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Nov 24, 2009 08:10 |  #1

Would anyone have any sample shots/crops of canon 200mm f/2.8L II with 2x extender?

wondering if that combo is acceptable and and at which stop does it become usable... etc.

thanks for your time.


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Nov 24, 2009 08:13 |  #2

It is fine if you have great light and can use F8-11. In less than perfect light, it's less than ideal. I had the Sigma APO 2x on my 200 2.8 lens.

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Nov 24, 2009 10:21 as a reply to  @ Needsnow's post |  #3

Might be worth looking at this thread from last week
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=781889

I emailed Phil a RAW file (wide open) for him to assess himself...he seemed pleasantly surprised by the quality. PM me if you want the same file emailed to you....it's with a 50D as per Phil's request.

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Nov 24, 2009 10:41 |  #4

Needshadow. wow that is impressive.


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Nov 24, 2009 10:42 |  #5

canonbob thanks!
i dont think i have an email accoutn that can accept huge files > 10mb.. i'll have to find a quickie download place

(wow u have an insane gearlist)


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Nov 24, 2009 11:05 |  #6

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canonbob thanks!
i dont think i have an email accoutn that can accept huge files > 10mb.. i'll have to find a quickie download place

(wow u have an insane gearlist)

I guess you're referring to the wife bit?


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Nov 24, 2009 12:07 as a reply to  @ Canon Bob's post |  #7

Agree, as long as you are fine with f/8 to f/11 it works surprisingly well. I have used it for shooting soccer and wildlife and was happy with the results- until I got my 300 f/2.8!

Shot below is 70-200 f/2.8 IS at f/11 with 2x Canon extender

Oops... misread and thought you were asking about 70-200 with extender...


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Dec 05, 2009 11:39 |  #8

Canon Bob wrote in post #9073205 (external link)
Might be worth looking at this thread from last week
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=781889

I emailed Phil a RAW file (wide open) for him to assess himself...he seemed pleasantly surprised by the quality. PM me if you want the same file emailed to you....it's with a 50D as per Phil's request.

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Thanks again for that raw file, Bob! I've now got a 2x Extender and took it out today for a trial run with the 200L & 50D.

If you keep the shutter speeds up then results are pretty good, but pixel-peeping the 50D @ ISO800 isn't recommended. For a 10"x8" print I'd think you'd get professional quality results.

Here is one wide open - pretty good I reckon. The light at this time of year is a bit of a nightmare though, I think I'll find the combo more useful in the Summer. I don't regularly need longer than 200mm so I think the 1.4x & 2x extenders will suit me just fine for the odd times I need the reach.

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Dec 05, 2009 13:32 |  #9

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Thanks again for that raw file, Bob! I've not got a 2x Extender and took it out today for a trial run with the 200L & 50D.

Now?

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Dec 05, 2009 13:53 |  #10

Canon Bob wrote in post #9140650 (external link)
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Whoops - thanks - corrected! And thanks for sending me the file. When the light is fairly poor 1 stop is a big deal & I'd definitely get the 400L again (or even consider the 100-400) if I often needed that focal length. With a bit of care the 200L + 2x does fairly well - certainly well enough for the occassional use I'll put it to!

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Dec 05, 2009 14:05 |  #11

Another sample:

50D, 200L, 2x Extender, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 800. (Handheld as was the duck above)

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Dec 07, 2009 07:39 |  #12

I'm extrmely happy with my 200L markII. i ended up buying one second hand on Potn. 200mm is at the threshold of "possible" hand holding without IS for me. it is also so darn light to that helps.

really pleased with this lens. i feel like this is sharper than my previous 70-200 IS f/2.8L, at 200mm.

i have yet to pickup a 2x and try that


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