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Jun 24, 2011 15:09 |  #16

MrCraigBerry wrote in post #12650886 (external link)
What would you lose with the 1.4?

Do you lose AF at all?

Nah, with this lens you only use AF with the 2x unless you're on a 1D body. I believe you'll have f/5.6 instead of f/4 though.


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Jun 24, 2011 15:23 |  #17

Second-hand 135L: great for street candids, indoor sports etc. Compared to zooms, has less control over framing (FL), but more control over light and DoF (aperture).


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Jun 24, 2011 16:10 |  #18

MrCraigBerry wrote in post #12646852 (external link)
What about the sigma 2.8 70-200?

I've also been offered a sigma 100-300 f4 for £400?

The Sigma 100-300mm f/4 handles a 1.4 teleconverter very well !


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Jun 24, 2011 20:12 |  #19

MrCraigBerry wrote in post #12650886 (external link)
What would you lose with the 1.4?
Do you lose AF at all?

You would loose 1 stop in image brightness - so the max aperture would be f/5.6. If it matters, a monopod will more than compensate for this on a semi-static subject.
You will loose a _little_ image quality. It's barely perceptable if you use the Canon 1.4 Mk II (and probably imperceptible with the 1.4x Mk III.)

You would still be able to autofocus using the centre focus spot using any EOS camera.
Some EOS cameras would be able to focus using all of the focus points. Sorry - having switched to mostly MF I can't tell you which cameras can and which can't.


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Jun 24, 2011 20:31 |  #20

You really should check out the Tamron 70-300mm VC USD. Great lens at a great price point! Love mine.


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Jun 25, 2011 00:26 |  #21

I have a 55-250 IS and have been looking for an upgrade. I feel that IS is important so I considered the 70-200 F4 IS but decided that I wasn't willing to give up the 50mm more reach ... if anything I wanted more. Wanting a lens that was't to heavy, I narrowed my choices to the Tamron 70-300 VC, Canon 70-300, and the Canon 70-300L. After looking at all the specs, reviews, and comments in forums, I chose the Tamron. I think it has better (IQ) than the Canon 70-300, which is in a similar price range. The Canon 70-300L is spectacular, but not 4 times ($) better. Check some of the shots taken with the Tamron 70-300 VC.

It has been mentioned looking at a 70-200 F4 IS with a 1.4. If you are willing to spend that much, you should consider the 70-300L.


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Jun 25, 2011 13:19 |  #22

wilerty wrote in post #12654102 (external link)
It has been mentioned looking at a 70-200 F4 IS with a 1.4. If you are willing to spend that much, you should consider the 70-300L.

If they made the 70-300L when I bought the 70-200L I would have gone that way but they didn't. Thinking of excuses to buy the 70-300L now though. The local MLB spring training stadium just started a "6 inch" rule so that might get me one next February. They never really bothered me with the 70-200 as it's less than seven inches long without the 1.4x and, until this year, never bothered me about the 100-400.


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Jun 25, 2011 13:45 |  #23

I bought the 70-200 f4L about a month ago and i couldn't be happier with it. you should be too as long as you aren't using it indoors or for lowlight because of the f4 aperture. razor sharp lens :)


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Jun 26, 2011 20:57 |  #24

MrCraigBerry wrote in post #12646852 (external link)
What about the sigma 2.8 70-200?

I've also been offered a sigma 100-300 f4 for £400?

I think you'd be pleasantly surprised by the Sigma 2.8 70-200 OS.. It's really nice. Handles the 1.4x and 2x TC's fine... No matter how long your lens is, it's never long enough...


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Jun 27, 2011 01:36 |  #25

Spoilt for choice...


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Aug 12, 2011 01:53 |  #26

Well I still haven't made my mind up!!

Does anybody else have anything to add?

Ps.
I now have a 7D


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Aug 13, 2011 22:11 |  #27

mrbez wrote in post #12921080 (external link)
Well I still haven't made my mind up!!

Does anybody else have anything to add?

Ps.
I now have a 7D

the plot thickens...


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Aug 13, 2011 22:31 |  #28

mrbez wrote in post #12921080 (external link)
Well I still haven't made my mind up!!

Does anybody else have anything to add?

Ps.
I now have a 7D

well what has really changed from before...except for maybe you have less money to spend cause you bought a 7D :)

in my opinion your desire for wildlife/aviation shots will fall a little short with 200mm as your max


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Aug 13, 2011 22:44 |  #29

I’ve realized that it is hard to get into those niches of photography because they are just so expensive


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Aug 14, 2011 07:05 |  #30

Hey, I bought a Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 lens here just a few months ago specifically for my trip to Alaska. I've tested it and found it to be quite sharp, even wide open (except the very edges, which won't be a factor on a crop camera). Got it for $800 on the forum. If I don't drop it in the ocean (or have to throw it at a charging grizzly bear), I'll be selling it when I get back in mid September. I'll have no foreseeable use for it after the trip. I plan on selling it for $750.00 (460 GBP). PM me if you're interested.


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