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Canon EF 70-200 F4L - Review

 
Relaxtech
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Dec 16, 2011 03:13 as a reply to  @ post 12202839 |  #61

It's the best lens in good light condition with reasonable price.


40D, 7D; 17-40f4L; 85f1.8; 70-200f4L

  
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Dec 27, 2011 04:22 as a reply to  @ Relaxtech's post |  #62

I bought one F4L 70-200 today, and with my 7D I have clicked a few pictures...this lens is amazing:)




  
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Dec 27, 2011 07:30 as a reply to  @ a.jayamohan's post |  #63

I got one for Christmas. So far I'm pretty surprised - very sharp wide open at f/4. I'm just not sold on a lens that is this slow. I'd prefer to have a lens with a maximum aperture somewhere 2.8 or lower. I don't like having to bump my ISO so much to keep my shutter speed up where it needs to be. Luckily I have a 5Dm2, so I don't really worry about it. But I'd rather have the light there in the first place.

Very sharp in comparison with the 135L I just sold (and hopefully will not regret TOO much...)

70-200 f/4 wide open....nice bokeh! Pretty Sharp too...

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70-200 f/4 wide open and ISO 400 at noon! Would rather be at 3.2 for a little thinner DoF and ISO 100-200, but I'm happy
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For comparison, here's my 135L wide open at f/2 ISO 400 on a cloudy day at 4:30pm. I'm not sure I could have taken this shot at f/4 as my dog is rarely standing still...
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70-200 f/4 ISO 200 at 154mm wide open at f/4. Really sharp!
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Dec 27, 2011 11:24 |  #64

Have it, love it. Absolutely perfect for what I do (walkaround photography and rowing) and it doesn't cost a bomb or require biceps the size of babies to carry around! The build quality is absolutely phenomenal compared to the 'lesser' senses I own.


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Apr 18, 2018 12:42 |  #65

Thinking about getting this to use on a sony crop sensor with an adapter(not worried about utilizing the auto focus).

Im pretty comfortable using it as an all manual lens.

Does anyone use this lens on a crop sensor?

Can you share some pics please


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Apr 18, 2018 21:46 |  #66

PJmak wrote in post #18609135 (external link)
Thinking about getting this to use on a sony crop sensor with an adapter(not worried about utilizing the auto focus).

Im pretty comfortable using it as an all manual lens.

Does anyone use this lens on a crop sensor?

Can you share some pics please

Woah! Zombie thread, back from the dead! :-)

I owned the IS version of this lens for about two years and used it exclusively on Canon crop bodies (T2i and 70D). It's a great lens! I only sold it because I needed more reach (even on crop bodies) for airshows.

I think I've read rumors that Canon is working on a new version (aren't they always!), and Tamron just came out with their own 70-210 f/4 so I would give that a look due to a more modern optical design. On the other hand, the Canon lenses are still great performers despite their age. The non-IS version of Canon's lens can be found used for around $400, which is particularly attractive if you plan to use it on a Sony body with in-camera stabilization.

Here are two pics I took with it, first on a T2i (18MP, not sure how much I cropped):

https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=17786585&​i=i2613829

and this one on a 70D (20MP, definitely cropped):

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=17696605&i=​i174796761

Hope that helps!
Mike

EDIT: Rereading what I just posted, I realize that I didn't actually use it *exclusively* on crop bodies like I said. I also used it a couple of times on an old film EOS body (100/Elan), which I take out and run a roll or two through about once a year or so. But I don't have any of those images handy to post. ;)


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Apr 19, 2018 09:55 |  #67

I use this lens and my 100-400L almost exclusively when shooting my daughter's softball games. I use it with my 1D Mk III which is an APS-H crop, but have used it on the 60D as well. It's a fantastic lens. Light, sharp, well built and very affordable at today's used prices.

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Apr 19, 2018 10:22 |  #68

Thanks for sharing to both of you.

I spent a good amount of time looking for a thread on this lens on here and this is all I found. I didn't wanna start another one


I think Im gonna be picking this up soon. I like to shoot different things and this lens would be perfect. I dont stick to one type of style. Check my page in my sig if youd like.


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