Alan Davenport , Jan 10, 2007; 05:46 p.m.
So did you buy a 300mm (thread title) or 400mm (your post?) Time to own up to having dyslexic fingers! :-)
I've got the same lens (assuming you mean 300mm.) Performance is quite good, but I can't say if it's the equal of the Canon FD 300/2.8 since I've never used one of those. I've always wondered if the lens hood needs to be that big.
If you don't already have a monopod, get one for those times when you are tempted to use a 300/2.8 handheld. Not so much for the improvement in the photos (which there will be) but to hold the weight of the darn thing. I don't suppose you'll need that suggestion if you actually have a 400/2.8...