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Canon 70-200 vs 70-200 II

 
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Jul 14, 2010 18:18 |  #46

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Now that I have good equipment I need to locate my talent. I have an event coming Saturday where I hope to break in the new L lens.

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Jul 17, 2010 23:12 |  #47

So my first day out with my new 70-200 f/2.8L MK II and there is a bit of a learning curve. On my 7D with f/2.8 ISO 3200, shutter speed 125th at 102mm. This was a RAW file edited and converted in DPP.The available light was very poor. I really like this lens and look forward to learning it. It does not tolerate mistakes when mounted to the 7D. You all were right "wow".

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Jul 17, 2010 23:49 |  #48

^Congrats on the lens! I'm glad you went with the MK II. It impresses me every time! :D




  
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Jul 18, 2010 00:07 |  #49

Yah 1/125 shutter might not be fast enough even with IS. I would maybe bump the ISO up more if possible but sometimes the light isn't good enough.


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Jul 18, 2010 00:30 |  #50

Roger that. 125th is my default setting when shooting low light music photography. I was hoping to keep the ISO as low as I could.
At 102mm should not 125th be fast enough for camera shake and to stop motion in such a venue?


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Jul 18, 2010 00:31 |  #51

PhoenixPhotography wrote in post #10556186 (external link)
So my first day out with my new 70-200 f/2.8L MK II and there is a bit of a learning curve. On my 7D with f/2.8 ISO 3200, shutter speed 125th at 102mm. This was a RAW file edited and converted in DPP.The available light was very poor. I really like this lens and look forward to learning it. It does not tolerate mistakes when mounted to the 7D. You all were right "wow".
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Congrats on your purchase. I am planning to upgrade to MarkII from 4L IS because of needing f2.8 for low light indoor stuff. You mentioned" it does not tolerate mistake..." Can you tell me more about what did you mean by that? Do you think the IS work well on 7D? Do you need Micro-adjustment? Comparing to 4L IS, do you think the sharpness from mark II at both end wide open wins?

Thanks for sharing.


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Jul 18, 2010 00:35 |  #52

I did a small test a while back when I first got the lens. The slowest shutter speed I could hand hold was 1/15 sec. Your gonna love the IS a lot! :)

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Jul 18, 2010 00:46 |  #53

I believe the IS is a needed feature, I do love the new 70-200 but I had about a 50% keep rate with my first time out as compared to about a 90% keep rate with my 17-55 f/2.8 I believe at these focal lengths you have to have your rig set up right.
I got some great images from tonight from some low light (images I could not get from my other slower telephoto lenses) but as with any new lens I will have to break it in before I try to make any money with it.
I have limited experience so far with the MKII 70-200 but all my images so far are shot at f/2.8 and appear sharp. I have not tried micro adjustment and doubt that I will if my keep rate improves. I believe it is my technique that need work. For this focal length I have yet to find a good zoom that will do as good of a job.


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Jul 18, 2010 01:05 |  #54

I didn't have to MA my lens at all. It works straight out of the box for me.




  
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Jul 18, 2010 11:10 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #55

I heard the show got rained out....

Still looking for rain dates, so you might get another shot!

Once they announce dates I am going to try and make the second show for sure, I need me some MULE!


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Jul 18, 2010 21:14 as a reply to  @ BucketMan's post |  #56

Congrats on the lens. The only problem I''ve found is that I cant take it off. :D

Mine needed a +2, or -2 micro adjustment on the 7D, (I can't remember which way, and I dont have it in front of me).

For the question on the f/4 IS. I traded that for my Mk11 f/2.8. whilst the f/4 was great. this one is sharper.


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Jul 18, 2010 22:02 |  #57

I was on the other side of the fence. I own the MKI... I read reviews and saw photos and look at my stuff and don't see the money worth it. So it goes :)


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Jul 18, 2010 22:07 |  #58

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I was on the other side of the fence. I own the MKI... I read reviews and saw photos and look at my stuff and don't see the money worth it. So it goes :)

Until you shoot this lens, it is w/o a doubt that the MK II is better. :) Shooting 2.8 at all focal lengths from this lens is sharp. I say it's worth the IQ I paid for. :)




  
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Jul 18, 2010 22:41 |  #59

Another day out and had more keepers. The light was great and shot everything at f/2.8. I believe IS is very important for this lens as well as having steady hands and fast shutter speeds. My friend showed me a trick with the tripod collar. I can position it (the collar) in such a way to press against my support hand and offer more stability. I believe I can get away with this being my walk around lens on my 7D if I carry my 40D with the 17-55 f/2.8 attached. This was my first time using my 17-55 on my 40D and I have to say the 40D still produces some great images with quality glass. I have run out of room for my 15-85 in my bag so I either need a bigger bag or learn I can't take all my lenses all the time.


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Jul 18, 2010 23:16 |  #60

I'm replacing my gear after it was all stolen. I bought my mki used; and I thought it was a good lens.. but damn; the mk ii I replaced it with is freaking amazing.

I'll post some pix tomorrow from a 24 hour cancer fundraising walk we did in San Diego.. but that lens continued to amaze me.


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