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Jan 03, 2012 07:39 |  #1

I'm interested in buying a new long range lens for sports, wildlife, outdoor use. I'm interested in the 28 300 and the 70 200 2.8 is ii. Any ideas on these lenses?


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Jan 03, 2012 08:02 |  #2

Yeah - cross the 28-300 off your list, and add the 100-400.




  
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Jan 03, 2012 08:25 |  #3

70-200 II is a no brainer here.

You have to ask your self whats more important IQ or reach?

Why not get the 70-200 and a 2x extender.




  
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Jan 03, 2012 08:34 |  #4

You might want to take a look at the photos on this thread.

https://photography-on-the.net …e=10&highlight=​28-300mm+L

Some of the photographs are amazing. When I get a DSLR, I'm going to have to decide between the two lenses you mentioned.


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Jan 03, 2012 08:51 |  #5

Obviously depending on budget but the 70-200 f/2.8 IS and a 2x and 1.4x converter would be your best bet. The 100-400 L is very good (I know, I have one) and not as expensive. I've lusted after the 28-300 L as an all rounder but can't afford one, will have to beg, borrow or steal to get my hands on one, or trade my 100-400 L and 70-200 f4 L to get one, which may be an idea later in the year.


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Jan 03, 2012 08:54 |  #6

If OP meant 300mm f2.8, then that.


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Jan 03, 2012 09:01 |  #7

70-200, it's a keeper




  
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Jan 03, 2012 11:56 |  #8

is it for sports or wildlife?...sports go for the faster lens...wildlife go for the longer lens...although as others said go for 100-400L...or something longer than 300mm


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Jan 03, 2012 13:09 |  #9

70-200mm + 2x mkIII extender. The 28-300 would be a great range, but it's going to be slow for action stopping ability.


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Jan 03, 2012 14:21 |  #10

the 70-200 II with 1.4x suffers almost no iq loss, that'll be my choice.



  
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Jan 03, 2012 15:22 |  #11

With 2x mkIII there is some loss wide open, but stopped down to f/8 there is almost no loss.


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Jan 03, 2012 19:39 |  #12

They are different lenses for different purposes. I brought the 28-300 and use it on a 7D to photograph aircraft (mostly). It has TONS of zoom and I need it all and it works perfectly for aircraft which are outside in the sun (its not a fast lens) AND are either reasonably close or way the hell off in the distance when I want pics of them. I found that I needed more of an all purpose lens and a passable portrait lens, the 70-200 II on a 5D II is perfect for that use.

Which I guess is just a long way of saying this is not an either - or situation, the two lenses are very different.....about the only things they have in common are that they are both white Canon L series lenses. Oh and I suppose they do share some focal length.

An economic solution to gaining focal length may be to get the 70-200 and a TC. It may be that you find that you don't NEED the insane zoom ability of the 28-300.

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Jan 03, 2012 19:42 |  #13

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The 70-200mm is worlds away from the 28-300...
Get the 70-200mm & yuou'll be happy.


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Jan 05, 2012 13:52 as a reply to  @ archpictures's post |  #14

I have both.

On a previous visit to New Zealand, I took the 70-200 2.8, 16-35 and 24-105 and 2 bodies (crop & FF).

This last time I took the 28-300 and 16-35 - and the 2 bodies - and was very glad I had.

The 28-700 will focus at 0.7 m and , in fact, it was the lens I used the most (on the crop).

If needs be , I would just take that one if I had to choose only 1 lens for travelling.

I found it a brilliant lens, though heavy (1.9kg I think).

I ended up looking like a (fairly ridiculous) cowboy with a camera and lens on each hip (spyder holsters) , but at least I saved my neck and had my hands free.


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Mar 18, 2012 03:49 as a reply to  @ hania's post |  #15

I am going through a similar debate, although my shortlist is more the 28-300 L vs 70-300 L. I do need the 300 end as this is for a safari trip and I want to minimise the kit I carry and the need to change lenses out there in the open. And I want the wildlife as well as the landscape lengths. Hence my dithering. If it were not for this last point I would go for the newer and lighter 70-300L.
Do any 28-300 L owners plan to switch to the 'newer' technology on the 70-300 L?
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