MRB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4429 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
SteveKempf From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 44 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4325 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.
Mikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4303 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.
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 679 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4064 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.
MRB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3837 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