Print from Airliners.net discussion forum
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/aviation_photography/read.main/219273/

Topic: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: Alphafloor
Posted 2006-02-10 12:31:19 and read 3570 times.

I'm in the process of selecting my new gear (I use to have an old Canon A1) to switch to digital for a Canon 20D + 18-55. Now, I would like to know your opinions between the two lenses below.

- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (no stabilizer)

- Canon 75-300mm (stabilizer)

What should I select for aviation photography ? Price is not a problem for me

Thanks,
Alejandro

Topic: RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: Martin21
Posted 2006-02-10 12:55:49 and read 3558 times.

Quoting Alphafloor (Thread starter):
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (no stabilizer)

I think better glass is more important than a stabilizer. Only disadvantage is 200mm instead of 300mm.

Martin21

Topic: RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: EDDL
Posted 2006-02-10 12:59:00 and read 3557 times.

Go for the 70-200L, the image stabilizer on the 75-300 doesn't work for moving subjects anyway. Optically these two lenses play in different leagues ...

Don't forget the new 70-300 IS, which is way better than the 75-300. If price is not an issue, take a look at the Sigma 50-500EX DG ...

Phil / EDDL

Topic: RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: Chris78cpr
Posted 2006-02-10 13:55:19 and read 3543 times.

Go for the 70-200F4L and get a canon 1.4x if money isnt a factor. I have that combo and it works well!

I had the older 75-300IS to start with and i was restricted with it. The new one is better, just not as agood as L.

Chris

Topic: RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: Danpio
Posted 2006-02-10 14:18:13 and read 3536 times.

If choosing between those two, definitely go for the 70-200mm f/4 L lens. You can always get a 1.4x extender and take your range up to 280mm.

The L lens will be better quality and will be more worth it to sacrifice the range.

Quoting Alphafloor (Thread starter):
Price is not a problem for me

Hey hey!  dollarsign  Well if this is true then go for the 70-200 f2.8 L IS and also get a 400 f2.8 L IS prime to cover the range! Also get the 1.4x extender for these as well!  biggrin 

Topic: RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help
Username: Jorge1812
Posted 2006-02-10 15:20:20 and read 3516 times.

Amybe xou can get some hints here.
What Lenses Are Good For The Canon EOS 350D/Rebel (by Jorge1812 Feb 9 2006 in Aviation Photography)

Georg


The messages in this discussion express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Airliners.net or any entity associated with Airliners.net.

Copyright © Lundgren Aerospace. All rights reserved.
http://www.airliners.net/