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coldrain
05-30-2007, 02:35 PM
I do like this lens... Within a year I do want to get the amazing IS version of it.
Here are some random photos of the last few weeks that I made using this 70-200 f4.

Here a rude dog, @ 83mm, f4.5, 1/400 sec, ISO 200:

coldrain
05-30-2007, 02:39 PM
It can track not too fast subjects quite successfully still when the 1.7x TC is mounted...
The dark vignetting is from the balcony I was standing under. It does add to the photo, I think.
200 x 1.6 x 1.7 = 544mm effective focal length.

coldrain
05-30-2007, 02:49 PM
A duckling being cautiously curious...
At 200mm with 1.7x TC mounted.

coldrain
05-30-2007, 02:53 PM
At times the 70-200 f4 with 1.7x TC AF's fast enough to snap a shot like this, a few moments later the bird was away again, somewhere in the tree.

Hmm... I guess I can use an EF 400mm f5.6 L too at times.

pagnamenta
05-30-2007, 03:51 PM
I have this lens and love it. The size and weight is amazing compared to the 70-200 f2.8. Nice photos. I like the duckling.

timmciglobal
05-30-2007, 04:16 PM
The 70-200 F4L is a real gem lens. Worth every single penny. It's a shame canon is charging so much for the IS version over the non IS.


http://pictures.divergentservices.com/porch.jpg


Tim

GaryS
05-30-2007, 06:17 PM
The duckling shot is awesome Coldy.

AdamW
05-30-2007, 08:20 PM
Love the duckling! The dog shot is nice too....

Viky
05-30-2007, 10:36 PM
Some great shots there:)

I Especially liked the sharpness and clarity of the duckling shot!

I wonder how my 70-300IS would perform with the 1.7x tele convertor:rolleyes:

300 x 1.6 x 1.7 = 816mm sounds tempting:p

danielg
05-31-2007, 02:08 AM
For me the IS version was worth every cent :) These were shot with the 70-200mm f/4L IS

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/481419714_d015828f0e_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/481415893_5caea05c5a_b.jpg

coldrain
05-31-2007, 02:18 AM
The 70-200 F4L is a real gem lens. Worth every single penny. It's a shame canon is charging so much for the IS version over the non IS.

While the price of the 70-200 f4 L IS USM is of course high, it certainly is worth it. It is the sharpest tele money can buy, has very effective IS, and is fully weather sealed. How many fully weather sealed 70-200 lenses are there on the market (not that I have any use for full weather sealind... but still)? And this 70-200 f4 L IS USM just is the best 70-200 optically...

I can see where the $1000 went to.

drama
05-31-2007, 07:32 AM
Excellent shots from an excellent lens
Great shots guys

GaryS
05-31-2007, 07:49 AM
I played with the 70-200F4L before I bought the 70-300. I have to say that I did like it better... Incredibly quick to focus, very sharp, non-rotating front element, constant aperature, non-extending...

It was just the IS that got me to buy the 300. The 300 is still great, but if the F4L-IS was $500 cheaper, that would have been my choice.

timmciglobal
05-31-2007, 01:18 PM
Today from 70-200 F4L 172 mm F4 1/800th sec

100% crop because the birds were not co-operating.

http://pictures.divergentservices.com/bird70200.jpg


Tim