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  • Don't doubt the 75-300 USM...

    I was looking through my shots from the other day...this is a straight crop off the Large/Fine JPEG original from the D30...no USM, no Photoshop other than this crop, saved at compression level 11...



    f/8 and higher...f/8 and higher and this lens will perform... (take note Will)

    -Clovis

  • #2
    WOW! That's an amazing ....... red cross on white background

    Somehow, the pic won't load.

    Gerardo
    My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez

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    • #3
      Fixed

      -Clovis

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      • #4
        Thanks!

        But I think your lens is broken. That aircraft looks waaaaaay out of proportion.

        Gerardo
        My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez

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        • #5
          Not my fault Airbus makes such ugly planes

          You may be right...that is a big A$$ white dust spot eh? I need a sensor clean..

          -Clovis

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          • #6
            I can't really judge on that pic right now. I have to see it at my home PC. If you have tried the 100-400mm already, how would you rate the 75-300 IS?

            Gerardo
            My photos on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/geridominguez

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            • #7
              I would say that the above pic is comparable to about 80% of the shots I got out of a 100-400L, (using the 100-400 at f/8 aswell).

              Another 10% of the L shots were sharper, another 10% blurred.

              Note however this shot probably represents around 60% of the shots with my lens.

              -Clovis

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              • #8
                I have both the 75-300 and the 100-400... Once you use the 100-400 you won't touch the 75-300 anymore. But it's not a fair comparison. (the 100-400 is 8x more expensive for a start) The 75-300 is fine, just keep the 'f8'-thing in mind and beware of tons of chromatic abberation (compared to the 100-400).
                But what's so special about the picture above?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kyuss
                  I have both the 75-300 and the 100-400... Once you use the 100-400 you won't touch the 75-300 anymore. But it's not a fair comparison. (the 100-400 is 8x more expensive for a start) The 75-300 is fine, just keep the 'f8'-thing in mind and beware of tons of chromatic abberation (compared to the 100-400).
                  But what's so special about the picture above?
                  I have used both, and while the 100-400 is indeed the best lens I have used to date, for 160$ the 75-300 is quite a good value. The shot above appears as sharp if not only slightly softer than most of the shots I took using a 100-400L in comparative conditions with similar settings.

                  -Clovis

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                  • #10
                    Clovis, nice photo.


                    You have IS? Will the f/8 and up thing still work for me, since I don't have IS?
                    Will F.
                    Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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                    • #11
                      Nope, Clovis is to cheap for IS.

                      Well, so am I. haha

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Greg
                        Nope, Clovis is to cheap for IS.

                        Well, so am I. haha
                        Alright then. So we are all in the no-IS group.

                        Oh yeah Greg, weren't you one of the people saying to never go higher than f/8??
                        Will F.
                        Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, it's an alright picture.
                          Just as a comparison, here's actual pixels (cropped) from a 100-400 @400mm (note: the original picture shows the whole airplane fuselage + engines). No chromatic abberation at all. That's the biggest plus of L-lenses (besides being a tad sharper). If only they could become somewhat cheaper! My car cost the same as this lens!

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                          • #14
                            That one is noticably sharper than my Beluga pic Kyuss, but not by much!

                            Here is another comparison, both shot on the same day...

                            75-300 USM direct crop compression level 11 in PS:



                            100-400L direct crop compression level 11 in PS:


                            Note the 100-400 costs about 1,100$ more than a 75-300 USM

                            -Clovis

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                            • #15
                              Wow Clovis.
                              Was the LH 744 also shot at a f-stop above f8?
                              Will F.
                              Photos: JetPhotos.Net | Airliners.net | General Photography

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