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Long lens


eonisuk e2
7 108 England
16 May 2009 11:16AM
can anyone help out

going to the falklands in january and want to take a long lens with me or get a converter for the lenses i have

i have seen advertised a prinz galaxy lens 500mm just wondered what they were like

would the canon 2x converter work on the 70 - 200 L and the 70 - 300 is non L lens or would i need one for each

any other suggestions would be gratefully received

eon

ps i have a 30d

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justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
16 May 2009 11:40AM
The 2X will work on the 70-200mm lens but the 70-300mm isn't designed to be used with an extender/converter.

No idea abouth the 500mm lens but I'd be very suprised if it was worth bothering with.
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
16 May 2009 1:02PM
i wouldn't bother with the 2x but get the 1.4, images will still be good. to soft with 2x . is it the 70/200 L 2.8 you have ?
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
16 May 2009 1:38PM
I agree - go for the 1.4 teleconverter, mine is almost always on my 70-200mm L lens and image quality is still very high. A 2*TC can be used, but it needs good lighting and image quality takes a very noticable drop - some example shots here: with 100% crops as well:
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That was also with the f2.8 lens - if your using the f4 version then you will also lose AF with the 2*TC, whilst with both lenses you retain AF with the 1.4TC.
eonisuk e2
7 108 England
16 May 2009 1:47PM

Quote:I wouldn't bother with the 2x but get the 1.4, images will still be good. to soft with 2x . is it the 70/200 L 2.8 you have ?


it is the 2.8

so if i get the 1x4 that will take the 70-200 up to ?
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
16 May 2009 1:57PM
thats 1.6 crop on the camera then the 1.4 ==448mm. @ f/4
eonisuk e2
7 108 England
16 May 2009 2:59PM
have had a rethink how about a 100-400 is with a 1x4 converter
justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
16 May 2009 3:08PM
The 100-400mm L I.S. and 1.4X extender is a poor combination. Auto focus won't function and although there is a trick to fool it into working, by covering certain contacts with tape, it is a very hit and miss approach.
Image quality suffers too and whilst the results can be acceptable and even quite reasonible, if conditions are favourable, it's a combination that's best thought of as a last result. Not worth considering IMO. The 100-400mm is a good choice, but not with an extender.
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
16 May 2009 3:26PM
i have the 100/400 you have to make sure you get a good'n some say they have had soft ones so test first if you can .Something to think about i have two canon 1.4 extenders the mk2 and an old one , the thing is the old one gives sharper images ! but only on that lens. i have to use the mk2 on all my other lens's. the auto focus wont work on your camera as well. it works on my 1d mk II N though.
icphoto e2
13 1.5k England
16 May 2009 5:09PM
The Prinz Galaxy lens was a Dixons own brand lens produced during the 1970's, the quality will be poor to say the least, I would not bother with it.
mark_delta e2
7 1.3k
16 May 2009 5:17PM
The prinz 500mm will silence all its detractors if someone post up some samples, used correctly it will hammer any zoom.
Yes I have tried it and I was gobsmacked at its sharpness, absolutely
eonisuk e2
7 108 England
16 May 2009 6:34PM

Quote:The Prinz Galaxy lens was a Dixons own brand lens produced during the 1970's, the quality will be poor to say the least, I would not bother with it.


thanks for that
eonisuk e2
7 108 England
16 May 2009 6:35PM

Quote:The prinz 500mm will silence all its detractors if someone post up some samples, used correctly it will hammer any zoom.
Yes I have tried it and I was gobsmacked at its sharpness, absolutely



ok thanks

so basically if you have a good lens you get good pictures if its a bad one bad pictures doesn't matter whether its a prinz or canon

i hoped this would be easy
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
16 May 2009 7:39PM
it is get a canon ef 300 2.8 L IS + 1.4 extender !
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
16 May 2009 7:45PM

Quote:It is get a canon ef 300 2.8 L IS + 1.4 extender !


that lens should be sold with an addiction warning on it Wink
I should know I am addicted to it and I only used it once!

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