Fantastic lens experience!

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Graham Meale
Graham Meale Senior Member • Posts: 2,104
I upgraded to the L

I was very fond of my 70-300 non-L but I have no regrets having sold it and upgraded to the L. The non-L was excellent value for money, and produced very sharp images most of the time. But not as consistently as the L. On some critical occasions the non-L produced photos that were not at all sharp, and I've never worked out why. (Early releases of the non-L had a fault that might have accounted for this, but mine had been "fixed".) The contrast and clarity in the corners is definitely better on the L, too. The L is certainly heavier and stouter, but otherwise not much larger than the non-L. It fits nicely into the same space in my Lowepro bag.

So yes, the non-L is very sharp (it has been referred to by some as the "hidden L") but in my experience not consistently. The 70-300L is a stellar lens.

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