EF 300 F4 L IS switch to EF 70-300 F4-5.6 L IS

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Royal Scan New Member • Posts: 3
EF 300 F4 L IS switch to EF 70-300 F4-5.6 L IS

Anyone else have experience with both lenses ?

I've worked with the prime mostly for concert photography and some portraits from a distance and love this lens.

One of the advantages in the field is you can quickly and swiftly rotate the lens 90 degrees (portrait to landscape) and back by holding the built in hood that allows it.

I'm considering switching to the 70-300 L IS because it's not exclusively zoom by feet, so more versatile, still comparable IQ and the loss of one stop at 300mm doesn't bother me, IS on the zoom lens is said to be better than 2 stops on the prime. Plus there's a 140 grams weight reduction.

The zoom lens has a separate hood, so judging by others that probably won't allow me to rotate the body while holding the hood > it'll detach ?

Appreciate your comments.. By the way ... does the 70-300 come with a tripod mount ?

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