That is very cool shot, and nicely executed. 70-300L is a very sharp lens. One of Canon's hidden gems, to be sure!petach said:
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.TWI by Dustin Abbott said:That is very cool shot, and nicely executed. 70-300L is a very sharp lens. One of Canon's hidden gems, to be sure!petach said:
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.AdamF said:
+1. I've been pleasantly surprised with the IQ from this combo.dr croubie said: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.AdamF said:
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)
Agreed, and those are very stunning examples to demonstrate your point!georgecpappas said:Here are a couple with the 70-300 and 5D3 in Iceland earlier this year. Tripod-mounted, live view focusing..Very good for critical framing of landscapes at distance….and outstanding travel lens.
take the deal, mine is from around then and it's awesome (better than my 24-200 f/4 IS at 70mm f/4 and 200mm f/5, if not quite as good in the middle range (still very good there though)). Yeah sometimes they do make silent fixes over the years, but I haven't heard anything bad about ones from 2010 and I sure like mine from then.Viv said: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?
It may vary by body, but on a 5D3:AdamF said:
That is shot only in natural light, very dim, so I shot ISO 6400 (which on a 6D is still amazingly clean). Shutter speed was 1/50th. I previously had the Tamron 70-300 VC before the 70-300L, and the one area where the Tamron has the Canon beat is in the image stabilization. I am actually disappointed in the 70-300L in that regard. I find that I need to be really conscious of using proper technique at lower shutter speeds, otherwise I end up disappointed. This shot, however, looks great at full magnification. That being said, it is also only 120mm, so its not like hard core stabilization was needed.RustyTheGeek said:Love the image of the burro or donkey. Was it natural light or did you build the shot?