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Jun 20, 2012 07:33 |  #2716

I can tell you that I am very happy with my Canon 300mm f4l and only hope that so will you ;)

BTW like always, great pics everyone!


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Jun 20, 2012 08:22 |  #2717

Vixen89 wrote in post #14604417 (external link)
I hope..I am deciding the right choice by getting this over the 100-400L for general/wildlife..xD

Shaisgs wrote in post #14605151 (external link)
I can tell you that I am very happy with my Canon 300mm f4l and only hope that so will you ;)

BTW like always, great pics everyone!

I can only speak for myself, but I find the 300 f/4L to be a little bit sharper than the 100-400 I rented. That's what made me buy the 300. Those were my two choices also.

I don't think you'll be sorry.


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Jun 20, 2012 08:56 |  #2718

eaglssong wrote in post #14605315 (external link)
I can only speak for myself, but I find the 300 f/4L to be a little bit sharper than the 100-400 I rented. That's what made me buy the 300. Those were my two choices also.

I don't think you'll be sorry.

I think it is quite a lot sharper.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 15:15 |  #2719

Wookster wrote in post #14605436 (external link)
I think it is quite a lot sharper.

its not sharper at 400mm:p

I use my friends 300 f4 with and without 1.4x II TC from time to time and its a great lens.
Its just not as good above 300 as the 100-400 because of the TC.

otherwise its fantastic and probably a little sharper than the 100-400 at 300mm and DEFINITELY gathers more light because of the wider aperture.

Vixen, good choice go for it. If you dont like it, you can always sell it later for almost no loss but you'll probably like it.



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Jun 20, 2012 16:05 as a reply to  @ jhayesvw's post |  #2720

It's also a lot less weight to tote around with the 300, and it's not called the dust pump either!! :lol:

The 100-400 is a great lens, but IMHO, it just can't hold a candle to the 300!!


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Jun 20, 2012 16:13 |  #2721

Love, love, love this shot.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 17:00 |  #2722

Thank you for the compliment RandyS.




  
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Jun 20, 2012 22:09 |  #2723

I am glad I took this lens out for a walk with me this evening!

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Jun 20, 2012 23:09 |  #2724

Wookster wrote in post #14605436 (external link)
I think it is quite a lot sharper.

Aren't primes generally sharper also?

When I was looking around a few years ago the 100-400mm was an alternative. I'm glad I went with the 300, just can't compete with the IQ.

Plus, primes kind of hone your framing skills. Really have to think out your shots and move your feet to get a good composition sometimes. Can make it fun.:)


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Jun 20, 2012 23:12 |  #2725

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Jun 21, 2012 00:03 |  #2726

^^ Patrick, great photo! That just about sums up father's day.


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Jun 21, 2012 00:35 |  #2727

Live long and prosper.


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Jun 21, 2012 02:47 |  #2728

Carlton750 wrote in post #14609495 (external link)
Aren't primes generally sharper also?

When I was looking around a few years ago the 100-400mm was an alternative. I'm glad I went with the 300, just can't compete with the IQ.

Plus, primes kind of hone your framing skills. Really have to think out your shots and move your feet to get a good composition sometimes. Can make it fun.:)

Yes, primes are generally sharper.




  
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Jun 21, 2012 06:02 |  #2729

Beautiful photo Pat, really says a lot.


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Jun 21, 2012 09:25 as a reply to  @ misty66's post |  #2730

@ Pat

Wonderful image that tells the story!! Very well done!!


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