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How good is the 300f4L for Motorsport?

 
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Apr 30, 2013 18:36 as a reply to  @ post 15883138 |  #16

don't ever try a 2.8. you'll get addicted and it will ruin your life. eventually you'll need a 400 2.8 for even more awesomeness. you can't beat the bokeh of a 400 2.8 but the 300 2.8 is the next best thing.

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May 01, 2013 06:15 as a reply to  @ drewl's post |  #17

thanks Guys :cool:




  
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May 12, 2013 09:54 |  #18

From an overcast day with the 300mm f/4 mounted to a 5D MkII:

ISO 100 f/4 1/1600sec

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ISO 200 f/4 1/1250sec
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ISO 200 f/4 1/1250sec
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It worked fine for me in those conditions. Shot at ISO 100/200 without any issues.

I will be buying the f/4 version. I loved it and I just can't justify a 2.8 at the price difference. I think the 2.8 is an incredible lens. Just not that much better, for me personally, at that price.

Now, if I had the money to toss around for the 2.8 you can bet I would. :lol:



  
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May 12, 2013 13:43 as a reply to  @ Tom O.'s post |  #19

Many thanks :cool:




  
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Jun 06, 2013 12:33 as a reply to  @ colintf's post |  #20

still undecided on this.

might put the 1.4(3) extender on a 70-200(2) and play with it over the weekend

If it seems a good combination I guess no need for the 300f4 unless others know different :cool:




  
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Jun 06, 2013 13:26 |  #21

colintf wrote in post #16005909 (external link)
still undecided on this.

might put the 1.4(3) extender on a 70-200(2) and play with it over the weekend

If it seems a good combination I guess no need for the 300f4 unless others know different :cool:

I actually use the 70-200 f4 non-IS with the 1.4x II for shooting motorsports and it works pretty good.


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Jun 09, 2013 15:11 |  #22

You can also put the 1.4x II on a 300mm F4 making it a 420mm




  
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Jun 14, 2013 23:13 |  #23

300 f4:

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Jun 15, 2013 11:56 as a reply to  @ post 15883138 |  #24

Thankyou
Great pics there :cool:




  
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Jul 01, 2013 10:28 |  #25

Colin, how are you getting on with this decision? :)

It is something that I am considering too.


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Jul 02, 2013 01:45 |  #26

shootingdave wrote in post #16080650 (external link)
Colin, how are you getting on with this decision? :)

It is something that I am considering too.

Still looking at it

300f4 which is light and easily handheld all day or f2.8 which I know will be a bug help next July for classic le mans at night

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Jul 03, 2013 10:27 |  #27

I took my F2.8 to WRC Sardegna, managed to handheld it everywhere and carried it about 3 days with my arthritis with no problem at all, so weight is the last thing I worry about when chosing lenses.
300 F2.8 handheld

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