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Old Feb 5, 2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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I've just bought the 70-200L f/2.8 IS lens. Would I be better off keeping my old 75-300 for the odd occasions I need the extra length or should I sell it and put the money towards a 1.4 TC?
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Well Done!

I've got one and it's my favorite. Where did you get it? I got mine off ebay from HK.

Sell it and get the TC.

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Well, I got mine from Jessops in Coventry. Not the cheapest place I know, but they have a pay nothing for 9 months thing there Plus they gave me a £45 Hoya pro filter for it for £5 so it wasn't too bad

Have you had yours long? I bought mind for my trip to OZ next week. I'm hoping to get some great shots with it.
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Hi,

I got my 70-200 and the 100-400 from Hong Kong off eBay, about a year ago.

You should get some cracking shots, I love my 70-200 and use it the most.

http://www.carls-photos.net/Web_Ambi...nce_02_JPG.htm

All these were with the 70-200!

I've just ordered the Sigma 18-50mm from Park Cameras and am planning to use that to get shots of paddocks and bikes.


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For image quality, the 70-200 + 1.4 TC should be better. For portability when high quality is not essential, the 75-300 could be better -- you're the best judge of your own needs and tolerances there.
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I agree with Madwand, the 70-200 IS f2.8 is not the lightest and most portable lens to cart around with you everywhere. While the 75-300 is small and light and although not the sharpest it does fit easily into a small bag.

I guess it all comes down to what your usage patterns would be

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 12:05 PM   #7
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I agree with Madwand, the 70-200 IS f2.8 is not the lightest and most portable lens to cart around with you everywhere. While the 75-300 is small and light and although not the sharpest it does fit easily into a small bag.

I guess it all comes down to what your usage patterns would be

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Thanks.

I think if I will only get a few £ for it on ebay they I'd be better off keeping it.
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