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hugues
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Mar 19, 2012 10:49 |  #31

Thanks all for the great advice. Apologies OP for breaching into your thread.
I ordered the 28-300 L today. The pictures and reviews did it as well as trying itout again in the store.
For the safari I will take this, the 15-85. As this is a lifetime holiday I confess to also having ordered a Sigma 150-500 ... Thanks again




  
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Mar 19, 2012 12:32 |  #32

hugues wrote in post #14113006 (external link)
Thanks all for the great advice. Apologies OP for breaching into your thread.
I ordered the 28-300 L today. The pictures and reviews did it as well as trying itout again in the store.
For the safari I will take this, the 15-85. As this is a lifetime holiday I confess to also having ordered a Sigma 150-500 ... Thanks again

I took the 28-300L and 15-85 to Hawaii last year with my 7D. That's all I needed regardless of the hike we went on or sightseeing we did.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 18:26 |  #33

kawi_200 wrote in post #13640006 (external link)
70-200mm + 2x mkIII extender. The 28-300 would be a great range, but it's going to be slow for action stopping ability.

Don't forget that the extender stops down your lens by one stop, effectively cutting your speed.

the 500 f/4 is the best bet for birds,

if you want a starter birding lens the best is the 400 f/5.6

forget tele-converters, they really don't add anything, what you loose winds up being an even trade off with not having one at all. Save up for that 500 f/4.

IMHO.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 22:23 as a reply to  @ post 14105938 |  #34

IMO, the 28-300mm is not a great travel lens. It is too big and heavy with too slow an aperture and it is not wide enough at its short end. A 24-70L on your full framer and a 70-200L (series) on your cropper will give you a better focal range and better apertures throughout...


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Mar 19, 2012 23:04 |  #35

My very 1st post in POTN was on 28-300L thread - after seeing far too many bad commends, which were from those people doesn't even use this lens before. I'm not very skillful photographer, and I'm only doing for fun - but my 28-300L can produce lots wonderful shoots, and most from my travel photography.

Sure, 27-70 & 70-200 are 'sharper' and 'better colour' than 28-300L; but my 24L, 85L and 200L primes can do 'better' than those two zoom; so we just have no ending debating for nothing.


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