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70-200 f/4 IS and 1.4 extender

 
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Feb 10, 2009 20:13 |  #1

Has anyone used this combination before? Obviously it would need to be used in good light. Just wondering if you've gotten good results, or if it would be better to just crop a little.


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Feb 10, 2009 20:45 |  #2

I found it to be a great combo; almost no degradation in IQ. I used it this weekend testing the AF on my new 1Ds2. Here's a couple of examples:

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Feb 11, 2009 14:41 |  #3

I love this combination. Take it to the zoo all the time. Yes, you need light, but f5.6 is typically what you're going to get at the long end of some telephotos anyway (like the 100-400 or 400 5.6L, etc). Oh, and pay no mind to the funny looking squiqqlies. That's the enclosure fence that I had to shoot through :-)

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Feb 11, 2009 14:56 |  #4

Nice tiger shot. I go to the San Diego zoo but you can never get a good shot of the tigers there. Good to know the combo works. I originally got the extender for my 70-200 2.8 IS but sold it for the f4 version because I didn't like the weight and I almost always shoot in good light.


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Feb 11, 2009 15:03 |  #5

ya, i started with the 2.8IS too and couldn't lug that beast around all day. I shoot weddings too and it is even worse when I have to lug the brick! The f4IS works fine outdoors with or without the 1.4tc. I use the f4IS indoors at weddings all the time too. I just throw in light with strategic bouncing of my strobes :-)


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Feb 11, 2009 16:16 as a reply to  @ keener's post |  #6

I'm interested in this combo as well. From the pics above, it looks promising.

A little off topic, but I have one question about the tiger shot. There seems to be some (vertical lines of) distortion of the background in some spots. Is that due to cage wires? Or did you clone something out of the frame?


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Feb 11, 2009 16:19 |  #7

phigment wrote in post #7305563 (external link)
A little off topic, but I have one question about the tiger shot. There seems to be some (vertical lines of) distortion of the background in some spots. Is that due to cage wires? Or did you clone something out of the frame?

In answer to your question...

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Feb 11, 2009 16:25 |  #8

yes, what jeff81 said :-) I tried to frame the tiger in between the cage wires. The result is the tiger being framed by those funny squigglies, which are the cage wires out of focus.


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Feb 11, 2009 16:31 |  #9

that is one impressive pussy.


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Feb 11, 2009 17:11 |  #10

Jeff81 wrote in post #7305583 (external link)
In answer to your question...

I really need to learn to read. :oops:


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Feb 11, 2009 17:23 |  #11

nureality wrote in post #7305658 (external link)
that is one impressive pussy.

Thats what ... he said? ... :p


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Feb 11, 2009 17:39 |  #12

phigment wrote in post #7305944 (external link)
I really need to learn to read. :oops:

I do it all the time :)


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