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Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:17:15 PM »
I love this non-L lens but I find many here dismiss it as real choice for good results. Here are some examples of the work I've done with it. Please post your shots.

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Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 08:40:26 PM »
Great shots Ansela. I have to say I am surprised. I owned the 70-200 f/4 but when I decided I wanted more reach I didn't even consider the non-L and bought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS. I am happy with my chubby white lens but I now wonder if I could have saved many Benjamins...and still have gotten great results.

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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 09:25:08 PM »
It's a great lens. I still use it even though I have other "L" lenses at the ready.
Canon 6D, 5D2, 7Dv2.03, 50D, 40D, T1i, XTi...XT (& lenses, flahses), various powershots... You get the idea... I have a problem. :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 09:29:45 PM »
Richard WOW!

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Canon 6D, 5D2, 7Dv2.03, 50D, 40D, T1i, XTi...XT (& lenses, flahses), various powershots... You get the idea... I have a problem. :)

Wife shoots Nikon, D7000, D7100, (lenses and flashes)... we constantly tease each other that our cameras are better than each others!

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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 10:17:24 PM »
One can buy this lens for $300 refurbished right now at Adorama.  I took advantage of that deal - hope to have some results to share soon.  So far, I'm pleasantly surprised with early results and the build quality (not L of course, but decent enough).

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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 01:43:40 AM »
Great job Ansela. I would like to see more!
Amazing Owl Richard...

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 04:08:43 AM »
Yes>>> a great lens for the price, construction could be better but the glass is excellent! one of the underrated lenses in the Canon line-up!
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 04:38:15 AM »
I have many L lenses but I love the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS to. It´s a great lens.

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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 06:51:43 AM »
Very nice images - well done  :)
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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 07:37:16 AM »
Haven't used mine since going L. Takes great photos, but focus is too slow for most of what I shoot.

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 07:58:17 AM »
great thread i have been on the lookout for a cheap one for my parents who have their first dslr a 600d most of the ones ive seen people have been asking too much
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Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 08:11:20 AM »
I loved this lens when I owned it, very nice IQ for what it cost.

Didn't like extending zoom, didn't like rotating focus ring.

Between this and the basic 70-200 f4L.. I don't know what I'd buy...  The build on the 70-200L's, focus speed, noise and internal zoom / focus could make it worth the little extra, even with the reduced range.

All that said.. nice shots.


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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2012, 08:28:19 AM »
I loved this lens, upgraded to the 70-200f4IS

shot through the fence at a cold and wet Donny


Valentino Rossi by Rich Tinsley, on Flickr



Nicky Hayden by Rich Tinsley, on Flickr
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 10:16:07 AM »
Here's a couple of shots from the archives taken with my 70-300 is, I don't use this lens anymore (prefer 70-200L is ii) and am debating whether I will sell it.

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