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should I buy 300mm 2.8l or ?

 
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Aug 05, 2010 22:05 |  #16

I used my 70-200 with converters a lot untill I got my 300. The 70-200 does not get much use nowadays. The 300 is hand holdable for birding but for sports I use a monopod.


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Aug 05, 2010 22:57 |  #17

newworld666 wrote in post #10667892 (external link)
For outdoor sports .. I love 300L2.8 .. unfortunately it's a bit slow for indoor sport :confused: .. but zoom is not much better for indoor

Huh? 2.8 is 2.8 whether it be 70-200 of 300. Ive shot a 300 2.8 wide open under he crappiest lights ever seen and got far better results than even thinkable with a 70-200 2.8 with a TC that just knocked you back to f4.

That statement made no sense, no offense intended.:cool: The only thing you are going to get that is faster for indoor sports at a shorter FL is a 135L of an 85 1.8 of which I prefer the 135?




  
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Aug 05, 2010 23:13 |  #18

Or you can pick 200mm f1.8 or the newer 200mm f2.


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Aug 05, 2010 23:53 |  #19

Shooting high school basketball, I have sat side by side with shooters that work for the various media and they usually carry the 85 f/1.8 and 70-200 f/2.8. Occasionally, they will bring the 300 f/2.8 for shooting the far end of the court. I have seen the 200 f/1.8 a couple of times.


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Aug 06, 2010 01:03 |  #20

Justin_Thyme wrote in post #10670712 (external link)
Huh? 2.8 is 2.8 whether it be 70-200 of 300. Ive shot a 300 2.8 wide open under he crappiest lights ever seen and got far better results than even thinkable with a 70-200 2.8 with a TC that just knocked you back to f4.

That statement made no sense, no offense intended.:cool: The only thing you are going to get that is faster for indoor sports at a shorter FL is a 135L of an 85 1.8 of which I prefer the 135?

Unfortunately, for quadbike races and dog agility, indoor halls used for such events are really terrific, nothing less than 4000iso can be used @f2.8, (if you don't do any panning of course)...
I have put some samples a few weeks ago, and my conclusions were that :
- I won't bring anymore a F2.8 lens :o.
- I dream to find an afordable 200L1.8 :lol: or a 200L2.0

these were the samples of my thoughts

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=900836

Actually I get much better results with 85L than 300L (indoor of course)... just 85mm is too short when I don't have any official pass (it was the case for this dog show).
Even if it looks stupid and like a non sense, I know how to use 85L AF for sports, so it's not an issue for me. I even tried in the same session of the 300L2.8+50D to see how AF of the 85L was working with a 5DMKII for sports :shock:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=911308
results were near to perfect. Definitely I would sell my 300L2.8+135L2.0 to go for a 200L1.8+85L1.2II+TC1.4​X


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Aug 06, 2010 02:29 |  #21

eigga wrote in post #10668535 (external link)
300 2.8 or the 300 f/4 for budget.....never liked the 1.4 on my 70-200. Works great on the 300 and 400 though

The 1.4 was ok on my 70-200 mk1 but stunning on the mk2, but I must admit theres nothing like the 300f2.8


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Aug 07, 2010 01:31 |  #22

i'm leaning towards the 300mm 4L.....i can't justify spending that much for just a hobby....




  
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