Mookalafalas wrote in post #15961680
At 2.8 I think 2 feet will be too close (unless your target is about 1 foot away, very unlikely with a wide angle)! Your situation will be trickier at F2.8. You will probably want to set it at more like 6 feet, I think (remember, the focus plane will start before what you set it at. At 6 feet things from roughly 4 feet to fairly far away should be in focus). Unless the lighting is really good, you will need to set the ISO up a bit so you don't get motion blur. Do a couple of trial shots and then review your picture, zoom way into it and pan around inside to get an idea of what kind of depth of field you are getting. If you want deep depth of field and the light is good enough, you may want to stop down to F4.
Thanks for the info! The 1D3 is still fantastic at high ISO's so I have no issue using ISO3200.
Arob1000 wrote in post #15961728
It isn't weather sealed but since there aren't any electronics in it you probably don't have to worry as much as with some lenses. I've used mine in light rain and not had issues.
Oh yeah, never thought of that. LOL. Thanks again, this is my first new lens in many years after settling on the 24-70L and 70-200II L. And IF I get a good copy, the price makes me extra happy and less buyer's remorse after the fact (so hard to part with nearly $3k cdn on the 70-200).
After nearly 2 weeks, my lens arrived from Adorama, it looks like the guys at the depot were playing hockey with it, maybe it made a stop at MSG for the Rangers to practice with? LOL. Time to try it out. Yikes.
So this is my first shot taken at F2.8, ISO1600, using Live View.Click here for larger version
So the center is sharp, now to see about the rest.