Scary and exciting... Renting 300mm F2.8IS

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Scary and exciting... Renting 300mm F2.8IS
Sep 20, 2008

I'm a lucky guy that got a press pass, for the next Dutch cup match, of my favorite team: PSV.

I have a 70-200F4IS that I really love but it's a bit short. So I've made a reservation for renting a 300mm F2.8IS lens for 2 days. That lens is my 'dream' lens, but I've never touched or used it. I feel a little frightened shooting with a fast tele prime for the first time. On the other hand I feel excited!

Any tips while using this lens with my 40D? I've never used a prime for football before.
The longest (and heaviest) lens I used was my (now sold) Sigma 100-300 F4.
I suspect the Canon 300mm F2.8IS to be very fast/sharp.

Tim

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