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85L MKII focussing speed FWIW

 
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Mar 23, 2009 17:50 |  #1

Took mine out yesterday & photographed the kids riding their bikes while I was walking with them.

I used the 85L on the 40D and shot images in servo AF mode at f-stops from wide open down to f5. (Most were @ f2).

Lots of keepers - I was pretty impressed given this lens' reputation for slow focussing.


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Mar 23, 2009 17:52 |  #2

Not trying to downplay your excitement, but people taking pictures of their kids in bright light riding bicycles isn't where the complaints are.


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Mar 23, 2009 17:55 |  #3

Bendel wrote in post #7583501 (external link)
Not trying to downplay your excitement, but people taking pictures of their kids in bright light riding bicycles isn't where the complaints are.

Owwww.....I'm all disappointed now!

No, that's a fair point - this lens is not the greatest fast-focusser of all time, but I think some non-owners might have an exaggerated sense of how poor the AF is, when actually it isn't toooo bad.

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Mar 23, 2009 17:59 as a reply to  @ philthejuggler's post |  #4

I shoot gymnastics weekly in a low light gym with it and the lens has paid for itself many times over :lol:




  
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