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70-200MM on FF - what uses?

 
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Jan 04, 2012 14:52 |  #1

I'm curious, as on my FF, I've never really felt the need for anything between my 50MM and my 400MM lenses (I shoot my 100-400L probably 95% at 400MM).

I like a lot of interior WA and landscape WA and then also the long distance moon/astro stuff, with not much in between.

With the excellent 70-200 f4IS and 2.8ISII lenses so hugely popular....what do you guys use them for, on FF bodies?


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Jan 04, 2012 14:54 |  #2

Portraits, events and landscapes.


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Jan 04, 2012 14:56 |  #3

Portraits and close action photography.


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Jan 04, 2012 14:59 |  #4

I used mine for Formula 1, action, portraits, people overall....


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Jan 04, 2012 14:59 |  #5

usually 70-135mm are great for portraits. :)


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Jan 04, 2012 15:02 |  #6

Portraits but I prefer prime for this. So mainly sports where "long", compact lens and fast AF is needed. Main sports shooted : triathlon, bike, swim and air shows.

On the opposite, I don't understand the use of 400mm ! Once, at polo, my friends had this focal lens and I was shooting 135L. Of course I was short on a so long field (+400meters) but by croping I've done excellent (nor better :D) shots !


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Jan 04, 2012 15:05 |  #7

Since getting mine it has become my favourite lens. I even used it for indoor shots of the family at Christmas, I just stood over one side of the room away to get away from them. I also use it for landscapes - even birds. It delivers such great IQ you will find you tend to gravitate to it.


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Jan 04, 2012 15:09 |  #8

Since I dont do many portraits, I always found the 70-200 range a bit of a pain. Ive owned several of them because the IQ is great, but I always end up selling them because they just dont really fit a need for me. Although some shots fit right in that range just fine, most of the time I find I want wider or longer. Its just a physically big lens to carry around all the time on the off chance Ill need it. For others, its a bread and butter focal length.


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Jan 04, 2012 16:19 |  #9

I use mine to photograph my dogs.




  
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Jan 05, 2012 15:49 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #10

OK, so it seems to be mostly portraits and some close-medium distance action stuff.
As I do neither....I'm now happy that I haven't been missing some opportunity that I never even thought of! The wife's "groceries" budget will be pleased. :)


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Jan 05, 2012 16:26 |  #11

I use my 70-200f4L airside at work, telephoto landscapes, portraits... all sorts of things.


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Jan 05, 2012 18:25 |  #12

A 70-200mm on a FF isn't very close up anyway. I use mine with landscapes, sports/marathon, close surf and girls at the beach.

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Jan 05, 2012 19:33 |  #13

Old Baldy wrote in post #13646402 (external link)
I'm curious, as on my FF, I've never really felt the need for anything between my 50MM and my 400MM lenses (I shoot my 100-400L probably 95% at 400MM).

On my FF, I've never really felt the need for anything between my 14mm and 800mm. I just zoom with my feet. ;)


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Jan 05, 2012 23:11 |  #14

Daniel Browning wrote in post #13653950 (external link)
On my FF, I've never really felt the need for anything between my 14mm and 800mm. I just zoom with my feet. ;)

You must be REALLY fit. :)


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Jan 05, 2012 23:11 |  #15

Saint728 wrote in post #13653659 (external link)
A 70-200mm on a FF isn't very close up anyway. I use mine with...... girls at the beach.

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