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Old 16th of June 2010 (Wed)   #31
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Default Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM

Does anyone have any recent shots?

I'm also looking to buy a 300mm f/2.8 for a good price. Is anyone selling one?
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Old 17th of June 2010 (Thu)   #32
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Just to keep this thread alive !!!!

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Old 17th of June 2010 (Thu)   #33
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With a TC2X .... really good
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Old 21st of June 2010 (Mon)   #34
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Great shots. Glad to see some with the 2x on!
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Default Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L USM

Can I ask a few questions to non-IS owners...

1 - Is it fully weather sealed with a 1 series?
2 - How does it perform with a 2x TC?
3 - Where am I able to find one in the UK & is there a going rate?
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Can I ask a few questions to non-IS owners...

1 - Is it fully weather sealed with a 1 series?
2 - How does it perform with a 2x TC?
3 - Where am I able to find one in the UK & is there a going rate?
Mine is more than 18 years old, so I don't think it's still sealed ....So I am careful ..
It's quite hard to find, I bought mine 1800€ .. I really wanted it .. but no idea, what's the price actually.

I suppose TC2X was created for 300L2.8 you get really good results ..

a few samples ..
In Le Touquet this winter


In monza last year with Hamilton



AF was working really like a charm, sharpness is there
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I will go to an international dog show, next week end, so a few shots to be perfectly trained with my 300L2.8ninIS ..




Every time I use this lens, I feel IQ is the best of the lens I own ... pity that it's more than 3kg !!!!!
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Here are two samples of my test in the dog show ... but this time, results were a bit disappointing compared with my 85L1.2II .. I would say F2.8 is definitely too slow for indoor use. at least with a decent speed (1/640 or 1/800)





I made a post to show the gap for indoor use between the 300L2.8 and the 85L1.2
I made a post to show the gap for indoor use between the 300L2.8 and the 85L1.2



And new tests with a TC2X for firework today





I shouldn't have use the TC2X ... it would have been probably more interesting without.
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Nice shots. Great noise control at ISO 4000. Very impressive.

Anyone trying to get rid of their 300
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Nice shots. Great noise control at ISO 4000. Very impressive.

Anyone trying to get rid of their 300
Unfortunately, noise control is not that good, these were the best I could get with quite heavy post-processing . and really results are far from what I get in the same session with the 85L1.2II.
I won't recommend to use any F2.8 for action indoor use. I wanted to give a chance to a 70-200L2.8II, but least, I got my answer with that session, a zoom is really not versatile enough, it can be use only daytime and not give any sharp indoor action pictures.

So I am wondering whether I will switch to a 200L1.8 or 200L2.0II ... 50% of my uses are in low light conditions (Indoor, early morning, late evening, winter)
Basically; max iso should be around 2000/2500 and speed between 1/500 to 1/4000... over this, I feel too frustrated with results.
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Unfortunately, noise control is not that good, these were the best I could get with quite heavy post-processing . and really results are far from what I get in the same session with the 85L1.2II.
I won't recommend to use any F2.8 for action indoor use. I wanted to give a chance to a 70-200L2.8II, but least, I got my answer with that session, a zoom is really not versatile enough, it can be use only daytime and not give any sharp indoor action pictures.

So I am wondering whether I will switch to a 200L1.8 or 200L2.0II ... 50% of my uses are in low light conditions (Indoor, early morning, late evening, winter)
Basically; max iso should be around 2000/2500 and speed between 1/500 to 1/4000... over this, I feel too frustrated with results.
I just read all 3 pages of your other post. Everyone seems to be right on track with the 200 f/2. But one thing that I didn't see anyone mention was going with a crop body. On your 5d mk II, 200 is a true 200. However, if you were to use a 1d mkIV you are at 260mm with f/2, just shy of your 5d with the 300 and almost a full stop faster.

If you were to use the 7d and the 200 f/2, you are at 320mm at f/2 compared to your 5d mk II. It's only a thought. And those crop bodies could do you very well when shooting sports.
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Also, if I ever get the chance to invest in a 300mm lens, I would be shooting a lot of night football and baseball games. Have you or has anyone else had any experience shooting at night with the 300mm f/2.8 non IS? I would only be able to go up to ISO 1250, maybe 1600, but have a lot of issues with noise because of my 1d mk II.
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Definitely a very nice lens. Mine i s manufactured 1997, but is in almost flawless condition. These are all taken with Kenko 1.4x TC.





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A few new shots !!! this time it was a test with a 50D, usually I take 5DMKII. I expect to use this combination on 21/22nd of august for the World 12 hours quadbike race in France. Like the last 2 years I have got accreditation to be able to near the track or on top of the tables..




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