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canon 70-200 f/2.8 non IS vs. 300 f/4 IS

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clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 7:43 AM

can you share your experience which lens is better, can you show some example of bokeh at the maximum aperture opening?


300mm f/4 non IS is much sharper than the IS version, i have hard, but is it true?



or is 300 f/4 non IS version still available on the market?


can you suggest?...

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93452 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 8:25 AM

Bokeh is better evaluated when the lens is stopped down a bit, as it's a lot to do with diaphram construction.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 8:41 AM


Quote: canon 70-200 f/2.8 non IS vs. 300 f/4 IS

Emmmmm..... are you comparing:
canon 70-200 F2.8 non IS vs 300F4 IS?
Or 300F4 IS vs 300F4 non IS?

clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 8:42 AM

yes indeed Cole...

clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 9:00 AM

Woops! sorry i am trying to compare all the three, which might be the best...

colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 6:23 PM

canon 70/200 2.8 L here
300 non here
300 L IS here you know what they say you pay your money !

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clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 7:40 PM

Thanks for the link colin, i have seen that web site before for comparison, but i thought i should try to find many more examples before deciding to purchase one, that is why i have started this thread, but thanks for your help...

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 7:42 PM

For what you do, I would have thought 70-200 F2.8 IS would suit you better.

clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 7:43 PM

but that is much more costly than the othersSad...

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 7:45 PM

Try to look for used one.
I got mine about 900.

clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 7:54 PM

where from can i purchase an used one? In india, oh dearSad, there is not a shop to sell even the new one (except i give an advanced order),

from ebay or internet purchase, i have really no confidence or experience, a few days ago my brother ordered an off camera flash trigger from ebay, i have got it but that was a cheap shopping,

but in this case, will it be better to purchase online from the international market? or if i become sure with one of the three as said above, i can simply order one from a near market (Kolkata)...

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 7:56 PM

Ah.... I see. Didn't know that.
I think 70-200 F2.8 non IS would be my choice then if that's within your budget.

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clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 7:59 PM

so far my knowledge goes, i guess you probably have used both lenses, can you share some experience or logic behind the decision...

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2010 - 8:17 PM

Yes, I have had both, but sold the 300.
I only used the 300 on wildlife though. It did the job well, but I never really like prime as I kept finding myself changing lens.
Then I bought the 70-200f2.8 is. Love it. And i use it at 2.8 all the time, which is unheard of before. And they are pin sharp. If you look at my pf, most if not all people shots taken with 70-200 are at f2.8.
Though I have never really compare the bokeh tbh, I am not that technical...lol

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clicknimagine
13 Sep 2010 - 8:19 PM

Thanks a lot friend...

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