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Old Jul 30, 2010, 5:25 PM   #1
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Default 70-300mm lens a very versatile lens

Was going through some of my old files with the idea of cleaning up some noise from older images. Instead, what I started noticing was how many of my flower images were taken using the 70-300mm lens. It was interesting to me, in that, I had forgotten that I got gung ho using the 70-300mm to shoot everything, when I first got one.

I haven't used the 70-300mm to take flower images in a long time. These few have reminded me that I need to do that again. By the way, I didn't need to apply any noise reduction on any of these.

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Old Jul 30, 2010, 5:29 PM   #2
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It really is and a bargain to boot. I've just taken a couple of bird shots. (Through glass) a I'm pleased with the way they came out. Not great, but fun.
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I'll have to agree with both of you. It really is a great piece of glass.
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Couldn't agree more, the 70-300mm lens is outstanding value.. surely on of the best 'kit' lenses on the market.

The detail on that purple flower is brilliant. Great image.
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Old Aug 5, 2010, 7:52 AM   #5
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Great flowers! I agree as well on the 70-300. Although mine has the slightly sticky zoom I really can't fault its optical or focusing abilities and it's the most versatile "field" macro lens I've ever encountered. I think it would take a VERY large print indeed to discern the difference between it and the 50 f/2, which is virtually the gold standard for performace in the 4:3 mount, based on my photos using both.

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Hey Zig

Those are great looking flower shots.. the 2nd one really appeals to me and I can it easily being put up and framed.

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Hi all,
thanks for the kind words... much appreciated.

I too like the purple flower.

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