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Old 02-08-2008, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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i am confused and 70/300 IS usm great price Dixons 1.049.99,wow .
[7 day shop 355.00 .]
Now am i missing something here how can there be such a big difference in price ? , between any store.
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Old 02-08-2008, 20:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: difference in price ? ,

The expensive one will be the 'DO' version which was/is an attempt to create a more compact lens, but isn't very successful given the price.

The normal 70-300 IS is 350 from Amazon, and I'd go there rather than 7dayshop for something like this.

Amazon.co.uk: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens: Canon: Electronics & Photo
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Old 02-08-2008, 20:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: difference in price ? ,

Looking at 7Day shop - they list two 70-300IS lenses. One is 355 and the other is 759, and looking at them they appear to be two different lenses.

I guess that is the reason for the different price. The dearer one has DO in the model number - and this refers to 'something optics' - maybe better quality?
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Old 02-08-2008, 20:24   #4 (permalink)
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Mmmmmmmm thanks i'll check it out i'll be a bit more studious,
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Re: difference in price ? ,

I wouldn't buy the DO version - it's not worth it. IQ is no better than the standard one, and maybe not as good is some respects.
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I wouldn't buy the DO version - it's not worth it. IQ is no better than the standard one, and maybe not as good is some respects.
Sounds like good advice Paul - but what is the difference?
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Re: difference in price ? ,

no i wont buy the DO version, not when the near as damm price will buy me a 70/200 2.8 L ,. There again the 70/200 f4 is in the same bracket i think
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Re: difference in price ? ,

Don't buy the DO version. All it does is give you a shorter lens, eg it doesn't expand. And a 1050 is still way over the top for a DO. Get the normal 70-300 you won't regret it.
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Re: difference in price ? ,

If you'd like to read up on DO lenses...

Canon UK - DO Lenses

Basically they use diffraction elements that allow more lens elements to be crammed into a smaller space. I think it's probably a technological cul-de-sac and I haven't noticed Canon bringing any new ones out recently.
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Old 02-08-2008, 21:36   #10 (permalink)

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Re: difference in price ? ,

I Think Nikon Also Do Two Lenses Similar To This.

70 - 300 Vr 350 Ish And 70 - 300 Vr 1200 Ish
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