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chinorider
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Jul 18, 2011 12:41 |  #4006

My 70-200 F4 L IS arrived this week-end but I couldn't squeeze the time to take it out for a spin. I did poke around with it around the house tho and I really think it is going to be my go to lens.

This thread has been very useful in helping me decide what long lens to get

Thanks


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Jul 19, 2011 10:01 as a reply to  @ chinorider's post |  #4007

Came across this the other day, lucky i had my lens out :)

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Jul 19, 2011 10:11 |  #4008

chinorider wrote in post #12779480 (external link)
My 70-200 F4 L IS arrived this week-end but I couldn't squeeze the time to take it out for a spin. I did poke around with it around the house tho and I really think it is going to be my go to lens.

This thread has been very useful in helping me decide what long lens to get

Thanks

chinorider you need the 70-200 f/4 IS thread so you can use the IS :lol:


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Jul 19, 2011 11:00 |  #4009

Hi chaps - is there a way of checking the file info (is it called exif) on the shots posted here, admiring lots of them it would be really interesting to know focal length, ISO etc etc ... many thanks Roger


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Jul 19, 2011 14:04 |  #4010

If using firefox you can download add ons such as fxif which let you right click to get exif data, otherwise if there is a link to flickr, you can check there.

I'm loving this lens more than the IS version I had earlier :)

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Jul 19, 2011 16:53 |  #4011

very sharp ^^


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Jul 19, 2011 19:09 as a reply to  @ micallef1990's post |  #4012

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Jul 19, 2011 19:38 |  #4013

Finally got some time to try my 500D close-up lens

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Jul 20, 2011 03:41 |  #4014

Thanks Sirrith


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Jul 20, 2011 07:50 as a reply to  @ rogertb's post |  #4015

I´m actually starting to concider this lens. I had decided to buy the one with IS, but I´m not sure if that´s needed. I have the 85 f1,8 and the 50 f1,8 for lowlight shooting, so this one would only be used outside shooting some sport, events, concerts and people.
Maybe I don´t need the IS?
I also have a monopod in case of lower light.
Is the IS version worth the extra money in my case you think? Is the IS version better optically?
Best regards/Daniel


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Jul 20, 2011 08:04 |  #4016
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DanielSPhoto wrote in post #12791042 (external link)
I´m actually starting to concider this lens. I had decided to buy the one with IS, but I´m not sure if that´s needed. I have the 85 f1,8 and the 50 f1,8 for lowlight shooting, so this one would only be used outside shooting some sport, events, concerts and people.
Maybe I don´t need the IS?
I also have a monopod in case of lower light.
Is the IS version worth the extra money in my case you think? Is the IS version better optically?
Best regards/Daniel

Yes, the IS version has a slight optical improvement over the non-IS version.
No, the price difference isn't worth it for YOU.. Only if you think you have plenty to spend. :P

Do you work at short or long focal lengths? At the longer end, IS would provide some assistance, but a monopod can get you there too.


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Jul 20, 2011 09:16 |  #4017

RobinSchouten wrote in post #12791110 (external link)
Yes, the IS version has a slight optical improvement over the non-IS version.
No, the price difference isn't worth it for YOU.. Only if you think you have plenty to spend. :P

Do you work at short or long focal lengths? At the longer end, IS would provide some assistance, but a monopod can get you there too.

Thanks!
I don´t have too much too spend so I guess you´re right. I like to work at long focal lengths but i guess I will manage it with my monopod. Hmm, I will have to think about it a little more, but thanks for your answer.

Best regards/Daniel


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Jul 20, 2011 09:25 |  #4018

DanielSPhoto wrote in post #12791532 (external link)
Thanks!
I don´t have too much too spend so I guess you´re right. I like to work at long focal lengths but i guess I will manage it with my monopod. Hmm, I will have to think about it a little more, but thanks for your answer.

Best regards/Daniel

This is a common topic in this thread. I must say, I have never minded the lack of IS at all. I have recommended to other people, turn the lights down a bit in a room and practice taking shots of your book case at lower shutter speeds and see if you can't improve your form/technique a bit. I did that for 30 minutes or so on a couple of occasions, and really improved my low light skills--by about 2 stops, perhaps. As the non IS is about $600USD less, I figured that was the best paid hour of work I ever spent!


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Jul 20, 2011 10:12 |  #4019

DanielSPhoto wrote in post #12791042 (external link)
I´m actually starting to concider this lens. I had decided to buy the one with IS, but I´m not sure if that´s needed. I have the 85 f1,8 and the 50 f1,8 for lowlight shooting, so this one would only be used outside shooting some sport, events, concerts and people.
Maybe I don´t need the IS?
I also have a monopod in case of lower light.
Is the IS version worth the extra money in my case you think? Is the IS version better optically?
Best regards/Daniel

The IS version is a completly different lens and much sharper.




  
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Jul 20, 2011 15:05 |  #4020

My old f/4. I regret selling it.

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