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First shots with new 200mm f2.0

 
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Dec 10, 2014 02:30 |  #1

I got my new (to me) 200mm f2 last week and was able to use it in 3 different events over the weekend. So far, I'm quite happy with the results.
I can't wait to put it to more use!
All of the following shots were shot wide open at f/2.


Gymnastics intrasquad meet:

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Basketball vs Missouri
I love how it decimates the background...
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And Football vs OSU

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Dec 10, 2014 06:33 |  #2

Sweet!


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Dec 10, 2014 07:40 |  #3

Awesome! I'm curious, how did you get the focus on the balance beam shot? It looks like it would've been really hard to get that to lock quickly enough, but that's also not easy movement to track... any tips?



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Dec 10, 2014 08:24 |  #4

Awesome shots ! Were they all shot wide open?




  
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Dec 10, 2014 09:01 |  #5

I recently done a review on this lens in the REVIEWS section, I've rated this lens as an overall 10 out of 10. I would be interested in knowing if other owners agree or disagree with my rating and what rating you would give ? what advantages or disadvantages ?

Christopherm, I especially love the 2nd shot,.....


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Dec 10, 2014 09:25 |  #6

nice crisp results. congrats on the new lens


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Dec 10, 2014 20:11 |  #7

bseitz234 wrote in post #17324313 (external link)
Awesome! I'm curious, how did you get the focus on the balance beam shot? It looks like it would've been really hard to get that to lock quickly enough, but that's also not easy movement to track... any tips?

I'm still learning to use the 1DX so I didn't do anything special. I set it to Case 6 focusing mode (I think) and it seemed to perform pretty well.

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Awesome shots ! Were they all shot wide open?

Yes all shots were wide open. I'll edit the original post to reflect that.

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I recently done a review on this lens in the REVIEWS section, I've rated this lens as an overall 10 out of 10. I would be interested in knowing if other owners agree or disagree with my rating and what rating you would give ? what advantages or disadvantages ?

Well I've only had it a week so I obviously can't make a comprehensive assessment but so far, I'm pretty Wow'd by it's performance! I get the feeling that the only thing that would prevent this lens from reaching the extremely high expectations is user error on my part.


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Dec 11, 2014 18:22 |  #8

Really like the gymnastic shot. The eyes are a little OOF.

I nearly bought a second hand one but my friend advised the 300/2.8L II (supposed to be a little speedier and quieter during focussing)




  
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Dec 12, 2014 21:20 |  #9

All great shots, #2 for me! Love the concentration on both faces. Congrats on the new lens!!


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Dec 12, 2014 23:51 |  #10

Have you owned any other zoom lenses? Just curious how you compare it to others




  
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Dec 14, 2014 12:15 |  #11

BornForThis wrote in post #17329416 (external link)
Have you owned any other zoom lenses? Just curious how you compare it to others

Well I've been using the 70-200 f2.8 IS (I) for a while. I was happy with it's IQ until I added the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport in October. After I got the Sigma, all of the images from the 70-200 just seemed soft.
So over the Thanksgiving weekend I ordered both the 70-200 IS II and this 200 f2 from Lens Authority while they were on sale.

I have NOT yet done any side by side comparison between the 70-200 and 200 other than noticing the obvious differences in the way it separates the subject from the background. (But I'll get around to that soon!)


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Dec 14, 2014 15:25 |  #12

Great shots. #2 has great subject isolation.

I think you nailed it on the head when you said "decimates the background"!




  
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Dec 14, 2014 21:32 |  #13

Great shots. Makes me want to pick this lens up


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Dec 16, 2014 09:14 |  #14

Nice work Great lens




  
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Dec 23, 2014 12:42 |  #15

This is really intriguing. #2 is a fantastic shot. You can feel the intensity! I'll definitely be interested to read your thoughts between this and the 70-200 IS II at 2.8.


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