Every test shot has been so impressive, with this new 70-200. Sharp, controlled. I have to recommend it as one of the best IQs that I've seen. Ranks right up their with the top drawer glass.
I admit, it's not "rocket-focus", but it gets there and delivers the goods. I'll be interested in seeing the results Sean gets from his, when it arrives, that's for sure. Hopefully, in time for his Thursday follies! LOL ;)
I hope to shoot it up on Thursday with the new lens, but it may be pretty ugly, playing the number one team in the leauge, at there field, there senior night, oh and by the way in last 3 years we havent even scored a SINGLE goal against them! And then maybe a few shots at Friday night football, come on bring on the darkness!!
Well, in a continuing analysis, the I put the TAMRON up against images I took with my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ... and it is too close to call. These are just fabulous. Fortunately, the TAMRON is ~$1000 less! Once you have that focus, it's the nuts!
It's supposed to be right up there with the top lenses in optical quality, just like the 17-50. The slow / noisy / constantly missing AF that is reported on the net is what stops me :(
I dont have big problems with my 17-50, so I wonder what is wrong with the 70-200? I thought they'd be using the same motor. Maybe focus is just that much trickier at longer focal lengths.
It is a little tricky, some times. Depends on the modeling illumination, I have experienced.
I will work with it ... but still ... that seems a relatively small issue, when you can rapidly manually focus this lens right where you want it in the DMF mode. At f/2.8 and thirty yards, DOF almost takes care of the rest. I suppose it is just working with your equipment.
Believe me when I tell you, I have worked with a lot less, so I guess I'm not as sensitive to all this. The IQ is where I was basically concerned ... and this baby has it.
With any luck at all the lens will show up this afternoon, won't have much time to play with it before trying to use it at soccer. Any quick tips on camera adjustments or settings for decreasing light stadium lighting and moving action? and as we are home the gorls will be in all white. Also got my super multi coated Hoya uv filter on the way.
With that lens sheild, your chance for flair will be minimal, so the MC filter will not be crucial at all. This lens is already coated quite nicely.
I believe if you set the ISO-1600 ... you be good to go with a good choice of shutter speeds at f/2.8 aperture.. Let us know! :D
Who sets their ISO anymore? Auto ISO is your friend ;)