70-300 L and a beautiful girl..

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
joger
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Re: 70-300 L and a beautiful girl..
In reply to Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee, Dec 2, 2012

Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee wrote:

I had a 70-200 F4 for years. I sold it when I got the 70-300 L as I had too many lenses. The IS in the 70-300 is just incredible.

You loose one stop and at 200 mm the 70-200 is better.

At 300 mm the 70-200 plus the 1.4x extender is almost on par.

yes - you've got a good IS but so does the 70-200.

On the other hand side the 120-300 is much worse then the 300 f/2.8 II and especially at 600 mm the 300 f/2.8 II beats the Sigma.

Instead of owning a 1.5 k EUR 70-300 L and 3 k EUR Sigma the combination 70-200 f/4.0 plus the 300 f/2.8 (maybe used) makes much more sense - IMHO of course.

And i just mention that because I went the wrong alley down to the very end only to find out that it is a dead end.

I am just commenting things I experienced myself.

When I saw the 70-300 L IS I thought this could be a nice lens. Seeing the price tag and the sub par optical performance I am happy that I did not swop my 70-200

Your image proofs that the extra boost in IS does not totally prevent camera shake. (must be camera shake)

Just m 2 CT

(and I am purely commenting the technical quality of the image) I am almost sure that the 70-200 might have done better - even cropped. There is nothing more important then a fast lens except a faster lens with even better optical performance.

BTW the 70-200 f/4.0 plus the 300 f/2.8 II are together about the weight of the 120-300 f/2.8 OS from Sigma.

I have a friend who owns the D800E and the 28-300 Nikkor and my 70-200 produces cropped down to the FOV of the 28-300 at 300 mm a better print even though the pixel count is significantly lower - the long range zooms suffer (almost) all from a weak long end and thus the real world usability is rather limited.

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