Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Cameras, Lenses and Accessories: Discuss Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?...Basically my first lens with IS , and the price seems decent as well , any other recommendations guys ?...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19-02-2008, 17:18   #1 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6
madman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

Basically my first lens with IS , and the price seems decent as well , any other recommendations guys ?
madman is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 18:09   #2 (permalink)
Loves the place
 
Rob Barron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Poole, Dorset
Posts: 7,227
Rob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to all
Rob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to allRob Barron is a name known to all

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

For its money (346 at Onestop inc postage) I think you are getting a very good lens there madman. The IS is going to help you a lot, especially when using the 300mm end. The quality of the glass is good and is a fairly well corrected lens in terms of chromatic aberation and things. I think pound for pound you will not get much better than that so go for it

Cheers,
Rob
Rob Barron is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 18:45   #3 (permalink)
Pixalo Crew
 
stepheno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bingley
Posts: 10,668
stepheno is a jewel in the rough
stepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the roughstepheno is a jewel in the rough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Re: Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

I've had one and I'll second Rob's recommendation.
stepheno is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2008, 19:05   #4 (permalink)
Loves the place
 
silkstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Silkstone Common, Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 5,719
silkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of light
silkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of lightsilkstone is a glorious beacon of light

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Re: Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

I have one and I reckon it's excellent.
silkstone is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2008, 05:04   #5 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6
madman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Re: Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

great !! I shall get this one soon , its priced at around 820USD where I am at (India) but still looks to be a great pick.
The thing i didnt like is buying the lens hood seperately , atleast thats what the dealer here told me. Also thinking of throwing in an extender .
madman is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 20-02-2008, 05:10   #6 (permalink)
New here
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6
madman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished roadmadman is on a distinguished road
User's Gallery
Re: Going in for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , Any more reccomendations ?

Thanks guys will go for this one , priced at around 820$ where im at , its a big investment , Im also wondering if there are extenders available to increase the focal length of it, might just be useful out in the jungle , something which lets the IS & AF work .

Last edited by madman; 20-02-2008 at 05:26.
madman is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS USM AQ Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 8 08-02-2008 21:23
Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR - VR allows 1/10 sec handheld at 300mm !! Dave Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 7 31-01-2008 23:28
Canon 300mm F4 IS L series Rob Barron Photography Classified Adverts 3 18-10-2007 16:49
Canon 300mm f/4 L IS USM with TC Vs 100-400mm f4.5/5.6 L USM IS Bundybear Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 16 30-05-2007 22:37
Canon 300mm L Glass Liberalis Photography Classified Adverts 8 22-08-2005 11:13


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:16.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196