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Just got my 70-200 f4 L USM

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by mark35, 10 Jan 2006.

  1. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    Can not wait till the week end to get out and start shooting with it.
     
  2. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

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    Nice :)

    Got one of these myself, absolutely love the lens.

    You'll have lots of fun with it :D
     
  3. dod

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    I miss mine, great lens, light, sharp, lovely. Good purchase :)
     
  4. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    thanks guys i try some shots in doors to test it out but the shutter speed was very slow unless i turn the iso up to 1600 hope to try it out out doors the week end
     
  5. Mtx

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    look forward to seeying some pictures :)
    i couldnt find one so bought a sigma f2.8 instead
     
  6. Leigh

    Hitman

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    :confused: but thats more expensive than the Canon f4!
     
  7. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    ...but it's F2.8 ;)
    It's also cheaper than the Canon 70-200 F2.8, I'd still rather have the Canon F4 though :)
     
  8. mark35

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    Could not wait till the weekend so here is a couple of pic. I had to set the iso to 1600 to get a good shutter speed

    looks like this is going to be fun in a good light :)

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  9. JonnyGLC

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    All the pictures are fairly soft, did you use a tripod to take the photos or did you hand hold them? If you hand held them then that will explain why the images come accross as being soft, because of the poor shutter speeds and handshake :)
     
  10. Dean3d

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    Fairly sure he was handholding as he said he used iso 1600 :)
     
  11. Joe T

    Capodecina

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    I assume they have been noise filtered? Filtering can also take away quite a bit of detail.
     
  12. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    yea i hand hold them no tripod yet . the pics are just resized and turn to jepg
     
  13. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    here is the exif for each pic

    pic 1
    - Exif Specific
    Exposure Time = 1/60 sec [0.017]
    F Number = 4
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
    Exif Version = 0221
    Original Create Time = 2006:01:11 18:34:42
    Digitalization Time = 2006:01:11 18:34:42
    Components Configuration = YCbCr
    Shutter Speed Value = 193557/32768 [5.907]
    Aperture Value = 4
    Exposure Bias Value = 0
    Metering mode = Pattern
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 200 mm

    pic2

    - Exif Specific
    Exposure Time = 1/100 sec [0.010]
    F Number = 4
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
    Exif Version = 0221
    Original Create Time = 2006:01:11 18:35:54
    Digitalization Time = 2006:01:11 18:35:54
    Components Configuration = YCbCr
    Shutter Speed Value = 108853/16384 [6.644]
    Aperture Value = 4
    Exposure Bias Value = 0
    Metering mode = Pattern
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 200 mm

    pic3


    - Exif Specific
    Exposure Time = 1/50 sec [0.020]
    F Number = 4
    Exposure Program = Aperture priority
    ISO Speed Ratings = 1600
    Exif Version = 0221
    Original Create Time = 2006:01:11 18:38:07
    Digitalization Time = 2006:01:11 18:38:07
    Components Configuration = YCbCr
    Shutter Speed Value = 92469/16384 [5.644]
    Aperture Value = 4
    Exposure Bias Value = 0
    Metering mode = Pattern
    Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 200 mm
     
  14. JonnyGLC

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    200mm at 1/50th? No wonder the pictures are soft :p
     
  15. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    Yeah, without IS even 1/100 at 200mm requires very steady hands.
     
  16. mark35

    Wise Guy

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    im off work next week so will get a tripod any way for indoor work and is how the lens is outside in the light do u think the pics look ok even with my wobby hands:)
     
  17. morgan

    Wise Guy

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    I thought the f4 was basically the same size/same chassis as the f2.8 & IS ? my IS weighs an absolute ton :)
     
  18. dod

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    F2.8IS is 197mm X 86mm and 1570 grammes
    F4 is 172mm X 76mm and 705g

    according to canon website anyway.
     
  19. inferno

    Wise Guy

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    i just got a new lens, 70-300m is usm, is 300mm at 1/30sec too slow, taking pictures of deers seemed rather soft?

    Congratulations on the new lens !
     
  20. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    Yes, 300mm at 1/30 is much too slow, with IS enabled you shouldn't be going slower than 1/125 when taking photos of moving stuff.