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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2012, 11:38:06 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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Looks like you had to PP this a bit to get some details out of it. I thought about getting one since the 70-300L I had and sold was sharper than the 100-400 I had (and sold)... and thought of using the 300F4 with the 1.4x iii but base don your observation... I might skip it.

By the way did you switch out your 1.4 mk.2 with a mk.3? Did you notice much difference?
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2012, 11:38:06 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2012, 12:19:26 PM »
Looks like you had to PP this a bit to get some details out of it.

It was straight from camera JPG (literally - I was still shooting just JPG in those days, not RAW).  I did shoot it with +1 EC, and the image is cropped a bit.

By the way did you switch out your 1.4 mk.2 with a mk.3? Did you notice much difference?

I did go from the 1.4xII to the 1.4xIII, yes.  But I never compared them side-by-side on the same lens.  Since I was getting the 600 II, I wanted the MkIII for the improved AF with the new supertele lenses, and I used the 1.4xII so rarely that I just sold it after I ordered the 600 II and 1.4xIII.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2012, 01:09:57 PM »

It was straight from camera JPG (literally - I was still shooting just JPG in those days, not RAW).  I did shoot it with +1 EC, and the image is cropped a bit.

Probably in cam sharpening? The halo around the duck's head is noticable. Not a bad shot overall though.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012, 01:25:31 PM »
The 300mm f4L IS is still one of my favorite walk around telephoto lenses. I use it less since getting the 70-200 f2.8L IS II, but it still has a place in my bag.






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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2012, 10:56:47 AM »
Great animals' photos above.

A few more from me. 5D2, ISO 1600+


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Poland - RSA by marekjoz, on Flickr


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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »
From yesterday soccer game...


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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2012, 07:14:09 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2012, 07:14:09 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 06:38:59 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 10:29:59 AM »
5D2, 300 F/4 L IS @F4, 1/1500s, ISO 3200 (this is the ugly noise come from)


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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2012, 06:37:46 PM »
20D f4  1/640 ISO-200

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2012, 08:16:55 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2012, 08:43:28 PM »
This lens is one of the real sleepers in the Canon L range. I sold mine when I got my 300 f/2.8 but I'm seriously tempted to get another one primarily for it's incredible light weight, sharpness wide open, surprisingly close minimum focus distance, 77mm filters and the small space it takes up in the bag.

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
This lens is one of the real sleepers in the Canon L range. I sold mine when I got my 300 f/2.8 but I'm seriously tempted to get another one primarily for it's incredible light weight, sharpness wide open, surprisingly close minimum focus distance, 77mm filters and the small space it takes up in the bag.

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I'm sure it's rather small and lightweight - no problems with handhold shooting for 3 hours or walking with it in a park. IS could be better and contrast - then it would be just perfect. Shooting against light makes some problems but in overall - the IQ/price factor is really good.


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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2013, 02:02:16 PM »
Sitting on my front step, 300 f/4 IS + 2X III, handheld, manual focus, no way in hell I could do it again.

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2013, 02:33:18 PM »
One of my favorite lenses, with or without 1.4x. Less so with 2x...

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
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