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  • New Canon lense advice please.

    Hello all,

    I have been using a Canon 75-300mm USM lense for some years now, and feel its time to get something new/better! Been looking at the newish Canon 70-300mm with Image Stabiliser and wanted to pick your brains as to whether its any good for aviation/motor racing shots? Any one out there, if you have one is it any good ? Best price i've found is 370 from warehouse express online but they wont have any til the end of 2006 ! Ebay can be useful to find these things, one 70-300mm sold for 420 pounds last night also see link below for one from HKG.Had also looked at Canon 70-200 L lense f2.8 pro lense if you can find one anywhere believe there are discontinued now and hard to come by.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Any advice would be very welcome.

    Mac

  • #2
    I would get the 70-200L awesome lens for the $ (or pounds in your case)

    If you can find one the 100-300L F5.6 lens is nice, its old but is still nice.

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    • #3
      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

      buy mine 70-300 IS
      2x Canon 1Dmk3 -- Canon 400mm F2.8 IS L - Canon 100-400mm L IS USM -- Canon EF 70-200mm L IS F2.8 --Canon 300mm F2.8 IS L









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      • #4
        Erm interesting Ian, what are your overall views of this lense, e,g was the IS good on it, was the autofocus fast ? How did it perform at high focal lengths ?Will keep an eye on it on Ebay.

        Mac

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        • #5
          cracking lens on the 350D, IS was great. 300mm is OK aswell, check some of my pics the exif should be on them. autofocus was good aswell, like I say I don't think you'll read a bad review. I need a bigger lens for non-aviation stuff otherwise I'd keep it.
          2x Canon 1Dmk3 -- Canon 400mm F2.8 IS L - Canon 100-400mm L IS USM -- Canon EF 70-200mm L IS F2.8 --Canon 300mm F2.8 IS L









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          • #6
            Hi Ian, yes impressive shots,like the departure shot of the fighter at Farnborough, nice and sharp ! Very tempted, only thing i would prefer a brand new example. Is your example really in mint condition ?

            Mac

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            • #7
              yes its in mint condition, look at the pics on ebay, they are close ups with teh main reason to show its mint, I look after my kit.
              2x Canon 1Dmk3 -- Canon 400mm F2.8 IS L - Canon 100-400mm L IS USM -- Canon EF 70-200mm L IS F2.8 --Canon 300mm F2.8 IS L









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              • #8
                Indeed. I am really amazed by the quality of your lens. Excellent Ian !

                *Big thumbs up, Pal*
                Inactive from May 1 2009.

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                • #9
                  Noted with thanks, will keep an eye on ebay later and see what happens !

                  Regards
                  Mac

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                  • #10
                    well no bids yet but well over 20 watchers! last min bidding I expect! will look out for ya.
                    2x Canon 1Dmk3 -- Canon 400mm F2.8 IS L - Canon 100-400mm L IS USM -- Canon EF 70-200mm L IS F2.8 --Canon 300mm F2.8 IS L









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                    • #11
                      Okey dokey, it looks that way, my ebay user id is macca234

                      BRegards
                      Mac

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                      • #12
                        The 70-200 f2.8 is not discontinued...
                        Tanner Johnson - Owner
                        twenty53 Photography

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tanner_J
                          The 70-200 f2.8 is not discontinued...
                          Which one isn't discontinued, Is it the IS or the non-IS version, or none of them ??
                          Inactive from May 1 2009.

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                          • #14
                            nice one mate u bought a cracker of a lens there!
                            2x Canon 1Dmk3 -- Canon 400mm F2.8 IS L - Canon 100-400mm L IS USM -- Canon EF 70-200mm L IS F2.8 --Canon 300mm F2.8 IS L









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                            • #15
                              Thanks Ian, well pleased ! Have just arranged payment via paypal so should be with you now.
                              Sure you will pack it well, don't want any accidents.

                              Many thanks and enjoy your new lens.
                              Mac

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