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Canon EF 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

 
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Feb 23, 2012 06:37 as a reply to  @ post 13793200 |  #391

Impressive performance ...


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Apr 07, 2012 18:10 as a reply to  @ post 13793200 |  #392

I love this lens. The autofocus is very fast.
My daughter Camila playing hockey:

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Apr 26, 2012 06:41 |  #393

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May 08, 2012 00:31 |  #394

So I've finally picked up this lens, it's my first zoom lens despite owning my camera for a year and a half now.

Quick question, this is also my first USM lens. On my lens I've noticed that unlike the non USM the manual focus ring doesn't stop. It just keeps going, though noticeably more resistant. Is this normal?

This seriously has to be the best value lens out there. I've constantly seen it go for under $150 these past couple of months for a (judging by most these pics here) pretty sharp lens, good aperture, and real USM. Build quality is also really solid, though the zoom creep is annoying.




  
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May 08, 2012 04:04 |  #395

Yes Appleanche it is normal on this type of USM for the focus ring to behave as you describe ,have fun with your new toy.


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May 08, 2012 10:46 |  #396

Here are a few shots with the 70-210 on a 5D mk2. I can't say anything negative about this lens, aside from the fact that I wish it had IS, but for the money it is really awesome.

IMAGE: http://www.birdphotographic.com/gallery/var/albums/Davis-2012/IMG_5005small.jpg?m=1336021520

IMAGE: http://www.birdphotographic.com/gallery/var/albums/Davis-2012/IMG_5096small.jpg?m=1336021533

Little bit of CA on that grille, but I didn't make any attempts to remove it in PP
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IMAGE: http://www.birdphotographic.com/gallery/var/albums/Davis-2012/IMG_4977small.jpg?m=1336021514

5D Mk2 + BG-E6 | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L | Canon EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM | 580EX II | Manfrotto 3021N/3030/RC2 | B+W Filters

  
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Appleanche
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May 10, 2012 15:36 |  #397

Is there a lens profile or something to remove CA in Lightroom?

I'm noticing a bit of it on my first couple of shots.

This is the first non rainy day here so I'll be sure to run to the park and try it out!




  
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May 10, 2012 17:37 |  #398

Appleanche wrote in post #14412008 (external link)
Is there a lens profile or something to remove CA in Lightroom?

No. This lens is way too old and obsolete for that.


5D Mk2 + BG-E6 | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L | Canon EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM | 580EX II | Manfrotto 3021N/3030/RC2 | B+W Filters

  
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Appleanche
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May 15, 2012 22:26 |  #399

CaptainTonus wrote in post #14412575 (external link)
No. This lens is way too old and obsolete for that.

Figured so - wasn't sure if there were any custom ones available or something.

CA seems to be worst on far away objects that are relatively small in the frame.


That being said, I've had a couple of days to use it and some of the shots are amazingly sharp, some of the sharpest shots I've personally taken.

The autofocus is great.. the zoom creep isn't as annoying as I thought.

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Only default sharpening on LR4

Indoors, ISO400, 210mm, 1/50.. f4.5 probably got lucky with the sharpness here.

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Same default Sharpening - not a great picture by any means but just seeing the 100% on the flower center is eye opening!

ISO100, 75mm, 1/400, f3.5



  
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May 16, 2012 00:05 |  #400

That's pretty impressive on the 1/50 shutter speed indoor shot, unless you were on a tripod. If you weren't, you have very steady hands...


5D Mk2 + BG-E6 | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L | Canon EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM | 580EX II | Manfrotto 3021N/3030/RC2 | B+W Filters

  
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Appleanche
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May 16, 2012 08:51 |  #401

CaptainTonus wrote in post #14438651 (external link)
That's pretty impressive on the 1/50 shutter speed indoor shot, unless you were on a tripod. If you weren't, you have very steady hands...

No tripod, yeah I'm not sure how it wasn't a blurry mess, sometimes you get lucky.




  
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Jul 21, 2012 01:56 |  #402

Sure would be nice to get my hands on one of these.
CL and Ebay are pretty quiet nowadays. But will borrow my brother's 55-250 every once in a while and just keep a look out for a sale.


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To Sell: 6D (Sold) / 80D (Sold) / EF 35 1.4L II (Sold) / EF 85mm 1.8 USM (Sold) / EF 135 2.0L (Sold)/ 600EX RT (Sold) / EF 70-210mm 3.5-4.5 USM (For Sale)
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Jul 21, 2012 03:20 |  #403

Got one of these a couple weeks ago. Amazed at the AF speed. I was trying to decide whether to keep this or my 55-250, but I might keep both. This one for the AF speed/tracking and slightly faster aperture. And the 55-250 for the IS and slightly more reach. The 55-250 looks way better in video thanks to the IS.

Hey, this way I get IS, a faster aperture and USM and I didn't have to spend $1200 for the f4 L IS! :)

Couple action shots down at the playground:


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Jul 29, 2012 15:40 |  #404

I love mine but I did notice some CA on the arm of my son in a bike race when cropped fairly tightly. Now, tell me what this lens gives up to the 70-200 F4 L lens besides perhaps the CA?




  
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Jul 29, 2012 16:14 |  #405

TLR wrote in post #14786617 (external link)
I love mine but I did notice some CA on the arm of my son in a bike race when cropped fairly tightly. Now, tell me what this lens gives up to the 70-200 F4 L lens besides perhaps the CA?

THe CA can be pretty bad in bright sunlight when this lens is used at max aperture. The 70-200 F4L doesn't really have that problem. But since it mainly only happens in bright light, you can just stop down 1-1.5 stops and then there is no CA problem.

Additionally, you get better build (mostly metal vs mostly plastic), Internal zoom design (no zoom creep), a bit better contrast and color. Also a bit sharper, but mainly only noticeable at largest aperture.


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