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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #135 on: September 30, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »
I'm buying the 70-300 L this week  :) yay !

The store has an unsold new copy of the lens from 2010 ( serial no. 72xxxxxxxx) which they will let me have at the old price but with full normal warranty from date of my purchase. It's a small but significant saving. I've tested the lens thoroughly and it's absolutely fresh, new and working perfectly.

Do I buy this lens or should I just opt for a recently manufactured copy?

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« Reply #135 on: September 30, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »

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« Reply #136 on: September 30, 2013, 03:10:33 PM »
Do I buy this lens or should I just opt for a recently manufactured copy?

I'd take the deal...
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #137 on: October 04, 2013, 08:52:55 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #138 on: October 08, 2013, 02:14:58 PM »
"Bad Breath"


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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #139 on: October 08, 2013, 04:29:40 PM »
"Bad Breath"


EOS 1D X, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM @ 236mm, 1/400 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250


This lens really sings when you get it right, amazing for its zoom range and unique to Canon at the present time I think.

For a moment there I thought this was someone eating their words..........   ;)

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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #140 on: October 20, 2013, 02:47:16 PM »
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« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2013, 09:16:51 AM »
It's odd how much the bokeh rendition and color from this lens reminds me of the 135L in certain situations.


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« Reply #142 on: November 03, 2013, 05:22:03 AM »
6D with the 70-300L in London, snapping The Shard

This is a 5 shot vertical stitch at f/8.  I am amazed at the sharpness!



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« Reply #143 on: November 03, 2013, 08:21:35 AM »
6D with the 70-300L in London, snapping The Shard

This is a 5 shot vertical stitch at f/8.  I am amazed at the sharpness!



The Shard by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


That is very cool shot, and nicely executed.  70-300L is a very sharp lens.  One of Canon's hidden gems, to be sure!
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #144 on: November 03, 2013, 11:38:35 AM »
A couple from the Breeder's Cup yesterday
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #145 on: November 03, 2013, 11:45:46 AM »
6D with the 70-300L in London, snapping The Shard

This is a 5 shot vertical stitch at f/8.  I am amazed at the sharpness!



The Shard by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


That is very cool shot, and nicely executed.  70-300L is a very sharp lens.  One of Canon's hidden gems, to be sure!

Thanks Dustin,  this is a fantastic lens and one which will get a lot of use.  I am sure that at certain focal lengths it is better than the equivalent primes.
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #146 on: November 03, 2013, 03:03:58 PM »
I have this lens and I read that the Canon Extenders will not work with the lens.

Question is, is there some other extender I can use with this lens and get good results ?

Thanks.

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« Reply #147 on: November 03, 2013, 03:33:17 PM »
I have this lens and I read that the Canon Extenders will not work with the lens.

Question is, is there some other extender I can use with this lens and get good results ?

Thanks.
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AF doesn't really happen at 300mm in dim light on my 7D, but in bright light it's fine. IQ doesn't take much of a hit at all (to my eyes)
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #148 on: November 04, 2013, 08:40:38 AM »
I have this lens and I read that the Canon Extenders will not work with the lens.

Question is, is there some other extender I can use with this lens and get good results ?

Thanks.
I've used the Kenko 1.4x 'Pro 300' version perfectly fine. Most of the Kenko range should fit, but that's the only one I've experienced.
AF doesn't really happen at 300mm in dim light on my 7D, but in bright light it's fine. IQ doesn't take much of a hit at all (to my eyes)

+1.  I've been pleasantly surprised with the IQ from this combo.
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Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM
« Reply #149 on: November 05, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
This lens has also produced some great landscape shots for me, too.


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« Reply #149 on: November 05, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »