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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 300mm f/2.8 - questions


I am picking up a rental of this lens this afternoon to shoot a HS football game tonight and a NCAA game tomorrow.

I noticed all the switches on the side and thought I would ask for suggestions from those that have used this lens

It is the version II of this lens.

Thanks for any help you can provide.



Oct 28, 2016 at 04:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 300mm f/2.8 - questions


I'd download the instructions from the canon website. I have a MkI IS and never could remember stuff until I read it....


Oct 28, 2016 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 300mm f/2.8 - questions


I turn IS off, AF on and maximum focal range.

If you shoot some crowd stuff that is not lit well and you slow the shutter way down, you can use the IS, but otherwise, mine is turned off.



Oct 28, 2016 at 05:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 300mm f/2.8 - questions


Thanks Tim. I was doing some research about the IS (It has 3 choices besides off) and wasn't sure about that part. I'll have it on a monopod both days, so I agree that off may be the best option.



Oct 28, 2016 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon 300mm f/2.8 - questions


in short

Option 1: IS
Option 2: IS for panning (eg, for horizontal panning, vertical axis is stabilized, but horizontal is fixed)
Option 3: IS, only on shutter release. If you don't want a fidgety viewfinder while framing moving subjects, it will leave IS off until the actual shutter release. Panning shots work too, but the lens will automatically decide which axes to stabilize or not.



Oct 28, 2016 at 10:56 PM







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