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Thoughts on ef 75-300 4-5.6?

 
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Apr 14, 2011 09:14 |  #16

toyarmy wrote in post #12220003 (external link)
Thanks Keyen, for reading my mind.

Here is the thread:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1025911

Both the 70-300 IS USM and the 55-250 are decent, but bang for your buck is much better with the 250 on a crop body. If you ever think you might want to go full frame some day then the 70-300 might be for you. Physically, the 70-300 is significantly larger and heavier, while the 55-250 is light and compact. If you can see them both in a store you can really judge the size difference. My kit (in my sig) is pretty much rounded out how I will keep it for a while, I am just doing this for fun/hobby and to take good pics of the family (hence the 50mm Prime and external flash).

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Apr 14, 2011 10:22 |  #17

75-300 starting bid $85 (external link)


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Apr 14, 2011 10:35 |  #18

I have a ff. 5DII. I'm a professional portrait photog.

But like I said. I seldom have the desire to shoot above about 70, but it'd be nice to put something back in my bag for when the mood strikes.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 10:47 |  #19

toyarmy wrote in post #12220584 (external link)
I have a ff. 5DII. I'm a professional portrait photog.

But like I said. I seldom have the desire to shoot above about 70, but it'd be nice to put something back in my bag for when the mood strikes.

Yikes, good thing I asked, you have to get 70-300 IS USM - the 55-250 is an EF-S lens and will only work with crop bodies.


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Apr 14, 2011 11:02 |  #20

Keyan wrote in post #12220659 (external link)
Yikes, good thing I asked, you have to get 70-300 IS USM - the 55-250 is an EF-S lens and will only work with crop bodies.

yes! the 55-250IS doesn't fit the 5DMkII - sorry




  
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Apr 14, 2011 11:06 |  #21

It's a good lens....I was able to get some great hand held shots with it.....


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Apr 14, 2011 11:08 |  #22

Ahhh. Good thing that was mentioned. I would totally be absent minded enough to buy it without thinking to look at that first.

I almost bought an fd 50 without thinking on eBay.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 11:11 |  #23

I have the 75-300mm....but you can also see that I now have the Tamron 70-300 Di VC. I just received it yesterday. I don't use my zoom lens alot but when I do, I like decent pics. THe 75-300mm was so soft on the telephoto end, it was just not even worth the effort. It's crap!


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Apr 14, 2011 11:49 |  #24

So what are your thoughts on the tammy? I have the 28-70 tam currently and have been fairly impressed.




  
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Apr 14, 2011 13:06 |  #25

I've had the 70-300 IS USM for about four years and find it excellent for sports, close-ups of candidates at political rallies, etc. It got an excellent review at:

http://www.slrgear.com …ct.php/product/​253/cat/11 (external link)

I use it on a 60D, but it works with full-frame as well.


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Apr 14, 2011 13:19 as a reply to  @ HughR's post |  #26

toyarmy wrote in post #12221061 (external link)
So what are your thoughts on the tammy? I have the 28-70 tam currently and have been fairly impressed.

So far I'm impressed. I just got it yesterday. I plan on going out and shooting with it today.


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Apr 14, 2011 13:42 |  #27

I would reccomend the Tamron 70-300mm VC. Had all of the other lenses mentioned and the Tamron is the best of the bunch!


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Apr 14, 2011 14:07 |  #28

JamieMc83 wrote in post #12220506 (external link)
75-300 starting bid $85

That's about $75 over priced. :p


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Apr 14, 2011 14:16 |  #29

toyarmy wrote in post #12220584 (external link)
I have a ff. 5DII. I'm a professional portrait photog.

But like I said. I seldom have the desire to shoot above about 70, but it'd be nice to put something back in my bag for when the mood strikes.

for portrait work i find telephoto lenses much better for it. anything from waist shots to head and shoulder shots.

for head and shoulder shots i always use my 135L or when i had a tele zoom it was always my 70-200 2.8L

i would suggest a 70-200 f/4L non is. you can find them used for about 450-500. i dont know why anyone would want the craptastic 70-300 or 75-300... especially if youre a professional portrait photog




  
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Apr 14, 2011 15:11 |  #30

booja wrote in post #12222065 (external link)
for portrait work i find telephoto lenses much better for it. anything from waist shots to head and shoulder shots.

i dont know why anyone would want the craptastic 70-300 or 75-300... especially if youre a professional portrait photog

The 70-300mm IS USM is actually a very good lens, both from my 4 year experience with it and based on the test report and reviews I cited above. It is vastly superior to the 75-300, and the 70-300 has been referred to as virtually L-glass in the reviews I cited (but admittedly not L construction).


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