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Oct 06, 2008 00:44 |  #1

Here's what I shoot a lot of... Wildlife, zoos, people, and sports.
Right now I have the 55-250 IS and do greatly enjoy it. However, I would like some wider aperature options, faster focusing, and L features so I will be upgrading at some point. This weekend I am going to shoot a family member in a kids soccer game and hope to get some very high quality shots.

I'm going to rent a lens and can either rent a lens that I may buy in the future or rent a lens that I could re-rent in the future...

70-200 f/2.8L IS with and without 1.4x TC
300 f/4.0L IS
300 f/2.8L IS

Which am I going to enjoy the most for what I shoot? If I try the 300 f/2.8, I probably would re-rent it multiple times instead of buying it ($3900 is a little rediculous for my budget). The others I would consider buying at some point. Should I go crazy and rent the big gun of those three, or keep it real and try out the 70-200 or the more modest 300 f/4? Thanks!


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Oct 06, 2008 01:54 |  #2

If you cannot afford the 300/2.8 I might not rent it since you will fall in love. How much longer than your 55-250 do you need? Will the 300/4 be long enough?


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Oct 06, 2008 01:57 |  #3

I'd opt for the 70-200 f/2.8l IS. You have f/2.8, IS, and more versatility. For wildlife I'd want a little more reach though and would get a TC.

If you rent the 300 f/2.8L you'll probably end up selling a kidney in for the sake of L glass :p


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Oct 06, 2008 01:59 |  #4

Oh yeah, I'm pretty happy with up to 300mm and I think it's probably the sweet spot for me personally. Would 400 be nice? sure but I'm not very interested in the 100-400 and a 400mm prime is too long and expensive for me.


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