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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Hey experts: Soon I'll have my grubby hands on the Canon 300D. I can only afford another $500-600 for a lens suitable to take wonderful shots at the airport.

I'm trying to decide between the Canon 75-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM

and

the Canon 70-200 4 L USM

Obviously, one is the great "L" glass...the other has IS.

What would you do? Or is there another lens in this price range I should consider?


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

the L, no doubt.

Why? Sharp, light, reasonably fast. You will upgrade eventually to bigger and better lenses. Once you do that you will actually still use the 70-200 F4 because it is such a nice lens in a great zoomrange. If you get the 75-300, I dont think it will be out of the bag once you have other L lenses.

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Go for the L. I have that lens and I love it. It's very fast, sharp, and easy to carry around, and it looks good.

User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Looks unanimous so far....thanks for the comments, too.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

I would go for the 75-300... IS is not a "must have" on a lens, but more zoom is always good  Smile

regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

You can always get more zoom later on. Then you will have a lot of zoom AND a lens you still use. If you get the 75-300, you will want to replace it eventually with something like a 100-400. If you do that, the 75-300 will be redundant.


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Well... there, you're of course 100% right Wietse!

Sleekjet:

Why not save up some more money and buy a big zoom lens ( like the 100-400?) a few weeks later?  Insane


regards, Florian



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

You could always get a 1.4x extender to put on the 70-200 if there was a situation where you definitely needed more than 200mm. That takes it to 280mm with AF retained. You do lose 1 stop of aperture, but I don't find that a massive problem in most situations. I can't see any real loss in image quality with the extender on mine.

Michael.


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

It's amazing how much smaller this lens (70-200/4) is compared to the faster model. Definitely go for this one though because the IS on the 75-300 is only stationary mode (or whatever it is called, mode 1). This means you cannot pan with it and for aviation photography I think IS is only worth it with mode 2 as well.




MIA777
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