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70-200 F4 merits

 
asamimasa
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Feb 27, 2011 20:54 |  #16

I've had several 70-200s before, one being the f4L. it was nice to have and satisfied my L desires, but it on crop the length and speed were so restricting that I had to find excuses to use it to justify keeping it (which I eventually couldn't). As nyy says, strictly outdoor on a sunny day lens.
I have recently fallen love with the length again on full frame though, and gave in on a 2.8 model from sigma :p. Totally different lens on FF.


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KarlGB77
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Feb 27, 2011 21:50 |  #17

Thanks for the great responses.
Sounds like this lens is very sharp.
Other than it not being IS, it sounds like the IQ is outstanding. When I looked at the test results on the comparrison page at
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)
I was amazed to see how it did against various lenses.
My 15-85 was as sharp or sharper than the 17-55 but the 24-105 and 24-70 were sharper than the 15-85.
But the 70-200 F4 was sharper than both of those for way less money.
As for the question about the 70-200 F4L, I was just curious about the subtleties of it and any pluses or minuses.

To be perfectly honest, I only plan on using this lens outside. I have primes for inside and the 15-85 for the wider end of a walk-around.
I got my girl a T2i also and now we won't have to fight over lenses AND the camera.

Good stuff folks.
Thank you!


Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, T2i (2), 24-105 f4LIS, 17-40 f4L, 70-200f4L IS, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 100 2.8, 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 50 1.8, 15-85 f4-5.6 IS, 60 2.8, 18-55 IS, 55-250 IS, 430 EX II, 580 EX II, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod w/ 498RC2, Calumet 8121 Tripod, Manfrotto 679B Monopod w/ 234 RC2 head

  
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StellaBlue71
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Feb 27, 2011 22:44 |  #18

I have yet to find any cons with the lens.


T2i w/ Grip :18-55mm IS, 28mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8, 70-200 f/4L, 100-400mmf/4.5-5.6L IS, 430ex II

  
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