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Well, that sucks... 70-200 f4L IS

 
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Jul 30, 2009 22:20 |  #16

District_History_Fan wrote in post #8372720 (external link)
Why not just roll the dice and get another lens? Chances are, it will be perfect. If not, I can send it in. What do I have to lose?

Here, this should help:

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I own it. It generally stays on my 50D (to the chagrin of my 17-55) and it has not disappointed me yet. (Of course, with the Bigmos it's having to share, but such are the quandaries of life). I really hate to hear about your situation with the F4, but maybe there's a reason for such things:lol:.

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Jul 31, 2009 01:25 as a reply to  @ post 8372727 |  #17

It is the cheapest lens in my bag, yet it is the sharpest. My friend who has the 2.8IS is pissed because he can't get his to look as sharp.

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Jul 31, 2009 06:51 |  #18

I just got the F4 IS today, about to sell the 2.8 non IS version. Have to say its a learning curve for me going from non IS to IS, Ive only managed a few test shots so far. It does not seen to be back focusing on my 40D but I keep looking at the shots and thinking, "well I could have got that with non IS anyway", however Ive shot some low light stuff that I'm sure I could not do without the IS.

Can someone please tell me about the IS modes. Type 1 is for stills and type 2 is for panning (at least that's how I read the manual) anyway can I use type 2 IS for both as I don't know sometimes if I'm going to be photographing a moving subject?


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Jul 31, 2009 07:43 |  #19

I wousln't bother with B&H...just send it to canon ( I use NJ plant)...they are great. Fast service, lens will be spot on!. I bet if you send it with your 40D....they will calibrate the lens to camera. Last time I sent a lens and camera in together, they focus adjusted the lens and cleaned both for free( cost of shipping to them only!)


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Jul 31, 2009 09:43 |  #20

sf_loft wrote in post #8373882 (external link)
It is the cheapest lens in my bag, yet it is the sharpest. My friend who has the 2.8IS is pissed because he can't get his to look as sharp.


you should post a larger picture. it's tough to tell otherwise. [/sarcasm] :)


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Jul 31, 2009 09:49 |  #21

Noob alert:

What does back focusing mean?


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Jul 31, 2009 14:57 as a reply to  @ joosay's post |  #22

As an update the agonizing is over again, for now. I ordered another 70-200 f4L IS from B&H this afternoon. My RMA forms are printed and ready to go on the faulty lens. Once again, after looking at scores of my non IS 70-200L images from the past few years... considering the hit to my wallet that the 2.8 would make (and things are tight money wise)... and thinking of the weight my camera pack is currently at, the f4 got the nod again. I just hope this one is spot on like my old 70-200L.

Thanks to all of you who made this decision so easy. ;) :D


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Jul 31, 2009 14:59 |  #23

joosay wrote in post #8375179 (external link)
Noob alert:

What does back focusing mean?


pretty much what it says...say you focus on something...and instead of that part being sharp, and in focus...something a few inches or so behind it is sharp instead

for example you focus on someones eyes...however the lens produces a sharp image on their ears, with the eyes oof


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Jul 31, 2009 20:25 |  #24

sf_loft wrote in post #8373882 (external link)
It is the cheapest lens in my bag, yet it is the sharpest. My friend who has the 2.8IS is pissed because he can't get his to look as sharp.

ask your friend to open his 2.8L IS to f4 then weep after seeing how sharp his lens has become...because f4 is always going to be f4, IS or not...


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Jul 31, 2009 22:38 |  #25

You're certainly not the only one. My 70-200 f/4 L IS is off by +7 and I would be displeased with autofocus if it weren't for microadjustment.


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Aug 07, 2009 07:28 as a reply to  @ Daniel Browning's post |  #26

Well, as usual, B&H Photo rocked my world with their customer service. They paid return shipping on the defective lens and got a replacement that is scary sharp in my hot little hands. Life is good!


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Aug 07, 2009 07:33 |  #27

Glad to here it! I am about to buy this bad boy tomorrow morning myself! Wish me luck with the haggling gods!


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Aug 07, 2009 10:06 |  #28

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Well, as usual, B&H Photo rocked my world with their customer service. They paid return shipping on the defective lens and got a replacement that is scary sharp in my hot little hands. Life is good!


glad alls well, I was wondering what happened, Ive had mine less than a week and its super sharp, beautiful lens


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Aug 08, 2009 02:06 as a reply to  @ aladyforty's post |  #29

It's basically when one at the prodiuction unit who has been dozzing or has had one too many of the intoxicators the previous night or lack of concentration; that a bad piece is produced. It's not always that one gets a bad piece. I know for sure... I worked a decade at a tyre manufacturing company... compare the size of a tyre to a lens.... something will surely go wrong without concentration... with such a small thing.

As mentioned in many replies in your thread, Canon would have surely rectified the problem for you.

The best news is that you now got a spot on replacment from B&H... could it be that they gave you the earlier piece hoping that you would not notice??? A million $ question!!!

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Aug 08, 2009 10:39 |  #30

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The best news is that you now got a spot on replacment from B&H... could it be that they gave you the earlier piece hoping that you would not notice??? A million $ question!!!

Nope... I don't think they operate that way. Besides, I ordered the replacement and after it shipped, sent them the defective lens. ;)


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