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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2012, 05:27:57 PM »
I owned both the 70-200m.ii and the 70-300L and now the 100-400L... I still regret selling the 70-300L... it is visibly superior to the nonL version. The only reason I sold it is that it does not work with the 2x Canon tele's...

Using the 70-300L with a 2x is maybe not such a good idea anyway? I don't have the Kenko 2x, but the 1.4x and it's working fine, but I wouldn't want to push it any further than that because of loosing af completely and iq breakdown.

- IS is not to the same standard and the VC does not offer a tripod detection

... but not that Canon would include a tripod ring by default, it's only a $1300 lens - thanks, Canon! I just discovered from some long-term exposure shots at dawn that there's really no getting around a collar.

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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2012, 05:27:57 PM »

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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2012, 05:34:52 PM »

... but not that Canon would include a tripod ring by default, it's only a $1300 lens - thanks, Canon! I just discovered from some long-term exposure shots at dawn that there's really no getting around a collar.

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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2012, 05:38:59 PM »
That's a very nice shot indeed briansquibb! Overall I'm happy with the lens, your advice was one of those which convinced me in the end :-)

Yeah Act, I agree that the main thing here is the f/5.6 at 300mm, and it's quite capable of delivering great results though. I'm sad to hear that 70-200 f/2.8 II is a pain to carry around though - I was looking forward to maybe getting it sometime in the future, but since it's impossible to walk all day with it... Then it appears like I've just saved myself some $2500 worth of equipment :-)

Have you tried a Black Rapid hsrness - it makes carrying a lot easier than with the strap

For the record, I'm 70 years old, have two arthritic knees and one arthritic shoulder.  I carry a 70-200 2.8L IS II on a 1D Mk IV around a motocross track most of the day without a problem.  If it gets to feeling a little heavy around my neck, I hang it on my shoulder for a while.

The lens delivers spectacular results and rivals my 300 2.8L IS in image quality.

.....just saying.   :)

No, I haven't, but perhaps I should.  70 year olds are slow to change how they have done stuff all these years.  :)
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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »

... but not that Canon would include a tripod ring by default, it's only a $1300 lens - thanks, Canon! I just discovered from some long-term exposure shots at dawn that there's really no getting around a collar.

Readily available on eBay for a few dollars

Be careful with the cheap ones. Mine scratched the lens while trying it very carefully for the first time. I got rid of it very quickly (trash).

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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2012, 05:48:07 PM »

... but not that Canon would include a tripod ring by default, it's only a $1300 lens - thanks, Canon! I just discovered from some long-term exposure shots at dawn that there's really no getting around a collar.

Readily available on eBay for a few dollars

Be careful with the cheap ones. Mine scratched the lens while trying it very carefully for the first time. I got rid of it very quickly (trash).

I got my collar on ebay for my 70-200 F4...  Not nearly as heavy duty or solid and wouldn't trust it unsupervised (with lens on and camera on tripod)... but fits securely, and on a monopod with the neck strap still attached to me, it works ok. 
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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2012, 07:01:57 PM »

You forgot to mention:

Price/performance: 5 out of 5 (for the Tamron lens)

Additionally, the Tamron 70-300 VC is the 70-300 lens of choice for those that use Nikon, including the D800/E.

Price/performance - of course it did well, a cheap lens with reasonable performance. A bit like saying a Mustang is better than a Ferrari because of better price/performance.


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Re: 70-300L on 5D Mark III
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2012, 07:01:57 PM »