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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

 
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Nov 30, 2011 03:54 |  #1861

jvanbeilen wrote in post #13472597 (external link)
I love this lens. Some of my shots:

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you have almost sold me on this lens now, still trying to choose between this and the 135F2L, I already have a 100 F2.8Lis macro


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Nov 30, 2011 04:07 |  #1862

aladyforty wrote in post #13472769 (external link)
you have almost sold me on this lens now, still trying to choose between this and the 135F2L, I already have a 100 F2.8Lis macro

The 135F2L is a perfect lens. The reason I choose the 200mm 2.8 USM is because of the price, sharpness, bokeh and the combination with a teleconvertor (2x) gives me a 400mm (for shooting birds). I use the 200mm without convertor mostly for sports (my children).
With the TC 2x I loose some sharpness but I am very happy with this combination.

Example with Kenko TC 2x:

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Nov 30, 2011 06:14 |  #1863

Cool pics, there's actually a typo on your website:
"Sinds januari 2011 heb ik een Canon 200mm 1.8 USM aangeschaft en daarbij een Kenko Teleconvertor 2x. "


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Nov 30, 2011 06:28 |  #1864

MPCman wrote in post #13473024 (external link)
Cool pics, there's actually a typo on your website:
"Sinds januari 2011 heb ik een Canon 200mm 1.8 USM aangeschaft en daarbij een Kenko Teleconvertor 2x. "

Thanks, I'll change it ;)


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Nov 30, 2011 06:31 as a reply to  @ jvanbeilen's post |  #1865

Those look good enough to me, do you have the DG or the DGX converter?


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Nov 30, 2011 06:57 |  #1866

misty66 wrote in post #13473064 (external link)
Those look good enough to me, do you have the DG or the DGX converter?

I have the Kenko 2x Teleplus Pro 300 DGX Teleconverter (ebay).


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Nov 30, 2011 08:59 |  #1867

Thanks


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Dec 03, 2011 21:34 as a reply to  @ misty66's post |  #1868

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Dec 03, 2011 22:17 |  #1869

SaS photography wrote in post #13418852 (external link)
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No other 70 -200 can compete with the sharpness 200 2.8L …except the mkII…….;
Instead of 70-200 mkII I use 85/100/135/200……!!!

I thought the 70-200 F4 IS was much, much sharper than the 70-200 2.8 IS V-1. At least my copy was....


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Dec 04, 2011 03:01 |  #1870

I just picked one u[p used online, really good price, cant wait to try it out


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Dec 06, 2011 19:10 |  #1871

I have this lens, and it's probably my favourite L series lens (I have a few). No idea why it's quite so cheap used, it could be that the original owners buy it as a relatively cheap L lens but then never really get the hang of it (200mm with no IS on a cropped frame sensor may not pan out too well in Auto mode). For me, the main learner obstacle was the incredibly shallow depth of field at f2.8 where the subject is at or close to the minimum focus distance - it took me a while to get used to this anyway. From across a sports hall or further, life is easy. http://err-01.smugmug.com …sZbf5/0/XL/IMG4​193-XL.jpg (external link)


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Dec 09, 2011 13:10 as a reply to  @ ArEnJee's post |  #1872

Some say 50mm is too much for indoor use... I say 200mm is not! :)

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Dec 11, 2011 16:52 |  #1873

jvanbeilen wrote in post #13472597 (external link)
I love this lens. Some of my shots:

Great looking shots, jvanbeilen.

I love this lens as well. I just got it about a week ago, so I'm still learning how to "think" in terms of 200mm, but so far so good. The sharpness, lack of chromatic aberration, and contrast at 2.8 are amazing.

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Dec 12, 2011 18:34 |  #1874

I picked up an older mark II with very clean optics and only a few battle scars on the barrel. It was primarily purchased for a macro application. However, for the time being I am using it for straight old normal use. And I must say that I am thoroughly surprised by the performance of this lens. The lens is very sharp at f/2.8 with only a slight amount of chromatic aberration around the highlights. This is easily remedied in photoshop (etc). It also has a fast focusing. Great for tracking.

f/2.8 ISO100 1/2500sec. In this particular image there was a small amount of purple fringing around the catchlight in the eye.

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Dec 12, 2011 18:41 |  #1875

ArEnJee wrote in post #13505551 (external link)
I have this lens..

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