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Feb 19, 2011 10:29 |  #1066

it does raise the question as to why someone using high quality lenses and camera body would set the camera to auto ISO & P mode? I like to maintain control of what the camera and lens are doing and use Av, Tv or manual for all my shooting (sometimes in combination with auto iso if I want a constant shutter speed and aperture in changeable lighting conditions)




  
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Feb 21, 2011 06:51 |  #1067

Juza has just published the review of 70-300L. He's a pro nature photographer and established gear tester, maybe he is more convincing. He says that the lens is soft at 300mm wide open and that it would be a good $500 lens.
http://www.juzaphoto.c​om …0-300_l_is_usm_review.ht​m (external link)


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Feb 21, 2011 07:38 as a reply to  @ arn's post |  #1068

Maybe his is soft on his 7D but mine is sharp on my 5Dmk2 at every focal length. YMMV




  
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Feb 21, 2011 07:55 as a reply to  @ jjcharity's post |  #1069

This is the first review I've read of this lens where it is noticably softer wide open @ 300mm, especially on APS-C. Interesting.


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Feb 21, 2011 08:19 |  #1070

Wonder the object he uses matters..looks like weeks old stamps on weeks old envelope paper..pretty much light absorbing or perhaps environmental lightings. I rather the subject chosen be in a normal day outdoor..or proper studio setup. Hmmmm...?


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Feb 21, 2011 09:22 |  #1071

Tesign wrote in post #11884002 (external link)
Wonder the object he uses matters..looks like weeks old stamps on weeks old envelope paper..pretty much light absorbing or perhaps environmental lightings. I rather the subject chosen be in a normal day outdoor..or proper studio setup. Hmmmm...?


He may have gotten a bad copy...

FWIW, he has been using the same testing technique for a long time and other lenses have faired much better recently in this environment.


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Feb 21, 2011 09:42 as a reply to  @ KayakPhotos's post |  #1072

This fellow purchased 2 copies and were almost identical - meaning - Very Good.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …IS-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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Feb 21, 2011 10:37 |  #1073

Immaculens wrote in post #11884381 (external link)
This fellow purchased 2 copies and were almost identical - meaning - Very Good.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …IS-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

Oh yes...always read his review before parting my $s in any lens I intend to buy. I find his reviews mostly exacting and a great reference. Kudos to him :)


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Feb 21, 2011 20:18 as a reply to  @ Tesign's post |  #1074

sold my 70-300 IS today and 4 hrs later pulled the "L" trigger!

Hope to receive it before the weekend ~


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Feb 21, 2011 20:24 |  #1075

Immaculens wrote in post #11888407 (external link)
sold my 70-300 IS today and 4 hrs later pulled the "L" trigger!

Hope to receive it before the weekend ~

Ha...x3!.."pulled the "L" trigger!...like how you worded it :) I'm pretty sure u be happy with it.


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Feb 21, 2011 21:56 |  #1076

I finally got my cheap chinese tripod ring the other day. I ordered around Christmas from DHGate and apparently there was a problem with the first package getting out of China but the second one made it no problems. At least there was good communication throughout the process and I had the option to cancel or get a reship. And now, it seems like the same seller is no longer carrying this item, otherwise I'd provide a link.

Anyway, the ring is just fine for $20 delivered. It's not exactly the same color as you can see, but very close. It works nicely. You can see how the ring provides the best balance with my 7D when reversed (however, this would not be an option for anyone using a grip). The center of gravity with a body like this is basically under the IS buttons.

If you can find something similar on Ebay or DHGate, I would highly recommend this over the $200+ authentic Canon tripod ring.

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Feb 21, 2011 22:18 |  #1077

Great pics, wondering if the lens that bottom heavy even need tripod ring as its CG is pretty close to the camera's, any decent ball head should be able to hold it no problem.




  
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Feb 21, 2011 22:25 |  #1078

Oh yes...been looking for this cheap tripod ring too but when the time I found out about it..DHGate was no more selling it. Googled many places but in vain. Anyone got any lead and know where is selling..plse let me know..thanks in advance.


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Feb 22, 2011 01:48 |  #1079

I also posted some recent sample photos here....
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=955129


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Feb 22, 2011 10:29 |  #1080

Just got my 70-300L, put it on a 1D MkII (8 mp), and took a shot at my bookcase four feet away. ISO 1600, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec, +2/3 EC, IS Mode 1, no flash, autofocus, hand held, AWB, RAW, converted and slight capture sharpening in ACR, no other adjustments. Not art work but if it works this good at 1600 ISO handheld on my 1D MkII, I can't wait to get it on the 5D MkII!


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