Hi, there's a bunch of experienced people on these forums who have used both, hoping to get their opionions. Both lenses are quiet an investment, I'd like to get a good value for the money.
I have a crop sensor and I take images of 'things that fly' including long distance shots like this. This is a tight crop and a lot of panic post trickery get a decent IQ.
I understand the L lens does not produce more zoom with a crop sensor, just produces a smaller frame. This particular L lens takes some extra effort and learning, but I like the challenge. I also have a completely manual fisheye that I love.
I like the build quality, the glass, and IQ L lenses produce.
But would I get anything close with the EF-S 70-300? Is it comparable glass, build, IQ? The IS is a bonus of course but I'll likely not need with daytime fast shutter speeds.
I'm of the mindset that if I'm investing $500+ on a lens, I ought to spend a bit more to get the difference in quality and value that outweighs the extra expense.
Thanks in advance.