Ed af 300 2.8

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Mar 31, 2007
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I'm having a heck of a time finding info on this lens. You know the one, It looks just like the AI-S with the huge front element. Web searches turn up mostly results for the new ones (AF-S & VR).

I've got a chance to buy one, and would like to do some research. Perhaps read some reviews and such. Any help, or better yet, personal experiences would be appreciated.

Looks like this, except it's AF.

Thanks.
 
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Feb 19, 2006
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LA (Lower Arkansas)
I've got one and love it. I thought about selling it a couple months ago, but just couldn't do it.

It's sharp enough at 2.8. I just use a bit of unsharp mask to tighten up my shots. No big deal. It doesn't focus as fast as the AF-S version, but it's fast enough for high school football at night. Overall, it's a great value. Here's some samples (complete with EXIF info):


PeeWee football...
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Baseball...
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High School football...
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I am not a birder...
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AFLAC!!!
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Chicago, IL
I owned one of these lenses, sold it to someone on the Cafe for $1,300.00 back in 2006. I am told that parts are difficult to locate if it requires repair.
 

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