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May 28, 2013 22:51 |  #1

This was shot off the back of our boat. Not too bad for bobbing around in the boat @ 30mph in windy conditions. This thing really is a wolf in sheep's clothing.


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May 28, 2013 22:53 |  #2

Please re-size this according to POTN's rules. No larger than 1024 pixels on the longest side.


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May 28, 2013 23:50 |  #3

Thanks!


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May 28, 2013 23:51 |  #4

meh...i'd rather have a 55-250IS


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May 29, 2013 06:14 |  #5

I had that lens. I sold it and a few others to fund my 70-200 2.8. I wish I'd kept it. It only got me $150 and the IQ was fantastic for what I paid for it. It is also boatloads (no pun intended!) smaller than the 70-200 2.8. My copy had zoom creep (slam?) even worse than my 28-135, though.




  
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May 29, 2013 08:08 as a reply to  @ Tommy1957's post |  #6

For the $150 I paid for my 70-210 I'm very happy with it. The only thing that irks me is when I post in some forums and people correct me, telling me I must mean the 70-200 f/4 because there is no such lens as a 70-210. Seriously though, I've been using it to shoot dance on stage for the last few years and it hasn't let me down yet.


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May 29, 2013 14:28 |  #7

I'm pleasantly surprised by this lens every time I use it. Mine's 25 years old, my dad purchased it with his Canon EOS 650 back in 1988, and it still works great!

Taken just this weekend at the zoo, testing out my new 6D:

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This really needs a lens hood tho, contrast loss is HUGE when there's any kind of back-lighting, and the focus is agonizingly slow.....but considering its age, wow.

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May 29, 2013 15:03 |  #8

Naito wrote in post #15979861 (external link)
This really needs a lens hood tho, contrast loss is HUGE when there's any kind of back-lighting, and the focus is agonizingly slow.....but considering its age, wow.

You've got the wrong lens. The OP has the later 70-210 with a variable aperture, conventional zoom ring, and ultrasonic motor. Focusing is about as fast as it gets with that lens.

There are images of each version of the 70-210 on this page: http://mir.com.my …/EF80200mmf28L/​index1.htm (external link)


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May 29, 2013 15:12 |  #9

ah whoops...didn't even know there was another 70-210, these lenses are so old that you can't get lens correction data for them in DPP =p


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May 29, 2013 21:59 |  #10

Mike Deep wrote in post #15979983 (external link)
You've got the wrong lens. The OP has the later 70-210 with a variable aperture, conventional zoom ring, and ultrasonic motor. Focusing is about as fast as it gets with that lens.

There are images of each version of the 70-210 on this page: http://mir.com.my …/EF80200mmf28L/​index1.htm (external link)

I missed that as well. I have the older f/4 with the push/pull zoom.


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May 29, 2013 22:33 |  #11

I had the f/4 first. It coupled with my older D60 could nail the shots as well. But nothing like the 3.5-4.5 and the 50D. I will have to dig some of the others with the f-4 and post them as well.


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May 30, 2013 12:38 as a reply to  @ trx125's post |  #12

I recently picked up the f/4, and I will say I'm impressed with it for what it is. I also have the 55-250, and although I haven't done any testing, I find them to be fairly equal in IQ. I have zero zoom creep on mine.


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