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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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:rolleyes: Just to keep this thread alive !!!! :lol:

The monster out for a dog show ..

Post #32, Jun 17, 2010 12:04:50 as a reply to rpearce12's post 12 hours earlier.


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With a TC2X .... really good :cool:
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Post #33, Jun 17, 2010 13:03:28 as a reply to newworld666's post 58 minutes earlier.


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Great shots. Glad to see some with the 2x on!

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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?

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JEmerson wrote in post #10420250external link
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 :lol: you get really good results ..

a few samples ..
In Le Touquet this winter

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AF was working really like a charm, sharpness is there

Post #36, Jun 24, 2010 15:20:17


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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 :lol: ..

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Every time I use this lens, I feel IQ is the best of the lens I own ... pity that it's more than 3kg :( !!!!!

Post #38, Jul 05, 2010 13:46:20


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:lol: 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)

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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

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I shouldn't have use the TC2X ... it would have been probably more interesting without.

Post #39, Jul 14, 2010 17:27:57 as a reply to newworld666's post 9 days earlier.


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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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rpearce12 wrote in post #10538574external link
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 :confused: ... 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.

Post #41, Jul 15, 2010 01:28:24


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newworld666 wrote in post #10539561external link
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 :confused: ... 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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