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Jan 29, 2010 06:24 |  #1621

Madweasel wrote in post #9490788 (external link)
So not with a Canon EF200mm f/2 L IS, the subject of this thread?

You do realise you can mount a 200 f/2 IS lens onto a 4/3s micro bodysuch as the GF1 via an adaptor, dont you?




  
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Jan 29, 2010 16:50 |  #1622

gambit wrote in post #9496224 (external link)
You do realise you can mount a 200 f/2 IS lens onto a 4/3s micro bodysuch as the GF1 via an adaptor, dont you?

Well I must admit I overlooked the possibility, but why would you? I bet the balance would feel odd, but mostly I'm thinking a Canon DSLR would get more from the lens than a GF1 would, especially if the ISO is high.


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Jan 29, 2010 16:57 |  #1623

I did a little googling and found that the adapter is totally manual - no AF and wide-open only. I can't see the attraction, but you are right; it is possible.


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Jan 31, 2010 03:13 |  #1624

Madweasel wrote in post #9499865 (external link)
Well I must admit I overlooked the possibility, but why would you? I bet the balance would feel odd, but mostly I'm thinking a Canon DSLR would get more from the lens than a GF1 would, especially if the ISO is high.

Tried it for curiosities sake... the same reason why I mount my leica glass onto my Canon dslr bodies :D


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Jan 31, 2010 07:43 |  #1625

lz7j wrote in post #9509201 (external link)
Tried it for curiosities sake... the same reason why I mount my leica glass onto my Canon dslr bodies :D

Thanks for clarifying. And was the balance odd? (tiny camera on a heavy lens)


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Jan 31, 2010 11:11 |  #1626

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Canon loaned me a 200mm f/2L IS and 1D mark IV for reviewing via a photo accessories reseller company here in Singapore. Used it to shoot a symphonic band concert just a few hours ago.

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Feb 01, 2010 09:34 |  #1627

I love using this lens for portraiture, here's a recent session:

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Feb 01, 2010 10:49 as a reply to  @ smorter's post |  #1628

Awesome shots Smorter, great exposure and sharpness.


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Feb 01, 2010 16:31 |  #1629

smorter wrote in post #9517072 (external link)
I love using this lens for portraiture, here's a recent session:

Me too. A lot of people say the FL is too long for portrait, but I think It's just right. I'm starting to grab the 200L F2 more than my KEG for portraits. Nice shots BTW.



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Feb 06, 2010 09:13 |  #1630

Thanks pmarz and Justaf!

Yeah totally agree Justaf, I find I rarely use the 85L II nowadays :( (well, indoors yes :D)


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Feb 06, 2010 12:27 |  #1631

smorter wrote in post #9553298 (external link)
Thanks pmarz and Justaf!

Yeah totally agree Justaf, I find I rarely use the 85L II nowadays :( (well, indoors yes :D)

A agree nice stuff Smorter. When did you get it? Congrats. Its just crazy sharp. It still amazes me.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 13:47 |  #1632

smorter wrote in post #9517072 (external link)
I love using this lens for portraiture, here's a recent session:

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wonderful shot,,,,and the question is,,,how far the distance from you and the subject when using this telephoto lens for potrait ? thanks


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Feb 06, 2010 17:16 |  #1633

I'd say between 20-40ft. When we use it, that's about how far we need to be back.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 17:21 |  #1634

Wow Smorter! Superb work :)

Hmm, I now see what people are talking about, it is like the 85L but x 2. One day......


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Feb 06, 2010 18:10 |  #1635

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I'd say between 20-40ft. When we use it, that's about how far we need to be back.

With a model that hot, the closer the better ;)


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