Which Canon zoom tele would you get?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Jon'sLightBulbs, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    Camera question for developing camera geeks like me...

    70-300 DO or 100-400? They're both F4.5-5.6 and both have IS. They're both also about the same price. I'm mainly getting the lens to shoot Schumacher lapping Monaco next May from up in the grandstands :) I know I'll carry the much smaller 70-300 around much more often than the fairly bulky 100-400. But for this application, is the extra 100mm on the tele side and MAYBE extra sharpness worth the weight?

    p.s. I'd ask on FM or DPreview but talk of chromatic aberation and pincushion distortion makes my head spin in circles.

    Gracias!

    p.p.s. Moxie and Novamac... don't close this thread without at least briefly commenting!
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Are you talking about the 100-400L?

    70-300 DO IS

    PROS

    Short
    Fast focus, good enough for fast moving objects
    Excellent IS

    CONS
    Expensive
    Internal light scatter

    100-400 IS

    PROS
    L-Glass quality and build
    Usable at all focal lengths
    Good IS
    Lightning fast focus

    CONS

    Expensive but good value - built like a brick **** house.
    Very heavy, tiring to hand hold - I use a monopod.
    Push-pull zoom funny for some - I like it.

    I think you get more bang for your buck out of the 100-400 IMHO.
     
  3. Jon'sLightBulbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, the L. As far as I know, it's the only 100-400 they currently produce.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    You'll likely get more responses if this was in the Digital Photography forum.

    No bumpage required there....



    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    This refurbished one?

    Why is it that approximately 95 % of the refurbished equipment they have is Canon? :p
     

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