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Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:31 pm

I'm in the process of selecting my new gear (I use to have an old Canon A1) to switch to digital for a Canon 20D + 18-55. Now, I would like to know your opinions between the two lenses below.

- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (no stabilizer)

- Canon 75-300mm (stabilizer)

What should I select for aviation photography ? Price is not a problem for me

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RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting Alphafloor (Thread starter):
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (no stabilizer)

I think better glass is more important than a stabilizer. Only disadvantage is 200mm instead of 300mm.

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RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:59 pm

Go for the 70-200L, the image stabilizer on the 75-300 doesn't work for moving subjects anyway. Optically these two lenses play in different leagues ...

Don't forget the new 70-300 IS, which is way better than the 75-300. If price is not an issue, take a look at the Sigma 50-500EX DG ...

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RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:55 pm

Go for the 70-200F4L and get a canon 1.4x if money isnt a factor. I have that combo and it works well!

I had the older 75-300IS to start with and i was restricted with it. The new one is better, just not as agood as L.

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RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:18 pm

If choosing between those two, definitely go for the 70-200mm f/4 L lens. You can always get a 1.4x extender and take your range up to 280mm.

The L lens will be better quality and will be more worth it to sacrifice the range.

Quoting Alphafloor (Thread starter):
Price is not a problem for me

Hey hey!  dollarsign  Well if this is true then go for the 70-200 f2.8 L IS and also get a 400 f2.8 L IS prime to cover the range! Also get the 1.4x extender for these as well!  biggrin 
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RE: Advice For Two Lenses - Help

Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:20 pm

Amybe xou can get some hints here. What Lenses Are Good For The Canon EOS 350D/Rebel (by Jorge1812 Feb 9 2006 in Aviation Photography)


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