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70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM Or L Glass  
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4545 times:

I am looking at these two lenses right now....

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and the 70-200 f4 L for my Rebel 300D...

also any comments on converters would be nice to.

Using it for aviation but also portrait and fashion.....the price is real close.....what would you do????

[Edited 2008-01-03 13:03:45]


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User currently offlineBoeingfreak From Germany, joined May 2005, 398 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4538 times:



Quoting Rsmith6621a (Thread starter):
what would you do????

My brother owns a 70-200 f4L and he is very satisfied with it, I'd go for L-glass.

Cheers,
Florian


User currently offlineCarlos From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 225 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4531 times:
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I would buy only L-Lenses!

I also use the 70-200 f/4 L and in my opinion it is much better than the 70-300.
What do you think about the 70-200 f/2.8? You can use this lens with a converter and
then you have nearly the 100-400  Smile

Greetings
Klaus


User currently offlineKlintrepid From United States of America, joined May 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

That 70-300IS produces some very nice Images.
Do you need 300mm reach?
If you don't go with the L lens.
Stay away from 2x teleconverters, they degrade image quality.



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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

I've got a 70-200 F4 L and it's great. Try reading this thread:

Need Help On Canon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM! (by Mnazarinia Dec 19 2007 in Aviation Photography)

Karl


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

has the 70-300 IS USM just been revealed in all parts of the world or why is this the third thread about this lens in the last three weeks?

The 70-200 f4 might be of better quality but the 70-300 has more range with goo but not L quality - whatevery you need.

georg

P.S.: I love my 70-300


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

Hi.

has the 70-300 IS USM just been revealed in all parts of the world or why is this the third thread about this lens in the last three weeks?

The 70-200 f4 might be of better quality but the 70-300 has more range with goo but not L quality - whatevery you need.

georg

P.S.: I love my 70-300


User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 359 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

If you can afford it, L without a doubt. Once you pop the L you can't stop! I've got the F2.8 IS version but from what i've read and seen the F4 versions are extremely capable. In addition they are built solid.

I use the Canon 1.4x and it is very good. Very little quality is lost and certainly nothing that I notice under day to day use. In fact the 1.4x lives permanently attached to my lens. I've got the 2x as well and unfortunately it can't match it's little brother's capabilities.



James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineApache From Czech Republic, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Hi Randall,

check the following link - test report of Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L. I think you will be confident to go for L lens then.

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/canon_70200_4/index.htm

Or you can check report of Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS which seems to be even better.

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/canon_70200_4is/index.htm

Regards,
Pavel



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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

do 100mm in focal length really make a difference?????
If I were you I would go with L.......





these photo actually compare the 500f4 and 600f4.....in terms of focal length, but since they are just 100mm apart you get an idea what you are missing or gaining!


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4424 times:



Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 9):
these photo actually compare the 500f4 and 600f4.....in terms of focal length, but since they are just 100mm apart you get an idea what you are missing or gaining!

That's a bit deceptive, because going from 500 to 600 is just a 20% increase, whereas 200 to 300 would be a 50% increase (imagine you'd compare - for the sake of the argument - a 1mm lens to a 101mm lens, that'd be a massive difference, still only 100mm difference)



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User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4411 times:



Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 10):
whereas 200 to 300 would be a 50%

you are right, this info was a bit misleading........

this should do it

Big version: Width: 512 Height: 327 File size: 90kb
200mm


Big version: Width: 508 Height: 327 File size: 93kb
300mm


User currently offlineGulfstream From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
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I have been reading this thread with interest and am wondering if you made a decision as to which lens to buy? I am faced with the same question hence the interest on my part.

You have been given good advice and the reference to the thread Need Help on Canon 70-300mm IS USM by Mnazarinia Dec. 19 2007 should have been helpful as I know it was to me.

What was wonderful to read was the excellent advice provided to the young man from Australia by members of the forum namely Jim-GPHOTO, Karl- JakTrax and Paul - Psych. It was one of the best examples of the Forum working for the betterment of the hobby. Thank you gentlemen.

All of this said even though we are driving Jorge 1812 nuts. Please hang in there with us Jorge it will all change as soon as Canon introduces a new lens.

I have just made up my mind as to what lens to upgrade too and am now to finesse it with the wife.


User currently offlineMnazarinia From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
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Quoting Gulfstream (Reply 12):
You have been given good advice and the reference to the thread Need Help on Canon 70-300mm IS USM by Mnazarinia Dec. 19 2007 should have been helpful as I know it was to me.

What was wonderful to read was the excellent advice provided to the young man from Australia by members of the forum namely Jim-GPHOTO, Karl- JakTrax and Paul - Psych. It was one of the best examples of the Forum working for the betterment of the hobby. Thank you gentlemen.

Hi Gulfstream,

Yep, I do really appreciate all the tips, times and advices from all you mentioned above. It was fantastic. BTW, based on their advices I purchased 70-200 f/4 L USM and am really happy about what I have done so far.

Cheers,
Mehdi.


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