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May 16, 2011 16:16 |  #1

70-200 F/4L IS

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could have gone for the the 2.8, but the size of that thing is ginormous. not really ideal for traveling, which is primarily what i bought this for. has anyone used this lens with the eg-s screen? a teleconverter? can't wait to take this baby out


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May 16, 2011 16:24 |  #2

Congratulations... I made the exact same choice. I can carry my 70-200mm f/4L IS and a second 1.6x camera at the same weight as the f/2.8L (series) lens alone...

The f/4L IS lens is a beauty and is probably my favorite lens. I have carried it, in combination with my 17-55mm f/2.8 IS all over the world (literally) and it has never failed me. I shot about 1/3 of my China gallery images ( http://rpcrowe.smugmug​.com/ (external link) ) with the 70-200mm f/4L IS and 2/3 with the 17-55mm f/4L IS. I shoot 90-95% of my imagery with these two lenses. I used a 30D and a 40D in China and now shoot with a 40D and a 7D...

It is great for using selective focus to isolate subjects...

IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/Other/CHINA-FOCUS-TOUR-2010-GUILIN/Guilin-Two-girls/869470225_ehxvk-L.jpg
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To compress distances...
IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/Travel/China-Focus-Tour-2010-Hong/Traffic-11/859075179_jsPrJ-L.jpg
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To isolate subjects by cropping in the camera...
IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/Travel/China-Focus-Tour-2010-Hong/Cleaning-man-with-cart/859064345_rZdEm-L.jpg
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AND, it is a very nice portrait lens...
IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/photos/1244320241_7kTXJ-L.jpg
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If you have the room to shoot, it is great for 3/4 view and full-length portraits also...
IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/photos/1245211231_aEf5x-L.jpg
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I have used it with the 1.4x TC and it works great. The 2x TC is not quite up to my standards of IQ and A/F.

See my images at http://rpcrowe.smugmug​.com/ (external link)

  
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May 16, 2011 18:21 |  #3

thanks for the tips!


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May 16, 2011 20:09 |  #4

congrats! thats next on my list


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May 16, 2011 21:58 |  #5

Congrats & Enjoy!!!


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May 17, 2011 01:58 |  #6

I was thinking of the same thing, then the MkII came out..
Great lens, you'll love it


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May 17, 2011 02:14 |  #7

I use an EG-S screen with this lens ... at first you say "deym that's dark", but after awhile i don't even care :)

sometimes i do a double look outside of the viewfinder to check if it's still daytime :D


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May 17, 2011 03:37 |  #8

mike cabilangan wrote in post #12424691 (external link)
I use an EG-S screen with this lens ... at first you say "deym that's dark", but after awhile i don't even care :)

sometimes i do a double look outside of the viewfinder to check if it's still daytime :D

I know what that looks like! Alas, I have plenty of primes so it would be awfully inconvenient to change screens all the time just to use the zoom, but the autofocus on the f/4 IS is so good, I only need a general idea of what I'm focusing at anyway. :lol:


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