DullesGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1020 times:
This question goes out to all of you 70-300mm lense users. Or 300mm in general, anything thats longer than usual. Usually about how far away and how much zoom do you use on your pics? B/c I've always been told as a rule of thumb not to use more than ehh 200mm for shots such as taxi shots and approach shots, or they will come out blurry. My 70-300mm is 4.5-5.6 speed and I rarely ever use it for anything moving because no matter what it comes out blurry. I try to keep it as still as possible because I know thats one main cause to blurry pictures. It just seems to me that theres no point in getting a long zoom lense if you cant get close to the planes due to the fact that if you use to much lense then the quality goes down. Maybee I just need a faster high quality 300mm lense??? which equals $$$$ heh heh just please try to explain to me how to get great pictures with a 300mm lense using more than 160mm which I could just use with a smaller lense..if its possible.
Thanks a million,
"..the joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
Hias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 989 times:
I am using a 2,8/80-200, a 4,5-5,6/75-300 and a 5-6,3/170-500mm lens and the quality of the two "longer" ones can't certainly be compared to the 80-200, but the quality is still very good...Especially when you have a good lens the quality with 300mm or more can be very good.
Here are some examples that were taken with the two "long" lenses:
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4083 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 992 times:
I guess I am a bit 'Old School' in that I am not a fan of Long Zoom lenses (anything beyond the 80-200 2.8 variety). I prefer the fixed focal telephoto, i.e. 300mm, 400mm ect.. I still believe that the quality of a fixed telephoto in the 300mm and above catagory is often sharper and crisper than the zooms that fall into this area.
That said, I would be remissed if I said I would never use one. Back in '85' I said, "I will never use an AF camera".....well 4 years later, I ate my words! I learned then, to 'Never say Never'