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EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM: sharp even at 70mm F/4 and 200mm F/4?

 
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Oct 31, 2013 09:55 |  #1
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I use the-digital-picture.com to check Image Quality of EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM and i'm surprised. The-digital-picture.com shows that Image Quality of this lens is very sharp even at 70mm F/4 and 200mm F/4

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …ample-Crops.aspx?Lens=404 (external link)

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)




  
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Oct 31, 2013 10:04 |  #2
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You shouldn't be, the f4 IS is one sharp lens. I used to own one.


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Oct 31, 2013 11:01 |  #3

I still own one -- it's a terrific lens throughout its entire focal range, even wide open. AF performance is stellar. If you do not need f/2.8, it is the best 70-200 zoom that Canon makes.


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Oct 31, 2013 12:30 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #4

It's wickedly sharp, although I did test a copy that was strangely soft... exchanged it promptly (noticeable without pixel peeping).




  
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Oct 31, 2013 12:58 |  #5

I bought this lens about 6 years ago, still the best lens I have used. Can't beat it for the price either. The 2.8 IS II would be nice but its twice as much.. can't quite justify that.




  
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Oct 31, 2013 14:23 |  #6

I have the F4 non-IS version and it's sharp across the entire zoom range wide open - I LOVE that lens , it delivers every time.




  
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Oct 31, 2013 15:45 |  #7

yes indeed, im even on the fence of giving up my 2.8 non is for a 4 with is. The weight gets to me after a long day of shootin!


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Oct 31, 2013 16:05 |  #8

Before the 2.8IS II changed the game there was a lot of discussion about whether it made any sense to buy a 2.8 (IS or not) if you had to stop down to get sharpness, given the extra weight. Thats not to say that the 2.8 is unusable wide open, but its much better a stop or two down.




  
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Oct 31, 2013 20:45 |  #9

SLRGear's stellar review of the Canon 70-200 IS L agrees with the_digital_picture links you posted.
Read the description of the testing (center page scroll bar section) where the 70-200 is compared
to a few Canon primes & it holds it's own very well.

http://slrgear.com …ct.php/product/​999/cat/11 (external link)




  
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Oct 31, 2013 22:46 |  #10

I found my Tamron to produce much better results. Although when I had my F4 IS I never complained.


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Nov 01, 2013 02:21 |  #11
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Talley wrote in post #16415096 (external link)
I found my Tamron to produce much better results. Although when I had my F4 IS I never complained.

Did you mention Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD???? Many of my friends and many of camera stores owners in my city said Tamron lenses don't bring fine colour and Canon lenses always bring better colour. Are they right??????

Can Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD work with Canon Extender EF1.4x III?




  
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