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Sep 06, 2014 17:22 |  #826

It is a little long, but I like to store my 1.4 TC with it. Still very secure.


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Sep 18, 2014 10:22 |  #827

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1/160s F2.8 ISO12800 - a lot of noise reduction needed
Got this lens a few days ago, tried it out tonight at the racetrack to test its AF and tracking accuracy.
Using it with a 6D centre point and AI Servo, it was mostly pretty accurate - though occasionally it would lose focus - I still need to figure out this lens' quirks.
I did some AFMA in my studio and came up with W+8/T+10 - but in the real world it seems to work best at W0/T0 - again something I need to look into further.
Overall, I think tonight's test was pretty much worst case scenario and the lens did pretty well.

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Sep 18, 2014 10:39 |  #828

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/2hb5lj5.jpg
Another one. This one at 1/200s F2.8 ISO12800

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Sep 18, 2014 15:45 |  #829

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Sep 22, 2014 20:18 |  #830

would it be wise to sell canon 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS and get this lens ??
And use it with 1.4x TC if needed the reach..
Also how does it fair with 2x TC?


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Sep 22, 2014 20:34 |  #831

rndman wrote in post #17171956 (external link)
would it be wise to sell canon 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS and get this lens ??
And use it with 1.4x TC if needed the reach..
Also how does it fair with 2x TC?

I heard that Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC is not a true 200mm(at least compared to Canon version). I don't remember what is the long end eqvilent to either nor does this apply to the A009 model. You may want to check that out first if reach is important to you.




  
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Sep 22, 2014 23:00 |  #832

someone0 wrote in post #17171996 (external link)
I heard that Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC is not a true 200mm(at least compared to Canon version). I don't remember what is the long end eqvilent to either nor does this apply to the A009 model. You may want to check that out first if reach is important to you.

it's a true 200, it just suffers from focus breathing (similar to the nikon 70-200).

I did a general comparison, which shows the issue: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1384687


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Sep 23, 2014 06:37 |  #833

I don't understand this focus breathing room concept. ??? What causes it? Why does the Canon bring subjects closer? To my eyes that is the ONLY advantage of the canon lens.


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Sep 23, 2014 11:16 |  #834

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17172639 (external link)
I don't understand this focus breathing room concept. ???

Try this on any of your lens. Put an object in front of you, try to take a picture of that subject, then now focus on something else that's in front or behind the subject and then you will see the size of that subject changes. What Canon have found a solution is that most 70-200mm when shoot at 200mm with the subject close to the camera, the focus breathing was so bad that the subject appear farther.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 13:26 |  #835

Charlie wrote in post #17172262 (external link)
it's a true 200, it just suffers from focus breathing (similar to the nikon 70-200).

I did a general comparison, which shows the issue: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1384687

Yup. It is a true 200mm. All lenses are tested for their MM field of view when focused at infinity. When at infinity the Tamron was equal to the Canon MK2 version.

When at MFD or focused very close to the lens the canon was substantially closer than the Tamron.

Real world to me never really mattered. It was 95% of the MK2 lens at half the cost.


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Sep 23, 2014 21:35 |  #836

Ok. My question got lost in the "breathing"... :-)

So how does this lens take 1.4x or 2x TC
I would sell off my 70-300L if this works..


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Sep 23, 2014 22:44 |  #837

rndman wrote in post #17174228 (external link)
Ok. My question got lost in the "breathing"... :-)

So how does this lens take 1.4x or 2x TC
I would sell off my 70-300L if this works..

My experience was with Kenko TCs and it wasnt very good. I tried the kenkos on my 120-300, tamron 70-200VC and Canon 70-200mk2 and the mk2 was king by a LONG shot on TCs. Sigma falling to a 2nd.


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Sep 23, 2014 22:58 |  #838

Talley wrote in post #17174320 (external link)
My experience was with Kenko TCs and it wasnt very good. I tried the kenkos on my 120-300, tamron 70-200VC and Canon 70-200mk2 and the mk2 was king by a LONG shot on TCs. Sigma falling to a 2nd.

it's pretty much the reason I'm going to the 70-200mk2

I had two choices, 70-200VC + 150-600. On paper, that's a killer combo, but unfortunately, the 150-600 was too big to be practical for me. So I decided for my incidental use of a long lens, the 70-200mk2 + tc's should satisfy.


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Sep 23, 2014 23:33 |  #839

I have the Canon 70-200 mkii and im really really thinking about selling it and buying this lens. These samples are awesome!


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Sep 24, 2014 03:40 |  #840

mdripper wrote in post #17174359 (external link)
I have the Canon 70-200 mkii and im really really thinking about selling it and buying this lens. These samples are awesome!

can i ask why ?
is it for the good price ?
Thanks


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