Thread: HELP! 70-300 af
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Old 31st May 2012
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Re: 70-300 af

The 70-300 mm is a splendid lens considering the very reasonable price. Until I got the 50-200 mm SWD it was my favorite lens, but now I use it very rarely, but I am very reluctant to sell it as it is good value for the money.
My advice:
1. Don't rely on AF only I prefer S-af+MF, Simply focus manually until subject is i focus press shutter button half-way to activate AF and fine adjust while holding shutter button half down.
Avoid multiple AAF points and CF.
2. I found 300 mm a bit soft and normally keep focal length under 275 mm.
3 Always use IS when handheld except when panning.

Only complaint is excessive focus hunting I really wished there was a focal delimiter option say 10 meters to infinity.

But bottom line : Great lens
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