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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2012, 02:19:33 PM »
Wow!  Just lovely!  I've actually been wondering about the 300mm f/2.8 for some time now, so it's great to see just what it can do!  You don't run across something like this lens just every day.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2012, 02:19:33 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2012, 12:20:42 PM »
i am able to buy this lens second hand for 2.800 euros (to replace my 100-400). what do you guys think, is it way too much or should i try to get a little more off the price? or perhaps just do it.
i'm really hesitating about this one, since it's not for sale anymore the new II is still 3.500 euros more expansive.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2012, 01:22:21 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2012, 04:59:39 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 05:28:04 PM »
i am able to buy this lens second hand for 2.800 euros (to replace my 100-400). what do you guys think, is it way too much or should i try to get a little more off the price? or perhaps just do it.
i'm really hesitating about this one, since it's not for sale anymore the new II is still 3.500 euros more expansive.
well, yesterday i bought the lens. today i've played a little with it and so far i'm really happy :)
thanks for the advice all!
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 08:42:51 PM »
I just found an FD 300mm f/2.8 L and plan to convert it to EF with the Ed Mika adapter.  Essentially the same lens but no AF or IS.  Also a fraction of the cost.  Here's hoping the IQ is as good as what's shown here!
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 12:08:44 AM »

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That's a very cool motorsport shot. Too many motorsport images come across as quite similar looking. It's not easy to keep coming up with different shots.

The f/2.8 300is has become one of my all time favourite lenses. The more I use it, the more diverse jobs I find I'm shooting with it. It really is an all-time classic. It's usefulness will probably increase for me with the transition from APS-H 1D4 to the FF 1DX.

But the lost reach with FF on the 1DX means I'll need to pony up for a new f/2.8 400 isII . Sigh...

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 04:28:23 AM »
well, yesterday i bought the lens. today i've played a little with it and so far i'm really happy :)
thanks for the advice all!
Congratulations. I hope it works out for you.

I just found an FD 300mm f/2.8 L and plan to convert it to EF with the Ed Mika adapter.  Essentially the same lens but no AF or IS.  Also a fraction of the cost.  Here's hoping the IQ is as good as what's shown here!
Congratulations. I hope it works out for you.

That's a very cool motorsport shot. Too many motorsport images come across as quite similar looking. It's not easy to keep coming up with different shots.

The f/2.8 300is has become one of my all time favourite lenses. The more I use it, the more diverse jobs I find I'm shooting with it. It really is an all-time classic. It's usefulness will probably increase for me with the transition from APS-H 1D4 to the FF 1DX.

But the lost reach with FF on the 1DX means I'll need to pony up for a new f/2.8 400 isII . Sigh...

Paul Wright

Thank you Paul. Wish we had Formula 1 and other major motorsports events here. I would love covering them regularly.

Fortunate for us new guys the new f/2.8 400 isII is 1.52kg lighter than the previous model. Just wish it was 28% cheaper as well. :))


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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2012, 04:10:05 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2012, 10:19:53 AM »
I just found an FD 300mm f/2.8 L and plan to convert it to EF with the Ed Mika adapter.  Essentially the same lens but no AF or IS.  Also a fraction of the cost.  Here's hoping the IQ is as good as what's shown here!

The EF 300 2.8L IS Gen1 is my favourite current autofocus lens.  The IQ size and handling is amazing.  The FD 300 2.8L is indistinguishable IQ wise to my pixel peeping ways but at this focal length and typical lens usage the autofocus and IS is  really quite an advantage.  I plan to keep both, the FD is much lighter and for casual shooting my first choice and the EF is when I have to have a high critical focus keeper rate at events I get paid for.

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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2012, 01:05:57 PM »
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I just found an FD 300mm f/2.8 L and plan to convert it to EF with the Ed Mika adapter.  Essentially the same lens but no AF or IS.  Also a fraction of the cost.  Here's hoping the IQ is as good as what's shown here!

The EF 300 2.8L IS Gen1 is my favourite current autofocus lens.  The IQ size and handling is amazing.  The FD 300 2.8L is indistinguishable IQ wise to my pixel peeping ways but at this focal length and typical lens usage the autofocus and IS is  really quite an advantage.  I plan to keep both, the FD is much lighter and for casual shooting my first choice and the EF is when I have to have a high critical focus keeper rate at events I get paid for.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 05:51:14 PM »
Yes hey there alabang, I guess the world really is bigger than flickr.  Who'd have thunk eh? lol.

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« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 11:41:13 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2012, 12:25:26 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2012, 04:10:38 AM »

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The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.

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