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Offline david-stallard

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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 07:41:43 PM »
Really good comparison, I loved the 70-300G when I had it but found wanting for that little bit more reach which is why I did a mass fleebay fest and bought the 70-400G, YES it's a big heavy beast but I have had no problems carrying it around all day and rarely use the neck strap (it is usually wrapped around my wrist)

For safari use I would say if you can stretch to it then get it, the difference is phenomenal. Did a day at the zoo with it handheld which you can check out here http://david-stallard.smugmug.com/Animals/Whipsnade-Zoo-27-08-09/9428810_qJaMp#632094512_ois8e  okay not 'out on the range' but the distance is probably quite close to what you will have.

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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 11:10:49 PM »
That is a great review. i have wanted to know the difference.
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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2009, 03:54:31 PM »
I have a kit 18-70mm and a 55-200mm.

I was just about to get a 75-300mm instead (and sell the 55-200mm) as I thought it would make more sense, less overlap and a longer telephoto range.  I was chuffed to see that 75-300mm has a cashback deal on and is only £130.

Was all set to get it..

Then came across your comparison article!        Now that's totally thrown a spanner in the works!

Did you get it?  Jessops' price seems to be the best going at £499.


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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2009, 08:48:17 PM »
ronnie,

I went the other way. Sold my 70-300G and kept my sony 55-200. I simply could not justify the price difference when looking at the difference in IQ. Unless you plan on viewing everything you shoot at 100% or printing poster size you will see next to no difference.
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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2009, 10:11:15 PM »
Well that settles it for me.  70-400 for me, after looking at the zoo photos from the previous poster, the clarity is fantastic and that's what I'm after.  I can't wait to get it.

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Re: 'G' lens & 'Non-G' Comparison
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2009, 10:46:33 PM »
Wow! Great to see that the comparison has been useful! Thank you all for your kind words - much appreciated!

Philjo - Yes the lighting was a bit harsh and definitely wasn't what I would call "ideal". But given those conditions, the 75-300 was definitely much better in the low light than the G lens. It's difficult to say that the non-G lens is better in the low light, but it did better than the G lens in these conditions. I've also read somewhere else that the G lens isn't that great in low light conditions (don't quote me on that though!!)

David-Stallard - I absolutely love your pictures! A huge inspiration! I had a look at a 70-400G at the same time to reviewing these two lenses... what a monster it is! :)

Ronnie_Space - Although the Jessops price is brilliant compared to the others, but it was still a lot of money at the end of the day. That's why I went into Jessops to see for myself what the real difference was between the two lenses. To say that the G lens was a LOT better than I thought it would be, is an understatement. To be honest, it wasn't the most ideal of photo-taking-situations but the colour and clarity gave me a good idea.

The G lens outside of the store is phenomenal to say the least, completely blew me away! Here's a sample I shot the other day using the 70-300G lens:



So, did I buy the lens.... well.... all will be revealed soon! ;) ;) ;)



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