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Anyone sell their 70-200 for the new 70-300L?

 
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Mar 05, 2011 22:21 |  #1

The variable aperture is annoying but it looks like a pretty impressive lens, especially for travel.

After seeing the size comparison to the 70-200L it has me considering it.


Here is the review that shows the size
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Mar 05, 2011 23:06 |  #2

Too slow for what I use my 70-200 for (sports etc.), and I'm not rich enough to have a lens just for convenience for travel.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:13 |  #3

Doesn't seem to me that they are really comparable lenses, not even close to as fast as the f2.8, and lens extends when zoomed out.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:20 |  #4

I absolutely love my 70-200. I would love to have a 70-300L or better yet, a 100-400 for travel, wildlife, or anything else that needs a LONG tele range, to compliment my 70-200. the 70-300L is sharper than the 100-400 but I love that range more.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:27 |  #5

I guess if you have a 2.8 IS it would make no sense at all, I would suspect those with F4's or no IS versions would be more likely to consider it.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:57 |  #6

At $65 a week to rent I will be renting it for several upcoming trips.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:59 |  #7

rklepper wrote in post #11964478 (external link)
At $65 a week to rent I will be renting it for several upcoming trips.

where would you rent from? ONline or hometown shop?


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Mar 06, 2011 00:40 |  #8

I might be thinking about it... the 2.8 is pretty hefty... used it all day today and it was kind of tiring on my shoulders.... an it's so bulky it doesnt fit into my current bags... so... this 70-300 is very tempting.


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Mar 06, 2011 00:43 |  #9

Nope, the new 70-200 is pure magic.


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Mar 06, 2011 02:14 |  #10

I'd better off with 70-200 f/4.0L IS USM + 1.4X TC.


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Mar 06, 2011 02:23 |  #11

I traded in my 70-200 F4LIS and 300 F4LIS for the 70-300 LIS and haven't regretted it once. I have the FL range of both in a single lens which is compact enough to fit in a shoulder bag and reduces the weight compared to the pair (of lovely) lenses I had before.

Performance is everything I hoped for and need (so far :) )




  
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Mar 06, 2011 02:31 as a reply to  @ oldcanon's post |  #12

:rolleyes:... For people who intend to shoot some action pictures as it happens so often in real life (young children playing at home, Dogs running and playing, Indoor school sport, ) or even shot in the night when travelling in cities without tripod ... that zoom is slow, I can't find any use (I sold my 70-300DOIS for such reason too many limitations in real life) ..
Basically, even @f2.8 you've got so many limitations (for action you often get ghost hands, feet, hair, balls) that you need a body able to shoot @6400 to reach the minimum action speed of 1/800 .. Even for portrait DOF range is almost inexistent. So just for landscape and walkaround outdoor and daytime it's rather poor as uses range.

So new 70-300L is somewhere ........ nowhere :confused:


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Mar 06, 2011 04:55 as a reply to  @ newworld666's post |  #13

I've owned the 70-200f/2.8 IS and the 70-200f/4 IS and I choose the 70-300L IS over them all.
I sold a sharp 100-400 to help fund the 70-300L and I have no regrets.
The 70-300L is a peach of a lens.
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Mar 06, 2011 06:00 |  #14

I'd better off with 70-200 f/4.0L IS USM + 1.4X TC.

The problem was that with the 1.4 TC attached my 70-200 became a 98-280 with constant f 5.6, with my 70-300 LIS I have a 70-300 range with f4 at the lower FL rising to f5.6 at the longer + faster AF and better IQ to boot - so for me it was , as they say, a "No Brainer" :)

(Oh yes - and I don't have to stop to remove the TC if a want to shoot at the 70 - 98mm end)




  
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Mar 06, 2011 11:38 |  #15

I bought the 70-300L IS and it is awesome. Before you decide that it is not suitable for low light or action, or that the portrait DOF is inadequate, you need to try it. This lens, on my 5D MkII or 1D MkII, does just about everything well and some things outstanding.
Anyway, that's my opinion.


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