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Post #1, Dec 08, 2008 23:52:53


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Well, I have the L version for a couple of weeks now and I absolutely love it.
With 5.6 it's not fast - yet fast enough for some 200mpH stuff.
AF is slow but accurate, just late 80's early 90's technology.
Not truly a macro, but see for yourself. I will buy a 70-200 f/4L soon but I won't sell the 100-300 ever.

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Pic #1: f/8 - Shutter: 1/320 - Focal Length: 158mm - ISO800
Pic #2: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/800 - Focal Length: 300mm - ISO800

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Post #2, Dec 11, 2008 19:35:19


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Two more...

Pic #1: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/250 - Focal Length: 300mm - ISO100
Pic #2: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/640 - Focal Length: 300mm - ISO200

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Post #3, Dec 11, 2008 19:36:16 as a reply to RAW-Shooter's post 57 seconds earlier.


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2 pictures at a time...sigh...and the size limit, oh well.
I will post a link to a gallery in the next couple of days.

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Pic #1: f/5.6 - Shutter: 1/800 - Focal Length: 205mm - ISO400
Pic #2: f/7.1 - Shutter: 1/500 - Focal Length: 150mm - ISO200

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Post #4, Dec 11, 2008 19:38:42 as a reply to RAW-Shooter's post 2 minutes earlier.


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Did you use extension tubes or crop for any of the bug shots?

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smacafee wrote in post #6861572external link
Did you use extension tubes or crop for any of the bug shots?

No, that lens has a macro setting. No tubes.
Only Pic #2 from post #20 (BMW with flames) was cropped.

Post #6, Dec 12, 2008 06:46:08


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Please post pictures. This is the lens in question:

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Post #7, Dec 12, 2008 10:08:21


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RAW-Shooter wrote in post #6860953external link
2 pictures at a time...sigh...and the size limit, oh well.

Try using a photo sharing site (flickr, photobucket, smugmug, etc.) and then importing the image. Just open the image on the site and copy and paste the code. Should look something like this.

[IMG]http://i276.photobucke​t.com ...phy/parkfountain.jp​g[/IMGexternal link

*there is a] at the end as well, I just took it off so you could see the code without the image popping up.

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40Driggs wrote in post #6910302external link
Try using a photo sharing site (flickr, photobucket, smugmug, etc.) and then importing the image. Just open the image on the site and copy and paste the code. Should look something like this.

[IMG]http://i276.photobucke​t.com ...phy/parkfountain.jp​g[/IMGexternal link

*there is a] at the end as well, I just took it off so you could see the code without the image popping up.

Good idea!. This is what I did in the post above. However, the picture above is gone now. Either due to the fact that the picture at it's origin is gone or the POTN server maintains (clears) posts...

Post #9, Dec 19, 2008 16:39:50


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I am curious about this lens. It's autofocus is ancient, but I don't have much money and from the reviews that I've read the image quality is great. It seems to compare IQ wise to the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS. Sure, it's probably a lot worse overall, but if I can pick one up for real cheap....More pictures and thoughts on the lens please.

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40Driggs wrote in post #6912388external link
I am curious about this lens. It's autofocus is ancient, but I don't have much money and from the reviews that I've read the image quality is great. It seems to compare IQ wise to the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS. Sure, it's probably a lot worse overall, but if I can pick one up for real cheap....More pictures and thoughts on the lens please.

I have not really looked at pics from the 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS yet. The advantage of that lens is the IS and USM. However, the Fred Miranda index is a mere 6.5...
Even though the older lenses are not listed there and this thread is about an L lens, the IQ is way better. Personally I would rate it with 8.5.

The only source I know of is at www.keh.comexternal link.
They even have the almost identical 50-200 f/3.5-4.5 L and the 80-200 f/2.8 L in their inventory.

I am in the process of building galleries on pbase and will post the link here soon.

Post #11, Dec 19, 2008 22:00:28


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time for a bump. just picked one of these up off CG, 280cdn!

300mm, 1/200, f/5.6

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142mm, 1/400, f/5.6
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looks like i'm the only one contributing to this thread these days. once again, loving this lens.

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Post #13, Oct 12, 2009 16:45:42


chris :cool:
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reddyroc007 wrote in post #8808599external link
looks like i'm the only one contributing to this thread these days. once again, loving this lens.

Please keep contributing. I no longer have this lens, but it is the only former lens that I still wish I had. I am subscribed and do look in and see what is added even if I don't say something every time.

Fantastic shot of the bear, btw.

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photoguy6405 wrote in post #8814923external link
Please keep contributing. I no longer have this lens, but it is the only former lens that I still wish I had. I am subscribed and do look in and see what is added even if I don't say something every time.

Fantastic shot of the bear, btw.

glad to hear it. i'l throw them up as i get them. been kinda slow to get out with the rain. heres one for the fall. sooc, love the colour quality this lens picks up.

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/4048106598_d68a823b3c_o.jpg

and heres some from my recent trip to sea world

IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3996715751_490afbafca_o.jpg

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Post #15, Oct 26, 2009 16:50:53


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