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Old Oct 11, 2010, 5:32 PM   #31
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There is a new one not the DO. The L is hands down the best 70-300 on the market. So it will be really sharp at 300mm.

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Shoturtle -- wow.... thanks. I hadn't noticed this one. It looks nice. Do you think it's fine to handhold when fully extended?
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What's the deal with white lenses? Is that to make them heat resistant?
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 5:36 PM   #33
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It has the upgrade IS system so hand holding is not a problem. Should work with extension tubes. But the only catch is it will not be out till the end of the year. They just announce the lens last month.
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But for your camera, you really will not see the higher quality. This lens was design for the higher mp full frame cameras. On APS-c you are just not going to use the lens's full potential.
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What's the deal with white lenses? Is that to make them heat resistant?
its to make it easier to spot from thiefs....

j.k. yea the original purpose was to not heat up in the sun
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Old Oct 11, 2010, 5:49 PM   #36
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But for your camera, you really will not see the higher quality. This lens was design for the higher mp full frame cameras. On APS-c you are just not going to use the lens's full potential.
Speaking of which, I'm thinking of getting a 60D to get video, higher megapixels, higher ISO... etc.

I guess even if I do, the non-L model is "just as good"?
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This is the kind of sharpness you can expect at 200mm then at 300mm with the regular ef 70-300mm stopped down

first one is 200mm followed by a 300mm shot, just one click edit, nothing fancy
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This is the kind of sharpness you can expect at 200mm then at 300mm with the regular ef 70-300mm stopped down

first one is 200mm followed by a 300mm shot, just one click edit, nothing fancy
Nice shots! Thanks for that.

I'm on the verge of thinking I want to do more professional-level photography, but perhaps I can deal with the non-L lenses until I actually buy a 5D...
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The price may come down on the lens later on, as it is brand new, and will carry a full sticker price for at least a year. But when the new 5D3 comes out it may go down to 1300.
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Also since you are going to be in the jungle, I would go with a conversion lens over a extension tube. Less messing around and possible getting humidity into the camera when you are outdoors.
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