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      01-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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New Lens - Canon EF 300 f4L USM Pics!

So I after going through my bag, I realised I'm lacking some longer lenses so I cam across a fantastic deal on this beauty. Glass in amazing condition and a few cosmetic marks. All came in at 360/about $520 which for something of this calibre, not bad at all!

Just after unpacking it.


First shot out of the window as a car was driving past. No processing.


Shot of the moon. Quick contrast adjustment.
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Congrats. The IS version of this lens has remained one of my favorites for years. I use it almost constantly for wildlife when long hikes are involved, and the non-IS you have is reputed to be even sharper. Enjoy it.
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      01-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Congrats. The IS version of this lens has remained one of my favorites for years. I use it almost constantly for wildlife when long hikes are involved, and the non-IS you have is reputed to be even sharper. Enjoy it.
I heard a lot of good reviews for the IS version but after a quick random search on Photography on the net, it was a steal. I needed something longer and this fits in well.

Will have to wait till tomorrow morning. Cant wait.
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Got to run through my 300L out today. Really like it. ^_^

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#7 - Low light panning
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      01-04-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
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I've heard of many people taping white lenses like these with Gaffers. Have you done that yet?

EDIT: Like this
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Nah no need. There are made like that for a reason so I keep it as it. Main reason, reflect unwanted heat.
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Looks like a awesome lens.

But please explain pics #6.
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He was a street performer.

He started off just on the ladder and was about to start juggling with blades. Temp was about -2 degrees Celsius tiday and to get a bigger reaction out of the crowd, he took his top off. He was also wearing a kilt and got rid of that before juggling on that 10ft ladder.`
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why would one tape their L lens like that.... wow. They make neoprene lens covers in black that cover 90%+ of the white on L lenses and they protect the lens from heat, dampness, and small dings.
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why would one tape their L lens like that.... wow. They make neoprene lens covers in black that cover 90%+ of the white on L lenses and they protect the lens from heat, dampness, and small dings.
For most people, its cheaper to use black tape.

I can see one reason is to hide what you have from people who might know what you have but personally since I normally shoot with a group of people, I never have had any issues. Does stand out a bit in a sea of Noinks.
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