Showcase Canon 300mm f/2.8 L FD

hodad66

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+1 to all the above

Fantastic

hodad - just out of interest have you ever used the 300mm f4 - I know it's not in the same league as the L - but it's affordable

you beat me too it on the new avatar - that was my next direction ......... can't win em all
 

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Bill, I had a 200/4 macro and didn't like it at all. I'm no
expert but I believe that the fluorite lenses have a great
deal to do with chroma control which is exacerbated with
the use of our small sensors.... or so I've heard.

BBW..... that's not a lure..... it's a man-o-war and they
sting like the devil!! All of us Florida surfers know them
intimately... :(
 

Rich M

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Nice shots.....every month we have the "Invasion of the Box Jellyfish" :frown:

Stay outta the water.

Another 300/2.8 lens question....the bugger looks HUGE in pictures. How well does it handle in the field. I am looking for a lens to go to South Africa with and am leaving my Canon gear at home. Would it defeat the purpose to go with a :43: kit and then lug a huge lens?

R
 

hodad66

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It is a big lens and I'm an old F...... ella so I use
it mostly with a monopod. Even a tripod in low
light. The cat and the heron were both shot on
overcast days... monopod. I'll take a pic of the
lens and G1 and come back.
 

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no hood, then hood, both with the 1.4 extender attached or 840mm of effective
reach on the G1... hence the need for a monopod, etc.
 

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What great samples... I have the newer EOS IS version and it is my go to for motorsports..... Lovely... Great Work!
 

Rich M

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Hodad....thanks for taking and posting those gear pics.....MUCH appreciated :thumbup:

That is ONE big fella.......maybe I won't get that to take to SA.

R
 

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I have one Canon FD 300mm f2.8 L to sell.
The lens that is being sold includes a rear cap, a hard leather case, a leather front cap, and the extension sun shade. The lens is in perfect condition, with no haze, fungus, or cleaning marks. The extension sunshade (hood) has a very shallow dent that is approximately 1" circular.
Photos of this excactly lens you can find on gumtree.co.uk or vivastreet.co.uk
 

gscara

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A Fond Good Bye to a Great Lens

I purchased my version of this wonderful lens a number of years ago. Because of a change in life style I decided to pass the lens along to a fellow micro 4/3 enthusiast. These shots of the short eared owl were taken with the 2X extender, wide open. Taken with a panasonic G1 (another oldie but goodie!).

<h2>Short Eared Owl</h2>
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<h2>Another Shot of the Short Eared Owl</h2>
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Enjoy the lens Jumbotron and don't forget to share your images! :smile:
 

Sawfish

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Wonderful pictures. It’s a bit sad news, because I have enjoyed your bird pictures very much.

P. Nielsen
 

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Monster shout out to Gianni - talented guy with a great eye. Thanks for the set-up! I guess I better get shooting, so I can contribute to this thread :)

Jim

I purchased my version of this wonderful lens a number of years ago. Because of a change in life style I decided to pass the lens along to a fellow micro 4/3 enthusiast. These shots of the short eared owl were taken with the 2X extender, wide open. Taken with a panasonic G1 (another oldie but goodie!).

<h2>Short Eared Owl</h2>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gscara/6805082570/" title="short Eared Owl by gscara, on Flickr">
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"1024" height="814" alt="short Eared Owl"></a>
<h2>Another Shot of the Short Eared Owl</h2>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gscara/6951196401/" title="Short Eared Owl by gscara, on Flickr">
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"1024" height="772" alt="Short Eared Owl"></a>

Enjoy the lens Jumbotron and don't forget to share your images! :smile:
 

RDM

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I am sure i could never afford a lens like this right now, at least not for a while until i finish my degree and start working , but out of curiosity, how much would a FL lens like this cost?
See, the longest focal length in legacy glass i have currently is a 200mm 3.5 that i use with both my G1 and T70 (because there's something wrong with the shutter on my A1, it sticks or is slow) and i wanna know how much i have to save up ..lol
 
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