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Oct 14, 2013 13:26 |  #16

Keyan wrote in post #16369593 (external link)
Just because I have to:

70-300L :)

I sort of made this change...I sold my 28-300L last year, and with the proceeds was able to buy a 70-300L ($1,075) AND an old but clean 35-350L ($650).

Best of both worlds, a great telephoto zoom when you need 300mm, and a very capable "all in one" lens when you need it. I couldn't detect a difference in IQ between the 35-350L and 28-300L at similar focal lengths, and was willing to trade IS and the 28-35mm range for being able to buy a 70-300L. The superzoom was mainly used outdoors or if inside, with a flash, anyways.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 13:36 |  #17

The people that own and use the 28-300mmL IS obtained it knowing that it was a compromise.
It is not in any way the best at any FL, but it does offer the best 28-300mm money can buy by a good margin.

It is a do all lens that is so unspecialized, it is special :)

As such, it is not a lens that I (for example) have ever considered. I'd rather use two bodies with a mid range zoom on one and tele prime or zoom on the other.

But I'm not who the lens is made for/used by.

For an airshow, a 100-400mm would be a very good solution.
And with the much moire recent 70-300mm L, the 28-300mm market is now even smaller, though it still is the best 28-300mm out there.


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Oct 14, 2013 14:47 |  #18

I think my 70-200 2.8 IS II with a 1.4x extender and a 400mm 5.6 should give me the reach and IQ I'm looking for. That would give me a 200, 300, 400, 600, and 800 with great results I believe.
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Oct 14, 2013 15:36 |  #19

foxbodychris wrote in post #16370673 (external link)
I think my 70-200 2.8 IS II with a 1.4x extender and a 400mm 5.6 should give me the reach and IQ I'm looking for. That would give me a 200, 300, 400, 600, and 800 with great results I believe.
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Are you aware that the 400 will not AF with the extender. Also, it's not going to be useable at that focal length Without IS.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 17:25 |  #20

foxbodychris wrote in post #16370673 (external link)
I think my 70-200 2.8 IS II with a 1.4x extender and a 400mm 5.6 should give me the reach and IQ I'm looking for. That would give me a 200, 300, 400, 600, and 800 with great results I believe.

NotBlake, the OP isn't suggesting a 400 + TC but rather the 70-200 IS II with TC.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 19:00 |  #21

Keyan wrote in post #16369593 (external link)
Just because I have to:

70-300L :)

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Oct 14, 2013 22:07 |  #22

John from PA wrote in post #16371048 (external link)
NotBlake, the OP isn't suggesting a 400 + TC but rather the 70-200 IS II with TC.

That's not 800mm though. Look at what I quoted... Also 400x1.4=\=800 but maybe he's talking about crop factor? I don't know but either way, you're going to need to pour that thing into cement for a stable shot.




  
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Oct 15, 2013 00:18 |  #23

I wouldn't use the 400 with with a 1.4 extender anyways I was just rambling on about what I could have, lol. My hands are nowhere near that steady to use it that way. I was more like wanting to use the 70-200 with a 1.4 and 400 just as a prime.


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Oct 15, 2013 08:13 as a reply to  @ foxbodychris's post |  #24

I have seen some great looking 11x14 inch prints taken with the Canon 28-300mm L lens. Maybe a different lens would have been better for Pixel Picking but the final result still looked great. Of course I do wear tri-focal glasses, so maybe that has something to do with my viewing of prints.

I plan on getting the Canon 70-300 L lens, replacing my 70-300 IS, 50 f1.8 and 70-200 f2.8 L non IS (sounds like a three for one deal ) lenses sell and the shop gives me the money this weekend. Oh reason for not listing the lenses on POTN for sell was the 70-300 and 70-200 both were out of focus alignment which the shop selling them for me fix out of there pocket (seeing as they sold them to me in the first place).


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Oct 15, 2013 19:49 |  #25

The 100-400 is a more popular air show lens than the 28-300 L but I get excellent results from my 28-300 shooting radio control events, but did use it for a Snowbirds performance last year. I was glad I switched because I needed wide to long & back regularly for them. I added some samples from my 28-300 in the lens samples thread (message 966) here

https://photography-on-the.net …&highlight=cico​po&page=65

And later added a few 35-350 samples for comparison. There is a learning curve to using the heavier lenses but my 28-300 delivers excellent images & R/C is harder than full scale.
These are from the last R/C event of this season with the 28-300 on a 1D4. Note that it was very overcast & I was shooting from +1 1/2 to 2 1/4 stops of EC.

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Oct 15, 2013 21:20 as a reply to  @ cicopo's post |  #26

Actually for the price and weight of the 28-300L, you could almost purchase two lenses and an extra body...


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Oct 15, 2013 21:48 |  #27

RPCrowe wrote in post #16374313 (external link)
Actually for the price and weight of the 28-300L, you could almost purchase two lenses and an extra body...

Yeah I believe they go for around $2600 new


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Nov 20, 2013 12:46 |  #28

Smart words form CDS 'As such, it is not a lens that I (for example) have ever considered. I'd rather use two bodies with a mid range zoom on one and tele prime or zoom on the other.'
Yet I just rented this lens (thanks LensRentals.com) and loved it. I'm doing a trip in June where I probably do not in any way want to be changing lenses so the 28-300mm came up as an option. I've posted this pic elsewhere on POTN so sorry for cross-posting but in my amateur estimation it is a great lens for those who accept its limitations, this one at 300mm where it should be weak:

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Nov 20, 2013 17:36 |  #29

davidfarina wrote in post #16369995 (external link)
bw!

Proud owner since a week, what a masterpiece with such a zoom range!

Plus 1
That's why I kept mine just for the 300mm end. Plus its a great backup if the 70-200 F2.8L II let me down.
Tremendous value for the money.


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Nov 20, 2013 17:39 |  #30

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Smart words form CDS 'As such, it is not a lens that I (for example) have ever considered. I'd rather use two bodies with a mid range zoom on one and tele prime or zoom on the other.'
Yet I just rented this lens (thanks LensRentals.com) and loved it. I'm doing a trip in June where I probably do not in any way want to be changing lenses so the 28-300mm came up as an option. I've posted this pic elsewhere on POTN so sorry for cross-posting but in my amateur estimation it is a great lens for those who accept its limitations, this one at 300mm where it should be weak:
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Considering 28-300 in one lens is really a compromise! - that photo looks pretty dam good to me!


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