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Re: Non-L 70-300 Canon Lenses

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I had suggested that I would give another review of the Canon 70-300 MkII lens. 

 

I have been shooting a lot with other gear, but I promised to take a couple of shots in retrospect to this thread to see if I still felt that this was a good lens within it marketplace - specifically a step up from a kit lens but not as big an investment as the fabulous 70-300 L lens.

 

This shot was taken at the gannet colony located at Muriwai on the west coast of N.Z.'s North Island about 45km from downtown Auckland.  As such it is the most accessible colony in the world, with car parking and even a cafe within a few hundred metres of the colony.

 

So...  This is the crop of a shot taken hand-held of a flying gannet carrying nesting materials.  The poor fellow was distracted by the seaweed flapping into his eyes, and his landing was more of a controlled crash than anything else.

 

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Details.  Canon 7DMkII, EF-70-300 f4-5.6 II USM @ 189mm, f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO-200

 

I still think this lens offers great results for the investment.

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Re: Non-L 70-300 Canon Lenses

Very nice image Tronhard!

 

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Re: Non-L 70-300 Canon Lenses

"Very nice image Tronhard!"

 

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Re: Non-L 70-300 Canon Lenses

What I should have mentioned is that the lightning fast focusing system of this lens made images like this much easier to get.  The nano tech is definitely a huge improvement and I hope will appear in the newer lenses - maybe even RF lenses as a matter of course.

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
"I have never been able to enlarge a photograph... I am just interested in the shots" Henri Cartier-Bresson
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