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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2013, 02:49:41 PM »
Thanks for the advice PWP.  Purchased today!!!!

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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 06:12:30 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 06:18:38 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 07:22:33 PM »
Same here.....would have loved a 300 2.8 L IS II but for roughly $2500 less on the used market and $3500 less if I were buying the mark II new....I'm confident that the original 300 2.8L IS will give me 96.74% of the performance of version II....

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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 08:10:42 PM »
Same here.....would have loved a 300 2.8 L IS II but for roughly $2500 less on the used market and $3500 less if I were buying the mark II new....I'm confident that the original 300 2.8L IS will give me 96.74% of the performance of version II....

+1....I'm looking for a decent 400mm f2.8 IS version I. Hopefully for around $4500 to $5000.

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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 08:30:33 PM »
Loving my 300 f//2.8L IS II.  It is so light weight and short compared to the bigger great whites.  And it works well as a 600mm f/5.6L:


 


I did also have the 300mm f/2.8L IS v1 and did enjoy that one too...just it did not take the 2x extender very well.

Congratulations on your new lens!  You will love it!

Kind regards,
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 08:36:33 PM »
Great shots...............but he's talking about the version I.  :)
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 09:25:44 PM »
Yeah I read that when I was researching the mark I (about it not taking the 2x teleconverter that well).

I have a 1.4x II already that I intend to use on the 300.  I have read that the 2x III performs better on the 300 2.8L IS MkI than the older 2x converter so I may look into that as a temporary stop gap until I can afford a used 500 or 600 Mk I.
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 09:41:13 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.
Keep in mind that the 400 2.8 version I is VERY heavy!

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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2013, 11:03:03 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.
Keep in mind that the 400 2.8 version I is VERY heavy!
Well, I don't have anything longer than 200mm at this time. If I'm going for mrk II, I'm looking at end 2014 or early 2015 here ::)
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 11:06:05 PM »
Loving my 300 f//2.8L IS II.  It is so light weight and short compared to the bigger great whites.  And it works well as a 600mm f/5.6L:


 


I did also have the 300mm f/2.8L IS v1 and did enjoy that one too...just it did not take the 2x extender very well.

Congratulations on your new lens!  You will love it!

Kind regards,
Jason


Jason,
How is AF on 300mm version II with x2 TC III? You have any photos with this combo? I'm currently shooting with 5D III.

Thanks
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2013, 01:23:43 AM »
Hi Dylan.  I will look to see, if I have any examples of the AF on a moving subject.  If I don't I would suspect that the AF is very good using the combo mentioned:  5d III + 300mm f/2.8 IS II + 2x III.  I say this because my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2x III has no trouble with AF at 400mm.  Here is an example of that combo on a 5D III:


400mm . 1/1600th . f/6.3 . ISO 400
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2013, 04:16:54 AM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.

I bought a S/H near mint 400 f2.8 L IS mkI last year, just before the mkII's were released. I figured that I won't loose money on it and if I need to I can upgrade to the mkII as and when. The 400L is everything people are saying....it's AF is fast and very accurate. It's jaw droppingly sharp....it's one of the few lenses which can be used with a 2x TC wide open. It's very versatile too, the ability to use TC's really expands the use of this lens. It becomes a 400/2.8 a 560/f4 or 800/5.6. The only problem with it is it's physical weight....it's REALLY heavy and cumbersome.
There are lighter ways to shoot wildlife!
If I had a clean slate and 10K to blow, I would buy the new 500IIL. It's SO light and easy to handle. I'd loose the f2.8 option but the rest of the package really makes up for it.

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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2013, 09:21:58 AM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.

I bought a S/H near mint 400 f2.8 L IS mkI last year, just before the mkII's were released. I figured that I won't loose money on it and if I need to I can upgrade to the mkII as and when. The 400L is everything people are saying....it's AF is fast and very accurate. It's jaw droppingly sharp....it's one of the few lenses which can be used with a 2x TC wide open. It's very versatile too, the ability to use TC's really expands the use of this lens. It becomes a 400/2.8 a 560/f4 or 800/5.6. The only problem with it is it's physical weight....it's REALLY heavy and cumbersome.
There are lighter ways to shoot wildlife!
If I had a clean slate and 10K to blow, I would buy the new 500IIL. It's SO light and easy to handle. I'd loose the f2.8 option but the rest of the package really makes up for it.

Thanks GMCPhotographics for your feedback,

The reason I want f2.8 in telephoto lens, because my daughter is taking indoor swimming and ballet. Both activities are indoor, therefore, f4 or f5.6 might not be fast enough. My shutter speed usually some where 1/250 to 500ish.

I don't mind the weight of version I, since most likely shooting will be on tripod/monopod. The photo below was taken with 70-200 @ 200mm. I cropped nearly 60% through LR4. I'm not sure 300mm is long enough?, but it's nice to be able to shoot handheld ;)
 
 
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 09:27:24 AM »
Hi Dylan.  I will look to see, if I have any examples of the AF on a moving subject.  If I don't I would suspect that the AF is very good using the combo mentioned:  5d III + 300mm f/2.8 IS II + 2x III.  I say this because my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2x III has no trouble with AF at 400mm.  Here is an example of that combo on a 5D III:


400mm . 1/1600th . f/6.3 . ISO 400


Thanks Jason, that 300mm II lens looks REALLY good. At this moment, I do have enough $ for 300mm II. I'm not sure 300mm is long enough for my indoor shooting. My longest lens is 70-200mm and I feel I could use 400mm.
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Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
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