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Old 05-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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Hi I use to play witha bridge Lumix 38 Z fine for most purpose and then I wanted to go further got a Canon 7 D .I like to do wild life picts I was considering to get a 70 /200 serie L stabilized zoom lense then I saw Canon 70/ 300 non serie L was half price of course I know the best is better but isit worth the price difference as my pictures will be ref for future paintings and budget limited like most of us so I do not want to get bad stuff to save pennies pounds dollars or euros
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: Advice needed

The L-Series is considered a professional lens though many non-professionals use them. The difference in the two is the focal length, or "zoom". The larger of the two is better for zooming. I would go for 70/300 myself.
If you can get one for half price it might be worth it, the optics on the L series is amazing and they take very clear photos.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:29 PM
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Hi Skappy,
Like you I have a 7d and I have both L and non L series lens, I am happy with both but much more so with the quality of the L series .
Seeing you're doing wildlife shots and limited with funds what vmrs said, but if you want high quality L is the way. I'm just about to buy a converter for my 70-200 L lens to give it a bit more zoom distance, I'll lose two f stops but the quality should still be good so I'm told, so there are a few options out there.
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I use a 7D and love the camera, I did have the 70-300 lens when I had my XSI it was OK but given the option I would go with a L series lens. I have 2 L series lenses and one sigma. The 7D camera is IMO the best crop lens camera on the market but like all DLSR's the lens makes all the difference. Another option would be the 70-300 L series lens, that would work better for wildlife, if birds are included in your wildlife shots maybe a lens to 500 may be better but an L series lens of that length are expensive. Another option would be an 100-400 L series. i apologies if I have given you to many options, take you time and research a little buy the one that you feel is best for you.

Marc I am not sure if you know this, you may loose AF and have to manually focus with a convertor on the 70-200 f4 if you have the f2.8 it may still work.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:16 AM
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Hi Crispy,
Yea I know , it's meant to be F8 with the series lll convertor and 2.8 70-200 series ll L nothin wrong with that, I use manual a fair bit anyways.
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