Request: 300mm Samples with the Canon 70-300 IS
I am torn between buying a Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS and a Canon 70-200 f/4 L, which are both almost the same price. The former has better zoom, IS, and I don't think the 5.6 will be terribly annoying to me since I can compensate it with slower shutter - most of the time I won't need high shutter speeds in low light.
So, the biggest complaint I hear about the 70-300, besides the rotating focus elements, is the sharpness, specifically higher than the 200. I must say I have a Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 Macro DC and am not very happy with the sharpness over the entire zoom range, so image quality is to me a very important factor.
I hope any of you guys who have a Canon 70-300 IS could post some 100% crop 200mm+ samples. I have an XTi, but I guess the sharpness is more related to the lens than to the body!
Last edited by jonnahalf80; 09-02-2007 at 02:26 PM.
Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Mk II (kit lens), Canon 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro, Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon BG-E3, Canon Speedlight 430ex