MRB747
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70-200 F4 And 300D

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:49 pm


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
 
sulman
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:03 pm

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
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ChrisM001
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:04 pm

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
 
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:39 am

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
 
SteveKempf
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:51 am

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
 
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:48 am

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.
 
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:07 am

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
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sleekjet
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:53 am

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
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maiznblu_757
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:30 pm

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.
 
OD720
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:05 pm

That is one deadly combination. Go for it!
 
sulman
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:16 pm

"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
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maiznblu_757
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:28 pm

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]
 
wannabe
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:05 pm

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.

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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]
 
F9Widebody
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:42 pm

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

Thanks!
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sulman
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:07 pm

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
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sulman
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:10 pm

Charles,

That gallery is terrific.




What a picture!


Cheers


James
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CaptainTim
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:26 am

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
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MRB747
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RE: 70-200 F4 And 300D

Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:27 am

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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