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The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

The NEW Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM high-performance telephoto zoom camera lens is available in Australia I've been informed.

I would like information regarding if anyone has used it yet and where one can be bought.
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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

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I have not tried it.

But you can order it here:

http://www.microspot.ch/microspot/pr...USM/detail.jsf

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Hi

I have not tried it.

But you can order it here:

http://www.microspot.ch/microspot/pr...USM/detail.jsf

At 1,566CHF, wow!

Review (woke-up now!):http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10...n70mm300mm.asp
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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

Anyone in Australia got hold of this yet?
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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

I somehow doubt that is already available for delivery in Oz, but considering the current position of the dollar, you might find the better price from the US. Canon lens warranties are good worldwide, so that shouldn't be a problem.

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...4_5_6L_IS.html
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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

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I would like information regarding if anyone has used it yet and where one can be bought.
I had a chance to play with it at Photokina last week but the guy at the Canon stand refused to let me mount it on my camera for sample pics, presumably the lens is a pre-production unit.

What I can tell you is this: it is a chubby lens which extends when zooming. Auto-focus is fast.

The price is quite reasonable, considering that it is an L lens with IS.
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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

Not tried that one. Will be interesting to see, as it's in direct competition pricewise with the 100-400mm L series zoom. Guess it will come down to what you need a zoom for. My preference would be the extra reach of the 400mm for the same price, both L series, almost same appature settings (100-400 is f/5.6 - 6.3), and both have IS.

I know, no help to origional question, just something else to put into the equation :-)

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Re: The NEW Canon EF f/4.5.6L IS USM 70-300mm High-performance Telephoto Zoom lens

I'm very happy with my 100-400L (f/4.5-f/5.6 btw), however the 100-400L has about a 2 stop IS and the new 70-300L has the latest 4 stop IS which is worth a lot. The 70-300L will also have the latest coatings for color, contrast and flare which is also a plus.

That said, the extra 100mm of the 100-400L makes all the difference for wildlife. On the other hand, the 70-300L should be just right for sport. Of course you can use both with 1.4 and 2x TCs, but that will mean a 1 series body if you want AF.

...looks like the 70-300L is lighter than the 100-400L, which may be a factor for some folks.

An other preview if you like:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx

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