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Canon EF 500f4.5L - sharpness

 
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Oct 01, 2010 08:45 |  #1

Hi,

I would like buy an "old" Canon EF 500f4.5L...

But I don't know it.

I have/had a 300f4Lis and a 300f2.8Lis...
The first one I consider good, but not very good or excellent.
The last one I consider excellent...

So.. What kind of quality have I have to expect from 500f4.5L?

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Oct 01, 2010 09:03 |  #2

I can't speak from experience, I remember several reviews of the lens stating that it was very sharp and relatively lightweight. It weighs 6 1/2 pounds, IIRC.


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Oct 01, 2010 09:26 |  #3

I know a guy that has one....He likes his, Ill get some sample shots from him for you


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Oct 01, 2010 09:55 |  #4

ok thanks, I hope the quality will be near or better than the 300F4Lis...

(I'll use this with 5D or 1Dmk3)


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Oct 01, 2010 13:10 |  #5

What do these go for now a days?


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Oct 01, 2010 14:17 |  #6

Last on ebay went for around 2900 €...in the UK.

I have one, it is sharp wide open, AF is fast and it is light for 500 super tele. Down side is the lack of IS. I am selling mine, if interested. http://neilburton.smug​mug.com …56_NmReQ#102139​7669_Senhj (external link) you are in the alps?

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Oct 01, 2010 15:24 |  #7

2300euro in italy...

I'm "near" munich...

@Neilyb, Today I red your "older" post in this forum...


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Oct 04, 2010 13:13 as a reply to  @ cagnaluia's post |  #8

thanks @Neilyb for the MP.

Yes, I'm from Dolomiti Alps area.. (near Mount Civetta, Marmolada, Pelmo....or by city: Munich --> Innsbruck --> Bozen --> Trento - Bassano del Grappa) If you want, We can meet us in "St. Moritz" this winter or "Bayerisher/Neushonau" in your country... eheh

Have you got any other samples to post here?

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