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  1. #21
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    the mountain...

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...=2112&id=28468
    Well there you go - get a lens with a serial # with a 2 or higher as the third digit.
    Canon A720 IS, 40D w/ BG-E2N, 28 1.8, 50 1.4, Sigma 70 2.8 macro, 17-40 F4 L, 24-105 F4 L IS, 70-200 F4 L IS, 430 EX, Kenko 2X TC & Ext Tubes, AB strobes and more...
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  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMWallace
    Wow, i am impressed with the IQ of 70-300. With the extra focal length and IS, i could definately see popping for one of those for some nice outdoors stuff. With the 30D's 1.6 crop, that is over a 1/4 mile reach! I have been considering the 70-200 f/4, but for outdoor stuff that is really a tough choice. The problem I have, is that it appears for lower light indoor shooting at some distance where a flash is not acceptable/allowed or appropriate there is only one true option...the 70-200 f/2.8 (IS if the budget allows - DAMN you Don). My 3 yr daughter just started gymnastics and I just don't feel a flash is a good idea...may not be allowed. Am i missing any options here?? (besides a prime)
    I used to spend a lot of time over on the sports boards at FM - People would shoot gymnastics at ISO 1600-3200 with their 20Ds and a 300mm f2.8 wide open and still have problems with not being able to get enough reach or high enough shutter speeds. Two things to consider here - how close you can get and how well the venues are lit.

    300mm - 1/4 mile of reach - that seems like quite a bit. I still couldn't come near filling a frame with a cardinal on a bird feeder from 20 feet at 300mm.


    Pete thanks for that link! Good to see - now give a little time for inventories to flush out. . .
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparmley
    300mm - 1/4 mile of reach - that seems like quite a bit. I still couldn't come near filling a frame with a cardinal on a bird feeder from 20 feet at 300mm.
    I believe my train of thought temporarily left the station there. That is what I get for getting 2 hours of sleep and posting on here when I should be working. I mistakenly convertered for Meters...not mm. Hey, what do you expect...I am a banker, not a mearsure-ologist person.

    It's to bad you quoted me, other wise I could go back and edit it and make YOU look crazy.
    Last edited by JMWallace; 06-29-2006 at 02:15 PM.
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  4. #24
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    I have both the 70-200 2.8L IS and the 70-300 IS. IQ is very, very close. I like the speed of the 2.8 and it has great bokeh, and it is really fun to use. It is great for action shots. The lense is very heavy to lug around all day. I like the reach of the 70-300 IS, and I really prefer it for travel. It packs ligher, is easier to carry around all day, and is not so "obvious" if you are after candid portrait shots.

    By the way, Canon has announced information about the serial numbers of 70-300 IS lenses that are likely to exhibit the "portrait" problem.
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...=2112&id=28468

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24Peter
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...=2112&id=28468
    Well there you go - get a lens with a serial # with a 2 or higher as the third digit.

    I suppose that post wasn't a give away
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  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparmley
    I suppose that post wasn't a give away
    Refering to snapster? Cut him some slack - he's from Chico, CA
    Canon A720 IS, 40D w/ BG-E2N, 28 1.8, 50 1.4, Sigma 70 2.8 macro, 17-40 F4 L, 24-105 F4 L IS, 70-200 F4 L IS, 430 EX, Kenko 2X TC & Ext Tubes, AB strobes and more...
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  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMWallace
    Wow, i am impressed with the IQ of 70-300. With the extra focal length and IS, i could definately see popping for one of those for some nice outdoors stuff. With the 30D's 1.6 crop, that is over a 1/4 mile reach! I have been considering the 70-200 f/4, but for outdoor stuff that is really a tough choice. The problem I have, is that it appears for lower light indoor shooting at some distance where a flash is not acceptable/allowed or appropriate there is only one true option...the 70-200 f/2.8 (IS if the budget allows - DAMN you Don). My 3 yr daughter just started gymnastics and I just don't feel a flash is a good idea...may not be allowed. Am i missing any options here?? (besides a prime)
    if you can get close enough i hear some people shoot gymnastics with a 135 f2 or 85 f1.8
    canon 17-40 L, 70-200 f2.8 L, 400 f5.6 L, 50 f1.4 & f1.8, 1.4x TC, sigma 15 f2.8 fisheye, flash 500 DG Super, kenko extension tubes

    note to self: don't participate in sad, silly threads unless you're looking for sad, silly responses.

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  8. #28
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    Michael
    Here is a flower on the 70-300 IS in my garden with my rebel xt. Hope its of some use
    F9 , 1/640 , -2 EV, contast and saturation is high, ISO 400 @300mm
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