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Jan 15, 2010 19:24 |  #2416

thebund wrote in post #9401655 (external link)
getting dangerous with the 70-200

Way cool! :cool:


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Jan 15, 2010 19:27 |  #2417

ƒ/2.8

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Jan 15, 2010 19:40 as a reply to  @ joeyjoeyjoey's post |  #2418

Aymavilles, Italy
70mm, f/5.6, ISO 200 (grain is snow ;))


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Jan 16, 2010 00:39 |  #2419

this is so sharp .. damm


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Jan 16, 2010 01:36 |  #2420

Had to do a double take to realize what was on his belt. :lol: Cool shot.


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Jan 16, 2010 02:36 |  #2421

Okay so I just had to do this...
because your belt is failing to hold up your pants your get to go here
follow the link
pants on the ground (external link)


5Dmk2 | 7D | 70-200L IS | 24-70L | 85L | 35L | 14L | 50 | TS-E 45 | 85 | 50 macro | Tokina 10-17 Fisheye
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Jan 16, 2010 03:53 |  #2422

thebund wrote in post #9401655 (external link)
getting dangerous with the 70-200

How do you do that? i mean.......how do you keep your camera well in that place you are in.........


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/marcoveringa/ (external link)

  
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Jan 16, 2010 05:06 |  #2423

Tomminator855 wrote in post #9403285 (external link)
this is so sharp .. damm

Sharpness at these small image sizes has nothing to do with the lens.
Enjoy post processing ;)


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Jan 16, 2010 10:42 |  #2424

Tomminator855 wrote in post #9403285 (external link)
this is so sharp .. damm

It's a nice zoom that I enjoy using especially at 200mm ƒ/2.8

MClassImages wrote in post #9403470 (external link)
Had to do a double take to realize what was on his belt. :lol: Cool shot.

Dedicated to all the strobist out there. Keep up the fight :D

thebund wrote in post #9403626 (external link)
Okay so I just had to do this...
because your belt is failing to hold up your pants your get to go here
follow the link
pants on the ground (external link)

Looka like a fool with your pants on the ground. lolz

CheshireCat wrote in post #9403894 (external link)
Sharpness at these small image sizes has nothing to do with the lens.
Enjoy post processing ;)

All my self portraits are taken with the 10 second timer on the camera. I mark my location/focus then press the timer and run to my mark. My post processing skills are rather lacking so I need to get everything right in camera (focus,exposure, composition... you know those little things ;) ). I find this lens needs little work. It's a good lens to have if you need the versatility of a zoom.

I do post all my camera/flash settings on Flickr (external link). Clicking any of the pictures will take you to my stream.


I see in bokeh. (external link)

  
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Jan 16, 2010 11:47 |  #2425

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Jan 16, 2010 12:23 |  #2426

macobee wrote in post #9403742 (external link)
How do you do that? i mean.......how do you keep your camera well in that place you are in.........

So I'm sitting backwards on a jet ski with a driver that I trust. My Camera is in a SPL water Housing that adds bulk and weight to an already tough to hold setup. We dart in, in front of the wave, making sure not to come in at an angle that will put a wake in a dangerous place for the surfer. Shoot until the wave is almost on us then one of us yells something like "GO GO GO!" and we speed out or there. Some times we have to head toward the beach and stay in the shallows jumping waves until the sets stop coming. Go back out and do it again.
There is a lot going on. You have to think about the normal camera stuff, composition, light, f-stop, s-speed, PLUS wave knowledge, is this wave going to kill us, where was that reef, how close can we get, where is the way out.
It takes a team. Me+driver.
I have to admit, it's way more fun than taking zoo pictures.


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Jan 16, 2010 13:10 |  #2427

thebund wrote in post #9405424 (external link)
So I'm sitting backwards on a jet ski with a driver that I trust. My Camera is in a SPL water Housing that adds bulk and weight to an already tough to hold setup. We dart in, in front of the wave, making sure not to come in at an angle that will put a wake in a dangerous place for the surfer. Shoot until the wave is almost on us then one of us yells something like "GO GO GO!" and we speed out or there. Some times we have to head toward the beach and stay in the shallows jumping waves until the sets stop coming. Go back out and do it again.
There is a lot going on. You have to think about the normal camera stuff, composition, light, f-stop, s-speed, PLUS wave knowledge, is this wave going to kill us, where was that reef, how close can we get, where is the way out.
It takes a team. Me+driver.
I have to admit, it's way more fun than taking zoo pictures.

Ha-ha, that is a lot to juggle. Sounds like good fun!
Really like that shot... you should send a copy to Dick Dale:D, he get a kick out of it.


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Jan 16, 2010 17:14 as a reply to  @ blackhawk's post |  #2428

I love this lens...it's so versatile. Indoors, outdoors, it just does it all...here are some choice ones today from the Bronx Zoo:

5D | ISO 200 | 200mm | f/2.8 | 1/800
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5D | ISO 1250| 200mm | f/2.8 | 1/100
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5D | ISO 800| 195mm | f/2.8 | 1/250
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5D | ISO 1250 | 200mm | f/2.8 | 1/100
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5D2 | 1D MKII | T2i | 17-40L | 85 1.8 | 24-70L |70-200 2.8L IS

  
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Jan 16, 2010 17:32 |  #2429

joeyjoeyjoey wrote in post #9404967 (external link)
All my self portraits are taken with the 10 second timer on the camera. I mark my location/focus then press the timer and run to my mark. My post processing skills are rather lacking so I need to get everything right in camera (focus,exposure, composition... you know those little things ;) ).

That's ok, joey.
I just wanted to warn anyone who really cares about sharpness: never assume a lens is sharp from a 500x332 pixels image.
This article by Juza will clear all doubts:

http://www.juzaphoto.c​om …ge_quality_phot​os_web.htm (external link)

That said, I think the 70-200 f/2.8L is a great lens and more than sharp enough for me.
This is a comparison where it is on-par in the center of the frame with the Leica-R 180 f/3.4, a military design with very exotic glass, said to be one of the sharpest primes ever:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=744260

And this is a comparison I made of the f/2.8 IS against the f/4 IS little brother:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=799653

... which can be summarized in a sentence: "Even if you are a sharpness freak, forget about sharpness when in doubt between the 2.8 and 4 models". ;)


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Jan 16, 2010 21:04 |  #2430

Cheshirecat......good point, so what does some images give its extreme sharpness and clarity, it must have something to do with PP that I am totally missing?


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