Upcoming 300F2.8 SSM GII

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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aminucyrus Regular Member • Posts: 219
Upcoming 300F2.8 SSM GII

Had a rare opportunity to play with this amazing piece of glass at the 55th Malaysian Independence . I was told it has new coatings and a new SSM.Although just a test unit, its sharpness and colour rendition makes both CZ 16-80 and Sigma 70-200 F2.8 APO DG HSM feel like the 18-55mm kit lens(not that they are in the same league). Paired with the A77, the focussing speed was faster than anything i've ever used. Not that i shoot fast moving subjects but it was supersonic fast to me compared to the sigma (which btw is pretty snappy even in low-light) and very silent.

The Minolta 200F2.8 High Speed and the Zeiss 135F1.8 were my dream prime lenses after using them for a day but this 300F2.8 SSM GII is a prime in a class of it's own. Below were some shots from that day with no PP except compression to fit the forum.

Note: I've never used the older version to compare.
: I've not shot fast moving subjects.
: This is not a production unit.

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