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Canon EF 80-200mm f/2.8L - Magic Drainpipe

 
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Nov 05, 2006 23:08 |  #1

got a very good condition magic drainpipe. i got to test it last friday in toronto Zoo..it was chilly (around 3deg but felt like -2 degrees Celsius because of terrible windchill). i was too excited to try it out even if my hands were numb the whole time :lol:

shot at 200mm, f4.minor color correction applied. no sharpening. hand-held.exceeds my expectations. no USM? it's not silent, but definitely not noisy. AF speed slow? slower than my 24-70L, but not slow.

backlit...

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C&C and image editing welcome.

anybody have any other photos taken with this fantastic lens?

PLEASE POST YOUR PHOTOS WITH THIS LENS. THANKS!!!

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Nov 05, 2006 23:33 |  #2

They look very good, the color is fantastic. How heavy is it?

I see this lens on the B&S forum once in a while but never thought about it when I was looking for a 2.8 in this range. hmmm


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Nov 05, 2006 23:37 |  #3

4x4rock wrote in post #2222475external link
They look very good, the color is fantastic. How heavy is it?

I see this lens on the B&S forum once in a while but never thought about it when I was looking for a 2.8 in this range. hmmm

i was also watching this lens bought and sold...then finally succomb to the temptation after weeks of deliberating with my bank account :rolleyes:

damn it's heavy!!! :lol::lol:

if im not mistaken..it's 1.3kg..

but my hands enjoy heavy lenses. my neck doesn't (i need to order that POTN neck strap).


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Nov 05, 2006 23:37 |  #4

The Lion shot's light/colour is beautiful. Nice buying.


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Nov 05, 2006 23:39 as a reply to Carzee's post |  #5

For some reason, whenever I hear the name of this lens (or nickname) magic drainpipe, I think of somebody smoking some marijuana through a pipe, haha.


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Nov 05, 2006 23:41 |  #6

JaGWiRE wrote in post #2222499external link
For some reason, whenever I hear the name of this lens (or nickname) magic drainpipe, I think of somebody smoking some marijuana through a pipe, haha.

same here..i was tempted to live up to your imagination..........m​aybe not now.:lol:


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Nov 05, 2006 23:42 |  #7

You said "image editing welcome" ... I always admired this lens and looks as if you scored a good copy. My technique: Sharpened - adjusted White Balance - tad Contrast - tweaked Hue & Saturation

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Nov 05, 2006 23:44 |  #8

bluedog...thank you very much...it's so much better!!!

can i keep it as mine?


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Nov 05, 2006 23:45 |  #9

GlennSter wrote in post #2222529external link
bluedog...thank you very much...it's so much better!!!

can i keep it as mine?

Its 100% yours and your welcome ... ;)



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Nov 05, 2006 23:55 |  #10

who makes this lens?


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Nov 05, 2006 23:57 |  #11

ChrisBlaze wrote in post #2222561external link
who makes this lens?

Its an out of production Canon L series.



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Nov 05, 2006 23:58 |  #12

ChrisBlaze wrote in post #2222561external link
who makes this lens?

Canon. It came out before the 70-200 2.8L.

I actually wouldn't had minded this lens, but I was scared about getting a bad copy or a copy that has flaws (scratches, focus problems, etc) because of it's age. Does Canon still service these? I believe it doesn't have USM, right? Does it focus silently?

I saw someone selling this lens in Canada for $750, but I wanted the light weight of the F4 version. I would had considered it stronger if somebody was selling a mint copy, this guys had some scratches from what I remember.


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Nov 05, 2006 23:58 |  #13

ChrisBlaze wrote in post #2222561external link
who makes this lens?

Canon....it is an older model L series lens.


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Nov 06, 2006 00:03 |  #14

JaGWiRE wrote in post #2222573external link
Canon. It came out before the 70-200 2.8L.

I actually wouldn't had minded this lens, but I was scared about getting a bad copy or a copy that has flaws (scratches, focus problems, etc) because of it's age. Does Canon still service these? I believe it doesn't have USM, right? Does it focus silently?

I saw someone selling this lens in Canada for $750, but I wanted the light weight of the F4 version. I would had considered it stronger if somebody was selling a mint copy, this guys had some scratches from what I remember.


i got a very good condition. minimal scratches on the body..very small nicks on front element which arent visible in the photos. even the hood is ok.

the bad thing is..canon doesnt service this anymore. if the af switch (which, according to reports, is the first one to give..) i have to look for a broken copy to get the parts.

heh. cross the bridge when i get there. right now, im enjoying and no regrets. it was a gamble on my part to get this lens. but so far, i love it.

focus is not USM fast. but can keep up with it :)


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Nov 06, 2006 00:16 |  #15

thanks wxguesser! it's nice and much warmer =)


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