you'll be back a week after buying the slow telezoom asking 'what now?'
Save yourself that week, and save yourself the money you'll chuck away. I don't have shares in canon so my only interest here is stopping a fellow 'tog making the mistakes I once made.
I'v used it for an event, and thought it was pretty snappy, good accuracy too. Didn't use it for BIF though and I guess thats the ultimate test for an af system. Congrats on the D300s tho, looks like a great camera!The D7100 sounds like the way to go, it'd be a great wildlife set up with that lens. Or you could temporally move to Nikon rumours and await news of the D400
The person I bought the D300s from said his D7100 was not suitable for wildlife and was poor at tracking. He has several Nikon bodies and uses his D800 which is good at tracking. Do you use a D7100 to track BIF?
I seriously doubt if we will see a D400 soon, and certainly not for what I paid for the D300S, which I think was a very good price.
I'll probably sell the 200-400 eventually, but I do buy lenses locally on craigslist when the price is right, then play with them a while and keep the best ones if I find myself using them. I have a old Nikon Film body (several actually), but none of them was really suitable for a really nice lens.
I'll keep the D300s and use it as a 2nd camera to my 5D MK III. I might then sell my old 40D.
Good call! The 40D is my favourite too, in fact I'm having a hard time upgrading because I want a camera with the same/similar ergonomics and that only leaves the 7d and 5dmkkiii. I would love a 5dmkiii but it's too much camera for what I do and the 7D is pretty old now, awesome but old.
40D is still my favorite Canon, 60D is very good too, but from what I've seen of the 70D you will likely find it a very pleasing upgrade from the 40D in most ways except for a few ergonomic differences.
+3 I hope Sigma rocks the boat so hard, it tips over!+2. It's the AF that's only keeping it from being the best 50mm from Canon at least from the IQ perspective.... and it's not like adding a real usm would be a large cost burden, it's just that Canon keeps making profit with this dinosaur version so why rock the boat and threaten the 50/1.2 sales?+1