500mm f4.5

Started Mar 5, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Re: 500mm f4.5
In reply to louis_, Mar 5, 2009

Louis

the 500 4.5 is a nice lens. i used to own one and solde mine to a friend after i got my 600 IS. He still uses it

I am tempted in getting this at half the price of the 500 4 IS, but
am concerned about the image quality.

Image quality is very nice. nothing to worry about

I guess the lack of IS doesn't really matter, as it will mostly
sitting on a tripod and the sports/wildlife demands a fast shutter
anyway.

It does. If you shoot with an 1.4 or 2x extender and a crop body you end up in territory around 800mm or more. Also wildlife doesnt always require fast shutterspeeds

it works fine without IS but certainly IS helps

i think canon doesnt service the lens any longer but it can be serviced by third party repair shops

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