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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

 
tommykjensen
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May 10, 2006 09:29 |  #1

Ok we have a 70-200 f/4 best photo thread and we have a mixed 70-200 with extender best photo thread.

Since I am considering to get the 70-200 f/2.8 NON-IS I would like to see lots of photos shot with this lens so post You best photo with this lens.

Oh btw. please do not suggest a search on pbase. I know about that but that function is lousy.


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May 10, 2006 10:30 |  #2

Ok Tommy......since no has answered the call, I'll give you a couple. I moved up to this optic from the 70-200F4 and I found it a lot more useful!! Last month I traded it for a 200f2.8 prime, and while the prime was very very good, I think as far as IQ, I found little distinction between the two. The trade didn't work out (guy was uncomfortable with the cosmetics of my well-used 70-200F2.8!) so we traded back again!! I think I''ll keep it since it seems to be a tough sell in it's condition (cosmetically!!). Anyhow, it is a great optic, sharp, great contrast and colour, and it is sharp wide-open!! Here are a couple of shots of Julia taken recently.........all wide-open at f2.8 and at the long end (200mm). I tend to use it at the long end 90% of the time. You can't really go wrong with this lens or any of Canon's offerings in this focal length. They are all good!!


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May 10, 2006 10:31 |  #3

This is my favorite lens next to my 600 f4. I contemplated getting the IS version but could not justify the extra 500.00 to 600.00 dollars. So far, I haven't regretted that decision.

Here's one more for your evaluation. Hope this helps. Some great examples already posted by another photographer.

Pete

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May 10, 2006 11:10 |  #4

Oh man schmoelzel as usual Your photos are just perfect.

Pete excellent photos also.

Thanks keep them coming.


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May 10, 2006 11:14 as a reply to tommykjensen's post |  #5

my son, totally biased for sure...

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May 10, 2006 11:21 as a reply to kheops's post |  #6

Well, I was going to post mine... but after seeing schmoelzel pictures.... I better not :)

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schmoelzel
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May 10, 2006 11:35 as a reply to lmelendez's post |  #7

lmelendez wrote:
Well, I was going to post mine... but after seeing schmoelzel pictures.... I better not :)

Leo.

Thanks but post yours too!!




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schmoelzel
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May 10, 2006 11:36 as a reply to pparker's post |  #8

pparker wrote:
This is my favorite lens next to my 600 f4. I contemplated getting the IS version but could not justify the extra 500.00 to 600.00 dollars. So far, I haven't regretted that decision.

Here's one more for your evaluation. Hope this helps. Some great examples already posted by another photographer.

Pete

Those are great Pete!! The one of the little girl is priceless!! What a beautiful child!! Which body are you using?




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May 10, 2006 11:45 as a reply to schmoelzel's post |  #9
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Primarily, I shoot concerts.

"Best"? I dunno'; that's subjective, really. But this is one of my favorites:

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It's Tim Flannery (former San Diego player and coach) and the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. CA. The lighting was great, and the f/2.8 non-IS saw a lot of work that night!

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pparker
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May 10, 2006 12:06 |  #10

Schmoelzel, yours are absolutely beautiful, especially the last portrait. I took mine with a 5 D. I love this camera but have noticed increased noise since downloading firmware version 1.05. I hope Canon addresses this issue with a new firmware update soon.

I'm not used to the 100 KB image file size for this forum. I'm looking forward to using this lens in the studio with my 5 D when my house is finally completed.


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May 11, 2006 09:05 |  #11

Ok I went and bought this lens today. :D

Hopefully I will get to the zoo tomorrow and test it good. A few quick testshots looks good.


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May 11, 2006 10:09 as a reply to tommykjensen's post |  #12

Tommy I added this to the lens archive page.


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May 11, 2006 10:10 as a reply to In2Photos's post |  #13

In2Photos wrote:
Tommy I added this to the lens archive page.

Excellent. Hopefully we will get more photos.


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May 11, 2006 10:20 |  #14

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May 23, 2006 14:19 |  #15

That squirrel shot is amazing.




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