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70-200 F4 And 300D  
User currently offlineMRB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4107 times:


I have been using the canon 75-300 usm ( non is) lens and would like a lens which gives me better quality images and full zoom. I was looking at the 70-200 F4 (possibly with 1.4x extender). However I read a few reports that is suffered from some issues on the 300D. Just wondered if anyone had any problems with this setup

Matt

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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

I'm not aware of any issues whatsoever. About 2/3rds of my uploads are using that setup - have a look if you like under my profile.

It's a fantastic lens that is wonderfully easy to use, and very forgiving. Well worth the money.


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineChrisM001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 72 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

Matt

I have used this lens on the 300D, no problems at all. It is one of Canon's best lenses for the money, well worth getting. The 1.4x TC is a good idea as well.

Chris


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

I've been using that lens (once with the extender as well) when lent to me last summer, on my 300d.

I can assure you, it gives great results with that camera.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineSteveKempf From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 44 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4003 times:

I borrowed one for a weekend during the summer and I had some backfocus problems with that lens. The strange thing is, the person that I borrowed it from also uses it with a 300D and he has no problems with it at all. A shot I took with some backfocus is at http://webpages.charter.net/stevekempf/70200f4backfocus.jpg . The F16 fills the frame and the red AF lights were lit on the the airplane. The cockpit is blurry but the trees behind it are much sharper. I don't want to scare you off from the lens because I know I am the minority but I did get several shots with this problem over the course of that weekend.. Good luck with it.

SteveK


User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

I too used to use it with a 300D and now a 10D and never had a problem - one of the best lenses I've ever used. I use the 1.4x extender on most of my aviation photography telephoto shots and again, never a problem or noticeable loss of quality.

Michael.


User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Hey,

If you get a good copy (nearly EVERYONE does and if you don't it's a simple tradein), you'll love it!

Here's a shot of mine the other night from Philadelphia with the 70-200L f4 and 300D.

5 sec. exposure
ISO 100
f/8 - 200mm

http://img1.imagetown.net/92d97eb628beb4ae1a5ffddf7b50afd3acf8624b1107212375.jpg

Here's a 100% crop of the original image to show the sharpness/quality of the photo. Keep in mind it was night and I had to hold the camera steady against a window sill.



Go for the gold!! You'll love it.

Chris



There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3896 times:

I've used this combo and added the Sigma 1.4x TC. Feel free to check out my "artistry" (cough, cough).

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=Tim%20Perkins



II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

As previously stated, I have not had a backfocus problem using this lens.
I think its very sharp and some reviews have this being one of Canon's sharpest zoom lenses.

I think its an excellent buy.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

That is one deadly combination. Go for it!

User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

"I think its very sharp and some reviews have this being one of Canon's sharpest zoom lenses."

How are you doing that, you're on a boat somewhere! Voodoo I say!


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

Internet has reached the navy and its ships my friend. (Its just slower than a 28.8k modem!)

[Edited 2005-02-01 14:29:50]

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

I have it and have had no issues with it at all. I love it. I don't get to shoot too many aircraft, but have liked the results where I have. If you are close to the airport, it should work well. I don't think it would be good for real long-distance shots, but for moderate to close, it should work well. It is also a great lens for many other uses.

Here is a shot that made it here.

View Large View Medium

Photo © Charles Frank



There are more shots here, many of which were shot with the 70-200L F4.

http://www.pbase.com/chasp/disaster_dirll_at_swf





[Edited 2005-02-02 04:09:04]

User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3621 times:

Anyone have some examples they can post of what this lens is capable of doing with the Canon 1.4x TC?

Thanks!



YES URLS in signature!!!
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Do a search under 'Michael Catchpole' or me, 'James Trimbee'. I borrowed Chris Sharp's 1.4 TC for the 27R departure shots.


Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

Charles,

That gallery is terrific.




What a picture!


Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

the 75-300mm USM III is the worst lens i've seen in some time.. super soft at 75 and at 300mm.. soo i think any lens would be better than that.. nlcuding the 70-200 u've menteiond..

sorry i'm not very helpful..
tim



Gulfstream Planeview Cockpit: "why have hundreds of buttons when a CCD does the same thing and more?"
User currently offlineMRB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Well I decided to go ahead and get the 70-200 F4 it arrived today and if nothing else the quality of the lens is fantastic. The focus speed is much faster and you can only just hear it. I will be getting out this weekend and hope to add some shots to the database soon

Thanks

Matt


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