A&P canon people...what do you think about this lens?

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  1. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    as of now i have 105mm as my longest zoom and its a cheap used promaster (read: tamron) 28-105mm f/4-5.6 and am decently happy with its performance. i was thinking about the 70-200 f4 but then i decided that $500 is way too much for a lens for someone in my position. so i think i will start looking around for used versions of the 100-300 f/4-5.6 new they are less than $300 at b&h

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    anyone have opinions?
     
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    meh. save your money.
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    better suggestion?
     
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    500 is a lot.

    300 is still a lot.
     
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    sex_xer fuck you 2by2!

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    i was looking into a telephoto lens and was contemplating buying that, a tamron, or a quantaray lens wit similar specs. i checked out http://www.fredmiranda.com/ for reviews and thier reviews ranked it not so high. i gave in and purchased the canon 70-200 f4 since 200 or so wasnt much more for a higher quality lens.
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    Yeah it's a nice lens, less surf more pics. Post 'um.
     
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    If you can find one, the 100-300 F5.6L is not a bad lens. It is OLD, and looks OLD, but it is capable of some nice shots, or so I hear.
    But I would REALLY try and save a bit more bread and get a 70-200F4. It is awesome for the price.
    Have you looked on the for sale forums on Fred Miranda's site?
     
  9. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    thing is i can get the 100-300 at $150 easy on ebay used...so thats a huge difference in price
     
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    You can always buy it and if you find you hate it, I am sure you will be able to sell on ebay for almost exactly what you paid for it.
     
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    thats a really good point...its not about saving the money to buy the 70-200 L either..its more about how much am i willing to plug into this hobby right now...i haven't sold a single print in my life and i am really just testing the water as far as serious photography goes
     
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    thats a lot more purple than i would like to see...also they look very soft to me
     
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    Nothing a lot of processing and sharpening can't fix. :hsugh:

    It's a price you pay for saving money.
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    how can you get rid of the purple?
     
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    IIRC most raw converters and ACR will help to minimize purple fringing and you can remove it manually through various post processing methods.
     

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