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mackguyver

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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2013, 02:54:36 PM »
Nice shot mackguyver!  I really do like the 300 II.
Thanks and it sure is a beautiful lens.  I can't wait to shoot with it again, hopefully this weekend if I things line up for me.
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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2013, 02:54:36 PM »

discojuggernaut

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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2013, 01:28:36 AM »
I don't use the dumb leather hat/cover.  Just grab an appropriate-sized tupperware cover from the wife when she's sleeping.  :)

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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2013, 04:12:56 AM »
I don't use the dumb leather hat/cover.  Just grab an appropriate-sized tupperware cover from the wife when she's sleeping.  :)

The II has fabric cover with Velcro. It's an improvement over the leather. Lost it once, but it's so big it was handed in to the nature centre.
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mackguyver

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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2013, 09:48:50 AM »
I don't use the dumb leather hat/cover.  Just grab an appropriate-sized tupperware cover from the wife when she's sleeping.  :)

The II has fabric cover with Velcro. It's an improvement over the leather. Lost it once, but it's so big it was handed in to the nature centre.
Yes, the new cover is a huge improvement over the old design and it's pretty hard to lose.  It's $120 to replace, though!  I bought the LensCoat Hoodie XX Large (kept it and returned the Lenscoat) and it's a little easier to use, with the hood on, fits in your pocket, and is only $16 if lost.

Also, I found the Ape Case Large Lens Ape Case (ACPROLC18) for $40 and it holds the 300 with room for extenders and just fits the lens with the hood extended.
http://apecase.com/products/lens-cases/pro-lens-cases/acprolc18-professional-large-lens-case/
It's pretty cool when the hard case is too big.
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Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2013, 09:48:50 AM »