Scanning From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 18 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5720 times:
Dear fellow photographers,
I am going to switch from my Olympus C-730UZ to a Canon EOS 300D.
What is the most effectful telezoom for aviation photography in respect of
sharpness and other quality criteria. What are your experiences with the 300D?
Thank you all in advance and happy shooting.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5679 times:
There are almost as many different lenses in use on 300D's as there are photographers on this forum. And everybody will tell you their lens is great. To prevent you from getting lost in the forest of lenses:
WERNAIR From Austria, joined Aug 2003, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 5602 times:
Since I bought the 300D I have the same question as you... But I think I found an answer now!!!
I started with the low budget version Tamron 70-300 which is rather cheap but image quality is not that great. Also slow and unprecise AF is a problem with this lens. After that I tried a lot. I bought Sigma APO II 70-300 which is ok and has also a good price but it wasn't good enough for me. I also had some AF problems with this one.
Then I lend a Canon 28-300 IS USM! This was the best I've ever had on my cam but if you check out the price: 2300€!!! Thats way too much I think.
So I tried the smaller sister the 75-300 IS USM! And I bought it some days ago and I'm very very happy with it. It has a precise AF, picture stabilizer and a great picture quality also beween 200-300mm...
Go for it, if you can afford it, if not get the Canon 75-300 USM III! Half the price without the stabilizer but also good picture quality.
Hope this helps...
@Clickhappy: That looks cool; do you often go to the gym
Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5415 times:
Yep... let's not forget the venerable Sigma 170-500... a cracking lens for the price! I'll not post any thumbnails but please feel free to peruse my shots for examples of what the Sigma 170-500 can do.
Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist