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Jul 31, 2012 09:47 |  #1

i've been trying to keep my 70-200 on my 5diii because i feel like i haven't really used it enough to have a feel for it. am i only one that often either finds it too short on one end or too long on the other? i shoot out doors and anything from birds to landscapes and sometimes it works for both but more often than not it doesn't. i rarely carry my 300 with out the 1.4 t/c. so, i'm thinking about just getting rid of the 70-200. i want to love it but i really don't. i did kind of like it on my 550d. if canon would hurry up with the next generation crop bodies i'd probably be more likely to keep it. maybe i should get a 100-400 and carry my 5dc with the 17-40 at the same time. if i get rid of my 70-200f/2.8 is and my 300 f/4is for a 100-400 will i be giving up a lot of iq?




  
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Jul 31, 2012 09:49 |  #2

also, how does the 100-400 pair with a 1.4 t/c? guessing i lose a/f with that combo.




  
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Jul 31, 2012 10:15 |  #3

im finding exactly the same, but when i do really try and use it i love the results from it so i cant let it go


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Jul 31, 2012 10:25 as a reply to  @ kins's post |  #4

If you have the 70-200/f2.8 MKII i would definitely keep it for the versatility & sharpness even with the 1.4 TC added. I would sell the 300/f4 and consider the 400/f5.6 prime + monopod which is a great performer for I.Q. and will even allow your AF to function on your crop body along with the Kenko DGX 1.4 TC with sufficient ambient light & contrast.

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Jul 31, 2012 10:32 |  #5

The 70-200 is awesome for portraits, events, theater, concerts, detail and abstract shots, sports, and can be put into use for birds and landscapes. But if birds and landscapes are your bread and butter, maybe a 70-200 2.8 isn't for you.


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Jul 31, 2012 10:33 |  #6

rwhardy wrote:
=rwhardy;14794839 am i only one that often either finds it too short on one end or too long on the other?

I'm confused.

Do you find it:
a) Too short on the long end and too long on the short end
or
b) Too short on the short end and too long on the long end?

a) would be a problem indeed but b) would be everybody's dream lens! ;)


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Jul 31, 2012 10:38 |  #7

i find it to short on the long and too long on the short unfortunately, wish i could afford a dust pump


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Jul 31, 2012 11:21 |  #8

My 70-200 f/4 IS has gotten minimal use on the 5D3 since buying that camera. I have shot a couple of landscape shots with it, but otherwise it's a little short for my usage on a FF so far. There was an instance, though, where I kicked myself for leaving it home. We attended the July 4th parade in our hometown, and I figured the 5D3 + 24-105L would be a good single lens combo. Looking at the shots afterwards, I was shooting mostly at 70mm and longer, and could have used some more reach. The 70-200 would have been perfect.

I do want to try the 70-200 f/4 out this winter for ice hockey, though. I used it for this on my 7D, and really had to push the ISO. So I am hopeful that the 5D3's better high ISO performance will offset the loss of reach.


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Jul 31, 2012 21:08 |  #9

Silverfox1 wrote in post #14795023 (external link)
If you have the 70-200/f2.8 MKII i would definitely keep it for the versatility & sharpness even with the 1.4 TC added. I would sell the 300/f4 and consider the 400/f5.6 prime + monopod which is a great performer for I.Q. and will even allow your AF to function on your crop body along with the Kenko DGX 1.4 TC with sufficient ambient light & contrast.

Regards, Ron ;)

i don't have a crop. sorry, i just saw that i mentioned a 550d, it's gone.




  
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Jul 31, 2012 21:10 |  #10

andrikos wrote in post #14795065 (external link)
I'm confused.

Do you find it:
a) Too short on the long end and too long on the short end
or
b) Too short on the short end and too long on the long end?

a) would be a problem indeed but b) would be everybody's dream lens! ;)

unfortunately it's "a"




  
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Jul 31, 2012 21:12 |  #11

kins wrote in post #14794971 (external link)
im finding exactly the same, but when i do really try and use it i love the results from it so i cant let it go

well, my plan was to possibly upgrade to the mark ii. that's why i've been keeping it in the camera. i agree that it makes some really nice images when it "fits" to use it.




  
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Jul 31, 2012 21:18 |  #12

Scott M wrote in post #14795259 (external link)
My 70-200 f/4 IS has gotten minimal use on the 5D3 since buying that camera. I have shot a couple of landscape shots with it, but otherwise it's a little short for my usage on a FF so far. There was an instance, though, where I kicked myself for leaving it home. We attended the July 4th parade in our hometown, and I figured the 5D3 + 24-105L would be a good single lens combo. Looking at the shots afterwards, I was shooting mostly at 70mm and longer, and could have used some more reach. The 70-200 would have been perfect.

I do want to try the 70-200 f/4 out this winter for ice hockey, though. I used it for this on my 7D, and really had to push the ISO. So I am hopeful that the 5D3's better high ISO performance will offset the loss of reach.

i am constantly amazed by the 5d3 and high iso. i've been regretting not getting a 24-105 kit when i bought it. i've also considered the 24-105 and a 200mm prime.




  
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Jul 31, 2012 21:22 |  #13

CJSmith wrote in post #14795062 (external link)
The 70-200 is awesome for portraits, events, theater, concerts, detail and abstract shots, sports, and can be put into use for birds and landscapes. But if birds and landscapes are your bread and butter, maybe a 70-200 2.8 isn't for you.

that's what i'm starting to think. i'll probably keep it, though. sure as i get rid of it i'll find a bunch of subjects that it would be perfect for.




  
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Jul 31, 2012 21:32 |  #14

Silverfox1 wrote in post #14795023 (external link)
If you have the 70-200/f2.8 MKII i would definitely keep it for the versatility & sharpness even with the 1.4 TC added. I would sell the 300/f4 and consider the 400/f5.6 prime + monopod which is a great performer for I.Q. and will even allow your AF to function on your crop body along with the Kenko DGX 1.4 TC with sufficient ambient light & contrast.

Regards, Ron ;)

What Ron said is what I'd do.




  
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Aug 01, 2012 01:28 |  #15

Yeap. You're a candidate for the 5-500mm f/1.0.

Seriously though, a 70-200mm rarely leaves my camera but I’ve had to learn a few tricks including taking pano’s and shooting in RAW and sharpening/cropping as needed.


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