Which 300mm f/4-ish lens

Started Jun 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Atlasman
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Re: Which 300mm f/4-ish lens
In reply to clengman, Jun 25, 2012

I went with the Canon EF 300 f4 L IS.

I found most legacy lens yield a haze that eats away at contrast. I learned this the hard way by purchasing "highly sought" versions from the past. None of what I purchased were really usable wide open. At the 300mm focal length, I found that to get something usable at F4, $200 or less is a waste of money. If I recall, the FD 300 f4 L was usable wide open, but it was approaching $700 or more for a clean copy.

For that kind of investment, I bit the bullet and bought the latest version from Canon.

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