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    Hi guys,
    Was thinking of buying a 70-300mm f/4-5.6L lens but when i look at the price of 100-400mm L lens, it's about the same .. and the price for 70-300mm i refer to e-bay one .. saw the preview that 70-300mm is sharper and can someone refer me to any place that sell 70-300mmL and shd cost about how much? quite lot of shops dont sell this lens like artworkfoto ..
    If the photo i took is 1% unclear, I will rather delete .. www.flickr.com/photos/59837685@N03/

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    Quote Originally Posted by canonmono View Post
    Hi guys,
    Was thinking of buying a 70-300mm f/4-5.6L lens but when i look at the price of 100-400mm L lens, it's about the same .. and the price for 70-300mm i refer to e-bay one .. saw the preview that 70-300mm is sharper and can someone refer me to any place that sell 70-300mmL and shd cost about how much? quite lot of shops dont sell this lens like artworkfoto ..
    Artworkfoto? Why are you buying lenses there? There are other places which sell grey sets at a better price. Have you check the usual shops? Eg. TK, MS, CP, OP, SLR-R?

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    depends if you need the 400mm part.
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    I think the Canon 70-300L is a weird lens, I'd rather get the 70-200 f4L IS or 70-200 f2.8L

    Why get a lens that is more expensive but has a variable, slower aperture that offers only marginally higher range? If you pop on a 2x teleconverter on a 70-200 f2.8, you get a 140-400 f5.6, which gives you even more range than the 70-300L.

    If you really need the range, just get the 100-400, or a 70-200 f2.8 and a teleconverter.

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    70-300 is for those people who wants 100mm more reach without taking the risk of degrading IQ using teleconvertor. At the same time, it is possible to come up with 70-300mm fixed aperture but it will just add to the size, weight and cost.

    Expensive partly is due to the build quality, weather seal etc. So I guess this lens is suitable for people taking big wildlife shots under good light, e.g. going to safari tour in a vehicle.

    Depends on your budget, if you want fixed aperture and up to 300mm range, consider 120-300 f2.8 sigma.

    TS: just go to price guide section or consumers' corner to see the list of reputable shops to buy grey or non grey sets. Give them a call if need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    70-300 is for those people who wants 100mm more reach without taking the risk of degrading IQ using teleconvertor. At the same time, it is possible to come up with 70-300mm fixed aperture but it will just add to the size, weight and cost.

    Expensive partly is due to the build quality, weather seal etc. So I guess this lens is suitable for people taking big wildlife shots under good light, e.g. going to safari tour in a vehicle.

    Depends on your budget, if you want fixed aperture and up to 300mm range, consider 120-300 f2.8 sigma.

    TS: just go to price guide section or consumers' corner to see the list of reputable shops to buy grey or non grey sets. Give them a call if need.
    100mm more reach is not that much really. I don't know how good the IQ of the 70-300L is, but weather sealing and all that...70-200L has it.

    The 70-200 F4L IS and 70-200 F2.8L (non-IS) are both cheaper than the 70-300L, and offer constant, faster apertures while losing only 100mm, which isn't a lot. IQ will not degrade that much with teleconverters, and in any case, I think the 70-200s have better IQ than the 70-300. Usually, when people use a 70-300 f4-5.6, the main advantages are the price and weight. This is non-existent with the 70-300L, as it is heavier than the 70-200 F4 IS, and only slightly lighter than the 70-200 F2.8

    To me, the 70-300L is just a lens that doesn't make any sense at all, when there are cheaper, better alternatives like the 70-200 F2.8 and 70-200 F4 IS

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    It will make sense to those who need it, and buy it.
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