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I am getting a 70-300L - Try to stop me!

 
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Apr 21, 2011 07:48 |  #16

lukeap69 wrote in post #12264843 (external link)
If I didn't have 70-200 f/4 IS, I would be all over 70-300L.

This!


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Apr 21, 2011 08:03 |  #17

You are guys are not stopping me at all :D
I am out to the shop soon and I think I will get the 70-300L, although I am still wondering if I should get this or the 70-200 II. Different lenses for different purposes.... Arghhh!!! Not easy to choose! I would be getting the 70-200 if I did not have the 135L already...


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Apr 21, 2011 08:56 |  #18

sebr wrote in post #12265330 (external link)
You are guys are not stopping me at all :D
I am out to the shop soon and I think I will get the 70-300L, although I am still wondering if I should get this or the 70-200 II. Different lenses for different purposes.... Arghhh!!! Not easy to choose! I would be getting the 70-200 if I did not have the 135L already...

Get down the shop and buy the 70-300L they will be closed soon. ;)


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Apr 21, 2011 08:59 |  #19

Variable aperture is a bit of a downer but the size and weight for such a lens makes it very appealing and pairing it up with a 135 makes for a great combo. Sounds like a good plan to me.


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Apr 21, 2011 09:23 |  #20

I was also thinking 70-300 + 135 would be a nice combo, but I could replace both by the 70-200 II... :confused:

As for the shop closing, I am waiting for my wife because we are supposed to go somewhere else after the camera shop... She is supposed to be here already vmad


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Apr 21, 2011 09:32 |  #21

Why would anyone try to stop you? Looking at your signature it looks like a very logical next addition.
I see you already have the 70-300 IS. If you want to like that lens, but have found yourself disappointed..
Everything I have read on this lens is good. Put your mind at rest and shop!


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Apr 21, 2011 09:44 |  #22

If you have the money I dont see why not to get the 100-400 instead


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Apr 21, 2011 09:45 |  #23

You should really really consider the Tamron 70-300 VC as well. The L is likely (a little) better, but is it $900 better?




  
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Apr 21, 2011 09:52 |  #24

Get the 70-300L. I just got mine yesterday and couldn't be happier. I can't wait to get it outside in the next few days.

I had some decent lower light shots last night, but it will really shine in the sun.


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Apr 21, 2011 10:17 |  #25

This guy shows some full size .jpgs of files from a T2i with the 70-300 L. ( click the soccer kid to go to flickr )

http://froknowsphoto.c​om/canon-ef-70-300mm/ (external link)

It looks very sharp but in his review he sorta rips on the price and honestly that is my issue too, but the quality is certainly there.


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Apr 21, 2011 10:25 |  #26

Reporting from the shop... I just got the 70-300L :D


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Apr 21, 2011 10:31 |  #27

Struggled with the same considerations a few months ago but took the leap -- so far I've been very happy with the decision . . .


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Apr 21, 2011 10:40 |  #28

I've got it. It's a keeper. Intended to use it with my 5DMkII but it has found a home on the 1DMkII. Only because it seems to balance better there.


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Apr 21, 2011 23:17 |  #29

Congratulations with your purchase! I am in the same debate


This review shows excellent results/sample pictures of the 70-200 F4IS
http://dancarrphotogra​phy.com/blog/2...0-200-f4-l-is/ (external link)

However when comparing the two at the digital picture the 70-200 is clearly the winner:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...mp=0&A​PIComp=0 (external link)

I am still confused! Cant wait to hear your impressions/see some more pics in the sample thread!




  
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Apr 21, 2011 23:24 |  #30

Do you know that the 70-300L is one of the few Canon telezoom L lens that is not compatible with the Canon Teleconverter?


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