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Angry
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Just bought my fiirst decent L Lens, already got a 100-400 .

Any tips for this lens ??, I notice a lot of people have a different foot on it & some have different caps.

This one look sall original & very well kept.

Thanks

Al



Nov 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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Nov 26, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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I like the 4th Generation Designs CP-42 lens plate. It's a relatively compact, custom fit attachment for the tripod mount foot that gives it an Arca-Swiss (A-S) dovetail rail, plus a extension on the front where you can clamp a flash bracket.

http://stores.4gdphoto.com/-strse-23/CP-dsh-42~-Lens-Foot/Detail.bok

I also like the Don Zeck lens caps - I get mine without the handle attached, which allows me to stand the lens on its nose. It normally comes with the handle attached, but Don will not do that if you ask, and it'll still be included with the cap when you get it, just not attached.

http://www.donzecklenscap.com/don-zeck-canon-lens-caps/

I use LensCoat covers for my big & heavy lenses, but that's not for everybody.

http://www.lenscoat.com/lenscoatreg-canon-p-32.html

You might also want to get a drop-in CP filter, which also fits the 500/4L IS and many other superteles (not that you're going there...).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/763727-REG/Canon_4774B001_52mm_Drop_in_Circular_Polarizing.html

Oh yes,



Nov 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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Angry wrote:
Just bought my fiirst decent L Lens, already got a 100-400 .

Any tips for this lens ??, I notice a lot of people have a different foot on it & some have different caps.

This one look sall original & very well kept.

Thanks

Al


You mean you bought your second decent L lens. 100-400 is damn good for a zoom. Yes 300 f/2.8 IS is in another league though.



Nov 27, 2012 at 01:40 AM
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I stand corrected, yes my 100-400 is a great lens,....

lets say Ive just stepped up a notch...or two..

Just managed to get a 1.4TC III for it....waitng for the courier...

next target was going to be a 1D4,....maybe.....if im patient I might see about the new 7DII........ROFL....

Al;



Nov 27, 2012 at 02:53 AM
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Angry wrote:
I stand corrected, yes my 100-400 is a great lens,....

lets say Ive just stepped up a notch...or two..

Just managed to get a 1.4TC III for it....waitng for the courier...

next target was going to be a 1D4,....maybe.....if im patient I might see about the new 7DII........ROFL....

Al;


Yes, the bug has bitten and it's a terminal illness I'm afraid.



Nov 27, 2012 at 03:38 AM
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Congratulations.

Incidentally, what does "S1" mean in "300 F2.8 IS S1 " ?

Petkal a.k.a. Supertelemaster



Nov 27, 2012 at 03:43 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Yes, the bug has bitten and it's a terminal illness I'm afraid.



So true.



Nov 27, 2012 at 03:45 AM
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PetKal wrote:
Congratulations.

Incidentally, what does "S1" mean in "300 F2.8 IS S1 " ?

Petkal a.k.a. Supertelemaster


Great lens!!! I had the pleasure of having a 12 day CPS loaner with the 300 f/2.8L IS. I'm hoping to own one of my own...

Peter, I think the S1 is series 1... .



Nov 27, 2012 at 03:47 AM
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Reno, I think you might be right.

Petkal a.k.a. Supertelemaster



Nov 27, 2012 at 03:54 AM
 

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PetKal wrote:
Petkal a.k.a. Supertelemaster


If anyone deserves this title it is you Peter, though it is not like you to advertise




Nov 27, 2012 at 05:57 AM
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Just fooling around.


Nov 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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@ PetKal ...

Sorry for the Auztralian accent ....
S1 is series 1...



Nov 27, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
http://www.donzecklenscap.com/don-zeck-canon-lens-caps/
I use LensCoat covers for my big & heavy lenses, but that's not for everybody.
http://www.lenscoat.com/lenscoatreg-canon-p-32.html


+1 on both, IMO, Don Zeck lens cap is a must have. To carry it around, you may consider getting a gura gear 22l+ bag. 300 also takes the 2xIII well and I used it extensively.



Nov 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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Angry wrote:
@ PetKal ...

Sorry for the Auztralian accent ....
S1 is series 1...


No problem, Alan, I understand, although the Aussie ways of geography I find confusing. For example, where would your Wagga Wagga North-South-West be located .



Nov 27, 2012 at 07:14 PM
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petKal,

That would be ,..New South Wales.....it goes back to the English Immigrants namings...

Google earth it...

Its half way between Sydney & Melbourne...
Sister city to Leavenworth....

Al



Nov 27, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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Nov 27, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
I also like the Don Zeck lens caps - I get mine without the handle attached, which allows me to stand the lens on its nose. It normally comes with the handle attached, but Don will not do that if you ask, and it'll still be included with the cap when you get it, just not attached.

http://www.donzecklenscap.com/don-zeck-canon-lens-caps/

I use LensCoat covers for my big & heavy lenses, but that's not for everybody.

http://www.lenscoat.com/lenscoatreg-canon-p-32.html


+1 on these two things. The exact same items that I have. For the LensCoat, I use the black one because, after doing some research, it makes virtually no difference for wildlife shooting.



Nov 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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+1 - except I use the Don Zeck cap with the handle attached.

I also like the Don Zeck lens caps - I get mine without the handle attached, which allows me to stand the lens on its nose. It normally comes with the handle attached, but Don will not do that if you ask, and it'll still be included with the cap when you get it, just not attached.

http://www.donzecklenscap.com/don-zeck-canon-lens-caps/

I use LensCoat covers for my big & heavy lenses, but that's not for everybody.

http://www.lenscoat.com/lenscoatreg-canon-p-32.html

You might also want to get a drop-in CP filter, which also fits the 500/4L IS and many other superteles (not that you're going there...).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/763727-REG/Canon_4774B001_52mm_Drop_in_Circular_Polarizing.html



Nov 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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Al, here is a less expensive alternative dustcap for 300 f/2.8 IS. The only problem with it is that the cap prevents the hood mounting.
However, for lens storage at home, or if you are taking it out without the hood, the Kaiser dust cap is perfect.

Furthermore, I am very happy with the Tenba LL300 carrying bag for the lens. Here's the B&H link.
It is a shoulder top-loading bag specifically made for 300 f/2.8 (hood reverse mounted) + pro size camera (e.g. 1DMkII ).



Nov 28, 2012 at 01:59 AM
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