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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:28 PM   #11
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You misunderstood me. The 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 is not OS... I was torn between this lens and the EF 28-135 IS USM a month ago but settle for the Canon since I need to get the lens for my trip. The 24-135mm f2.8-4.5 had the same note as the OS lens has now as not being available. The same note was on the 120-300 f2.8 as well otherwise I would have picked it over my EX 70-200 f2.8! :twisted:

In fact the OS lens was not even on Adorama search the last time around! Probably in the next few weeks... it looks like a reasonable lens though.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 5:43 AM   #12
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Hi, Frank!

Look my sample pictures with SOLIGOR 1.7x converter. It works with ALL lenses, has a very low price (I bought it for Euro 78.- new)

Click the link below
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 6:42 AM   #13
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Hi,

I just picked up the 2.0 Soligor this morning in a VERY good condition for 80,00 and the results on the Canon 75-300III 4.5-5.6 are not dissapointing, can't wait to get my Sigma 75-210 APO 2.8 to do some real testing.

With the 300 in maximum zoom I do need a tripod by the way .

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Old Jul 24, 2003, 9:17 AM   #14
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Any time you add a tele-extender to your lens, you accept the compromise and the trade off (increase the focal length, reduce F-stop). You will reduce the quality of your picture natually, how much? depending on the optical quality of your extender, you will also losing 1 F stop or more . Always using the same brand if you can, using off brand extender will futher reduce the quality of your picture and the performance of your lens. If you're using the off brand extender on your original Canon USM lens, you will probably disapoint with AF performance, and it may not function well including other dedicated functions of the camera. Don't use extender on your lens if the maximum openning of your lens is smaller than F4 (F/5.6 or smaller) since AF will not work very well.
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Old Jul 24, 2003, 9:54 AM   #15
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Hi,

As stated before I will use the 2.0x extender only for fun shots with a Sigma 70-210 APO f2.8 the 1.4 x extender (which I still have to buy, but will probarbly also be Soligor) will be used a lot more.

I tested the 2.0 just with my Canon 75-300III and even on a tripod getting shots in this weather (very dark now) is a problem, when taking the time however to good position and secure the camera it works very good, and I must say that even with this lens the trade off is minor, I took a shot of a lamppost about 50 mtrs away and it's as sharp as I would expected only slightly worse than the lens itself alone, I have high expectations when the Sigma arrives.

Having a 300x1.6x2.0=960mm lens is rather chilling for the few days I have the Canon left (I sold the 75-300 lens).

Some birdwatching WILL be done this weekend.

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 12:57 AM   #16
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I thought the Canon TC 1.4x and 2.0x only work with the canon L series lenses, is that correct?

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 2:36 AM   #17
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Correct, that's why I opted for a multilens one.
The Soligor works on all lenses.

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 7:04 AM   #18
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Quote:
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The Soligor works on all lenses.
... for a part of the price ....
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Old Jul 25, 2003, 8:08 AM   #19
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I paid 80,00 for an almost new one, that's a good price to play with for a while.

I believe the Canon will be better but to be honest I will not be using it that much to justify the canon price.

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