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Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 Is USM  
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5193 times:
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Hi all

Anyone have comments on the above Image Stabilised lens?

Possibly looking at this as a replacement for my current Sigma 70-210mm.

Comments and sample images would be much apprecaiated.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

I use that lens Gary, just take a look at my photos to see some examples. It's a good lens for the price, sharp but the focus is not extremly fast. The IS is a wonderful technology.


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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5137 times:
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Hi Luis

Thanks for your reply.

I have ordered one anyway  Smile

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

hey dude, that's my lens too, as luis said, just look at my pics for examples...

definetely the worst part is the AF, it's slower than christmas

im eager to see how you like it...

chris


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

Chris - I think Luis said see HIS photos  Big grin  Big grin

User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5071 times:

I've just ordered this today.

Glad to hear you all recommend it, just need some good weather to give it a test!


User currently offlineAircanon From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Great lens Gary...

I have one of those myself and use it quite often  Smile

Here two examples:


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AF is a little bit slow due to the IS funktion. But you get used to it and it is´nt something to make a big fuzz....  Big thumbs up

Kind Regards
Edwin


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

It's a great lens either with or without the IS-function.

Without IS:

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Photo © Alexander Jonsson


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Alex


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
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Hi all

Thanks for all your comments.

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

I presume with the IS turned off its exactly the same lens as the bog standard 75-300mm USM without IS built into it ?

User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4963 times:

Gazza,

Same lense I use, and I agree with everyone that the autofocus is rather slow. But a quick flick of a switch and you go to Manual Focus and it works as fast as you like! The IS feature is brilliant..... for still or slow moving objects. Using it for a landing or departing aircraft doesn't quite work so well.....

That being said, having the IS feature on the D30/60 is a great option. Digital magnification of the image takes the 300mm out to 480mm so it gives you just a little more versatility in low light situations.

All you've gotta do now mate is get the Sigma 170-500mm baby! Now THAT is a fun lense!

CM


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4942 times:
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Hi Craig

Ahem..........I already own the Sigma 170-500  Smile

Regards

Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


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