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May 29, 2011 18:40 |  #211

X_tan,

Bad news. Saturday, I was attending a national motocross race near Dallas. I thought that race would be a great test for the 28-300. Unfortunately, I dropped my 1DMK4 with the 28-300 attached onto a concrete driveway. I nearly vomited. The viewfinder broke and is hanging from the body. The lens mount of the 28-300 was damaged and must be replaced. I do not know if any internal damage has been done to either the body or the lens. Currently, the lens and body are packed for shipping to Canon on Tuesday. Not a good day for me.




  
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May 30, 2011 07:32 |  #212

Sorry to hear that!
Drop my 10-22 many years ago, I was almost back out.
Hope Canon can fix them for you...


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May 30, 2011 17:25 |  #213

a couple more pix I took before I dropped my camera/lens. From the nature center I've been exploring...

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May 31, 2011 06:05 |  #214

The last one just likes a postcard


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Jun 13, 2011 01:44 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #215

Just capture the moon 20 min ago

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Jun 18, 2011 00:58 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #216

My 1st trial with sport ;)

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Just notice: turn off IS during shooting!

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Jun 18, 2011 21:46 |  #217

Looks like it's able to handle sports which is what I was going to determine that morning that I dropped mine. Glad to see this.

It's been 3(?) weeks since I sent off my gear. It looks like the 1D is going to be shipped soon. The 28-300, however, still looks like its being repaired.




  
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Jun 19, 2011 05:01 as a reply to  @ Two's post |  #218

Hi Two,

As long as Canon can fix them, should be ok.

I did few thing wrong with shooting sport:

1. Need Tv mode with sport at least 1/300 fast @ 300mm; but I used Av mode :oops: - Need the widest aperture to isolate the subject.

2. @ 1/300 plus, using IS or not is not the importance :rolleyes:

Try again next weekend ;)


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Jun 19, 2011 11:45 |  #219

x_tan,

yes, 1/300 should be the minimum. But, I still prefer to use Av. I like having control over depth of field and don't have any issues with moving around the ISO to get the combination of ss/f-stop I need.

I agree on IS. I almost never use it when shooting sports as the shutter speed is usually plenty fast.




  
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Jun 25, 2011 11:20 |  #220

Shot at 300mm F8 and 1/800

I shot this from about 150 feet on a cloudy but not gloomy day a couple of weeks ago. I find that the lens does a great job for what it is. I use it in Alaska because of the varied subjects and distances that I have to deal with. I have even had some success with it shooting flowers and bugs as long as the light is good.


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Jun 26, 2011 02:12 |  #221

Nice shoot, deauxrite!

I have 4 prime lenses now and shooting more prime than zoom this day; but I still keep this 28-300 for my Alaska trip in the future!

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Jun 30, 2011 21:10 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #222

Just check on the FM site, it rate this lens on 9.1!

http://www.fredmiranda​.com …owproduct.php?p​roduct=217 (external link)

It is not way to be rate 9.1; max I can give it 8.0.


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Jul 01, 2011 00:38 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #223

To X Tan: I have a 24mmL, 135mmL and a 50mm F1.4. for low light situations, been contemplating getting this one to cover the focal range that I most likely will use during the day time. If you're rating this one as an 8, just curious how you rate the other prime lens that you have? Many thanks.

P.S. like your photos taken by this lens as well as those from your collection of prime lens..




  
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Jul 01, 2011 01:26 |  #224

Hi kwyml12106,

As I just get 24L, I can't say much about it, ? 9.5.

135L I give it 9.95 for 'lack' of IS (not a complain, I'm just bit greedy :D).

100L, I give it 10 as nothing to complain.

85L, I give it 9.7 as it's bit slow at low light.


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Jul 01, 2011 11:46 as a reply to  @ x_tan's post |  #225

Thank you so much for the reply..looks like this is your least favorite lens out of the ones you currently own. I'd much prefer a black colored & lighter lens to be stealth. Other than the weight of this lens, what do you see as the minuses? It's really hard to tell because you make taking beautiful photos so effortless with this lens.




  
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