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Has any hobbyist regretted buying a “big white”?

 
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Feb 24, 2014 09:32 |  #211

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On a side note, my girlfriend thinks the size of the 300 is ridiculous although she supported me buy it… LOL! I told her it won’t look so bad given I am a big guy at 6’6” and 255lbs… It’s all relative…

Sounds like an ideal walkaround lens to me :)

I like to think I'd have the 200mm glued onto my camera.. even when it's entirely inappropriate like enclosed spaces indoors:)




  
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Feb 24, 2014 09:37 |  #212

IMO it can be! 300mm is not that bad to use as a walk-around (for what I shoot). I can work with most any focal length which is nice... lol


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Feb 25, 2014 18:22 |  #213

I dont regret this...

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Feb 25, 2014 18:30 |  #214

mmmmmmmm NO


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Feb 25, 2014 21:20 |  #215

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I dont regret this...

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Mmmmm :D I definitely want to try one of those someday!


Here are some from my "unboxing"... Excuse the iphone quality... Way too excited to grab the 5D!

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Feb 25, 2014 21:31 |  #216

^ oh so sexy lol..gotta love the new big glass!


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Feb 25, 2014 21:38 |  #217

I agree!! Nothing like looking down that barrel at all that amazing glass... Here is one other one I had... :p


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Feb 25, 2014 21:52 |  #218

Makes you wonder the incredible engineering it goes into making these lenses :) Beautiful!


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Feb 25, 2014 22:35 |  #219

Lens porn on this page! ... :lol:


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Feb 26, 2014 01:26 as a reply to  @ post 16706175 |  #220

There's a phenomenon that I experienced lately.
Whenever one goes out with a "normal" white lens like a 70-200, a 300F/4, a 400F/5.6, all the way up to 300F/2.8 (diametrical speaking) people react like "Hey you must be a pro".
Everything above that and you become an attraction, bystanders start taking pictues of you (the lens) like it's something alien.
No regretts here! Glad I could lay my hands on a second hand 400/F2.8 :D




  
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Feb 26, 2014 01:27 |  #221

My wallet regretted buying even a red L. I didn't.


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Feb 26, 2014 02:56 |  #222

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There's a phenomenon that I experienced lately.
Whenever one goes out with a "normal" white lens like a 70-200, a 300F/4, a 400F/5.6, all the way up to 300F/2.8 (diametrical speaking) people react like "Hey you must be a pro".
Everything above that and you become an attraction, bystanders start taking pictues of you (the lens) like it's something alien.
No regretts here! Glad I could lay my hands on a second hand 400/F2.8 :D

Mount 1DX + 400/2.8 on a Wimberley head and people will start to take photos of your setup :D




  
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Feb 26, 2014 03:47 |  #223

We should call these lenses "great whites", lol.


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Feb 26, 2014 06:17 |  #224

I have called them great whites for years! :D I thought that was already common lingo for them?

Lenty007 wrote in post #16718257 (external link)
There's a phenomenon that I experienced lately.
Whenever one goes out with a "normal" white lens like a 70-200, a 300F/4, a 400F/5.6, all the way up to 300F/2.8 (diametrical speaking) people react like "Hey you must be a pro".
Everything above that and you become an attraction, bystanders start taking pictues of you (the lens) like it's something alien.
No regretts here! Glad I could lay my hands on a second hand 400/F2.8 :D

That made me chuckle, because it is true. Since most of my shooting is at very public places (amusement parks) I often get talked to or comments. So I am a bit "numb" at this point and really don't care if people bicker/comment because I am so used to it! :D Usually the comments are positive though and when I set up for a shot, the whole midway freezes and they wait for me. That is a perk of larger lenses and looking confident... Works every time. :lol:


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Feb 26, 2014 06:31 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #225

A friend once asked me how to get access to outdoor youth sporting events, when there is security keeping parents out. I told her to get one of these.
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She did, and was surprised how she could just walk right in with that thing mounted on her 20D :lol:




  
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