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Hello... is it valid to make an archive for a discontinued lens? I just bought this one from a fellow POTN member (thanks Myron) and I'm very, very happy with it!... I'm sure my best shots with it are yet to come, but I wanted to share one of my first shots with it, my little Samantha:

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Since this lens is still being bought and sold (I have seen another being sold right after I bought this one!) I guess it can be helpful for somone to make up their minds.

Great build quality, sharp, fast, silent. :)

Joel

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Fantastic photo, sharp, excellent exposure, and nice bokeh from f/3.5+ ! The 210mm makes this lens sound funny compared to the 70-200 and others, nice to see you have a limited / rare lens from Canon though :D.

Post #2, May 18, 2007 17:55:03


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Great shot, Joel! I sometimes still wish I hadn't sold that lens. It really is a great performer for the price :).

Post #3, May 18, 2007 17:58:57


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Thanks Swift1.. it sounds funny, but familiar to me. I had this exact same range with a Pentax lens on a pentax body many years ago. This canon lens is really good! it was a smart decision to buy.

Jarette.. do you still have pictures taken with it? perhaps you can show? :)

Joel

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Here are a few that I took last fall. One of my favorite things about this lens is the fast AF.

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Post #5, May 18, 2007 18:39:48


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wow, those look extremely nice! I agree, the AF is very fast and accurate..

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How is this lens as far as CA around white objects?

Post #7, May 23, 2007 17:52:45


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Hey Joel, you beat me to that lens by 2 minutes!

So I found another member selling one.:)

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Post #8, May 23, 2007 20:32:22


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i've been eye balling this lens for a while now. every now and then one pops up on ebay. ill keep a look out for one!

Post #9, May 24, 2007 00:14:09


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joruiz wrote in post #3228929external link
Hello... is it valid to make an archive for a discontinued lens? I just bought this one from a fellow POTN member (thanks Myron) and I'm very, very happy with it!... I'm sure my best shots with it are yet to come, but I wanted to share one of my first shots with it, my little Samantha:

Since this lens is still being bought and sold (I have seen another being sold right after I bought this one!) I guess it can be helpful for somone to make up their minds.

Great build quality, sharp, fast, silent.

Joel

Absolutely, especially when the keeper owns this lens also. ;) I will add it to the list.

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How is this lens as far as CA around white objects?

Not bad, unless you use a TC, then it becomes pretty visible. You have to be careful what you shoot.

Here are a few from me and I will add some more soon once I edit my zoo pics from last week.

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This is a heavy crop (almost 100%).

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This one shows the CA with an extender. (I corrected most of it, there was quite a bit of purple)

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Post #10, May 24, 2007 10:19:52


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Super nice shots Joel, this is one lens I miss due to its weight, fast AF and great IQ.

The funny thing is the guy I sold it to bought a 70-200 f4 and now selling it for a good price if someone wants to pick it up locally in San Jose.

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alMout wrote in post #3255569external link
How is this lens as far as CA around white objects?

i never used to notice CA. but looking at my shots i shot at a sports final from 2 days ago, it can get quite bad - granted it was wide open and noticable only from 100% view. you won't notice it normally.

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Here are a few from my visit to the zoo I couple weeks ago.


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Anyone find a good lens hood for this lens?

Post #14, Jun 04, 2007 21:29:01


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dekalbSTEEL wrote in post #3321667external link
Anyone find a good lens hood for this lens?

It uses the ET-65II. I had an 85 1.8 that uses the ET-65III that also fit.

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