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Ralph Conway
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


I read a couple of previews. I think about purchasing this lens and would love to see your favourite pictures as samples. Please feel free, to give me some comments about your experience with that glas, too.

Thank you very much.
Ralph



Jan 27, 2012 at 09:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


i dont have any samples to show at the moment but i can highly recommend the lens!


Jan 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Ralph Conway wrote:
I read a couple of previews. I think about purchasing this lens and would love to see your favourite pictures as samples. Please feel free, to give me some comments about your experience with that glas, too.

Thank you very much.
Ralph


So behind on my getting pics posted up I don't really have ones to show online just as yet but I can say that's nice glass.

A bit worse than my 70-200 f/4 IS was at the middle of the range but actually sharper than that one near 70mm and even near 200mm a touch sharper there at f/5 and f/5.6 than the f/4 IS was as well. Noticeably better IQ 201mm-280mm than the f/4 IS + 1.4x TC III had been. Noticeably more CA at 70mm (but also noticeably sharper) and less CA at 200mm.

AF speed very similar to that on the 70-200 f/4 IS (unless you add a TC or extension tube, then it can become slow and super hunty and not so good).

a bit heavier and fatter, but shorter

maybe I dig up a file or two from it to post tomorrow

actually I do have a couple sports shots online, no landscapes yet, not sure that random shots really demonstrate anything though, I could post some dog poo on the sidewalk with my 300 2.8 IS and beautiful sunset with my old 18-55 non-IS and then you'd think your 18-55 non-IS kit lens is better and people would be damn if I only had that 18-55 non-IS instead of this crummy super-tele POS but anyway, maybe you can see the bokeh a bit though?:
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/FC-Sky-Blue-vs-Western-NY/i-ZJRXKhB/0/M/IMG1373C3-M.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/FC-Sky-Blue-vs-Western-NY/i-B7NK3qL/1/L/IMG1465ns-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-zb4F992/0/L/MG2469-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-kzkdbP9/0/L/MG2290-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-nB8vWkK/0/L/MG2293-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-53JrQxL/0/L/MG2321-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-44NGXqx/1/L/MG2340c-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-qTtXWxN/0/L/MG2381-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/SportsPics/WPS-Soccer/Phil-Independence-vs-magicJack/i-CBVqmG3/0/L/MG2357-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/photos/i-SWQXs9n/0/L/i-SWQXs9n-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/photos/i-w6Rkv6d/0/L/i-w6Rkv6d-L.jpg
http://skibum4.smugmug.com/photos/i-BDDrFtZ/0/L/i-BDDrFtZ-L.jpg



Jan 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Wow! Thank you both! And thank you very much, "skibum5"! That is not my sports, but it looks very much like one of my next lenses! Which camera did you use?

Ralph



Jan 28, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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Ralph Conway wrote:
Wow! Thank you both! And thank you very much, "skibum5"! That is not my sports, but it looks very much like one of my next lenses! Which camera did you use?

Ralph


I think that was a mix of 5D2 and 7D.



Jan 28, 2012 at 02:07 AM
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merci


Jan 28, 2012 at 02:16 AM
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Ralph, I just rented a copy of this lens just to see how it fit me; I had it for two weeks and used it mostly for landscape and wildlife, usually on sunnier days...

I found it to be nice and sharp through its whole FL range; I can't speak of the frame corners, as I just realized when going through the files in Lightroom, that I used it only on a 1.3 "crop factor" camera, and never mounted it my 5DII a single time...a definite oversight on my part.
The IS is amazingly effective, steadying the sight picture down in a heart beat - very responsive, with little "powering up" time. This may be the newest generation IS I've used so far - but, could be the same version as my 70-200 II, though, it's that quick. Autofocus snaps right on, as well; but for my level of talent, I probably could have had better BIF results; the photographer was the limiting factor there, not the lens.

I did have a small hassle with the the zoom ring position; it's the farther ring, with the focus ring closest to the camera. Two weeks wasn't enough time for me to accustom myself, and I usually zoomed with a bit of fumbling around. Once again, my problem - it's something I would eventually get used to, I'm sure.

I was playing around with the idea of purchase, but ultimately talked myself out of it. Though smaller and lighter, it still has about the same apertures as my 100-400L, so I'd be using it in about the same light conditions. I also have a pretty decent 70-300 DO for travel convenience, and I'd need to sell that one, which hasn't been fetching much on the used market lately. Too bad the newer 70-300L is expensive (as all new lenses are these days) - I always rent a lens first when I'm contemplating buying one, and even though I've spent a lot on rentals, I like knowing that a lens is going to fit my needs and my shooting style before I make such a large financial commitment.

I think you'd enjoy shooting with one; I don't know what lenses you currently use, but the 70-300L is a fine lens with a wide range - given good light, its versatility is hard to beat.

Here are a small variety of my shots from last week; I posted two of the turkeys because one was wide open (f/5.6) and one was stopped down (f/9).

Jerry




  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    300mm    f/8.0    1/320s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    70mm    f/8.0    1/80s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    300mm    f/9.0    1/250s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 28, 2012 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


I bought the 70-300L to use as a travel lens in place of the 70-200F4IS. I like the extra reach over the 70-200 and it is not as large as the 100-400L.






  Canon EOS 7D    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    176mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 7D    EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens    300mm    f/7.1    1/500s    640 ISO    +1.0 EV  




Jan 28, 2012 at 06:06 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Thank you both. I use a Sigma 50 1.4, a 100 2.8 L, a 24-105 4.0, a 70-200 4.0, regulary, but I sold my 24-105 and 70-200. Now I might go into Motorsports and would like to purchase a Lense that recovers this range and gives me some more.
A 28-300 would do the range. But it is much to havy for me carrying around 8-10 hours. And (in germany) it is more expensive than a 24-70 (or 24-105) and the 70-300 L.
So I am back to purchase two lenses again to cover my needs.

Ralph



Jan 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


It works for small birds too, sharp fast AF great IS' what's not to like?



Chris-B 2012

  Canon EOS 7D    166mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Wonderful!


Jan 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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Has anyone compared this lens with the 300/4 IS ? I have been thinking of replacing my 70-200/4IS and 300/4IS wih this lens.

But what I really like about the 300/4IS is the MFD of 1500mm with a magnification of 0.24

The 70-300L as a MFD of 1200mm but with a magnification of only 0.21



Jan 28, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Ralph, I shoot mainly wildlife and the 70-300L IS and is always attached to one of my bodies.
I've had it for quite a while and I'm very happy with the lens. Sharp, fast focusing and with an excellent IQ. I also have the 70-200/2.8 IS MkII and it is hard to tell the difference between the two lenses from the images. It has replaced my 100-400.
I let the images speak
Socrate

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Geert Koning wrote:
Has anyone compared this lens with the 300/4 IS ? I have been thinking of replacing my 70-200/4IS and 300/4IS wih this lens.

But what I really like about the 300/4IS is the MFD of 1500mm with a magnification of 0.24

The 70-300L as a MFD of 1200mm but with a magnification of only 0.21




Geert, since I got my 70-300L IS my 300/4 is collecting dust
It has an amazing IS. This was taken with the 70-300L hand-held
Socrate


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Jan 28, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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Jan 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Show your EF 70-300 3.5-5.6 L IS pictures please


Wow, nice images displayed here ! Indeed, that lens seems to be a great performer. As light and compact as the 70-200mm f/4.0 IS but with more reach, but slower and more expensive. As fast as the 100-400mm, but lighter and more compact but less reach. A great compromise between the 70-200mm f/4.0 IS and the 100-400mm, I guess. For sure, Canon's offering in this range doesn't fall short.


Jan 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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Fntastic "macro", Socrate! The only thing holding me back from swapping it with my 300 f4 IS, is the fact the latter will take TCs, with no real issues...



Jan 28, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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Very nice images all!

I am seriously considering switching over to this lens from my very heavy Sigma 100-300mm f/4 partly because that extra 30mm at the lower end would be nice to have (minimal kit for backpacking).

However, the images from this lens always seem to be missing a little bit of magic in comparison to the Sigma. Maybe it's the lack of F/4 on the longer end, but the images seem to be very sharp but lack some pop and contrast and the bokeh is also far from creamy.

Just comparing the flickriver of the respective lenses, the Sigma images just seem to be much more enchanting; although, this might have more to do with the differences in user demographic and the newness of the canon lens (the best shots are yet to come).

Canon: http://flickriver.com/groups/1488924@N20/pool/interesting/
Sigma: http://www.flickriver.com/groups/sigmaex100-300/pool/interesting/

Regardless, it definitely makes me reconsider my decision.

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Jan 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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shoenberg3 wrote:
Can the lens produce something like this, for example (not my picture, sigma at 300mm f/4)



If it is not your picture, did you get permission to post it here?



Jan 28, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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Well, I thought it falls under fair use, since it was merely for demonstration purposes -- I cannot conceive how the original photographer would be displeased with my posting his work -- but since I may be treading a murky waters here, I took the picture down.


Jan 28, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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