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Canon 70-200 f2.8 USM with 1.4 converter

 
antrobus
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May 09, 2012 00:39 |  #1

Hi all, I'm considering buying the 70-200 f2.8 with a 1.4 converter but want to know what the image quality is like. I shoot motorsport so it would be good to see some examples of that type of photography, if not, any examples with the above combination :)


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nardox
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May 09, 2012 00:59 |  #2

Based on what I have heard, the 1.4x doesn't impact image quality much, however it will make your f2.8 lens into a f4 lens.


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ChewieT
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May 09, 2012 03:19 |  #3

I have a 70-200 2.8 II which I use mostly for Junior Ice hockey, but my youngest has just taken up playing rugby so I bought a 1.4x converter to go with it and am very pleased with the results. No noticeable image degradation and still gives f4. I went for the Mark II and saved a fair bit of cash because from what I gather the Mark III only really shines on the newer telephoto primes.

These were taken with the 70-220 and 1.4x combo
http://www.tuckshots.c​o.uk …es/Rugby/Pentyr​chVRumney/ (external link)


Gripped Canon 7D | Gripped Canon 50D | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS MkII | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | EF 135mm f/2.0L | EF 24mm f/1.4L II | EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens | 2 x 580EX Mk II | Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 | Manfrotto ball head Midi 498RC2 | Lowepro Flipside 400AW
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DL ­ Photo
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May 09, 2012 20:01 |  #4

I have used the 70-200 2.8IS version 1 with a 1.4x converter for shooting at F1 racing. Most of the attached pictures were shot with the converter. https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1056129
I find that the AF works just fine for motorsports and the image quality was good.

However, I do find that the converter affected the AF speed for sports such as soccer. I tried to use it for my sons soccer games and had too many shots that I was no pleased with. I did get rid of it for the 100-400.


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ChewieT
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May 10, 2012 04:42 |  #5

I have toyed with the idea of a 100-400 just for the rugby, but just not sure I can justify the expense. Plus there is no room left in my bag lol


Gripped Canon 7D | Gripped Canon 50D | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS MkII | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | EF 135mm f/2.0L | EF 24mm f/1.4L II | EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens | 2 x 580EX Mk II | Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 | Manfrotto ball head Midi 498RC2 | Lowepro Flipside 400AW
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May 10, 2012 04:52 |  #6
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ChewieT wrote in post #14409186 (external link)
I have toyed with the idea of a 100-400 just for the rugby, but just not sure I can justify the expense. Plus there is no room left in my bag lol

I wouldn't consider another lens if I were you since you have the 70-200mkII already.

Just get a 2xIII and your set ;)


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ChewieT
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May 10, 2012 04:59 |  #7

I went for the 1.4xII because at the time the 2xIII was newly released and silly money in comparison (around £500 if i remember right). I can see they have since dropped in price considerably, new one is now £335, ohh tempting. How would the quality compare though to the 100-400. The aperture would be a constant 5.6 compared to a 4-5.6 which is fine as I would tend to use it mostly at the longer end anyway.


Gripped Canon 7D | Gripped Canon 50D | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS MkII | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | EF 135mm f/2.0L | EF 24mm f/1.4L II | EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens | 2 x 580EX Mk II | Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 | Manfrotto ball head Midi 498RC2 | Lowepro Flipside 400AW
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philwillmedia
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May 10, 2012 06:50 |  #8

Antrobus, all these were shot with a 1.4/70-200 non IS combo

IMAGE: http://www.freewebs.com/philwillmedia/photos/5M9X1158.JPG

IMAGE: http://www.freewebs.com/philwillmedia/photos/5M9X1045.JPG

IMAGE: http://www.freewebs.com/philwillmedia/photos/2012-Flinders-400---Saturday/5M9X9916.JPG

IMAGE: http://www.freewebs.com/philwillmedia/photos/2012-Flinders-400---Saturday/5M9X0280.JPG

IMAGE: http://www.freewebs.com/philwillmedia/photos/2012-Flinders-400---Saturday/5M9X0196.JPG

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May 10, 2012 12:22 as a reply to  @ philwillmedia's post |  #9

Thanks for the info everyone. Philwillmedia, those shots are brilliant!


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DL ­ Photo
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May 10, 2012 14:22 |  #10

antrobus, are you buying the version II lens or the older version?


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May 10, 2012 14:37 as a reply to  @ DL Photo's post |  #11

Probably the older version as its cheaper


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May 11, 2012 00:32 |  #12

deffinately give a TRY to 70-200 2.8 ii...you will fall in LOVE w/ that lense!!!!
I promise!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine!!

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