Old 11-13-2008, 04:27 AM   #1
jnohallman
Senior Member
 
jnohallman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,527
Default Canon 100-300 F5.6 L Macro?

Does anyone have any experience with this lens? Know much about it?

Jon
__________________
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." - Mark Twain

Click here to see my photos on RP.net!

Do not, under any circumstances whatsoever, click here. Don't even think about it. I'm warning you!
jnohallman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 10:00 AM   #2
milwman
I shoot what I like
 
milwman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cedar Fall's, Iowa
Posts: 2,474
Send a message via Yahoo to milwman
Default

If you can get it cheep its got good glass. http:/wwwphotozone.de/active/news/index.jsp is good for lens test's
__________________
Richard Scott Marsh I go by Scott long story

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22299476@N05/
milwman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
alan-crotty
Senior Member
 
alan-crotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ashford Kent England
Posts: 349
Default 100-300 reviews

Plenty of user opinion here:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...&cat=27&page=1

From my own experience of 'cheap' Canon lenses the main issue is build quality. If you are a light 'amateur' user then I expect it will be OK. If you are a heavier user then you may find you you will wear the lens out mechanically.

I have a 28-135mm Canon, I've had it for 10 years, the front section is very sloppy and the zoom mechanism is 'gritty' from picking up dust/dirt from lineside trips. All 'cheap' Canons' seem to suffer like this as they have no dust sealing.

So if your likely to be a heavy user consider L series lenses which have sealing.

Optically don't expect too much at full apperture, close down 1 stop andyou'll find dramatic improvements.

Alan
alan-crotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #4
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

Alan, you misread, he is talking about an L lens, an old model no longer made. Although the one I am aware of is not a macro lens.

http://photonotes.org/reviews/ef-lenses/ (go to the very bottom)
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots

Last edited by JRMDC; 11-13-2008 at 10:43 AM.
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
alan-crotty
Senior Member
 
alan-crotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ashford Kent England
Posts: 349
Default Sorry

Sorry Janusz,

I've not been well for the last few days, a bug or something?

I should have seen that, I shall consider myself reprimanded

Alan
alan-crotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 11:21 AM   #6
milwman
I shoot what I like
 
milwman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cedar Fall's, Iowa
Posts: 2,474
Send a message via Yahoo to milwman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRMDC
Alan, you misread, he is talking about an L lens, an old model no longer made. Although the one I am aware of is not a macro lens.

http://photonotes.org/reviews/ef-lenses/ (go to the very bottom)
Yeah wrong one, its ok maybe for film or a 6MP, at 300 mm its almost bad, I had one. The EF 3005.6 L is a good one and sharp but AF maybe slow as it came out with AFD and not Ultrasonic drive
__________________
Richard Scott Marsh I go by Scott long story

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22299476@N05/
milwman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
classiclights
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alan-crotty
Sorry Janusz,

I've not been well for the last few days, a bug or something?

I should have seen that, I shall consider myself reprimanded

Alan
You're pretty fortunate Alan; in similar situations I would have had to banish myself - LOL !!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
alan-crotty
Senior Member
 
alan-crotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ashford Kent England
Posts: 349
Default Sorry

One should never be afraid to say sorry

Alan
alan-crotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.