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May 29, 2015 16:29 |  #6826

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Jun 01, 2015 01:54 |  #6827

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Jun 01, 2015 21:49 |  #6828

imagesbybarbara wrote in post #17574402 (external link)
Someone convince me not to get this lens, i want it so bad and am almost ready to pull the trigger. My longest focal range is my fixed 135 and I find myself wanting to do more street and wildlife photography.

Its a terrible lens. Soft. IS sucks, in fact I don't know if it actually works. Mine is full of dust and condensation. I can't sell mine. Don't buy it!


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Jun 01, 2015 22:04 |  #6829

2 of my most recent with this lens ~


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Jun 01, 2015 22:26 |  #6830
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Nice Kitty-shots. And proof that apsc bodies produce excellent results at high-ISO!


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Jun 04, 2015 17:40 as a reply to  @ GeoKras1989's post |  #6831

Agreed =)
I used to avoid using my 60D in low light... But then I experimented with exposing to the right one stop after reading there is much more information captured in the high end of the light spectrum. Works like a charm...


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Jun 04, 2015 17:43 |  #6832

Mourning Dove captured yesterday in the rain, through my patio door glass... ISO1600 @ 300mm

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Jun 04, 2015 19:40 |  #6833

TheMetal wrote in post #17584406 (external link)
Agreed =)
I used to avoid using my 60D in low light... But then I experimented with exposing to the right one stop after reading there is much more information captured in the high end of the light spectrum. Works like a charm...


I did ETTR (expose to the right) with my 50D but ceased with my 60D because the 60D has Auto ISO in Manual mode.

That said - there are certainly times when ETTR is wise and called for, oh yeah.


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Jun 06, 2015 00:46 |  #6834

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Jun 09, 2015 13:25 |  #6835

I might be posting a few dragons now they are back.

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The manual focus is just so good to use on this lens.

I am having to try another 70-200mmf2.8ii for low light and shallow dof oh and 400mm with 2x converter but the 70-300L is still up there as my first to grab lens.

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Jun 09, 2015 14:57 |  #6836

Bought this lens recently. It has been very good for videos outdoors (I take videos of my daughter riding a horse) as well as for photography.

I am a bit unsatisfied that there is no such a good quality "Basic tele zoom" in smaller size. This tube is ridiculous in appearance and ergonomically I mostly hate it, but I cannot deny it is a good lens and certainly best in it's class.


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Jun 09, 2015 19:12 |  #6837

VeijoM wrote in post #17590455 (external link)
Bought this lens recently. It has been very good for videos outdoors (I take videos of my daughter riding a horse) as well as for photography.

I am a bit unsatisfied that there is no such a good quality "Basic tele zoom" in smaller size. This tube is ridiculous in appearance and ergonomically I mostly hate it, but I cannot deny it is a good lens and certainly best in it's class.


Well there is the 55-250 IS STM which is great for the money - and then there is the Tamron 70-300mm which is a great performer. I suspect you don't like the looks of the new 100-400 IS II either.

I started with the EF 70-300 IS and it took me a month or so getting accustomed to the reversed zoom/MF rings. As for the looks, I think my ELLY is beautiful :lol:  :p ;-)a


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Jun 10, 2015 10:02 |  #6838

Immaculens wrote in post #17590759 (external link)
Well there is the 55-250 IS STM which is great for the money - and then there is the Tamron 70-300mm which is a great performer. I suspect you don't like the looks of the new 100-400 IS II either.

I started with the EF 70-300 IS and it took me a month or so getting accustomed to the reversed zoom/MF rings. As for the looks, I think my ELLY is beautiful :lol:  :p ;-)a

Of course the look of a lens is not important when you consider the IQ. But I like more of the look of the Tamron 70-300 for example, though the IQ difference was big enough I didn't buy it. EF 70-300 L looks more of a creation from NASA labs than from a photography company. I considered hardly if I could have had enough money to put to the 100-400 II, but I had a real need for the 70-100 mm range so I bought this. Hopefully the rumored replacement for the EF 70-300 IS (non L) won't have equal IQ than this L version :-)


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Jun 10, 2015 10:07 |  #6839

VeijoM wrote in post #17591450 (external link)
... Hopefully the rumored replacement for the EF 70-300 IS (non L) won't have equal IQ than this L version :-)

I hear ya

I did not wear my 70-300L for over a month due to a new Tele but when I did put it back on - what a treat! It was so light! :-P


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Jun 13, 2015 06:55 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #6840

As soon as B&H opens I will be ordering my new zoom after seeing all your wonderful photos. It will be my first telephoto and will conclude my lens line up. :)


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