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Has anyone ever compared all 3 300 2.8s?

 
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Dec 23, 2012 05:30 |  #16

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If the 70-200 felt heavy, all of these are in a different weight class. I shoot with 300 for some things hand held, and for others I use a monopod. It depends how much motion I expect, and for how long. I never use a monopod on the 70-200.

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Dec 23, 2012 10:18 |  #17

only used iS ver I but ver II is sharper and lighter and you pay for it. It can be HH easily but having monopod for long games is nice. i was trying to sell my barely used one but it just sat there so i think i will just keep it.


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Jan 20, 2013 11:28 as a reply to  @ post 15398573 |  #18

Just out of interest to any of, I was out today with the guy I sold my EF300L 2.8 to, and we checked if the E-145C Lens Cap that comes with the EF300L 2.8 II fits on the first version, and it seemed to be a perfect fit. Hope that helps anyone. It's far less hassle than that leather glove if any of you were thinking of getting one for your original 300 2.8 :)


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Jan 20, 2013 11:47 |  #19

It is usefully sharper with a 2XTC (or maybe the AF precision is better it's difficult to be certain). Otherwise it's a lot of money for a 2 stop IS upgrade, nicer lens cap and a small weight saving.


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Jan 20, 2013 21:17 |  #20

I would try to get the IS model. It helps when you hand hold it. In case it needs repairs Canon will service it. Save save save!! You will love the lens. The dont compare all three but have you read the-digital-review site?


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