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Should you pay extra for IS?

Hi All, I would like to know your thought on paying extra for IS. Do you really need IS for 300mm and beyond? I am keen at getting either 300 or 400 mm lens for bird photography. That said, I found myself shooting mostly with a tripod. Thanks.

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Canon extender with Tamron lens question

Hi all.  I just picked up a used Canon EF 1.4x II extender and attached it to a Tamron G2 70-200 f/2.8 lens.  The camera displays f/5.6 to f/45????   Exactly two stops high on each end.  Is that a compatibility/communication issue between the two bra...

Is it worth buying a broken lens and fix it

Hello, I was just wondering if it makes sense to buy a broken lens and have Canon repair it? The lens in question is Canon 300mm F2.8 USM IS mark 1. Per the seller, the housing broke (where the lens connects to the camera). No other visible signs of ...

limvo05 by Rising Star
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EFS 18-55 Lens Questions

Hi All,  I am still testing and experimenting with the "new" 80d I got. My question is, is this EFS 18-55 any good? It's the cheapie that came with the camera and the same one as I had on my 40d (the one with the 80d is much newer manufacture than th...

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro lens issue

Hi everyone, I am having a slight issue with this lens at the moment. All of a sudden the focusing on this lens doesn't seem as good as it was? It doesn't seem as sharp. I didn't have an issue with it before, it was always taking superb and clear pic...

Macro lens or Extension Tube

Hi All, With the lockdown, I am thinking of playing around with macro photography. I was thinking of getting a dedicated macro lens like the 100mm f/2.8, but then I saw some youtube videos of people playing with extension tubes. I have a 24-70mm f/2....

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Lens uestion: Sigma 150-600 or Canon 1.4x

Hello,I have a Canon 80D with a canon 70-300 zoom lens (Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L).  It is a very good lens that I use mostly for wildlife and birds.  However, I would like to have more zoom capacity. I am considering the Sigma 150-600mm lens for a...

ibskiing by Contributor
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 or 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS

Hello All! I’m mainly a portrait photographer but plan on doing a lot of landscapes in the near future. Figured I should buy my first telephoto lens, and was wondering if I should buy a used 70-200mm f/4 or a 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS. I would like the f/2...

seths1 by Apprentice
  • 12 replies

70-300 Canon Lenses In-Depth Analysis

IntroductionCanon has made some excellent kit lenses - the EF-S 18-55 STM, EF-S18-135 STM and nano USM, and the EF-S 55-250 STM are standout examples. The gold standard for Canon zoom lenses has been measured against the Luxury L lenses. Among the mo...

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Lens ratting

I have noticed a slight rattle in the rf 35mm f1.8 lens. It ahappens whe I slightly shake the lens and autofocus in picture mode. It is silent in video mode. Is this normal? 

Resolved! 100-400mm MK2 focusing issue

So this is a new 100-400 MK2 on an 80D. My settings are:1 point manual focus, evaluating metering, back button focus, single shooting, and AI servo. The issue is it (with full AF setting on the lens) would focus at 400mm on a far object fine, however...

beastbeef by Contributor
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