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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

 
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Mar 18, 2009 19:40 |  #1201

Some from the archives:

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Mar 18, 2009 19:53 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #1202

My experience so far:

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Mar 18, 2009 23:37 |  #1203

Yike, that is one gleaming automobile!


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Mar 19, 2009 07:27 |  #1204

Motif Images wrote in post #7551665 (external link)
My experience so far:

Very nice! Can you share your PP?


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Mar 19, 2009 08:24 |  #1205

What are peoples thoughts on the mobility of this lens - is it ever an issue, or do the results out-weigh (no pun intended) the slight muscle strain induced by lugging it around.

Also, how many people have their camera's perminately (or at least 'most of the time' )attached to this lens??




  
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Mar 19, 2009 09:09 |  #1206

Thechef wrote in post #7554743 (external link)
What are peoples thoughts on the mobility of this lens - is it ever an issue, or do the results out-weigh (no pun intended) the slight muscle strain induced by lugging it around.

Also, how many people have their camera's perminately (or at least 'most of the time' )attached to this lens??

I got mine about a month ago and it has not been off the camera yet. I am completely comfortable walking around with it but at the same time I'm still young and for me the results are so worth lugging this bad boy around. :D


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Mar 19, 2009 09:26 |  #1207

I lug it around all day for five days per shoot for my clients. I'm small - only 5'7" and skinny and I have no problems. Perhaps when you first get the lens, the weight might take some getting used to but once you're accustomed to it, it should not be a problem - at least for me it isn't.

And fwiw, while I carry the 70-200 on a gripped body, I also lug around another camera body with a Tokina 11-16.

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Mar 19, 2009 12:55 |  #1208

Thechef wrote in post #7554743 (external link)
What are peoples thoughts on the mobility of this lens - is it ever an issue, or do the results out-weigh (no pun intended) the slight muscle strain induced by lugging it around.

Also, how many people have their camera's perminately (or at least 'most of the time' )attached to this lens??

i have to honestly say, it wrecks my left wrist. when i support it too long doing shoots.

however, i have a bad wrist (mild CTS?)




  
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Mar 19, 2009 13:36 |  #1209

blam wrote in post #7556330 (external link)
i have to honestly say, it wrecks my left wrist. when i support it too long doing shoots.

however, i have a bad wrist (mild CTS?)

I often use this for prolonged shoots, and I pack a monopod for this -- it's fine when I'm just bouncing along but for shooting from a single position for an extended period the monopod saves a lot of strain.


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Mar 22, 2009 20:42 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #1210

Woke up bright and early in St Thomas this morning to catch the AM departures back to the mainland.

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50D \ 70-200 f2.8L IS USM \ 24-70 f2.8L \ EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 USM \ EF-S 18-200 f3.5-5.6 \ Speedlite 550EX

  
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Mar 22, 2009 21:22 |  #1211

Thechef wrote in post #7554743 (external link)
What are peoples thoughts on the mobility of this lens - is it ever an issue, or do the results out-weigh (no pun intended) the slight muscle strain induced by lugging it around.

Also, how many people have their camera's perminately (or at least 'most of the time' )attached to this lens??

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During soccer/football season (which never ends BTW), I'm always using this lens. I'll often adopt this posture. It steadies the lens, and changes my point of view. I get tired of seeing the same viewpoint. At times I'll camp at one of the goals and lie prone, just for a change in perspective.

At first it was tiring, but my left arm toughened up. :D

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Mar 22, 2009 22:40 |  #1212

This was shot with a 50D + 70-200 combo. I didn't quite get the focus and DoF right so the 'Canon' on the strap is blurred. Also, I didn't clean up some of the blemishes on the camera body, but I was just messing around with a DIY 'studio' setup.

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And how it was done (yes, I'm a cheap skate.. - or actually, it would also be because the 70-200 cost so much, I can't afford to get proper lighting  :p )
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Mar 23, 2009 15:23 as a reply to  @ nik.hisham's post |  #1213

A different angle on Giraffes...

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Mar 23, 2009 17:48 |  #1214

is this lens worth spending the extra 700 or whatever for IS?

I shoot mostly sports. I keep getting them from the school's equipment room, but would Like my own at this point. I feel like, usign a quick shutter speed around 1000 like I have to for basketball and such, the IS wouldn't really do anything except make me lose a stop...

thoughts?


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Mar 23, 2009 17:55 |  #1215

bwell wrote in post #7583471 (external link)
is this lens worth spending the extra 700 or whatever for IS?

I shoot mostly sports. I keep getting them from the school's equipment room, but would Like my own at this point. I feel like, usign a quick shutter speed around 1000 like I have to for basketball and such, the IS wouldn't really do anything except make me lose a stop...

thoughts?

the IS version is generally accepted to be noticeably less sharp than the non-IS version...

IS is no use for freezing fast-moving subjects




  
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