Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Motorsports Talk 
Thread started 28 Aug 2013 (Wednesday) 06:25
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

200f2.0L IS for Motorsport anyone?

 
colintf
Senior Member
313 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Aug 28, 2013 06:25 |  #1

Pending the iminent bills for car service / mot and a heating system repair, I am seriously looking at getting a good prime for motorsport, and looking at 300f2.8v2 (one I have been offered)

by accident today, I stumbled accross the 200f2.0 L and that go me thinking.

At LeMans at night I can mange with 200mm on the 5d3 and it would give me an extra stop of light compared to my 70-200, and then could add extenders

200 f2.0
200 +1.4 = 280 f2.8
200 +2.0 = 400 f4.0

could this be a better bet than the 300f2.8v2?

many thanks in advance
:cool:

Anyone use this lens for motorsort




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
ChunkyDA
Goldmember
Avatar
3,712 posts
Gallery: 17 photos
Likes: 90
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
     
Aug 31, 2013 18:02 |  #2

The 200 might be a bit short, depending on your access but if your zoom works the prime will be extra special.


Dave
Support Search and Rescue, Get Lost (external link)
Gear list and some feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
drewl
Senior Member
466 posts
Likes: 39
Joined Sep 2005
     
Sep 04, 2013 11:46 |  #3

colintf wrote in post #16246589 (external link)
200 f2.0
200 +1.4 = 280 f2.8
200 +2.0 = 400 f4.0

could this be a better bet than the 300f2.8v2?

no. not only would it not have the aperture at 400, it would be slower at focusing at both focal lengths and lack the four stops of IS the 300II has.

200 f2 on its own is pretty cool though.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Zilly
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,086 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: uk
     
Sep 04, 2013 12:50 |  #4

Even with the latest tele converters a 200mm on a 2x tele will be soft at the best of times.

Speaking personally the 300 f2.8 is one of my fav lenses a little on the short side for motor sport but so sharp that you can always crop , I also find in most situations where you'd use a 200 you can take a couple of steps back and use a 300 , its great for candid work around the pits in a standard (f1) pit garage its about perfect for shooting drivers in the back of the pit lane.

HTH


Dom
Follow my adventures on twitter (external link)
Car Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
colintf
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
313 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Sep 04, 2013 12:55 as a reply to  @ Zilly's post |  #5

thanks for the feedback :cool:




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
airfrogusmc
I'm a chimper. There I said it...
36,832 posts
Gallery: 167 photos
Best ofs: 6
Likes: 7344
Joined May 2007
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
     
Sep 04, 2013 13:02 |  #6

drewl wrote in post #16267422 (external link)
no. not only would it not have the aperture at 400, it would be slower at focusing at both focal lengths and lack the four stops of IS the 300II has.

200 f2 on its own is pretty cool though.

The 200 2L has amazing IS. I do think at times it might be bit short for motor sports though.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
industryimage
Member
194 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Antrim
     
Sep 20, 2013 06:08 |  #7

Would say the 200 might be a bit too short !! but all depends on what motorsport you take. I have the 300 v2 and on tracks it can be too short,

Warren


Bodies: Canon 5dmk2 | Canon 1dmk3
Lenses: Canon 24-70 f/2.8L| Canon 135 f/2L | Canon 300 f/2.8L IS mkII | Sigma 35 f1.4 ART | Canon 70-200 f2.8 is mkII
Event Website (external link)
Client Website (external link)
Facebook page (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
GolferT
Hatchling
3 posts
Joined Feb 2008
     
Jan 23, 2014 02:29 |  #8

Sorry for the late response. I bumped into Tony Todd at the Jack Frost Stages rally at Croft recently and he told me he had bought a 400mm f2.8 L Mk 2. Performance is so good that he hasn't used the 500 or 300 since. So much so that he part-exchanged the 500 for a 200 mm f2. He was using it in pouring rain on the rally and says has used it with great success for Rallycross and Cycle racing. He'll be out again when the Winter Series cycle racing begins again this weekend. A great lens as long as you have reasonable vantage point.
Remember it is a newer design than the 300 mm.

Hope this helps

GolferT




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
colintf
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
313 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Bristol, UK
     
Jan 23, 2014 06:02 |  #9

GolferT wrote in post #16628936 (external link)
Sorry for the late response. I bumped into Tony Todd at the Jack Frost Stages rally at Croft recently and he told me he had bought a 400mm f2.8 L Mk 2. Performance is so good that he hasn't used the 500 or 300 since. So much so that he part-exchanged the 500 for a 200 mm f2. He was using it in pouring rain on the rally and says has used it with great success for Rallycross and Cycle racing. He'll be out again when the Winter Series cycle racing begins again this weekend. A great lens as long as you have reasonable vantage point.
Remember it is a newer design than the 300 mm.

Hope this helps

GolferT

many thanks :cool:




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,563 views & 0 likes for this thread
200f2.0L IS for Motorsport anyone?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Motorsports Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is DudeInIndy
574 guests, 217 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.