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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 07, 2010, 04:03:14 AM »
Pictures taken using EF300mm f/4L IS USM. I use crop body XTi.

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Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
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canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 05:23:59 AM »
this guy didn't want his picture taken
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 03:08:39 AM »
That's fantastic. It looks like one of my uncles. He didn't want his picture taken either.  Nice result with a 1.4X.

If we still had Karma I'd give you +1.4

Really, the f/4 300is is one of the true sleepers in the Canon L range. It's an absolute bargain.
I regret selling mine when I upgraded to the f/2.8 300is. The f/4 takes up as much room in the bag as a 70-200 f/2.8 and weighs a LOT less. So you tend to take the f/4 with you more often.

There's a solid argument for having both Canon 300's.  Most f/4 300's are pin sharp wide open. I want another one!

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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 04:05:23 AM »
That's some spot on focus right there!  I could've tried that shot 20 times with my T1i and unless I got incredibly lucky, would never have walked away with a photo so sharp and clean.  Time for some new glass I guess (Ignoring my serious 5d mark iii lust)

Anyways just out of curiosity, was body was this on?  And were you using AI Servo? Great shot btw  ;D

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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 07:32:28 PM »
this guy didn't want his picture taken

Since we're beyond karma and "my gear is better" I hope we can discuss this in cool blood :-) ... so: For this image size, I think the sharpness of the best zone (the hairs) is like than my 70-300L = 480mm without tc. But it's hard to say due to motion blur because 1/500s is the absolute minimum for 420mm, I try to have at least 1/1000 for shots of this kind - for this reason and if I'd have shot this one I'd have scrapped it for bad iq.

Which makes me want to point out again: A very good or even the best tc at lest at decent iso seems to be an aps-c sensor, and even if I ever upgrade to ff I'm likely to keep my crop camera for tele shots.

yeah i hear ya but to clarify a bit
its a crop, not resized.
I didnt scrap it because its still a funny shot
I was shooting mainly with the 600 on a gimbal and the 1D
i just had the 5D2 and the 300+tc on a strap at my side to grab periferal stuff like this
i should have had a higher shutter speed you are absolutely correct

I wish they would release a new version of this lens with the new hybrid 4 stop IS
you can notice the older IS is quite slow and clunky
it's compact size and weight make it awesome and I love the built in lens hood.
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 03:27:02 PM »
I'll have to post a picture I took last week of a Koala Bear with my 300mm F/4 with Canon 1.4x (5Dm2) to see how they compare.
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »
That's some spot on focus right there!  I could've tried that shot 20 times with my T1i and unless I got incredibly lucky, would never have walked away with a photo so sharp and clean.  Time for some new glass I guess (Ignoring my serious 5d mark iii lust)

Anyways just out of curiosity, was body was this on?  And were you using AI Servo? Great shot btw  ;D

hehe thanks, it was on a 5Dmk2 center point spot focus just single shot no servo action
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »

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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 01:30:03 AM »
I'll have to post a picture I took last week of a Koala Bear with my 300mm F/4 with Canon 1.4x (5Dm2) to see how they compare.

i got some koala ones but the beast was asleep so not the most interesting subject i'll dig one out and post it up for a koala comparison :D
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 10:15:26 AM »
I wish they would release a new version of this lens with the new hybrid 4 stop IS
you can notice the older IS is quite slow and clunky
it's compact size and weight make it awesome and I love the built in lens hood.

+1  When they do release an EF 300mm f/4L IS II, it better still have the built-in hood!  :D


Here's a wide-open shot from last March, right from my kitchen window:


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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 07:28:28 PM »
what I find really strange is people seem prepared to sell this lens for half of what they are new.
I quite often see them for sale between $800 and $1000
I only paid $800 for mine second hand and for the cost there is no cheaper way to hit 300mm or 420mm with TC keep AF and high image quality.
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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 01:19:56 AM »
I loaned mine to a friend who took it on a Safari. Called me from Africa to say the lens was broken and would not zoom.

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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 04:30:13 AM »
I loaned mine to a friend who took it on a Safari. Called me from Africa to say the lens was broken and would not zoom.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D Very good  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: canon 300f4L IS with keno 1.4x TC
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 10:33:35 AM »
I loaned mine to a friend who took it on a Safari. Called me from Africa to say the lens was broken and would not zoom.

... which proves that contrary to popular opinion, even L lenses (or metal bodies) are not indestructible and it's a good idea to have some kind of backup available if your safari relies on it - or you can take three Tamron lenses for the same price and weight of one Canon and have one overrun by your truck, the next one eaten by a lion and still go on shooting :-p
LOL i think tex was making a joke about his friend not understanding its a prime. lack of zoom etc ;)
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Re: Canon EF300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012, 06:07:35 AM »
flickr | youtube | 5D2, 50 F/1.4, 24-105 F/4 L IS, 300 F/4 L IS, x1.4 II

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 09:54:23 AM »
Is this lens really so NOT popular?

It's a very nice lens, if a little long in the tooth.  I had one for a while, sold it after getting the 100-400L (wanted longer than 300mm, and the 300mm + 1.4xII wasn't quite as good as the 100-400 from an IQ standpoint).


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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 09:54:23 AM »