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just got my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

 
genjurok
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Jul 18, 2012 12:55 |  #1

initial impression compared to my sigma 70-200 apo hsm
1) IS is wonderful. I can handhold 1/20sec at 200mm and have a good keeper rate.
When I sit in a chair, I can even get 50% keeper rate or higher , shooting 1/6sec at 200mm, insane.

With the sigma in my office, I have to use ISO 1600 or even 3200 for 200mm, even at f/2.8 coz the shutter speeed has to be at least 1/200sec. Now with the IS II, I can shoot 1/6sec , with ISO 50 , that's nuts. :D Not to mention the sharpness difference.

2) 200mm f/2.8 has about the same sharpness as the sigma at f/5.0, in another word, much sharper than sigma at f/2.8. The sigma is pretty good between 70~150mm, but weaker at 200mm.

3) AF is super fast, but the sigma isn't bad either.

can't wait to bring it to field test! :D


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Jul 18, 2012 14:18 |  #2

I was amazed at the difference between my old EF 70-200 f/2.8L and the mark 2 version, it was like chalk and cheese. The mk2 was better in every respect.


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Jul 18, 2012 15:38 |  #3

Congratulations on a wonderful lens! I love mine as well, and the sharpness is to die for! This topic needs a picture or two :)

self-portrait with the 70-200

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Jul 18, 2012 15:45 |  #4

That lens suck... I got one a few weeks ago and it often stuck on the body ;).


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Jul 18, 2012 17:47 |  #5
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Congrats. You're really going to like it.


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Jul 18, 2012 18:03 |  #6

Congrats !!!


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Jul 18, 2012 18:12 |  #7

Congrats!!! I love using that lens, borrow my friend lens :)


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Jul 18, 2012 18:22 |  #8

Tigerkn wrote in post #14736056 (external link)
That lens suck... I got one a few weeks ago and it often stuck on the body ;).

I know I cant pry the thing off with a crowbar.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 03:01 |  #9

Robertk2012 wrote in post #14736730 (external link)
I know I cant pry the thing off with a crowbar.

I have that problem with my 24-70, but I'm hoping the mk2 version of that will show a similar improvement we saw with the 70-200 then maybe I can manage to remove it long enough to exchange.


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Jul 19, 2012 08:34 |  #10

quick test shot

182mm, f/2.8, a little bit underexposed

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Jul 19, 2012 08:46 |  #11

This is my favorite lens to use at race tracks. A few weeks ago, I decided to shoot some videos of cars doing burnouts and they looked amazing! Normally I use the 24-105 for videos because of the weight, but seeing the results from the 70-200L IS II, I'm considering lifting more weights so I can use that to shoot hand held video full time lol..


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Jul 19, 2012 08:50 |  #12

Great lens. Congrats!


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Jul 19, 2012 09:02 |  #13

70-200 II may just be one of the most versatile lenses. Amazing IQ and excellent results with both 1.4x and 2x extenders making it awesome if you need more reach without buying another lens and still having the zoom versatility.


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