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Old Sep 8, 2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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After many years of Nikons I am now considering, after last weekend, a switch to Canon. I have the D2X plus 17/55, 70/200 and 200/400 (all f2.8 except the latter which is F4)as a motor racing photographer but last weekend at Goodwood I needed two bodies and lenses whereas the Canon users produced great shots (apparently from the small selection I saw on the small screen) from just one - the 35/350. I would like peoples opinion on this lens, those who have and do use it, as regards its speed of focus. Also the 100/400.Nikon have the 80/400 which I have tried and simply it is too slow for action photography. I love my 200/400 for which Canon have no equivalent but can use a 300mm with teleconverter if needed for fixed focal length shots. Can the 35/350 take such a converter too? I am entering completely new ground here having used Nikons for 25 years but as I get older the weight I carry is getting more and more important to me, otherwise I wouldn't worry.

Please don't start a Nikon/Canon argument here since in my opinion all cameras take great shots - it is the users fault if they are rubbish. I just want specific advice from users, not dreamers who have read the internet ad nauseam.
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Old Sep 8, 2006, 11:13 AM   #2
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You mean the 28-300 right?
-> the 35/350 is an older discontinued lens and it's MTF is not as good as the new one with IS...
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...3556/index.htm
http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/len...3556/index.htm

I guess if you buy a 1D series body it will take the 1.4xTC like my 100-400 which is good up to f/8, but only the center AF point will be working then
-> You need to remember though this will just even it out (i.e. only 1.3x crop)
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I just scored a great deal on the Canon 100-400 IS. I must say, I'm impressed with the copy I got even when paired with the Canon 1.4x or 2x TC...I have not tried it for action shots, but shooting the moon with the 2x TC yielded great results. I had no idea though that I would totally lose autofocus when paired with the Canon 2x TC.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 3:32 AM   #4
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The AF does slow down with the 1.4x TC though...
No where near the D2x @ 2x cropped factor in the high-speed mode

-> One should take that into consideration with the 1D MrkIIN
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