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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

 
Fruitzilla
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Mar 05, 2011 02:38 |  #2581

1/640 at f/5. :o Hey I'm still a newbie!


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Mar 05, 2011 18:30 as a reply to  @ Fruitzilla's post |  #2582

Playing with and trying to learn more about DOF.

Meet commander Fox.


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T1i, canon 17-85 IS USM, 50 1.8, 70-200mm f4L IS USM.

  
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Mar 05, 2011 21:10 |  #2583

Ouessant wrote in post #11928183 (external link)
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I'll never get tired of those seascapes and skies from New Zealand !

And Ricky : stunning zoo shots !

Ricardo222 wrote in post #11932188 (external link)
Thank you so much...I will no doubt find some more!
And I agree about Ricky's zoo shots...well done!

karobinson wrote in post #11945235 (external link)
Ricky I love your photos...especially that last one...my goodness..just beautiful.

ckfishel2001 wrote in post #11955460 (external link)
Yes, agreed!!

Thanks everybody !

I'll make sure to contribute more very soon :D


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Mar 06, 2011 02:06 as a reply to  @ ryko234's post |  #2584

went to a jazz festival last night and tried to push this lens under low light conditions ;) love it very much

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Mar 07, 2011 00:42 |  #2585

I miss this lens. Here's a new edit of an old shot of Alana. Just trying different post styles to see which fits me best.

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Mar 07, 2011 05:23 |  #2586

Sunday evening


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Mar 07, 2011 09:56 |  #2587

Ricardo222 wrote in post #11957775 (external link)
.... so stuck a 30mm extension tube on the 70-200 and took this hand-held.

just the guru i am looking for. I had just bought the Kenko extension tubes. Looking to use it with the 70-200F4LIS or the 50f1.8.

Would you have any hints/tips/suggestions for an ET newbie ? Thanks

PS: My coming subjects, a week long flower show in town. ^-^


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LouKango
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Mar 07, 2011 14:25 |  #2588

Love this lens.

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Mar 07, 2011 14:35 |  #2589

Very happy with my 70-200L, this guy, not so much

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Mar 07, 2011 14:38 |  #2590

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Mar 07, 2011 15:11 |  #2591

lensmen wrote in post #11972689 (external link)
just the guru i am looking for. I had just bought the Kenko extension tubes. Looking to use it with the 70-200F4LIS or the 50f1.8.

Would you have any hints/tips/suggestions for an ET newbie ? Thanks

PS: My coming subjects, a week long flower show in town. ^-^


No problem, I'd be happy to give whatever small help I can.

Extension tubes can be used with many lenses, as long as they are sharp to start with as the extra magnification, while it doesn't add optical faults of its own, exacerbates any faults in the lens.

Rule 1: Magnication adds to the possibility of movement blur. There are two main solutions...a tripod or extra light...usually from a flash.

Now, regarding flash. You may have your own methods but what I do is this. Set the camera to M and the flash to ETTL, with the shutter speed as high as is possible to start with. I ALWAYS have the flash on an extender cord so that there are natural shadows. If you have someone to help a piece of white card will act as a fill to reduce the shadows.
Set the focus to manual and do the finer focussing by moving the camera to and fro.

Now, a word about using the 70-200. With any given extension the magnification changes with the zoom of course, but so does the closest focussing distance so in fact you can obtain quite high magnification on 70mm. Your access to the flowers or whatever subject will determine what magnification you can use.

What I found interesting was that having framed the subject approximately, with the camera on a tripod, it's easier to get the final adjustment with the zoom ring rather than the focussing ring. For the very final focus before shooting without the tripod, just move the camera.

Regarding exposure...ETTL takes care of it pretty well, though sometimes you'll need to dial the power down, or move the flash away. Reducing power has the advantage of shortening the flash duration I think.

Rule 2: Depth of field decreases as magnification increases. Use a moderate F stop but if you go too small you'll start suffering from optical diffraction which softens the image.
It is easy to miss focus by a fraction so shoot plenty. Where you can, use live view and a tripod, but this may be problematic at a flower show. If shooting hand held, try and figure out the way your camera moves when you SQUEEZE the button...sometimes a bit of practice gives you more keepers.

Rule 3: There are no more rules...experiment!


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Mar 07, 2011 15:13 as a reply to  @ Ricardo222's post |  #2592

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Mar 07, 2011 15:51 as a reply to  @ targut's post |  #2593

Carnival Rijeka-Croatia

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Mar 07, 2011 19:23 |  #2594

Just got this lens and I love it! I am pretty green with all of this photography stuff and have a couple of questions about this lens, please. Do you switch back & forth between IS 1 & 2? I took this lens yeterday for my first shoot - wildlife from the road. Got some deer & hawks, and for my first time, I was pretty pleased. I had switched to IS 2, only because I thought that might control camera shake better, but no idea, really. Does it or is IS 2 only for panning?
Anything else I might need to know when beginning to learn this lens?
Thanks for your patience and help!


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LouKango
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Mar 07, 2011 19:36 |  #2595

I use mode 2 for tripod panning and got some great results. Check page 229 for tug boat nightshot.


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