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Just bought a 70-200mm Canon f4 IS and need your opinion

 
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Mar 27, 2011 15:30 as a reply to  @ post 12103161 |  #31

HOLY HUGE!! :p Please shrink that down to the 1024 max dimension, as listed in the forum posting guidelines. It's tough to see at this res, on most screens.

Looks good and sharp to me; remember, just about all of the zooms, at any rate, will give softer results near/at MFD, so make sure you're keeping your evaluations at more normal shooting distances.


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Mar 27, 2011 15:40 |  #32

I have the same lens with a 40D. To get really sharp results you need to shoot RAW, sharpen a little in DPP then convert to jpeg.


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Mar 27, 2011 16:02 |  #33

xclusix wrote in post #12098975 (external link)
Have you a MA capable body?

explaine pls. (the "MA"-part)


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Mar 27, 2011 17:12 |  #34

Klamber wrote in post #12103914 (external link)
explaine pls. (the "MA"-part)

I believe it stands for micro adjustments. It allows you to adjust focus for any given lens on a certain body.

The 7D and the 5D have the option. The 60d and T models don't.




  
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Mar 27, 2011 18:08 |  #35
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PhotoSpaz wrote in post #12098517 (external link)
First big lens purchase. Sorry. I'm probably just being paranoid.

Anyway, I did as shaftmaster suggested, and shot some text on a tripod at 200mm. No sharpening applied in camera or in lightroom.

http://i.imgur.com/cKJ​BQ.jpg (external link)

Look like standard L quality to you?

Looks a bit on the softish side to me. Try to shot the same box at an angle to see if this is just a focus error.

Below is a comparison shot for Mk2 and 2x etender.

IMAGE: http://www.autuz.com/junk/extender.jpg



  
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Mar 27, 2011 19:22 |  #36

Refresh Image wrote in post #12104541 (external link)
Looks a bit on the softish side to me. Try to shot the same box at an angle to see if this is just a focus error.

Below is a comparison shot for Mk2 and 2x etender.

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I'm really living up to my username. Wow.

Anyway, sorry to anyone this is irritating.

As requested, an angled shot of the same box. I focused in between the words "and Lens" in the subhead. Personally, I think I'm ready to roll with this lens. It was worrying me a lot more yesterday.

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/I8FIO.jpg



  
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Mar 27, 2011 20:57 as a reply to  @ post 12099502 |  #37

I can get some sharp images at 1/30 second shutter speed

I can quite often get sharp images at 1/30 second shutter speed (using 200mm with IS activated) but, I cannot get 100% sharp imagery like I can at 1/60 second. I will still shoot at 1/30 if I need to, I just have to be extra careful and not expect every shot to be tack sharp....


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Mar 27, 2011 21:07 |  #38
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PhotoSpaz wrote in post #12104858 (external link)
I'm really living up to my username. Wow.

Anyway, sorry to anyone this is irritating.

As requested, an angled shot of the same box. I focused in between the words "and Lens" in the subhead. Personally, I think I'm ready to roll with this lens. It was worrying me a lot more yesterday.
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This is way much better.




  
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Mar 28, 2011 03:44 |  #39

Agree.
sharp enough for me.


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Mar 28, 2011 05:44 |  #40
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plasticmotif wrote in post #12099502 (external link)
MA isn't very accurate for zooms. People second guess their gear too much because of these forums.

If the pictures look good, then you're fine.

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Tom


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