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Jul 03, 2018 17:19 |  #1

I just bought a used mint 70-200 f2.8 IS II lens and have a question as to my camera bodies.

I have had two EOS Rebel XS1 bodies for some years now dedicated to two lenses. One is my 17-55 f2.8 EF-S and the other will be dedicated to the new 70-200.

Are the sensors in these bodies up to the resolution task of the excellent image quality of especially the 70-200?

Dan


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Jul 03, 2018 19:52 |  #2

No matter what lens - camera combination you get, one will always out resolve the other.



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Jul 07, 2018 15:50 |  #3

you can't miss with 70-200 , for it's weather seal right down to the fast 2.8 aperture. Your image quality will be very good. If you upgrade to full frame you will be set. Good choice


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Jul 16, 2018 19:30 |  #4

sparqk wrote in post #18658081 (external link)
you can't miss with 70-200 , for it's weather seal right down to the fast 2.8 aperture. Your image quality will be very good. If you upgrade to full frame you will be set. Good choice

Thanks, this is good info. I am still trying to understand the differences between all of the models (very confusing to me at the moment).

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Jul 20, 2018 12:22 |  #5

bergmen wrote in post #18664198 (external link)
Thanks, this is good info. I am still trying to understand the differences between all of the models (very confusing to me at the moment).

Dan

You will get very good shots with that combination. However, be aware that as a result of manufacturing tolerances a lens/body combination can exhibit slight front focusing or back focusing issues which can usually be resolved with Canon's in-camera Micro Focus Adjustment feature. Unfortunately, that feature is not available in entry-level cameras like yours. However, you may not need or may not notice the need for such an adjustment. Of course, that same lens on a newer higher end camera with a more highly resolving sensor and more sophisticated focus modes will be capable of providing better results.


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Jul 20, 2018 13:09 |  #6

mwsilver wrote in post #18666766 (external link)
You will get very good shots with that combination. However, be aware that as a result of manufacturing tolerances a lens/body combination can exhibit slight front focusing or back focusing issues which can usually be resolved with Canon's in-camera Micro Focus Adjustment feature. Unfortunately, that feature is not available in entry-level cameras like yours. However, you may not need or may not notice the need for such an adjustment. Of course, that same lens on a newer higher end camera with a more highly resolving sensor and more sophisticated focus modes will be capable of providing better results.

Excellent, thank you for your insights! I am likely to stay with APS-C sensors since I have four EF-S lenses and one EF lens (70-200). I am looking at the 7D Mark II as a possible dedicated body to the 70-200 and religating the XSi bodies to the other lenses (especially the 17-55 f/2.8 and my 10-18 f/4.5-5.6).

Still learning. I was more of an avid photographer back in the film days with my F-1, New F-1 and T-90 camera bodies. When digital showed up I put everything away until I could return with the new realm.


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Jul 20, 2018 14:03 |  #7

bergmen wrote in post #18666791 (external link)
Excellent, thank you for your insights! I am likely to stay with APS-C sensors since I have four EF-S lenses and one EF lens (70-200). I am looking at the 7D Mark II as a possible dedicated body to the 70-200 and religating the XSi bodies to the other lenses (especially the 17-55 f/2.8 and my 10-18 f/4.5-5.6).

Still learning. I was more of an avid photographer back in the film days with my F-1, New F-1 and T-90 camera bodies. When digital showed up I put everything away until I could return with the new realm.

You don't have to dedicate a lens to a body unless that's what you want. You can use all your lenses on a 7D Mark II.


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Jul 20, 2018 18:16 |  #8

mwsilver wrote in post #18666831 (external link)
You don't have to dedicate a lens to a body unless that's what you want. You can use all your lenses on a 7D Mark II.

My only reason for doing this most of the time is to avoid the complications of lens changes in the field. I tried doing this at airshows for instance and I was worried I would drop a lens or allow dust, etc. into the innards. Also, I was more likely to miss something if there was action going on.

When I was at the Reno Air Races back in 2015 I had one XSi camera body with my 55-250 f/4.0-5.6 tele zoom and the other XSi with the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 zoom, both ready to go. I carried both rigs and grabbed whatever camera depending on the circumstances. It was a little cumbersome but both were light weight (compared to my F-1 with the New FD 100-300 f/5.6 zoom for instance).

Also, my thinking is with the higher resolution of the 7D-II sensor, I will get the most out of the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens. But, yes any of the bodies would be compatible with any of my lenses.

Thanks for your inputs, I'm learning more everyday!

Dan


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Jul 25, 2018 14:43 |  #9

bergmen wrote in post #18666975 (external link)
My only reason for doing this most of the time is to avoid the complications of lens changes in the field. I tried doing this at airshows for instance and I was worried I would drop a lens or allow dust, etc. into the innards. Also, I was more likely to miss something if there was action going on.

When I was at the Reno Air Races back in 2015 I had one XSi camera body with my 55-250 f/4.0-5.6 tele zoom and the other XSi with the 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 zoom, both ready to go. I carried both rigs and grabbed whatever camera depending on the circumstances. It was a little cumbersome but both were light weight (compared to my F-1 with the New FD 100-300 f/5.6 zoom for instance).

Also, my thinking is with the higher resolution of the 7D-II sensor, I will get the most out of the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens. But, yes any of the bodies would be compatible with any of my lenses.

Thanks for your inputs, I'm learning more everyday!

Dan

A lens change takes all but a few seconds. Given the huge advantage of the 7DII over what you currently have, that few seconds is a good tradeoff. The trick is having the right bag for your needs. A bag that will hold the lenses and protect them so all you need to do is pop the lens off the camera, slide it into the bag, swap end caps and slap the new lens on the camera. Given your equipment list, a small shoulder bagthat holds 2-3 lenses plus one body would be great. (BTW you'll get way better shots with the 7DII/ 70-200 combo than you would with that 250mm lens.)




  
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Aug 18, 2018 18:38 |  #10

Update: I just received my brand new EOS 80D from Canon a few days ago after lots of studying of owners reports and reviews.

Obviously, I have not been able to get out and become familiar with this new body but I am reasonably sure I can expect superb performance with the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II (as well as my other lenses). Can't wait to put it through it's paces.

Right now we are smothered in smoke from the Ranch Fire in Lake and Colusa Counties so the air is not clear enough to play.

Dan


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