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Jul 13, 2011 11:32 |  #1

Thinking of buying this lens today, need some opinions from people who use this lens on their 5Dmk2, please state some pros and cons, thanks


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Jul 13, 2011 11:44 |  #2

I have this combo and love it, but loved this lens on the 40D and 300D before it as well. I actually prefer the range on the FF compared to crop. I don't have any problems with the combo. It is an affordable lens, great image quality and is light compared to the f/2.8 versions of the lens.


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Jul 13, 2011 12:05 as a reply to  @ Mac's post |  #3

I'll let you know tomorrow when mine gets here!


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Jul 13, 2011 12:15 as a reply to  @ projectmayhem713's post |  #4

^lol i need to buy it today, so it can get here before friday, i will be out of town monday


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Jul 13, 2011 12:28 |  #5

Neil B wrote in post #12751900 (external link)
^lol i need to buy it today, so it can get here before friday, i will be out of town monday

haha. I HATE waiting for new stuff. And it always seems to arrive the day after I had several days off in a row. Which means it sits in the bag for a week or two before I can play with it.

I bought mine from a guy that lives two hours away, i seriously considered driving to pick it up...


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Jul 13, 2011 19:20 as a reply to  @ projectmayhem713's post |  #6

I cant believe how small it is! I have only seen the 2.8 in my local shop. Its longer than my 24-105 but it is so thin and the white makes it look so foreign on my 5d2.

I can tell I will need to upgrade to the IS version at some point. Very hard to control the shake at 200mm...


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Jul 13, 2011 21:13 |  #7

I use it on my 5D II also, pics come out great. Sharp lens.


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Jul 13, 2011 23:53 |  #8

Neil B wrote in post #12751711 (external link)
Thinking of buying this lens today, need some opinions from people who use this lens on their 5Dmk2, please state some pros and cons, thanks

a 70-200 f/4 IS has been my most used lens on my 5D2 (that may switch to the 70-300L now though)
it is sharp edge to edge, it does very well on FF
fantastic really

the non-IS might not be quite as sharp, but I think it is supposed to be quite good all the same.




  
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Jul 14, 2011 00:04 as a reply to  @ wombatHorror's post |  #9

ok i just ordered this lens from B&H, and i will mount it on the tri-pod, so i wont get as much shake, one more question, it being a F4 lens, how does it work with the mark 2 high iso when used indoor?


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Jul 14, 2011 01:58 |  #10

Neil B wrote in post #12755248 (external link)
ok i just ordered this lens from B&H, and i will mount it on the tri-pod, so i wont get as much shake, one more question, it being a F4 lens, how does it work with the mark 2 high iso when used indoor?

Mark II handle ISO pretty well, the farthest I go is to ISO 1600, and reduce the noise at LR3, that way you could have almost noise free image. LR3 rocks!
But when needed ISO 3200 is quite acceptable as well.


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Jul 14, 2011 10:01 as a reply to  @ KVN Photo's post |  #11

All I can say is, I use this lens on my 1D MKII with and without a 1.4 convertor, 1st class results.


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Jul 14, 2011 10:25 |  #12

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Mark II handle ISO pretty well, the farthest I go is to ISO 1600, and reduce the noise at LR3, that way you could have almost noise free image. LR3 rocks!
But when needed ISO 3200 is quite acceptable as well.

^ah now im excited, yes LR3 deff rocks, lens gets here tomorrow :)


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Jul 14, 2011 10:40 |  #13

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^ah now im excited, yes LR3 deff rocks, lens gets here tomorrow :)

I'm taking mine to the ferry building farmers market this morning in SF. kind of dark inside the ferry building so this is going to be a good test of my handholding abilities and the 5d2's high iso...


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Jul 14, 2011 11:39 as a reply to  @ projectmayhem713's post |  #14

^ please post some pictures :)


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Jul 14, 2011 17:22 |  #15

Not a lot going on at the farmers market today. Snapped a few shots playing with the new lens. Here's a few samples. Nothing great but...

Outdoors 200mm 1/1250

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Indoors 149mm 1/500

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Almost a 1:1 crop of the same image, with a little NR applied in LR3

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Sampling some bokeh

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