Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
  

Archive 2012 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....
  
 
Humphrey Paap
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Now some shops here in Holland have lowered the price of the Canon 300 mm F/2.8 IS II to a sub-6000 Euro level, I am seriously considering the price of this beauty. It is still a lot of money for my standards, so I would love to see your favourite pictures taken with the 300 II to help me pull the trigger

My intended use is mainly sports photography (field hockey and soccer), but I also love to do the occasional nature photography. Because the 300 seems to take the extenders 1.4 and even 2 very well, I would also like to see your favorite picture taken with extenders ...

Please feel free to give me some additional comments about your experience with the 300 II.

Thanks in advance and all the best for 2013,

Humphrey



Dec 30, 2012 at 09:48 AM
rantonishak
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Like Humphrey, I am also interested in seeing/hearing some Canon 300 II results as well.

Sincerely,
Randal



Dec 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Paulthelefty
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


I have the vI that I bought on the buy/sell here in the fall, and it is a great lens. I took similarly framed shots with it and my 70-200 with a 1.4 on it, and even on the back of the camera you can see the 300 has a special quality. OOF BG is rendered creamy smooth, and your subject is crazy sharp! By all accounts the vII is even better... Can't wait to use it more and get better with it.

Paul



Dec 31, 2012 at 01:38 AM
rolette
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Here are a few to get things started...

Volleyball
1.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-h856J3C/0/L/i-h856J3C-L.jpg

2.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-TGGLHWT/0/L/i-TGGLHWT-L.jpg

3.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-97XvVm8/0/L/i-97XvVm8-L.jpg

4.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-B9QBdZP/0/L/i-B9QBdZP-L.jpg

5.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-bjcgqX4/0/L/i-bjcgqX4-L.jpg

Flag Football

6.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/Sports/Football/2012-Cowboys/i-s35TPM3/1/XL/Cowboys-8544-XL.jpg

7.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-2W88ppK/0/XL/i-2W88ppK-XL.jpg

8. Focus isn't exactly on his eye in this one, but shows what the 300 can do to the background nicely...
http://rolette.smugmug.com/Sports/Football/2012-Colts/i-nvrxvDn/1/XL/Colts-3323-XL.jpg

9.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/Sports/Football/2012-Colts/i-zqqLb2T/1/XL/Colts-3942-XL.jpg


300/2.8 II + 1.4x II TC

10. Background isn't clean, but you can see the 3D effect that you can get
http://rolette.smugmug.com/photos/i-VnxJ4DM/0/XL/i-VnxJ4DM-XL.jpg

11.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/Sports/Football/2012-Colts/i-NcpRWwc/0/XL/Colts-2630-XL.jpg

12.
http://rolette.smugmug.com/Sports/Football/2011-Cowboys/i-NFSDtQR/1/XL/Cowboys-1554-XL.jpg

Jay



Dec 31, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Humphrey Paap
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Thanks Jay


Dec 31, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Harry.C
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


300mm f/2.8 v II with 1.4 TC v II:
http://colquhoun.smugmug.com/photos/i-Wmk6MFX/0/XL/i-Wmk6MFX-XL.jpg

Cheers,
Harry C



Dec 31, 2012 at 05:21 PM
AGeoJO
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


I took this lens, which is light-weight as far as wildlife lens concerned on a recent trip. It performed flawlessly and I dare to say that it is a tad "sharper" than its predecessor . Exif data is shown; a 1.4X TC is used for the 420mm.



AGeoJO 2012

Looking for his/her chick

  Canon EOS 7D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

Walking gingerly and trying not to disturb them!

  Canon EOS 7D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

Twins!

  Canon EOS 7D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/3.5    1/125s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

A beak-full and colorful nesting material

  Canon EOS 7D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/4000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 31, 2012 at 05:43 PM
howard
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


f/3.5, 1/400s, ISO 400:
http://www.seekinghelper.com/images/birds/ruby_crowned2.jpg


with 2x III TC, f/8, 1/400s, ISO 400:
http://www.seekinghelper.com/images/birds/bluebird_chick2.jpg


Edit: I don't know why the first image gets stretched; it's better to do "View image" from the browser to see unstretched picture.



Dec 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM
rolette
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


B-e-a-u-tiful shots, Joshua!


Dec 31, 2012 at 07:45 PM
ardvorak
Online
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Wow; incredible shots Joshua and Howard!


Dec 31, 2012 at 08:08 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



RobAmy
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Here are a couple

with 1.4x / 1dx
http://www.pbase.com/robamy/image/146272533/original.jpg

300mm / mark IV
http://www.pbase.com/robamy/image/142356583/original.jpg

300mm / mark IV
http://www.pbase.com/robamy/image/144259892/original.jpg

1.4x / 1dx
http://www.pbase.com/robamy/image/146293460/original.jpg



Edited on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM · View previous versions



Dec 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM
rantonishak
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


WOW! Some amazing images posted here. Thanks for sharing them with us.

If it's not to much trouble, could you also please include what camera was used?

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely,
Randal



Dec 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM
rolette
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


The EXIF data is intact on most of these. I see a couple of 7D, a 1D4 and a 1DX.


Dec 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM
RobAmy
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Camera info added, exif is intact


Dec 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM
AGeoJO
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Excellent images, everyone and thank you very much, Jay and Tony.

Again, this lens is not only superb optically but it is really nimble enough and combined with a crop body, the reach is not bad at all for larger wildlife and/or not so skittish wildlife. That being said, here are a few more images from the same trip and now all images were shot using a 5D Mark III.




AGeoJO 2012

Black browed albatross colony

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/4000s    400 ISO    +0.3 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

Weddell Seal

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

Icicles on Glacier

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/8.0    1/640s    200 ISO    +0.3 EV  





AGeoJO 2012

Blue-eyed King Shag Carrying Nesting Material

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/5.0    1/6400s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 31, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Roger Ramjet
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....



Wakodahatchee and Green Cay by Roger Ramair, on Flickr]1D4 + 300mm 2.8 II[/url]


Wakodahatchee and Green Cay by Roger Ramair, on Flickr]1D4 + 300mm 2.8 II[/url]


WhiteHeron by Roger Ramair, on Flickr]Same shot cropped[/url]


Wakodahatchee and Green Cay by Roger Ramair, on Flickr]1D4 + 300 2.8 II + 2XIII[/url]


Wakodahatchee and Green Cay by Roger Ramair, on Flickr]1D4 + 300 2.8 II + 2XIII[/url]



Jan 01, 2013 at 11:18 PM
gocolts
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Can anyone who has had both the mkI & mkII versions of the IS lens comment on the weight difference between them? I see the weight numbers, but just wondering in practice how much of a difference you notice. I have the 300mm non-IS still, and was considering an upgrade to the IS version for the lighter weight lens with IS, however I wonder if I should be patient and wait to find a MKII at some point, it isn't like there's anything wrong with my non-IS version, so I can be patient.


Jan 02, 2013 at 05:51 PM
AGeoJO
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


I sold the original IS version long time ago before because I felt that it didn't quite get used that much. Since I couldn't refuse a really good deal on the Mark II, I wanted to try that FL again and it has become one of my favorite lenses now. Like I posted previously, I believe that there is a slight IQ increase between the two but I couldn't and therefore didn't do any comparison. The weight decrease is definitely noticeable to me and it makes it more a pleasure to carry that around and actually use it, as well since the lens balances very well, which is actually more important than the mere difference in weight. Although a smidgen longer but it is slightly lighter than the 200mm f/2.0L, BTW. Hope this helps.


Jan 02, 2013 at 07:49 PM
gocolts
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


AGeoJO wrote:
I sold the original IS version long time ago before because I felt that it didn't quite get used that much. Since I couldn't refuse a really good deal on the Mark II, I wanted to try that FL again and it has become one of my favorite lenses now. Like I posted previously, I believe that there is a slight IQ increase between the two but I couldn't and therefore didn't do any comparison. The weight decrease is definitely noticeable to me and it makes it more a pleasure to carry that around and actually use it, as well
...Show more

Great, thanks for the info. Now if I can someday get lucky on a good deal like you did...lens is still pretty new...hopefully in time some folks will decide they don't use it much and sell theirs on the B & S boards.



Jan 02, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Angry
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Your favorite Canon 300 2.8 II pictures ....


Excellent images guys,...love the Wildlife ..

And now for something totally different...all the way from "Down Under"

Rodeo time !!, You Texas boys should appreciate these....








Jan 03, 2013 at 12:57 AM
1
       2       end




FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Reset password