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Old Jan 16, 2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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After much thinking and debating, we went ahead and bought the new EF70-300 f/4-5.6 L. Overall it seems to be a fantastic super sharp lens. Very well balanced when mounted on the T2i. Even though it is heavier than the non L 70-300mm it does not feel as such. Took it out yesterday and here are a couple of shots my wife (MAR) took.
These have been slightly cropped and minor PP done.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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This one of a little Tufted Titmouse was cropped over 100% and minor PP
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 8:07 AM   #3
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Looks like you are getting some very good results. Really like the bird shot. Was that hand held or on mono or tripod? Congratulations on the new lens.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for looking and commenting Andy. All of these shots were hand held. The IS on this lens if very good.
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very nice shots, roughly how far were you from your subject when shooting?
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Thanks of looking Bozz.
The Bird shot was from about 25 feet away and heavily cropped.
The deer shots where about 15-20 feet. The top one is slightly cropped the profile is not cropped at all.
The more I use this lens the more impressed I am with it. I have a kenko 1.5 teleconverter that works well with it. I must use MF and expo-comp by -1 stop but still super sharp!

This is with the converter straight out of the camera, hand held from about 20 feet.
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very , very nice!! curious .I have the t2i with the 70-300 is .what settings are you using (if you don't mind sharing) I'm still very green at this Thanks
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Thanks for looking JMP. I don't mind sharing at all. All shots were taken with the 70-300 L lens mounted on a T2i. A kenko 1.5 converter was used also on the last bird shot. The camera settings were AV mode, 1/250sec, F 6.7 ISO 400, hand held with the IS turned on.
Hope this helps. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.
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Hi MugMar

Good shots, showing the possibilities this lens has. I'm glad you decided to buy the Canon 70-300mm L after all. I agree, it's not as heavy in use as it seems / compared to other lighter lenses.

The amount of definition and contrast on the deer shots is a treat, but I'm especially impressed with the 3rd shot (first bird shot). As a crop, that's great!

I've just returned from being interstate in Tasmania for 10 days, didn't take my 70-300mm L, so looking forward to some more use of this lens.

All the best, and again - thanks for sharing.

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