Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM

sdsr

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 14, 2012
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And here are three more. I rather like how it made the out-of-focus lights behind the statute look almost as though they're radiating in large concentric circles from behind it, but they're not - they're simply the lights on the Rockefeller Center tree....

You can see more along these lines, if so inclined, here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47234858@N00/sets/72157638712396974/
 

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sdsr

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 14, 2012
912
7
Finally, a shot of Independence Hall, Philadelphia, in a near-blizzard two days later - but this time with the lens on my 6D, and with all concerned nice and dry - this was taken through my office window (whose greyish coating tends to get in the way, but Lightroom helped).
 

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TWI by Dustin Abbott

EOS 5D MK IV
Oct 4, 2012
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sdsr said:
One attribute of this lens that doesn't seem to get mentioned much, perhaps because it's not exactly fast, is how well it performs in low light - at least when attached to a FF body - when merely taking hand-held snapshots. A week ago I was wandering around NY with my 5DIII & 70-300L (I left everything else in the car) and ended up in Central Park as the light began to fade; and as it did, it began to snow. The light was magical and the camera/lens combination did a rather good job of capturing it. (They also did a rather good job of ignoring the snow - I had nothing to protect them with, not even an umbrella, so I just occasionally shook or blew the snow off as it accumulated and kept going until I decided to stop a couple of hours later.) No noise reduction despite the rather high ISOs (I think the grain enhances the look). The results could perhaps have been better with a faster lens or a tripod or someone better behind the camera, but none of those were available.... These four are in Central Park. In the next post I'll add three from a bit farther south.
These are lovely, and I agree about the lens. The 70-300L is much better in reality than what it appears on paper. It will be overlooked by many because of the variable aperture, but it is a special lens. Great use of it!
 

phixional ninja

EOS M50
Sep 2, 2012
26
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Thanks to the compact size of this lens, I can justify stuffing it in my shoulder bag for a short trip. Good thing I did, too, my future father-in-law spotted this guy while walking the dog, and called me from down the block to come check it out:

 

TWI by Dustin Abbott

EOS 5D MK IV
Oct 4, 2012
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phixional ninja said:
Thanks to the compact size of this lens, I can justify stuffing it in my shoulder bag for a short trip. Good thing I did, too, my future father-in-law spotted this guy while walking the dog, and called me from down the block to come check it out:

Nice clarity on the shot!
 

Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
Taken long after the sun had gone down, the mist rising from the river and meadows was filling the Stour Valley. The river can just be seen in the left of the picture, and the steeple of Dedham church is just right of centre.

Shot with the 6D and 70-300L @125 mil, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/50th. A six frame hand held panoramic.
 

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TWI by Dustin Abbott

EOS 5D MK IV
Oct 4, 2012
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Sporgon said:
Taken long after the sun had gone down, the mist rising from the river and meadows was filling the Stour Valley. The river can just be seen in the left of the picture, and the steeple of Dedham church is just right of centre.

Shot with the 6D and 70-300L @125 mil, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/50th. A six frame hand held panoramic.
Lovely color palettes. I find the color rendering out of the 70-300L to be excellent!
 

petach

EOS RP
Sep 13, 2013
300
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Essex, UK
TWI by Dustin Abbott said:
Sporgon said:
Taken long after the sun had gone down, the mist rising from the river and meadows was filling the Stour Valley. The river can just be seen in the left of the picture, and the steeple of Dedham church is just right of centre.

Shot with the 6D and 70-300L @125 mil, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/50th. A six frame hand held panoramic.
Lovely color palettes. I find the color rendering out of the 70-300L to be excellent!
+1 I love panoramic shots and this is a brilliant piece of craftsmanship.
 

Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
petach said:
TWI by Dustin Abbott said:
Sporgon said:
Taken long after the sun had gone down, the mist rising from the river and meadows was filling the Stour Valley. The river can just be seen in the left of the picture, and the steeple of Dedham church is just right of centre.
Shot with the 6D and 70-300L @125 mil, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/50th. A six frame hand held panoramic.
Lovely color palettes. I find the color rendering out of the 70-300L to be excellent!
+1 I love panoramic shots and this is a brilliant piece of craftsmanship.
Thanks Peter & Dustin. I really like this one and it was good to capture such a serene, quiet part of the day.