Ex-Display Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

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Ex-Display Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

  • Just flagging this up in case anyone is thinking of purchasing the Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM lens   as I've see an ex display one,   as new,  which, if I read it right, is £4,799.00  (but with an extra £400 off at midnight making it £4,399.00   -   It did say everything in store (pro rata discount depending on what you spend) so one would think including display models.)       I think a great price if you want this top of the range lens.   

    Got more details and code for the extra discount if anyone is interested.    Only one as it is ex-display so not sure it will be around too long after midnight !

  • It would certainly balance your black rapid nicely Hazel!!

  • LOL Alan !!

  • Get thee behind me, Satan !   Mighty tempting but having changed the camera  lately I’m definitely going to see how the 400 f5.6 performs over the winter as as a wslkabout lens on the new camera. The  300 would definitely have to replace the 500 so I will wait and see how things go.

  • Hi Bob, I wasn't sure if you'd already purchased the 300mm but it's a big decision at these sorts of prices and as you say with changing the camera and keeping with the 400mm which isn't too heavy to cart round.    Just thought I'd flag it up as it seemed a pretty good price at around £1200 off the new price.

  • HAZY

    Hi Bob, I wasn't sure if you'd already purchased the 300mm but it's a big decision at these sorts of prices and as you say with changing the camera and keeping with the 400mm which isn't too heavy to cart round.    Just thought I'd flag it up as it seemed a pretty good price at around £1200 off the new price.

    i did hire ablens to try and almost bought one when at the last minute I decide to go full frame hoping for an image quality improvement over reach. What has impressed me is the performance of the 2x TC with the full frame- akistbfaulrkess in terms of picture quality compared to its use on the 7d mkii. 

  • Yes, I remember you hired the 300mm but hadn't realised you'd bought a full frame camera which I guess is the 5DmkIV.   I love my 5Diii and as you say the TC's work very well on them and the prime lenses.  

  • HAZY

    Yes, I remember you hired the 300mm but hadn't realised you'd bought a full frame camera which I guess is the 5DmkIV.   I love my 5Diii and as you say the TC's work very well on them and the prime lenses.  

    no I went the whole hog and went for the 1dx   Mkii - this way I won’t ever need another camera.till I’m not able to carry one :)

  • Bobs_Still_Retired
    no I went the whole hog and went for the 1dx   Mkii

        wow, nice one Bob;   I checked this morning on the website which extra discount started at midnight and unbelievably the 300mm is still there - just in case you change your mind  lol       I proceeded to check out to see if the discount went through and it does, making it £4,399  - bargain ;)       (ex-demo  1DX mkii    is  £4,349.00 )   

    post edit;  I just looked to see how much batteries are for the 1DX  - ouch  lol

  • There are a few mark 1,s knocking about for around 2k Hazel If you want one.

    A mate has nealy the same set up as Bob but with a 600mm and I'm amazed how well they take the 2x TC.

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  • wow, they are stunning Alan,  I've seen great results from the 1DX but when I saw the accessories prices and battery I thought I'd put it off for another time  lol   Happy with my 5Dmkiii  :)      A chap at L.Moss who I've bumped into a couple of times let me have a try with his 1DXmkii and it was easier to handle than I expected although would add another 400gms or so to my already overstrained arms  !

  • HAZY

    wow, they are stunning Alan,  I've seen great results from the 1DX but when I saw the accessories prices and battery I thought I'd put it off for another time  lol   Happy with my 5Dmkiii  :)      A chap at L.Moss who I've bumped into a couple of times let me have a try with his 1DXmkii and it was easier to handle than I expected although would add another 400gms or so to my already overstrained arms  !

    I haven’t weighed the two but I’ll be honest and say that it doesn’t seem to weigh much more than my 7dmkii with the battery grip fitted. In that respect it feels better in the hand as it’s all one piece so you’re not always checking the hangrio is screwed on securely. My latest Osprey pics were taken hand held with the 500 mm lens and the 2xTC be auss the Osprey is usually over the other side of the reservoir and you’re usually hoping for good record shots- needless to say I was delighted with the quality once I got them home. I did do something I thought I never would do though and bought “grey”. There are some rather strange anomalies with it though that take a bit of getting used to - like the focus zones for instance, not quite as useful as the 7d though the focus system itself seems excellent. The other big difference, which you have probably found with your 5d is the picture detail and colour. Just got to learn to make the most of it now. Hopefully one battery will be enough :)

  • Must say that the 1DX did feel very comfortable in the hand even with the chunky grip when I had a go with the 1DXmkii and was surprised when I read the weight of it as it didn't feel any different as you say to the cameras we have.     One thing for sure is I couldn't go above the 300mm weight of lens attached to the camera body as my elbows won't take it without more tennis elbow problems so I am restricted to what I can use - even with the harness !     As you say Bob, the colours you get from these top cameras is outstanding and the fact they work very well with converters with less noise.   It's nice being able to whack up the ISO and still retain good quality images.     Have fun with the 1DX and I'll go check on your Osprey photos now.