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  • Laurence Charette 5y

    wow, love it! have you done some editing on it ? Of the lens is THAT sharp?
  • Laurence Charette 5y

    Or the lens* sorry
  • Pierre.B 5y

    very minor edits. If there was any sharpening done, it was the default setting from lightroom. I shoot RAW, so there are always a bit of edits to be done on any image. When you get a good copy of any lens, and you dont shoot at the max aperture, sharpness is not too difficult to achieve. But this type of image is why they say the 70-300 is close to an L lens
  • Laurence Charette 5y

    How do I shoot RAW with this camera?
  • Pierre.B 5y

    You can set what image type you are creating in the menu. I think it was in the first section
    RAW, jpg or RAW+JPG

    Check out your manual, mainly because I have no clue what camera you have.. =/
  • Laurence Charette 5y

    LOL I have the rebel XSi too ;-)
  • Pierre.B 5y

    Ah...hit the menu button (upper left)
    Scroll to the first menu selection, the red icon.
    The first line is QUALITY
    In there, you have L,M,S and RAW. You can even do L+RAW
    L= large JPG
    M = medium JPG
    S = small JPG
  • Laurence Charette 5y

    Alright, thanks! :)
  • Mrityunjoy Chatterjee 5y

    very attarctive photo.
    i do want to know somthing.
    i hav a camera canon 550d with 18-55is lens, i need a zoom lens now,what kind of telephoto zoom lens would be better for me as i'm a beginer.plz advise.(
  • Pierre.B 5y


    It all depends on budget really.

    Low budget 55-250 runs around $300
    Mid range 70-300 non L such as mine runs around $600
    High end 70-200 f/4 or f/2.8, with or without IS, from $600 to $2200

    The 70-200 f/4 L without IS is the same price as the 70-300 with IS. At this focal range, I need IS, so getting the f/4 L without IS was not an option.

    To start with, if you have a low budget, get the 55-250. Its a good kit, basic lens. You'll struggle in low light but able to shoot fine during the day.
  • Timothy LaBranche PRO 4y

    Awesome photo sir! I just read your review about the 70-300 IS USM lens you used to take it. I'm buying that lens today! I've been trying to decide between that or the L version of the lens. I must say, in all of the sample photos I've seen on both lenses, I can't tell them apart. Considering all of the great reviews on it, I might as well buy this one to have a great value lens, not as conspicuous as a white L lens, and I can save almost $1,000!
  • Pierre.B 4y

    Timothy LaBranche
    Thanks Timothy. It is an awesome lens. I don't know why Canon decided to upgrade it. I bought a 70-200 f/2.8 IS, which is awesome, but I still kept and sometimes use the 70-300
  • Mohammad Aboelkhier 4y

    well i'm finally taking the step to get a 40D properly used from adorama, this will be my 1st Dslr , i've used superzoom & film before - not so frequent use of a 7D

    i decided to start with the ef-s17-85 usm is f/4-5.6 & the Ef 70-300 f/4:5.6
    should that be a good kit as i'll mainly be shooting architectural photography
    and ofcurse i don't want them to fail me in most of the other general usages (artistic / friends weddings / portraits /etc) - i really am not interested at product photography so far

    the other thing is the f/x at the 18-55 / 55-250 / 75-300 it'll be 3.6-5.6 as i remember the difference i believe is the sharpness but with the DOF differ also? regarding the 3.6 theoretically should give a better dof ????

    i'm also kinda concerned about whether to get them used in mint condition or used as new or not (ebay or store as adorama or b&h)
  • Mohammad Aboelkhier 4y

    correction : the EF 70-300 usm is *
  • Pierre.B 4y

    Thats a decent lens to start out with if you are mainly shooting in day light conditions. If you are shooting no flash low light shots, the variable aperture will hurt you. Same goes for the 70-300 and actually, all variable aperture lenses. So those lenses will be hard to shoot weddings with if in the church where they usually dont allow flash. The 40D can do decent high ISO up to 800, maybe 1600.

    When it says 3.5 - 5.6 , the aperture will open more at 18mm (3.5) and open less at 55mm (5.6). So the further you zoom out, the smaller the aperture is.

    You are correct, this will have an impact on depth of field. 3.5 gives you shallower DOF than 5.6. Also keep in mind the two other key components in DOF.... focal lenght and distance of subject to background. The longer the focal lenght, the shallower the DOF. So 18mm will give more DOF than 55mm, if you keep the aperture the same.

    Better..well, that depends on your intent. It's all relative to what you want to accomplish with your image.

    The other issue to think about with a smaller aperture is that it will be letting less light in. So to maintain a good exposure, you need to slow your shutter down to let in more light. So what someone can shoot at 1/120 at f/2.8 and 300mm, you will need 1/30 to shoot at f/5.6. That's getting awefully slow. Again though, if shooting in daylight, then even with an f/2.8, you can safely shoot at f/8
  • Mohammad Aboelkhier 4y

    thanks Pierre for your kind reply

    now I'm all set for my 40D body & a ef-s 17-85 is usm (which i believe real good range and quality)

    what i'm confused about is the famous ef-s 55-250 is (there ii version announced on jun13) VS the ef 70-300 is usm

    which one should i get ??? i really can't tell all what i've read is taking about the built quality more than anything else and no one gave some samples or decent comparision regarding the IQ of them both

    i really am appreciating your help so much

  • Carlos Eduardo Esguerra Olarte 4y

    Hola Pierre me gustan tus fotos. Pregunta, estoy interesado en comprar el objetivo EF 70 - 300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. Qué consejos me das?
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  • EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
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