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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:25 PM   #301
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You already have a great lens... just start shooting!
I currently do not own an XL2 so I can,t start shooting just yet.

Myself being 14 years old, I would have to work with my Dad for about 2 more years to purchase an XL2, so if I sold my 100-400mm lens I could get the XL2 much faster.

I guess I am thinking way to far ahead about getting another lens after I buy the XL2.

Thank you very much for your reply

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Old June 15th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #302
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I wouldn't sell that lens if I were you.

Consider a used XL2 instead, our members usually have them for sale here.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #303
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That depends on how far away your wildlife are - and whether you want to consider a possibility of YOU being lunch for them :-). Seriously, if your wildlife are squirrels and birds - no big deal. However, I would be extremely cautious if they are polar bears or tigers. You get the point?

I have used MIRROR lens (SIGMA) of 500mm f/5.6 - custom-order on EF adaptor to take videos of eagles on a nest nearly 2km away - no problems.

Even used that lens with 2X Canon Teleconvertor with EF (7200mm equivalent) to video sherpas walking up to summit of Mt Everest from Base Camp in Rongbuk - about 23 km away in straight line distance.

Currently, for most decent wildlife, a 70-210 f/2.8 is more than good enough.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #304
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens

Will the 70-300mm DO lens work well with the XL2 and EF adapter?

Is it a good quality lens?

When using the 70-300mm DO lens with the XL2 I wont need any lens support system because the 100-300mm DO only weighs 1.6lb and the standard lens with the XL2 weighs 1.4lb so that's only 0.2lb difference, I wont need to purchase a heavy duty tripod or lens support system.

Here is a review:
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Review

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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #305
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I know nothing about your proposed use of your XL2 and the EF lenses. But, what I can tell you is - lightness has NOTHING to do with a need for a heavy tripod and good lens support. It is the MAGNIFICATION that is the cause of the "problem".

Even that 70-300 DO lens at 300mm is about 2,100mm when mounted on XL2 with EF converter. IS or no IS - if you don't have a "rock or concrete" anchor to mount that rig - please forget about using it. I am sorry - but I can't be any more blunt than this.

Consider this -

My Canon XL1 and 500mm f/5.6 mirror lens is about 2.5kg (extremely light) - even lighter than XL2 with 70-300 DO lens. The tripod and anchor system weighs 13kg - that should tell you the amount of stability required for such magnification.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #306
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Using any telephoto lens with the XL2 definitely requires a very stable tripod, preferably a pro-heavy duty tripod, but that doesn't mean that you should forget about using them.

I often use 300mm and 600mm ED-IF Nikkors for extreme-telephoto shooting and can obtain crisp and sharp footage. The most important factors are to use the correct tripods and techniques in the best conditions.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #307
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How Large is EF Adapter???

I need to know how large the Canon EF adapter is so I can save some room in my Pelican case for when I purchase it.

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Old August 11th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #308
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EF Adapter dimensions

Measuring mine in it's black pouch it' approx:

3.5"H x 4.5"W x 2"D
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Old August 11th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #309
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Thanks for the dimensions.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #310
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EF-S to XL Adapter???

I own a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens and XL2 so I was wondering if there is any such thing as an EF-S to XL adapter for my XL2.

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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #311
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Sorry, there is no such thing as an EF-S to XL adapter.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:01 AM   #312
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How Important is Image Stabilizer?

When using the XL2 with the EF adapter and a 300mm or 400mm lens how much does an IS help?, That is assuming you have solid legs and good head.

Thanks a lot,

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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #313
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300mm on XL2 is 2100mm. 400mm is 2800mm. Whatever help you can get (solid tripod + head) and IS as well is going to improve the image you take. It would also help if you place a sandbag on the camera (above the tripod) to minimise any shakes you would generate.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:42 PM   #314
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About the EF-S to XL Adapter:

A few post back I asked if there was any such thing as an EF-S adapter for my EF-S 60mm f/2.8 lens to go with my XL2 and the answer was no, so I asked on another forum cold Wildeye and they also said no until someone posted this link: EF Adapter XL - Canon eStore
If you read over the compatible lenses carefully, you can see it has three EF-S lenses on the chart.
So know I'm a bit confused, could use some help.

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Old September 4th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #315
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Three EF-S lenses are listed on that page:

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

I have submitted a query into Canon USA about this to seek confirmation. However I would
not expect an answer back for several days since we're going into a major holiday weekend.
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