It seems to me that the cost of the older 300 mm f/2.8 will begin to drop now that the newer model is out. Sure the generation II may provide some improvement but as the one photographer noted the earlier model has produced professional results for years and years.
For those of us who are used to growing up with hand me downs getting the older generation model is pretty good for those of us who have dreamed to have even a generation I 300mm 2.8, so that is my goal for now.
I have shot with a $250 quantaray 70-300mm for the last 4 years and have been disappointed at times once I got home and processed my images for http://www.ForestWander.com . But once the price drops a little on the old model and I save some money up Lord willing I am going to get a generation 1 300mm 2.8 and take the best images I have ever taken.
So I hope the best for those who can buy the newer model, but it is just not a feasible investment for me at this point. Although I am more than willing to test one out in the field and write a review on the results for any sponsor that may be interested. But to pay $7,000 while we are raising a family is not possible for many photographers whether they are professional or not.
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