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Dec 30, 2006 07:00 |  #1

Its the 200$ len's..
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I'd like to see some shots with this len's. Post them up! Thanks


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Dec 30, 2006 07:56 |  #2

I had that lens for 1 week and took it back, I was not happy with the picture clarity at all, trying to take pics of birds, squirrels, ducks etc and they were not crisp at all, not even close. I switched to the IS USM lens and omg its a big improvement imo and I am very happy with it.

so I would stay away from it if you can

here are 2 pics, both are of the same tree, and almost identical light conditions, but as you can see the clarity on the IS USM lens is much better

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while it may look in the first pic that its focused on that branch its not, I took hundreds of pictures in various places with the same results. BTW both of these are 100% crops that I just did in this morning, and both of these pics were took at 300mm iirc

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Dec 30, 2006 09:03 |  #3

Stump wrote in post #2463647 (external link)
Its the 200$ len's..
canon 75-300mm ef lll f/4-5.6

I'd like to see some shots with this len's. Post them up! Thanks

For $200, you should consider the Sigma 70-300 APO. It is optically superior to the Canon and regarded as the best lens in this category. It also comes with a lens hood and soft case, which the Canon does not. I owned the Canon for a few months, but sold it for the Sigma 100-300.


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Dec 30, 2006 09:16 as a reply to  @ Tony-S's post |  #4

Here's a shot I took at 300mm at f8. Full-frame (Rebel XT) and 100% crop. It was a soft lens.


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Dec 30, 2006 09:21 |  #5

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in sunny conditions, very gd lens for the price,

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Dec 30, 2006 09:23 |  #6

Tony-S wrote in post #2463937 (external link)
For $200, you should consider the Sigma 70-300 APO. It is optically superior to the Canon and regarded as the best lens in this category. It also comes with a lens hood and soft case, which the Canon does not. I owned the Canon for a few months, but sold it for the Sigma 100-300.

agreed, if your spending in that ballpark the sigma is a much better lens, thats what I wanted to get but they did not have it at my local store

are the pics you took here with the Canon or the sigma?


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Dec 30, 2006 09:27 |  #7

Liam are those pics resized? or is that 100% crops? If you resize the pics down then it hides the soft portions, when I resized my pics down you could not see the problems as much

nice pics though, I think your right that it performs better with good sunlight


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Dec 30, 2006 12:23 |  #8

no but this is:

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Dec 30, 2006 12:33 |  #9

nothing wrong with those pics, I never used mine in that much light before


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Dec 30, 2006 12:53 |  #10

Same delimma here. I just picked up the same cheapo 75-300IIIUSM lens on boxing day and not sure it's a keeper or not. My analysis is for $200 it's a very good lens vs price for up to 200mm. Wide open performance is acceptable (to me). F8 is very sharp. 300mm is usable only at F11. Add another $130Cdn, I could get the so so AF Simga APO. For another $500Cdn I could get a Canon EF 70-300IS.

All images below were shot with Mirror lock up on tripod, ISO100. 100% center crop
Wideopen F5 140mm:

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Dec 30, 2006 12:58 |  #11

here a couple outside in what i would call typical winter light where i am, it gets bright, but miles away from a summers day kind of bright.

all images are JPEGS created from the RAW using the default settings in DDP and i've done no post processing other than resize. Sharpness setting in DPP was 3, which is the camera setting...

first up ther Robin from before . . . full frame resize:

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Next up is a test shot i did a while back when i first bought the camera and tried the lens on the body. I just took a shot of brambles and jaggies at the farm where the horses are. I just wanted a shot with lots of small detail to see how well the lens would resolve things in real life.

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I've recently posted a thread on this lens in this section saying, that in my case, i think i have an OK lens and that for the moment i will be keeping it with a view to saving up for the lens i really really want further down the line.

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Dec 30, 2006 13:18 |  #12

I really dont have a good opinion of this lens. I borrowed one from a friend a couple of years ago (he had upgraded to the IS version). The reason I did not like the lens was bad CA in certain lighting. This is one of my attempts wit the lens. It does not show the bad CA. I think I deleted all of those!


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Dec 30, 2007 10:30 |  #13

Tony-S wrote in post #2463937 (external link)
For $200, you should consider the Sigma 70-300 APO. It is optically superior to the Canon and regarded as the best lens in this category. It also comes with a lens hood and soft case, which the Canon does not. I owned the Canon for a few months, but sold it for the Sigma 100-300.

I agree, the Sigma wins by so much it's not even worth talking about it. I got the Canon 75-300 as part of my the "kit" when I got my 350D and was majorly disappointed with it. Buy the Sigma!

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Dec 30, 2007 10:38 |  #14

This was the first lens I purchased also. Took it back after one weekend and purchased the IS version. It was too difficult to get good shots with the $200 lens for me.


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Dec 30, 2007 12:27 |  #15

Its a decent lens, but I am talking about the USM Version! Do not go for the non-USM version. The cost difference is not much at all and the USM makes a big difference.

I got some good shots with it before I moved to the 100-400.


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