Post EF300 f/4 IS USM shot please
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juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
Total Posts: 305
Country: United States

Hi, I just purchased an EF 300mm f/4 IS USM, I did the micro adjustment to + 12 yesterday because the first pictures came out soft,
here is the test I did this morning with this little friend.
1st a reduced size no sharpening,
2nd a 100% crop
3rd my 7D with the lens

Please post one of your shots with your EF300mm f/4, any camera.

I am exited with mine.

I will appreciate any comments on the purple color that appeared in the eye
And in other high contrast areas, the sun direction wasnít in my favor.

I went wide open to f/4 because I wanted the back ground blured

Juan



Frank Anderson
Registered: Oct 02, 2006
Total Posts: 57
Country: United Kingdom

It's a nice lens Juan. I took this one last year with it.







Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Congrats on the lens, it is a wonderful and versital piece of equipment. Here are a couple from last year, all hand held with 28 mm tube and natural light.

Tim



Dave Cornish
Registered: Jun 09, 2009
Total Posts: 286
Country: United States

the purple in the eye is perfectly normal for this lens. while it does have high quality ED glass, it will not completely prevent chromatic abberation. for that you need flourite elements which would dramatically raise the price.

i shoot exclusively with the 300 (and 1.4 tc). instead of posting a single shot feel free to look through my gallery.
http://www.pbase.com/dcornish/best_of_dccornish_gallery



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
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Country: United States

Here are a couple:











Edit:
Hmmm... I'm going to have to experiment with how I post on ImageEvent; these look soft here...


Brenton Biggs
Registered: Mar 07, 2007
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Juan, your new lens looks plenty sharp. The 7D really test lenses because of its high MP count, but those images look great.



Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
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Fine piece of L glass and the MFD on this lens is incredible








Tom


Shasoc
Registered: Aug 24, 2005
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My favorite lens



Imagemaster
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Tom Hicks
Registered: Feb 16, 2003
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on an old Canon D60,



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
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thanks for all the posts and pictures,
I have a couple of of questions;
are the Kenko tubes a good option? I don't mean the air inside, ok?
is the tube solid and strong to hold the lens and the body of my 7D?

Here is another shot from today,

Juan



Netgarden
Registered: Jan 06, 2005
Total Posts: 2547
Country: United States

My claim also, 6 years with the 300f4! I've shot for years with the 1.4x on it. Quite a nice set up [although test it at the store to make sure the 7D likes the teleconverter with the 300f4.]

It's a workhorse lens, glad you like it. Congrats.
Heres a link to a zillion albums with my 300f4 being my main lens for wildlife, some macro: [ only the last few months have I shot with the 500f4]. I miss my 300f4! I need to break it out again this weekend. There is alot to be said for a light weight set up! Alot more action shots for sure, and alot easier to carry!
http://www.ocwildlife.com/





Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 45233
Country: United States

are the Kenko tubes a good option? I don't mean the air inside, is the tube solid and strong to hold the lens and the body of my 7D?

Kenko air is far superior to Canon air any day of the week

I have never had any problems with using Kenko tubes and my 300, for that matter I have used them with my 500 and trust me, that weighs a bit more

Tim



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
Total Posts: 305
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Tim Kuhn wrote; Kenko air is far superior to Canon air any day of the week

if you read my question carefully, I am not asking about the air inside,
I knew that somebody was going to came out with this,
I am asking about the quality of the tube it's self to hold the camera and the lens together
tight and not loose to the body like a sigma lens that I already got rid of it

I think that kenko lens donít support EF-S lenses, right?



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
Total Posts: 4494
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Juan, you missed Tim's point... he was exercising his sense of humor.



dcains
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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When I first got mine, all I had was this tired, old 6.3mp 10D:












Both hand-held at f/4.

And a few with the 1.4x TC (effectively f/5.6):












Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
Total Posts: 45233
Country: United States

juan65 wrote:
Tim Kuhn wrote; Kenko air is far superior to Canon air any day of the week

if you read my question carefully, I am not asking about the air inside,
I knew that somebody was going to came out with this,
I am asking about the quality of the tube it's self to hold the camera and the lens together
tight and not loose to the body like a sigma lens that I already got rid of it

I think that kenko lens donít support EF-S lenses, right?


I'm sorry if my humor was not obvious enough. If you read my answer beyond that you would see that I did indeed answer your question.
I have never had any problems with using Kenko tubes and my 300, for that matter I have used them with my 500 and trust me, that weighs a bit more

Tim



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
Total Posts: 305
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Tim,
Juan



sevan pulurian
Registered: Jul 22, 2007
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Here is the last shot I did with mine before i parted with it.




Sevan



lbuscher
Registered: Sep 19, 2004
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Country: United States

You will never have any trouble with the Kenco tubes as its just like adding a TE but no glass in it. It will hold my 400 2.8 with no trouble. Tim has very pure air where he lives
Lou



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