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

13 Sep 2010 7:43AM
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 Plus
12 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2010 8:25AM
Bokeh is better evaluated when the lens is stopped down a bit, as it's a lot to do with diaphram construction.
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Sep 2010 8:41AM

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?
13 Sep 2010 8:42AM
yes indeed Cole...
13 Sep 2010 9:00AM
Woops! sorry i am trying to compare all the three, which might be the best...
colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
13 Sep 2010 6:23PM
canon 70/200 2.8 L here
300 non here
300 L IS here you know what they say you pay your money !
13 Sep 2010 7:40PM
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 Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Sep 2010 7:42PM
For what you do, I would have thought 70-200 F2.8 IS would suit you better.
13 Sep 2010 7:43PM
but that is much more costly than the othersSad...
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Sep 2010 7:45PM
Try to look for used one.
I got mine about 900.
13 Sep 2010 7:54PM
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 Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Sep 2010 7:56PM
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.
13 Sep 2010 7:59PM
so far my knowledge goes, i guess you probably have used both lenses, can you share some experience or logic behind the decision...
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Sep 2010 8:17PM
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
13 Sep 2010 8:19PM
Thanks a lot friend...

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