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Title: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on April 06, 2011, 03:26:35 PM
I started out using this lens on my 7D, where to be honest, I found the focal length to be a bit 'awkward' - often too long for indoor use (where the f/2.8 is useful), often too short for birds/wildlife.  I found it most useful for outdoor event shooting.  However, once I added a 5DII to my kit, the 70-200mm focal length became a lot more useful, and the f/2.8, excellent IS system (the first shot below was a 0.5 s exposure taken handheld!), and ISO capabilities of the 5DII make it an extremely versatile lens.

Here are a few shots to start off the thread, the first few from various locations in China, and then a few 'local' shots:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5515135844_ee65d28f4a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5515135844/in/set-72157626112302225/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 95mm, 1/2 s, f/5.6, ISO 100

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5514101453_ee78710550_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5514101453/in/set-72157626236227536/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 190mm, 1/200 s, f/25, ISO 250

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5515127516_810b9239de_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5515127516/in/set-72157626112302225/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 70mm, 1/400 s, f/2.8, ISO 100

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5515478298_3b63e32403_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5515478298/in/set-72157626238243708/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/200 s, f/5.6, ISO 100

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/4844161720_79b18e008e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844161720/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 1.4x II Extender @ 280mm, 1/2000 s, f/6.3, ISO 3200

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/5117397391_225fa17a8e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5117397391/in/set-72157624462568231/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 70mm, 1/640 s, f/2.8, ISO 100

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4844142176_14c27102f9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844142176/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM @ 200mm, 1/250 s, f/2.8, ISO 200
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: EYEONE on April 06, 2011, 04:44:32 PM
I have the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II on a 7D and I find it quite useful indoors. It is too close for tight quarters I agree, but I've used it a good bit indoors and it works great if you have the room. But maybe that's because I'd rather not get in someone's face if I don't have to.

Those are great pics you posted. It's very sharp lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K3nt on April 07, 2011, 07:28:48 AM
Got mine today! Will be posting pictures later on. So far, all I can say is WOW!  ;D

Oh, and excellent pictures by the thread starter...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Viggo on April 07, 2011, 01:57:44 PM
Both shot on a 1d4 + 70-200 II. The AF when these two get together is better than anything I have ever tried, it demolishes my 300 f2,8 L IS in accuracy, and that is one freakishly great lens. I find the 91-260mm focal just right for fast action use. Perfect in studio with the 5d2, not so great on a 1,6 crop, to little background blur and just long and longer focal.

(http://www.digit.no/wip4/image2/L3dpcDQvaW1hZ2UvP3NpemU9b3JnJmlkPTE0MjAwMCZmb3JtYXQ9anBn)
(http://photobyviggo.com/Random/and1.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: prestonpalmer on April 07, 2011, 05:16:39 PM
LOVE THEM ALL!  Good work!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: leGreve on April 08, 2011, 05:21:51 AM
Since this is my favorite lens I might as well chip in with some shots...

Beauty shot with flash around f/4.5, at 1/160 with extension ring on to get closer.

IamNoxious shot on f/11 at 1/160

DJ guy shot around f/8 at 1/40
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K3nt on April 11, 2011, 01:23:53 AM
ok... legreve.. Insanely good shots. I guess being a pro helps.  ;)
Here are some of my first tries with the 70-200mm lens...

All three of our dogs:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5606323265_e6ba7975fa_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5606323265/)
_MG_3327 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5606323265/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5606904870_be163289fb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5606904870/)
_MG_3429 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5606904870/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr

Then something different:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5605554867_700e790d6c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5605554867/)
_MG_3284 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5605554867/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5605553201_290435e636_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5605553201/)
_MG_3319 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5605553201/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: SphinXRa on April 11, 2011, 08:13:19 PM
My first attempts with this wonderful lens, c&c is more than welcome, hope to improve with your help  :)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/5611635332_80100250d6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611635332/)
IMG_5424 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611635332/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5611054657_e367fff431_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611054657/)
IMG_5433 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611054657/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5611637786_8434da0e94_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611637786/)
IMG_5447 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611637786/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5611144635_d2713a6977_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611144635/)
IMG_5522 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611144635/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5611142625_92cdb27d3f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611142625/)
IMG_5466 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611142625/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5611724494_8f2b014dd5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611724494/)
IMG_5455 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611724494/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5063/5611141745_b3e692c34d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611141745/)
IMG_5436 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611141745/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5611723050_d1ce9c606c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611723050/)
IMG_5409 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611723050/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5611722148_4196e9b475_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611722148/)
IMG_5405 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611722148/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/5611138559_5548874679_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611138559/)
IMG_5371 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611138559/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5305/5611137257_34218659bd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611137257/)
IMG_5327 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611137257/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5190/5611135641_457b7d8592_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611135641/)
IMG_5317 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611135641/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5611134787_515a473fa8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611134787/)
IMG_5296 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611134787/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5611133195_9064c981fd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611133195/)
IMG_5204 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611133195/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/5611131169_1fc40439eb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611131169/)
IMG_5078 - Version 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreiallerborn/5611131169/) by SphinXRa (http://www.flickr.com/people/andreiallerborn/), on Flickr



Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: elmo2006 on April 12, 2011, 10:22:40 AM
All shot with my trusty lil Canon 450D - LOL!
I love this lens.
I could go on and on but then I'd be considered *greedy*.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5340079269_18675ef367_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5340079269/)
A different perspective (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5340079269/) by icymonkey (http://www.flickr.com/people/icymonkey/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5265834573_2554a8cb1e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5265834573/)
At home, on the beach, a 1000 miles away from anywhere! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5265834573/) by icymonkey (http://www.flickr.com/people/icymonkey/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5205/5266739212_e49d5be526_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5266739212/)
“I'm not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now.” ~ Bill Hicks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/5266739212/) by icymonkey (http://www.flickr.com/people/icymonkey/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4964757042_ecfc78eced_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/4964757042/)
The CN Tower....as seen from the CNE Fairgrounds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/4964757042/) by icymonkey (http://www.flickr.com/people/icymonkey/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/4964266027_8629abe0f0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/4964266027/)
Exhibition Place - Princess Gates (http://www.flickr.com/photos/icymonkey/4964266027/) by icymonkey (http://www.flickr.com/people/icymonkey/), on Flickr

The last image was handheld whereas two others were shooting with tripods and they were enamoured by this lens.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K3nt on May 02, 2011, 12:38:29 AM
Got some new stuff using this lens.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5675947716_d18a5fd5df.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5675947716/)
_MG_5411 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5675947716/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5675937580_fc805f3900.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5675937580/)
_MG_5043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/5675937580/) by K3ntFIN (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on May 24, 2011, 10:36:17 PM
In a previous thread (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,747.0.html), kubelik got very nice results with the 2x III Extender and the 70-200 II.  Based on that and other reports that the 70-200 II holds up better than other zoom lenses when it comes to teleconverters, I decided to pick up an EF 2x II Extender (not the MkIII) to use with my 70-200 II as a weather-sealed alternative to my 100-400.  In fact, a 2x Extender and a 70-200/2.8 IS (I or II) is the only way to get to 400mm with weather-sealing (keeping AF on a non-1-series body) short of spending >$5K on a supertele).

My first impression (after one day of shooting with the combo, and no 'formal' testing which I'll get to at some point), is that the 70-200 II + 2x II performs pretty well!

Here's one of my first few shots with the combo - an Eastern Towhee on a walk through the rain yesterday (shot is uncropped):

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5756281302_8ec60199d1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5756281302/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 2x II Extender @ 400mm, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 3200
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: CR Backup Admin on May 25, 2011, 10:01:23 AM
In a previous thread (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,747.0.html), kubelik got very nice results with the 2x III Extender and the 70-200 II.  Based on that and other reports that the 70-200 II holds up better than other zoom lenses when it comes to teleconverters, I decided to pick up an EF 2x II Extender (not the MkIII) to use with my 70-200 II as a weather-sealed alternative to my 100-400.  In fact, a 2x Extender and a 70-200/2.8 IS (I or II) is the only way to get to 400mm with weather-sealing (keeping AF on a non-1-series body) short of spending >$5K on a supertele).

My first impression (after one day of shooting with the combo, and no 'formal' testing which I'll get to at some point), is that the 70-200 II + 2x II performs pretty well!

Here's one of my first few shots with the combo - an Eastern Towhee on a walk through the rain yesterday (shot is uncropped):

When you get a chance, try low light AF in the evening while there is enough light, but its getting dim.  Although my lens was wonderfully sharp, it failed to AF in diminishing light while my 100-400mm did fine with and without a 1.4x.  That was part of the reason I returned it, along with the fact that I felt uncomfortable packing it around.
You might have different results.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Macadameane on May 25, 2011, 11:37:25 AM
All shot with my trusty lil Canon 450D - LOL!
I love this lens.
I could go on and on but then I'd be considered *greedy*.

This lens on the 450D must be a little amusing in and of itself.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on May 26, 2011, 10:52:20 AM
When you get a chance, try low light AF in the evening while there is enough light, but its getting dim.  Although my lens was wonderfully sharp, it failed to AF in diminishing light while my 100-400mm did fine with and without a 1.4x.  That was part of the reason I returned it, along with the fact that I felt uncomfortable packing it around.
You might have different results.

You mean the 70-200 II had trouble focusing in dim light with the bare lens, or with a 2x extender, or both?  I haven't tried with the extender, but the 70-200 II on my 7D focuses well in dim light (outside 30' after sunset) and on my 5DII (indoors in dim light).

Why were you uncomfortable carrying it around?  It's basically the same size as the 100-400.  Or, do you mean carrying the 70-200 II and the 100-400?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: CR Backup Admin on May 26, 2011, 12:06:13 PM
When you get a chance, try low light AF in the evening while there is enough light, but its getting dim.  Although my lens was wonderfully sharp, it failed to AF in diminishing light while my 100-400mm did fine with and without a 1.4x.  That was part of the reason I returned it, along with the fact that I felt uncomfortable packing it around.
You might have different results.

You mean the 70-200 II had trouble focusing in dim light with the bare lens, or with a 2x extender, or both?  I haven't tried with the extender, but the 70-200 II on my 7D focuses well in dim light (outside 30' after sunset) and on my 5DII (indoors in dim light).

Why were you uncomfortable carrying it around?  It's basically the same size as the 100-400.  Or, do you mean carrying the 70-200 II and the 100-400?

I meant with the 1.4X and 2X extenders.  I bought the 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II thinking that it might be nearly as good as my 100-400mm L at 400mm.  I use a 1D MK III which focuses pretty well in low light, but was suprised to find that the MKII seemed to struggle, in fact, it would not AF at all, while my 100-400 worked just fine when I removed the MK II and put on the 100-400 with a 1.4X TC.  I tried on the 5D MK II as well, but it was getting darker fast, so the lighting had changed too much to make a comparison.

Not scientific, but I was a bit suprised. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 14, 2011, 05:29:35 PM
Some shots of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2428/5752174095_45d87bafe7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5752174095/)
Vulture Portait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5752174095/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5225/5690999552_309a53f383_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5690999552/)
European Red Kite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5690999552/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2306/5816058339_3794ebeddc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5816058339/)
(Explored) Fragile and delicate Beauty ... Song of my Heart (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5816058339/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/5809561874_853e3229b9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5809561874/)
Getreidegasse Salzburg  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5809561874/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 23, 2011, 01:44:00 PM
Great stuff here! That last shot really stands out to me Chris, great job!

I had the pleasure of renting this lens for a weekend. One day I will have one.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/5600633108_605f7d9cd8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5600633108/)
Akayla and Montana, Gray/Timber Wolves from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5600633108/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5588574727_92523bcd07_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5588574727/)
Luna, a Saw-whet Owl from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5588574727/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5574020503_dc752c38a3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5574020503/)
Montana, a Gray/Timber Wolf from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5574020503/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5573791063_fc284d77b3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5573791063/)
Dr. Hoo, a Great Horned Owl from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5573791063/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5570988247_235df73371_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5570988247/)
Renard, a Red Fox from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5570988247/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5569893893_d8d056a43e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5569893893/)
Akayla, a Gray/Timber Wolf from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5569893893/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5569175747_b62ee21708_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5569175747/)
Yeti, a Canada Lynx from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5569175747/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

And one for the macro mode:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5560537116_e1ac70cf73_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5560537116/)
Yellow Spider Mum Flower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5560537116/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on August 15, 2011, 11:53:48 PM
Both taken with 7D + EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2x Extender III

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/6047764930_71bf21c313_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37683651@N03/6047764930/)

Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6210/6040905325_275994880e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/37683651@N03/6040905325/)

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: xROELOFx on August 16, 2011, 05:27:46 AM
great pictures ions! what's the distance between you and your subjects? did you use an extender or have you cropped the images? i'm curious because a couple of weeks ago i used the lens (at 200mm) to capture a deer, but i really couldn't get close enough to get a nice shot :( since then i'm considering to get a 400mm f/5.6
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on August 16, 2011, 10:39:58 AM
great pictures ions! what's the distance between you and your subjects? did you use an extender or have you cropped the images? i'm curious because a couple of weeks ago i used the lens (at 200mm) to capture a deer, but i really couldn't get close enough to get a nice shot :( since then i'm considering to get a 400mm f/5.6

Thank you! :) The animals in that set were taken at a wildlife refuge in Ontario where we were allowed in the pens with them. Although they are kinda domesticated they are still technically wild animals and we had to keep a bit of distance. That said the lighter wolf passed so closely that she was too close for the MFD of the lens at one point.

And for sure, if you want to photograph animals in the wild you're going to need to go much longer unless you go to places where you can get a bit closer because they're used to people. Unfortunately I do not own this lens, the above shots were with a rental, but when I do get it, and I will, I will also pick up the 2.0 extender III for that extra reach.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bikersbeard on August 21, 2011, 11:10:12 AM
7D 70-200mm 2.8 ISII

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Saurus on August 30, 2011, 09:51:29 AM
Gr8 pics guys. I've just got my 70-200 II and am also blown away by the IQ and handling.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bvukich on September 20, 2011, 01:23:09 AM
I rented this lens for my brothers wedding this weekend.  Simply amazing.  Now I just need to save money to buy one :)

And before anyone else complains about the weight, attached are pictures of my 10 year old that I let shoot with it during the reception.  He was lugging it around for about two hours without complaint. (I'll be honest though I was SORE the next day)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: MazV-L on September 20, 2011, 08:59:18 AM
I absolutely love this lense!!!  I use it with my classic 5D and out of the 10 lenses I own, the 70-200 f/2.8L is ii and the 85 f/1.2L ii are my definite favourites!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mencho(22) on October 03, 2011, 10:34:31 AM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IZc92dQZPwE/TbOLUQQ3yhI/AAAAAAAADuU/hVIJ-XJaXOc/s512/IMG_6296.jpg)

Model: Canon EOS 7D
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/400 s
Aperture: 3.5
Focal Lenght: 180mm


=========================================


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sG_jXyR-MIc/Td2awG7Z88I/AAAAAAAADq8/UeevpAG7OPk/s720/IMG_6456-5.jpg)


Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/125 s
Aperture: 9.0
Focal Lenght: 200mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Weggy on October 03, 2011, 02:41:03 PM
I love this lens. Everything about it. It has revolutionised my 450d - waiting on the new full frames for my next big step.

Picture taken from 40th floor, Canary Wharf in East London looking towards The City.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6006/5966692875_7f8a4571b7_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 23, 2011, 12:44:34 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6101/6271568188_7f3d77d65c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6271568188/)
Sexy Red Headed Zombie, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6271568188/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6271628522_e91ebd8bfa_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6271628522/)
Creepy Zombie, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6271628522/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 23, 2011, 11:05:58 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6273260936_cfcd8c4f80_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6273260936/)
Sit on Daddy's Shoulders to Stand out in a Crowd, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6273260936/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6276573590_f379bb13d2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6276573590/)
Angry Business Zombie, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6276573590/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on October 25, 2011, 09:00:44 AM
2011 IWWF Asian Waterski & Wakeboard Championships
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6046/6240305459_2c9045cbb3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 27, 2011, 12:03:34 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6285832507_1bdcedd938_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6285832507/)
Another Sexy Zombie Girl Headshot, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6285832507/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/6286354090_8ed0e2b326_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286354090/)
Sexy Zombie Girl Headshot, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286354090/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6286354652_7685f116e8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286354652/)
Happy Killer Zombie Clown, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286354652/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6224/6286355248_78caaa0231_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286355248/)
Zombie Dude, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6286355248/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6042/6285834891_f6ed993ac1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6285834891/)
Burlap Scarecrow, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6285834891/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 29, 2011, 12:59:58 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6093/6290868438_b0f4846ca7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6290868438/)
Dog Brains Are Tasty, Toronto Zombie Walk 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/6290868438/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ghosh9691 on November 13, 2011, 11:16:10 PM
Mounted on EOS 20D
Title: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: WTF2010 on November 15, 2011, 10:51:40 PM
I got one mounted on 1D IV; it s does an amazing job, focus quick and accurate, sharp lense, and a bit heavy for a long day of shooting.
Use it for wildlife,landscape, portrait, close-photo, and concerts.

Definitely like it. A must have if you can afford it.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: willrobb on November 18, 2011, 02:58:14 AM
Really enjoyed the photos on this thread, travel, wildlife, the living dead...didn't even know here was such a thing as a zombie walk.

Anyway, the IQ really does look top notch. I am happy with my old 70-200mm f2.8L, when it eventually goes kapoot I think I will definitely get a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II...mind you, by then I guess there will be an upgrade. Still, hard to improve on something so good so maybe no III versionfor a while.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on November 26, 2011, 10:25:25 AM
Shot with a 7D from a white water raft drift trip.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on November 26, 2011, 11:29:32 AM
Just missed the full moon :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on November 26, 2011, 11:33:27 AM
Just missed the boat....
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Norkusa on November 26, 2011, 12:33:06 PM
Here it is on a 7D @ f/2.8

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6216/6300925925_0f20efc971.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/norkusa/6300925925/)
GWAR @ The Intersection 10.26.11 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/norkusa/6300925925/) by Tony Norkus (http://www.flickr.com/people/norkusa/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JR on December 16, 2011, 02:20:07 PM
All made with a 5D mkII on a recent trip...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on December 27, 2011, 10:03:16 AM
My first shot with this "magical" lens... nothing special but displays the qualities of the lens itself.

Note the razor sharp dof focus line on the table right in front of Scooby's paw.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on December 27, 2011, 12:01:05 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6454659293_cd24058b5d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6454659293/)
Philippine Azkals vs LA Galaxy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6454659293/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

David Beckham's free kick over Chieffy Caligdong, James Younghusband, Ángel Guirado & Phil Younghusband
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: handsomerob on December 28, 2011, 03:44:42 AM
Scooby shot is pretty cool  ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on December 28, 2011, 12:25:06 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6423384745_3550c0bd6d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6423384745/)
Black Flag vs Mixed Nuts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6423384745/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: smirkypants on December 29, 2011, 09:47:38 AM
I use this lens almost exclusively when doing action portraits. In this case, the client wanted a photo for her desk where it was clear that it was her yet showed her playing. Bright bright sunny day, so 7D, F2.8, ISO 100, about 1/1000. Saturation boost in the oranges in post to make her look less pale and a bit of post vignetting. That's about all it needed.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on January 02, 2012, 01:35:07 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6417664417_47b7e3096d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6417664417/)
Black Flag vs Mixed Nuts (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6417664417/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on January 05, 2012, 08:29:00 PM
Doe and fawn with a 7D in mid-August, Pennsylvania suburbs
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on January 05, 2012, 08:34:50 PM
NCAA Men's Finals, taken by my 15 yr old daughter while I was in men's room...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6669781023_5fa99a2c53.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/6669781023/)
IMG_0105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/6669781023/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on January 09, 2012, 05:53:23 PM
canon 5d mk2 + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6438213931_e838b0beb9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6438213931/)
sophie 9 months (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6438213931/) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6453691395_874bf4cde8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6453691395/)
girl and her friend (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6453691395/) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on January 09, 2012, 05:54:34 PM
canon 60d + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6039/6364879377_c7b2f9b546_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6364879377/)
beautiful eyes  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6364879377/) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6107/6305882167_bf93fb991c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6305882167/)
Having a smoke  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6305882167/) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: oliveira on January 15, 2012, 10:30:39 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6687154669_aa05babb6d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoroeskinazi/6687154669/)
Etlingera elatior (http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoroeskinazi/6687154669/) by Victor Oliveira Eskinazi (http://www.flickr.com/people/victoroeskinazi/), on Flickr

shot with the 7D at 200mm, f2.8, 1/20 sec, iso 200, hand held
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on January 20, 2012, 11:48:39 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6724430853_28a8cd8079_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/)
Candaba Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Blaze on January 20, 2012, 07:36:44 PM
I'm amazed at how sharp this lens is wide open.

This is a random photo I took handheld at a party.
(http://i.minus.com/ipvVARw17vNxE.jpg)
70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 200mm on a 7D
f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 400

I'm attaching a 100% crop to demonstrate the detail right down to the pixel level.
If you look closely, you can see a reflection of the room in his eye revealing how I used the flash.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on January 23, 2012, 01:27:28 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6729954987_2616476783_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6729954987/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6729954987/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on January 25, 2012, 11:21:52 PM
7D + EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II + 2X Extender III

Blue-tailed Bee-eater
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6763442603_9485f6dcf3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6763442603/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on January 31, 2012, 12:52:38 PM
Wife brought some pink tulips for her friends lunch party... I had some fun with the 70-200mk.ii: The lens is very sharp... but on these shots I wanted to get a bit dreamy.  :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Francesco2020 on January 31, 2012, 02:29:23 PM
Canon 50D + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on January 31, 2012, 05:44:14 PM
Using two flash this image is slightly soft focused (through unsharp mask) for the owners who like that soft dreamy look. Taken with 1Ds3, f/9, 1/160 @130mm

(http://www.squibb.org.uk/pictures/IMG_2329x.JPG)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on February 14, 2012, 06:17:47 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6724430853_28a8cd8079_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/)
Candaba Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Narcolepsy on February 14, 2012, 07:21:54 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6724430853_28a8cd8079_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/)
Candaba Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6724430853/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
You're repeating yourself! (nice shot though)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on February 14, 2012, 07:25:06 AM
Thanks!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6504051799_47a839a1e8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6504051799/)
LA Galaxy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6504051799/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on February 16, 2012, 12:22:07 AM
7D + 70-200 II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6870409957_9d529edb2a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6870409957/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Hojali on February 16, 2012, 01:11:29 AM
@135mm, F2.8
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on February 16, 2012, 01:36:14 AM
@200mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bigblue1ca on February 16, 2012, 02:57:00 AM
@200mm

Looks right out of Dickens!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on February 16, 2012, 03:32:34 AM
@200mm

Looks right out of Dickens!

I took a series of photos for the Dickens festival last week. I was given access to the graveyard in Rochester where I shot some scenes from Great Expectations in the style of the 1947 film - this is Pip
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on February 20, 2012, 11:27:54 AM
7D + 70-200 II

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6870409957_9d529edb2a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6870409957/)

Thats just gorgeous!  +1
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K3nt on March 06, 2012, 02:12:58 AM
Here's a shot of an old flame-lit headlight on a horse-drawn carriage using the lens in this forum. Indoor, bad lighting, high-ISO, but turned out really well IMHO.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6957953435_4be5acd63b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/6957953435/)
Ye Olde Headlight... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/k3ntfin/6957953435/#) by K3ntFIN - 200k Views! Thank you! (http://www.flickr.com/people/k3ntfin/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on March 06, 2012, 02:57:09 AM
Actor in the play 'Kinder Transport' - set in 1939

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: TexPhoto on March 07, 2012, 09:40:42 PM
Photos for an upcoming book on stray cats.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6924739693_aa41618617_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6924739693/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6924739693/#) by TexPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6778621058_57986cdd6b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6778621058/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6778621058/#) by TexPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: avbmenon on March 16, 2012, 09:50:18 PM
Here are some of my clicks with my fav multipurpose lens in the world canon 70-200 F2.8 IS II- a landscape, a bird photography and a macro ;)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6796785662_b3994e4241.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6873132439_02275354a4.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7063/6860988493_e6f90200dd.jpg)

This images in this post are copyright of akhilmenon.com. All rights reserved.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on March 17, 2012, 08:42:49 AM
Here are some of my clicks with my fav multipurpose lens in the world canon 70-200 F2.8 IS II- a landscape, a bird photography and a macro ;)
This images in this post are copyright of akhilmenon.com. All rights reserved.

Akhil, love the shots. Did you use MF on the macro? Also manually triggered the shutter or burst or what? love the sharpness of the water blast.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on March 18, 2012, 12:00:13 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6982386871_a622f5d0b2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6982386871/)
To the Point (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6982386871/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mencho(22) on March 18, 2012, 02:18:51 PM
On an EOS 7D

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OCka7MNcDks/T2LDQJzuKsI/AAAAAAAAHwA/TB2JK7pciBE/s800/IMG_6401.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mencho(22) on March 18, 2012, 02:20:28 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-DV5KUIqBBv4/T2LPgBo2QeI/AAAAAAAAHwc/-5kNtnL6K7M/s800/IMG_6142.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on March 27, 2012, 03:33:18 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/7012098675_a6b690812d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7012098675/)
shannon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7012098675/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: UltraReef on March 28, 2012, 03:14:55 PM
Wow! Lots of great shots with this lens, now time for me to get to work.  :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on March 28, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6038/7024807415_624d5eeb44_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/7024807415/)
Shipping (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/7024807415/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: smirkypants on March 31, 2012, 08:12:50 AM
Shot at twilight at the end of a polo match in Buenos Aires.
Canon 7d, Canon 70-200/2.8 II @ 2.8 at 1/200 and ISO 200. On camera flash in ETTL set to -1.5 FEC with a 1/4 CTO gel.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: BobSanderson on April 02, 2012, 04:07:32 PM
On an EOS 7D

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OCka7MNcDks/T2LDQJzuKsI/AAAAAAAAHwA/TB2JK7pciBE/s800/IMG_6401.jpg)

Love it!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on April 06, 2012, 12:39:07 PM
one from the west end of glasgow great western road
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/6883555292_18420d0620_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6883555292/)
Any spare change? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/6883555292/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: UltraReef on April 06, 2012, 01:58:26 PM
Padre Island, Texas

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/UltraReef/Photography/moonrise4-12_1d.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/UltraReef/Photography/moonrise4-12_1a.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v737/UltraReef/Photography/moonrise4-12_1g.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: liberace on April 09, 2012, 11:25:35 AM
On a 7D...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on April 09, 2012, 11:51:43 AM
On a 1D4 on an overcast day

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: smirkypants on April 09, 2012, 12:17:16 PM
On a 1D4 on an overcast day
Coming from Greek heritage, I surely can appreciate a sexy goat.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on April 09, 2012, 12:22:58 PM
On a 1D4 on an overcast day
Coming from Greek heritage, I surely can appreciate a sexy goat.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: PixelReaper on April 09, 2012, 01:38:39 PM
On a 1D4 on an overcast day
Coming from Greek heritage, I surely can appreciate a sexy goat.

+1!!!
We goat loving Greeks need to represent!

Although I prefer my goat on a spit over fire with some lemon and oregano! ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on April 09, 2012, 01:48:30 PM
I would have posted more for you if I had known :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: smirkypants on April 09, 2012, 02:20:29 PM
I would have posted more for you if I had known :)
THREESOME!!!!

... (mmm... oregano & lemon)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: AprilForever on April 09, 2012, 03:49:02 PM
On a 7D...

What kind of bird is that? Nice picture!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: DEFILER on April 09, 2012, 04:40:37 PM
From a fashion show in Germany: All taken wide open. This lens is sharp!!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/6857793068_bea774ed67_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857793068/)
September 16, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-21-3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857793068/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/6857808434_fe33921e6a_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857808434/)
September 16, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-27-3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857808434/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/6857817190_ba2c23679d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857817190/)
September 16, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-135-3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857817190/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6225/7003929207_93e9ecdd3c_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/7003929207/)
September 16, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-89-3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/7003929207/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6230/6857810824_0c8196e9e0_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857810824/)
September 16, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-30-3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857810824/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr

My sweetie:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6054/6857789026_e633281460_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857789026/)
September 02, 2011Canon EOS-1D Mark IVEF70-200mm f-2.8L IS II USM-33.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishoesel/6857789026/#) by chris.hoesel (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrishoesel/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rwmson on April 10, 2012, 07:48:16 AM
That's MY kind of fashion show!  :o
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: liberace on April 10, 2012, 10:01:52 AM
On a 7D...

What kind of bird is that? Nice picture!

It is a Pied Heron. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Heron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Heron)
As you can see his (her?) 'hair' is not normally like that. I waited for the wind to pickup to take the shot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: akiskev on April 10, 2012, 10:06:23 AM
DEFILER very nice job!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on April 22, 2012, 07:28:52 AM
Oriental Magpie Robin, female I think..

5D3 + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2X III @ 400mm cropped
1/160 | f/5.6 | ISO 4000
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7101462503_00be21cbfc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7101462503/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7101462503/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr

5D3 + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2X III @ 400mm cropped
1/500 | f/5.6 | ISO 8000
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/6955530210_0fa8777bd8_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6955530210/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6955530210/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JR on April 22, 2012, 07:32:11 AM
DEFILER very nice job!

+1, very nice DEFILER
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JR on April 22, 2012, 07:33:25 AM
Oriental Magpie Robin, female I think..

5D3 + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2X III @ 400mm cropped
1/160 | f/5.6 | ISO 4000
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7101462503_00be21cbfc_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7101462503/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7101462503/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr

5D3 + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2X III @ 400mm cropped
1/500 | f/5.6 | ISO 8000
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/6955530210_0fa8777bd8_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6955530210/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/6955530210/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr

Very impressed with the sharpness even if you used the 2x extender.  Nice!  Like the second one especially.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on April 23, 2012, 04:59:38 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/6959380142_469de966b0_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/6959380142/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on April 26, 2012, 03:54:29 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7115034741_d240fda08e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7115034741/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on May 09, 2012, 05:55:53 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7163757488_a273a8009c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7163757488/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: untitled10 on May 09, 2012, 01:01:27 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7163757488_a273a8009c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7163757488/)

This is really nice, but a little soft, i'm presuming that was in post?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Stone on May 09, 2012, 01:59:58 PM
A few from me :)

1DIV, f8, 130mm, ISO 400, 1/160

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7149890087_6576e3d488_b.jpg)


70mm, f2.8, ISO 200, 1/25s handheld :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7102802597_2302a08e3b_b.jpg)


135mm, f2.8, 1/125s, ISO 200

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5193/7100078205_e097a627be_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Cptn Rigo on May 09, 2012, 02:24:40 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7115034741_d240fda08e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7115034741/)

Superb image, but the eyes post... dont look as nice as the rest of the pic  :-\
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bchernicoff on May 09, 2012, 02:46:31 PM
from my 5d Mk II
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: D_Rochat on May 09, 2012, 02:56:41 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7166256104_6b2b3c18b6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/7166256104/)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/7166247802_bd5ecfe4a8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/7166247802/)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5159/6925452668_aa1a7504df_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/6925452668/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on May 09, 2012, 03:19:21 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7166256104_6b2b3c18b6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/7166256104/)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/7166247802_bd5ecfe4a8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/7166247802/)


(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5159/6925452668_aa1a7504df_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrochat/6925452668/)

Wonderful pics Dan, especially of the lil cutie.. Also Nice pan on the second one... do you guys actually mirror practice panning before you go to shows or do you get lucky sometimes   ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: D_Rochat on May 09, 2012, 03:35:34 PM
Thanks. I don't know what mirror practicing is, but I found that 1/60th works well for me with panning. IS mode 2 makes it pretty easy while keeping the subject sharp.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on May 17, 2012, 11:14:12 PM
I picked my very own copy up yesterday. No more renting for me. Hopefully I'll have some decent shots shortly.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on May 18, 2012, 03:27:08 PM
I picked my very own copy up yesterday. No more renting for me. Hopefully I'll have some decent shots shortly.

Congrats!

PS: Unless you are really proud of your current  3rd party 70-200... your profile should be able to enjoy a much needed update  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on May 20, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7163757488_a273a8009c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7163757488/)

This is really nice, but a little soft, i'm presuming that was in post?
Thanks. :) Yes the soft look is something I did in post. Some like it, some dislike it.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7115034741_d240fda08e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7115034741/)

Superb image, but the eyes post... dont look as nice as the rest of the pic  :-\
Thank you! But the look of her eyes was not made in post. She is using something called "korean doll eye lenses". These lenses make your iris look way bigger and they also intensify detail and add color.

The doll eye lenses and circle lenses sell like hotcakes here in Asia. Young asian girls want to look like anime characters, and I must admit that it looks pretty darn cute.

There are many different types and sizes. You can see one example here:

(http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/114019236/Big_eyes_Yearly_contact_lens.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on May 20, 2012, 11:12:59 PM
Nudy?

 :-X
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on May 21, 2012, 12:47:40 AM
Nudy?

 :-X
Asian brand names can be quite interesting. Sometimes they just grab random english word, or words and put them together. :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Razor2012 on May 21, 2012, 01:46:32 PM
Sex sells. 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on May 22, 2012, 11:53:29 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7229077902_d9d6fb6122_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7229077902/)
Rainy day in Kyoto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7229077902/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on May 29, 2012, 10:06:51 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7294592108_ffe7d2d0f9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7294592108/)
Kimi in the Yard II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7294592108/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/7294590494_3ac3bc739f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7294590494/)
Kimi Hiding in the Grass (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7294590494/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

I've discovered a flaw in the amazing Image Stabilization (IS) in my fancy new lens - although the image is still sharp at an amazingly low shutter speed it does not compensate for the movement of my hands that will shift the focus at longer focal lengths. For example, from Kimi's eyes down to her nose in the first shot and on the grass in front of her eye in the second. While the shot may be steadied by IS focus still changes when you move.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on May 30, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7302609208_0c22f3cd78.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7302609208/)
Lupinus (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7302609208/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 01, 2012, 02:21:34 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7315628228_f76b5972e6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7315628228/)
Ladybugs Doing It (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7315628228/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on June 01, 2012, 02:42:42 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7315628228_f76b5972e6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7315628228/)
Ladybugs Doing It (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7315628228/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Beautiful focus n blur!

How far were you from the "action" ?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 01, 2012, 02:44:26 PM
Thank you, I was as close to the minimum focus distance as I could manage so about 1.2m.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on June 01, 2012, 10:39:44 PM
My friend with his son
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7302582836_d5b4152552_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7302582836/)
Zul & Haq (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7302582836/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 11, 2012, 10:18:28 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7361682778_10173c47f3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7361682778/)
Bunny in the Burbs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7361682778/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 11, 2012, 04:05:11 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7177587041_93cf4fcb33.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7177587041/)
Robert "The Cardinal" De Niro (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7177587041/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 11, 2012, 08:38:08 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7363625072_f9a3512c46.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7363625072/)
Kimi in the Yard, Again (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7363625072/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: wopbv4 on June 16, 2012, 03:58:39 AM
7D, lens at 70 mm, 2.8, 1/100. iso 100
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on June 16, 2012, 06:34:17 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7378784820_a282e32818_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7378784820/)
Cookie? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7378784820/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ScottyP on June 17, 2012, 02:28:38 PM
Shot with my new 70-200 2.8 mk2.  Loving this lens so far.

Posted this in the lens gallery rather than in "Birds" because I didn't have to work very hard to get the shot there, in the aviary and all.  This could have stood a little flash to get the ISO down, but they don't like people blasting their birds off the branches with speedlights.

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on June 17, 2012, 03:57:07 PM
Was eating outdoors and this came flying by

(http://www.squibb.org.uk/pictures/IMG_9112x.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on June 17, 2012, 04:08:52 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7388553416_551f8740e6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7388553416/)
face painted (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7388553416/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on June 17, 2012, 04:11:14 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7244753622_5f18d92552_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7244753622/)
edinburgh girl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7244753622/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on June 18, 2012, 11:35:15 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7392890048_53c7749501_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7392890048/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Tammy on June 18, 2012, 12:14:38 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7229077902_d9d6fb6122_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7229077902/)
Rainy day in Kyoto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7229077902/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

this is a great shot! is that a bokeh texture blended in?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on June 24, 2012, 06:26:08 PM
Pigmy goat
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on June 25, 2012, 10:29:52 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/7444907170_51d5215f37.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7444907170/)
Victorious Jouster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7444907170/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on June 26, 2012, 12:41:53 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5038/7440322916_8cc66f358f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7440322916/)
先斗町 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7440322916/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on June 26, 2012, 01:23:15 AM
Westy
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on June 26, 2012, 01:30:59 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7371914560_d10381bc14_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7371914560/)
Take that! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/7371914560/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rene@ on June 26, 2012, 03:39:11 AM
Aperture 2,8
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/_R5F1373.jpg)

Aperture 4,5
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Agility%20Albertslund%2028-29-04-12/_R5F0435.jpg)

Aperture 5
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Floyd%20i%20mosen%2012-06-12/_R5F2090.jpg)

Aperture 5,6
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Agility%20Albertslund%2028-29-04-12/_R5F0721.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ddashti on June 26, 2012, 06:33:00 PM
The 70-200 f/2.8 II is extremely useful for indoor sports photography. Quick, sharp, and nothing but awesome.
Here's a sample image:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7234/7218090794_414735cd36_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddashti/7218090794/)
剣道 (Kendō) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddashti/7218090794/#) by ddashti (http://www.flickr.com/people/ddashti/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: leGreve on July 03, 2012, 03:34:57 PM
Another one from me... I'm not sure, but I think I had a small Kenko ring on the lens. Didn't degrade it in anyway, still dead sharp!

The skin is handmade retouch btw... I detest filters and plug-ins!

Model: Anne Lysa
Make-up: Ditté Larsen
Photo: leGrevé Photography, Copenhagen

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 06, 2012, 03:54:25 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/7513246298_3b3b83ee05_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7513246298/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 07, 2012, 01:55:48 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7518805162_5a038e5f73.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7518805162/)
Rubens Barrichello at the Honda Indy, Toronto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7518805162/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: leGreve on July 08, 2012, 03:40:19 PM
Another one from the same series of shots I did with model Anne Lysa...

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 08, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7532247300_74bc1f8749.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7532247300/)
Peacock at the Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7532247300/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 09, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7539612488_1928fc91aa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7539612488/)
Greater Kudu Antelope at the Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7539612488/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 11, 2012, 07:10:43 AM

Aperture 5,6
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Agility%20Albertslund%2028-29-04-12/_R5F0721.jpg)

Superdog ? This one is Just awesome and really funny ...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on July 11, 2012, 07:45:46 AM

Aperture 5,6
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Agility%20Albertslund%2028-29-04-12/_R5F0721.jpg)

Superdog ? This one is Just awesome and really funny ...

It's a bird, it's a plane... It's superdog!

Absolutely fabulous picture. Was it a one shot or was this the best out of a burst?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: param on July 11, 2012, 09:15:06 AM
amazing lens, just loving it

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7512419440_be34a1fc57.jpg)
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512419440/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512419440/#)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dryanparker on July 11, 2012, 09:23:42 AM
A phenomenal lens. It shines at 200mm, but it's great everywhere in its focal range.

Here's a shot of Camilo Villegas from the Memorial Tournament last year...

120mm
f/2.8
ISO 200
1/2000
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 11, 2012, 10:24:03 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7462156396_2ef33d2493_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/)
Higashiyama ( 東山区 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7543545470_ea48948cc8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/)
Shirakawa Dori - Kyoto ( 祇園新橋 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7543951370_c00e501337_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/)
Osaka Castle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Quasimodo on July 11, 2012, 10:47:38 AM
Here is one I took with this lens and a 2x III teleconverter.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 11, 2012, 11:13:52 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7513311098_f9f09a4708_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7513311098/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: nebugeater on July 11, 2012, 11:32:43 AM
Ok what / where is that?  It is cool.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7513311098_f9f09a4708_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7513311098/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Dylan777 on July 11, 2012, 02:33:11 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7462156396_2ef33d2493_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/)
Higashiyama ( 東山区 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7543545470_ea48948cc8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/)
Shirakawa Dori - Kyoto ( 祇園新橋 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7543951370_c00e501337_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/)
Osaka Castle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

I like the 2nd pix...awesome
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: candyman on July 11, 2012, 05:32:04 PM
Ok what / where is that?  It is cool.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7513311098_f9f09a4708_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7513311098/)


Click on the photo. It will send you to Flickr. There it is written.
It's in Singapore. But, it looks like something from Avatar

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: PixelReaper on July 11, 2012, 11:50:28 PM
A phenomenal lens. It shines at 200mm, but it's great everywhere in its focal range.

Here's a shot of Camilo Villegas from the Memorial Tournament last year...

120mm
f/2.8
ISO 200
1/2000

Nice shot, Dr Yan ;)  I too love this lens. I am eager to compare against the oly 75

1.8 for the em5.

DK
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 12, 2012, 02:28:47 AM
I like the 2nd pix...awesome
Thank you. :)

Ok what / where is that?  It is cool.

Those are giant solar trees. They are a part of the $1 billion dollar project "Gardens At The Bay" in Singapore.

They are quite massive. See the guy standing on the suspension bridge between them? :)

At night they give atmospheric lighting in the garden. During the day they harvest solar energy and create artificial rain for the flowers and plants in the garden.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 16, 2012, 05:44:30 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7581563626_f32d3e560a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7581563626/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7581564186_4fb0153d1e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7581564186/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: scotty512 on July 16, 2012, 06:06:47 AM
2 of mine taken with 5D Mk3 + 2x extender II at 400mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: photogaz on July 16, 2012, 07:44:54 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7462156396_2ef33d2493_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/)
Higashiyama ( 東山区 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7462156396/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7543545470_ea48948cc8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/)
Shirakawa Dori - Kyoto ( 祇園新橋 ) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543545470/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7543951370_c00e501337_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/)
Osaka Castle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7543951370/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr

I can I ask you what processing you do on these phenominal photographs?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on July 16, 2012, 01:20:45 PM
5DM3 + 70-200L 2.8 II
Just the bride at 130mm F2.8
The couple at 200mm F4
Sorry these are pretty low res...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on July 17, 2012, 01:22:00 AM
1DS2

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 21, 2012, 03:38:07 PM
I can I ask you what processing you do on these phenominal photographs?
Thanks. :) Well nothing specific really. I just tweak my stuff in Lightroom and Photoshop until they look good. I don't really know what to say.. If you want my look, you can try to play around with cross processing a bit.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 21, 2012, 03:38:44 PM
That moment when you are trying to shoot the sunset, and a sudden gust of wind brings down hundreds of cherry blossom petals, blocking your view.  :D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7617079532_614f57543f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7617079532/)
Hanafubuki - Cherry blossom blizzard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7617079532/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on July 26, 2012, 12:14:34 AM
That moment when you are trying to shoot the sunset, and a sudden gust of wind brings down hundreds of cherry blossom petals, blocking your view.  :D

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7617079532_614f57543f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7617079532/)
Hanafubuki - Cherry blossom blizzard (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7617079532/#) by Rickuz (http://www.flickr.com/people/55582829@N05/), on Flickr
Incredible moment, incredible capture!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 26, 2012, 09:02:23 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/7653526324_ebdc317a97.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7653526324/)
Sunflower Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7653526324/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7653524638_b50c43d1f4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7653524638/)
Dark Underworld of Peacocks, Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7653524638/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on July 29, 2012, 02:59:54 AM
I will stick to taking photos :D

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rene@ on July 29, 2012, 03:21:05 AM
Blue....
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/_R5F2598.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on July 29, 2012, 10:39:44 AM
Incredible moment, incredible capture!
Thanks! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7668102350_034dc07777_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7668102350/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: acaurora on July 29, 2012, 03:46:43 PM
I primarily take photos of the local bike races here in Northern California, and this lens is perfect for the sport. The focal range is just right, and is always so sharp. It works especially great on the straightaways, where I can use the f/2.8 to its best. I also use it for panning, where it equally works just as well. Lately I was in New York for my friend's very first IronMan (Lake Placid), and got some pretty great shots of him swimming.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on August 02, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7490943970_acb2e2d9d3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7490943970/)
laughter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7490943970/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
canon 5d mk3 + 70-200 f2.8 mk2 iso 6400 love it :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on August 02, 2012, 12:05:12 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7519398414_1442dce1c2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7519398414/)
i love natural light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7519398414/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
canon 5dmk3 + 70-200 f2.8 mk2 iso 800
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on August 02, 2012, 12:06:21 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7469441794_105e494791_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7469441794/)
cute (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7469441794/#) by abledestroyer (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
canon 5dmk3 + 70-200 f2.8 mk2 iso 3200
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on August 02, 2012, 02:33:19 PM
Incredible moment, incredible capture!
Thanks! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7668102350_034dc07777_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7668102350/)
Ok, She's really beautiful, you putting a garden around her just magnifies my first impression. Please don't torture me! lol
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Narcolepsy on August 04, 2012, 12:48:56 PM
Amazing lens
This shot taken hand-held at 1/15 and @200mm!
I had the lens rented this week (not for Squirrel pictures) and really do not want to give it back!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: briansquibb on August 06, 2012, 02:26:56 AM
Golden Gurnsey goat

F/2.8 on 1D4

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: samueljay on August 13, 2012, 08:13:43 PM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9972/492c9795.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on August 16, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
@85mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on August 18, 2012, 03:17:19 PM
Wonderful lens.... makes almost anything look good...

1/640th, f2.8 -1EV ISO 100 on a 5d3

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on August 18, 2012, 03:21:02 PM
I primarily take photos of the local bike races here in Northern California, and this lens is perfect for the sport. The focal range is just right, and is always so sharp. It works especially great on the straightaways, where I can use the f/2.8 to its best. I also use it for panning, where it equally works just as well. Lately I was in New York for my friend's very first IronMan (Lake Placid), and got some pretty great shots of him swimming.
Nice Images!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on August 21, 2012, 05:52:22 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7830025606_f7193cb859_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025606/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7830025860_3b4e018154_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025860/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on August 21, 2012, 01:19:53 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7832331628_7bb55a972c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7832331628/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on August 21, 2012, 02:09:15 PM
Beautiful beautiful images Ricku!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ricku on August 24, 2012, 06:46:55 AM
Thanks.  :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: DONOTWASTEYOURLIFE on August 30, 2012, 06:08:23 PM
(http://s1.directupload.net/images/120830/hvvbpgxq.jpg)
(http://s1.directupload.net/images/120831/4yt565kg.jpg)
(http://s1.directupload.net/images/120831/i43ek5x7.jpg)
(http://s1.directupload.net/images/120831/7ntok8j4.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on September 01, 2012, 12:37:43 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7901646704_8a7ac71a48_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7901646704/)
joanna (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/7901646704/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Dylan777 on September 01, 2012, 01:42:46 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7832331628_7bb55a972c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7832331628/)

I like the rain in the background  ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on September 03, 2012, 10:09:25 PM
Just got a 1.4x mk.iii and used it with the 70-200 f2.8 mk.ii. I must say, it does a pretty good job overall. Took this of a friend's daughter yesterday. The full is resized, the second is a 100% crop.

Nice contrast/ colors. Nice Bokeh and sharpness too.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on September 05, 2012, 01:03:43 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7830025606_f7193cb859_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025606/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7830025860_3b4e018154_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025860/)
Ricku, i pm'd you. I was hoping to connect.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Act444 on September 15, 2012, 02:43:18 PM
went to an ice-skating show last weekend...not much of an action/sports photographer, but wanted to take a crack at it since I had the chance.

All pics shot with a 60D


more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/8440248@N08/sets/72157631538518705/with/7987248991/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8440248@N08/sets/72157631538518705/with/7987248991/)


Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: AdamJ on September 15, 2012, 04:06:06 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7830025606_f7193cb859_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025606/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7830025860_3b4e018154_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/55582829@N05/7830025860/)

I'll be careful what I say because this might be a friend or relative of the poster but, is it just me or is there something not quite natural, unsettling even, with the eyes of this model?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 15, 2012, 04:12:21 PM
I'll be careful what I say because this might be a friend or relative of the poster but, is it just me or is there something not quite natural, unsettling even, with the eyes of this model?

There was an inquiry about this before, IIRC it's a type of contact lens that's popular in Asia. A product link was posted previously.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: kaihp on September 15, 2012, 11:20:19 PM
I'll be careful what I say because this might be a friend or relative of the poster but, is it just me or is there something not quite natural, unsettling even, with the eyes of this model?

There was an inquiry about this before, IIRC it's a type of contact lens that's popular in Asia. A product link was posted previously.
"Korean Doll Contact Lenses", as I recall.
Here's the thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=819.105 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=819.105)
Product: http://eyecandylens.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=158_224 (http://eyecandylens.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=158_224)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on September 18, 2012, 04:14:19 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/7976690722_8c03299b35_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7976690722/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7976690722/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Bosman on September 19, 2012, 03:11:44 AM

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I'll be careful what I say because this might be a friend or relative of the poster but, is it just me or is there something not quite natural, unsettling even, with the eyes of this model?
[/quote]
It is his GF and i think he is bigger than to worry that we appreciate her beauty else he wouldn't bother posting.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on September 19, 2012, 05:02:46 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7765418282_0edc7a9e17_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765418282/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765418282/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dbduchene on September 19, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
Ricku, I took the time to go through your entire album and have to say that you have a great eye (not to mention a great natural model also) O and I like the look of the Contact lenses BTW also.

As too this lens I have to say that I just love it. Sharp clear and great color. You can take great family shoots with it or use it to do public portrait work at the beach. Case in point here are a few candid's that I took of my Sis in Law to be with her son at the Beach while I was there meeting the family in Vietnam.

All Shoot with a 5D MKII and a 70-200 F2.8 IS II

(http://denis.duchene.us/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6907.jpg)

(http://denis.duchene.us/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6908.jpg)

(http://denis.duchene.us/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6911.jpg)

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aglet on September 19, 2012, 09:08:54 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7765418282_0edc7a9e17_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765418282/)
Photographer Emil Lundstrom (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imaginize/7765418282/#) by imaginize.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/imaginize/), on Flickr

Nice bird shot
but one of the few occasions, in a narrow range of conditions, where the bokeh from this lens is not impressive.
I've run into it myself at times, once made for quite a hideous background blur where there were many small tree branches.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on September 19, 2012, 09:16:57 PM
Thats not bokeh artifacts rather a fence or mesh behind the bird ...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aglet on September 19, 2012, 09:23:32 PM
Thats not bokeh artifacts rather a fence or mesh behind the bird ...

likely is
not smooth due to OOF background structures not blending nicely
still qualifies IMO

find a busy scene at mid distance and look at it thru that lens, then change the FL and aperture and you may find a few situations where the background bokeh is heavily marred by spherical distortions and looks, well, gross.
Small tradeoff for the otherwise excellent performance of that lens.
I liked the old non-IS version for making smoother background more often but I got the v2 for the ultimate sharpness and contrast.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: jonjt on September 20, 2012, 10:22:37 AM
Shot this at a track day a few weeks ago.  It's my favourite picture from the set.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/7981909258_803cacb38e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on September 20, 2012, 01:05:34 PM
Nice panning Jon.

Would have been even better with the car on left side facing the open frame of the shot. Rigth now that abrupt ending is a bit distracting.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: jonjt on September 20, 2012, 01:56:12 PM
Nice panning Jon.

Would have been even better with the car on left side facing the open frame of the shot. Rigth now that abrupt ending is a bit distracting.

Thanks K-amps.

I was actually going for panning shot with the car on the left side of the frame for most of the event.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to produce a good shot, for a number of reasons.  This one came out the best, IMO.  Next time I go to a track day, I will definitely give your suggestions a "shot".
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Schultzie on September 20, 2012, 02:50:28 PM
I took this one a few weeks ago at a Ren Faire in Wisconsin.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7910562910_af832457be_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7910562910/)
Hi there... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/7910562910/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on September 20, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Helevitia on September 20, 2012, 04:26:41 PM
Fist shot I was happy with after buying my 7D back in May:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7194124194_36ba7a5989_c.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3r3n1ty/7194124194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3r3n1ty/7194124194/#)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Schultzie on September 20, 2012, 05:00:16 PM
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on September 21, 2012, 03:47:25 PM
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.

What did you meter on and what was the WB set at?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Schultzie on September 21, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.

What did you meter on and what was the WB set at?

I have my meter set to evaluative metering and my WB set on auto.  I shoot RAW so I just tweaked the WB in Lightroom.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: SteveF on September 22, 2012, 02:33:42 AM
That's a great shot Schultzie.

I rented this lens for a trip to the Zoo recently. This was my favorite shot:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7908818260_8b997ee9ee.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_fallon/7908818260/)
IMG_5764.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_fallon/7908818260/#) by Steve_Fallon (http://www.flickr.com/people/steve_fallon/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: serendipidy on September 22, 2012, 05:32:31 AM
After dreaming about this lens for a long time, I finally got it 5 days ago. This was my first shot...a pigeon near my yard.

7D, f/5.0, 1/250, ISO 100 @ 200mm. Cropped and some PP in DPP.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: adhocphotographer on September 26, 2012, 10:28:49 PM
Had this lens for a little over a week! :) Awesome! :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dbduchene on October 01, 2012, 06:19:16 PM
A few of my brother in law and his son.

Father and Son

(http://duchene.us/denis/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6934.jpg)

(http://duchene.us/denis/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6935.jpg)

(http://duchene.us/denis/pics/albums/userpics/10004/IMG_6931.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on October 10, 2012, 11:30:49 AM
one from the weekend
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8073896488_28fa1bc6ac_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8073896488/)
Happy mummy to be.. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8073896488/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: DoJo on October 10, 2012, 01:30:03 PM
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9972/492c9795.jpg)

I love this image! It is so pure, natural and capturing! It forces the viewer to a warm happy place.
Thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: K-amps on October 10, 2012, 03:20:30 PM
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.

What did you meter on and what was the WB set at?

I have my meter set to evaluative metering and my WB set on auto.  I shoot RAW so I just tweaked the WB in Lightroom.

Not sure what you tweaked, myself I often increase blacks... just seems to increase the "purity" of the image (like in yours) and remove Haze....
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: wayno on October 15, 2012, 12:25:03 AM
I just love this lens. I don't shoot a great deal with it but when I do, I realise how stellar it is in both functionality/handling and results. I need to find more excuses to use it...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dbduchene on October 15, 2012, 12:31:22 AM
I too love this lens and find that it sits in my bag and then when I get it out I wonder why I haven't used it more but then I have to say that about all of the lenses in my bag or at least all of the canon lenses. I guess that really I just need to shoot a lot more
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aglet on October 20, 2012, 02:23:58 AM
impressive lens, full res photo you can see loose nails on this house
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rene@ on November 03, 2012, 02:11:12 AM
2,8 , iso 800, 200mm
(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/_R5F3926.jpg)


Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: sparda79 on November 03, 2012, 08:46:26 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8144998148_58c3d3e016_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/8144998148/)
Bold and Beautiful (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparda79/8144998148/#) by Sparda (AMT) (http://www.flickr.com/people/sparda79/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on November 14, 2012, 10:58:02 AM
I found this girl in the woods today..
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8181877497_bbf7673614_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8181877497/)
Catherine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8181877497/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: gjones5252 on November 17, 2012, 02:35:03 PM
Hey guys I need help with this lens. No matter how much I afma I can not get this lens to be sharp on my 5d markii. It's really annoying when you have such an amazing lens and it won't focus accurately. Now I can't place all the blame on it because every lens on my camera is at about +14. So obviously my camera is off also. Can I send the 5d markii out to canon? Or it and lenses?  I am worried I am just going to get it back and try are going to say they are all within our specifications.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: TexPhoto on November 17, 2012, 11:56:57 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8485/8195496366_3790bef60f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8195496366/)
REX_5972 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8195496366/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8064/8194404263_fcaba0b051.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8194404263/)
REX_5990 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8194404263/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: fohtohz on November 20, 2012, 01:23:13 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8185726692_04a81f66db_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/8185726692/)
bambi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/8185726692/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7981785960_5c54254fba_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7981785960/)
Kiss (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7981785960/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7823497752_781a9f35a1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7823497752/)
montreal balloons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/7823497752/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5463/6917643602_097ef46669_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6917643602/)
montreal (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fohtohz/6917643602/#) by fohtohz (http://www.flickr.com/people/fohtohz/), on Flickr

love this lens, can be used for almost anything
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aglet on November 27, 2012, 03:27:11 AM
Here's where NOT to use this lens.

This is the most hideous bokeh it's produced for me yet. The outlining almost looks like multiple exposures.

Avoid wide apertures with contrasty stuff in the transition zones, especially at or near min focus distance.
I've encountered plenty of other horrid bokeh scenarios with it too, usually at wider apertures it seems, but not at all focal lengths or distances.
Exhaustive testing won't be performed, just cursing when I see the results back on the computer.

Good thing this lens has plenty of redeeming qualities like incredible sharpness, speed and a great IS.

Here's a non-cropped shot from my 5D2

1/160s, f/4, 200mm, a few inches beyond min focus distance.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: infared on November 28, 2012, 08:37:16 AM
Piper
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on November 28, 2012, 10:26:21 AM
Piper
Lovely shot of the Piper!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Lennart Andreas on January 13, 2013, 01:26:21 PM
FIS World Cup Ski Jumping in Engelberg - December 2012

Taken with Canon 5D Mark III & Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @200mm.
Shot settings: 1/2000s, f/5.6, ISO-400

Suggestions, comments & critique always welcome!

View at 100% for way more sharpness :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on February 22, 2013, 01:07:33 AM
Age: 2
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Kernuak on February 23, 2013, 08:06:38 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8459972394_58edfae21b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459972394/)
Husky Portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459972394/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8459114156_5719cedf2a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459114156/)
Lake Inari at Dawn (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459114156/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8459112992_58209c1c02.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459112992/)
View of Inari (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8459112992/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Schultzie on March 07, 2013, 11:29:28 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8531424283_8c3a880276.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8531424283/)
Rachel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8531424283/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8529343065_35b79d9902.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8529343065/)
Bravest Face (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8529343065/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on March 08, 2013, 04:44:00 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8531424283_8c3a880276.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8531424283/)
Rachel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8531424283/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8516/8529343065_35b79d9902.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8529343065/)
Bravest Face (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/8529343065/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr

Really nice. Well done
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on March 09, 2013, 05:58:33 AM
darya a photo session in prague shot with 1dx available light iso 10000
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8539144610_7da20e56c5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8539144610/)
Darya (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8539144610/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: RestonGuy on March 09, 2013, 07:32:38 AM
Canon 7D -Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 1/125, f4.5, ISO 800
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: matt-photo.fr on March 12, 2013, 03:57:49 PM
Here are some pictures taken with my canon 70-200 II.

f/2.8, 1/800s, iso 320 + 5D2

(http://www.matt-photo.fr/galleries/maternite-et-grossesse/marie-et-cedric-parc-tourcoing-bebe-grossesse003)

(http://www.matt-photo.fr/?attachment_id=280)

Photographe de mariage dans le Nord et sur Lille
http://www.matt-photo.fr/ (http://www.matt-photo.fr/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: skitron on March 19, 2013, 10:03:17 AM
I really like how simple snapshots look with this lens:
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: RS2021 on March 19, 2013, 12:38:13 PM
darya a photo session in prague shot with 1dx available light iso 10000
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8539144610_7da20e56c5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8539144610/)
Darya (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/8539144610/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr

Ask her to eat something! She's starving! ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Harv on March 19, 2013, 02:15:05 PM
This thread is now almost 2 years old, but I'll play...  :D

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-5qHLvDF/0/O/2013-03-16_0037_P2.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: skitron on March 19, 2013, 02:28:13 PM
This thread is now almost 2 years old, but I'll play...  :D

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-5qHLvDF/0/O/2013-03-16_0037_P2.jpg)

:)

^^^ LOL, one small shriek for mouse, one giant gulp for owl-kind ^^^
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: RS2021 on March 19, 2013, 03:03:22 PM
Owls are one of my favorite birds...love the shot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: filo64 on March 19, 2013, 03:08:17 PM
Great photo, Harv. Just the right moment and framing. Your shot, however, also shows my only gripe with the lens: the bokeh of things just behind the focus plane. That and the weight are the only reasons I sometimes miss my 200mm f/2.8 L, which I sold when I seldom used it any more due to the versatility and stunning sharpness of the 70-200 II.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Harv on March 19, 2013, 03:48:01 PM
^^^ LOL, one small shriek for mouse, one giant gulp for owl-kind ^^^

I've always been glad we're at the top of the food chain.   ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Harv on March 19, 2013, 03:48:35 PM
Owls are one of my favorite birds...love the shot.

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Harv on March 19, 2013, 03:51:09 PM
Great photo, Harv. Just the right moment and framing. Your shot, however, also shows my only gripe with the lens: the bokeh of things just behind the focus plane. That and the weight are the only reasons I sometimes miss my 200mm f/2.8 L, which I sold when I seldom used it any more due to the versatility and stunning sharpness of the 70-200 II.

Thanks a lot.  This is my 'go to' lens for about 20,000 motocross images a season.  It works like a dream.

As far as this shot goes, if you check the EXIF you'll see the aperture is at f/5 and things developed too fast to take time to stop open it up to f/2.8 which would have produced a better background bokeh. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: skitron on March 19, 2013, 05:25:48 PM
...the aperture is at f/5 and things developed too fast to take time to stop open it up to f/2.8 which would have produced a better background bokeh.

I rather like it the way it is...the bird's entire wingspan is reasonably in focus...2.8 would probably make it too shallow and you'd lose the wing detail...jmo of course.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aglet on March 20, 2013, 12:51:04 AM
This thread is now almost 2 years old, but I'll play...  :D
very nice image
but...  something about it looks a little uneven to me overall  ???

what did you do in post?
I find the owl to be in an uneven, not quite circular or symmetrical halo which i find stands out a little on the small sized 4:3 image displayed here
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 22, 2013, 01:29:59 PM
This thread is now almost 2 years old, but I'll play...  :D

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-5qHLvDF/0/O/2013-03-16_0037_P2.jpg)

:)
WOW! Harv, that image is worthy of being in a competition. Great work, excellent capture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rene@ on April 27, 2013, 06:25:31 AM
Aperture 5,6

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Albert/_51B0608_zps281b1296.jpg:original) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/Renesk/media/Albert/_51B0608_zps281b1296.jpg.html)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/Renesk/Albert/_51B0557_zps282fc25b.jpg:original) (http://s635.photobucket.com/user/Renesk/media/Albert/_51B0557_zps282fc25b.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Dylan777 on April 27, 2013, 10:43:06 AM
When the kids start running at front yard, 70-200 is my fav weapon on 5D III ;)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Jim Saunders on May 31, 2013, 12:45:09 AM
Taken with a 5D2 and a 2X III.  This creature could stand comfortably on a quarter.

Jim

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Narcolepsy on June 05, 2013, 01:21:45 PM
Simple enough photo... but shows why I love this lens
5D2 1/1250 f2.8 ISO100
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on June 06, 2013, 08:21:30 AM
Good old 1D III  :D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: killswitch on July 05, 2013, 10:28:36 AM
Love this lens!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/9216705696_a0500eef6d_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhanadislam/9216705696/)
Bring me home (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhanadislam/9216705696/#) by Dhanad Islam (http://www.flickr.com/people/dhanadislam/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Jim Saunders on July 05, 2013, 04:55:28 PM
I think I saw that photo in another thread, but it looks good here too.

Jim
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 10, 2013, 01:04:54 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9123350162_d78d543e23.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/)
Jacob, the Grey Wolf Pup at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123350162/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/9123352522_0b0e37ab98.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123352522/)
Luna, Former TV Star, at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9123352522/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/9195087945_6cc41212ef.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9195087945/)
Cinder the Grey Fox at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9195087945/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/9195088143_54097fa461.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9195088143/)
Sam the Beaver at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9195088143/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: castillophotodesign on July 14, 2013, 06:25:23 PM
Love this lens :) to see more photos from this shoot visit my page

https://www.facebook.com/CastilloPhotoDesign?hc_location=timeline (https://www.facebook.com/CastilloPhotoDesign?hc_location=timeline)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on July 20, 2013, 09:31:51 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2894/9331659512_82852ffa29.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9331659512/)
Karting (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9331659512/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dhr90 on August 01, 2013, 03:18:22 PM
Just got this lens this week. Instantly fell in love. My previous telephoto was a cheap Sony one, the difference in image quality is just outstanding! This is my 3rd of 4th shot with it, only alteration was a crop and slight exposure adjustment. Feel like a need a macro lens now though...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/9415530367_57185d5a78_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9415530367/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9415530367/#) by Matt Roberts101 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: bornshooter on August 11, 2013, 06:17:02 PM
Love this lens.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/9447981855_4d099f9d79_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/9447981855/)
Mina (http://www.flickr.com/photos/36538298@N02/9447981855/#) by Lseriesglass (http://www.flickr.com/people/36538298@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on August 17, 2013, 04:33:36 AM
I am over the moon. I got this lens yesterday. I have been coveting it for a long long time. Last week I mustered the courage to ask my wife, Erica if I could get it and she said "Sure you can!". :) actually  :D

Last night I checked it out and figured that I need to AFMA it...

Moving on - last week we discovered a number of caterpillars on one of our plants on the terrace. We (the humans) decided to "save" them! So we got the pot in the house. Well, all went well for a day but later we discovered that caterpillars were missing and there were splatters on the wall. Erica discovered a gecko slinking around the wall near the pot. So the pot promptly went back to the terrace and we (the humans - but then you knew that already...) decided to "save" four caterpillars and left the rest on the shrub in the pot. So the chosen few went into a shoe box and Erica made holes on the top so they could breathe. Leaves were added in the box for good measure. Some hours later, I see a caterpillar on the floor! So we open the box. Guess what! None inside! So we search. Well, the box was put on an old hat stand and we discover that three of them have gone to different places on the stand. Here is one of them sitting on the edge of a mirror on the hat stand.

Well, this one (photo attached below) seemed anchored. The other two seemed to be a bit more mobile so we transferred them over to the shrub in the pot.

As a dutiful member of the click-a-snap-when-you-can society, I submit to you this picture, taken with live view focus.
So 5D3, 70-200L IS II, @200, 20s (under white cfl light), f11, ISO100 and EC +1. The distance to subject was close to MFD...



Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Jim Saunders on August 17, 2013, 11:00:31 AM
Nice of your subject to sit still so long!  I'm impressed with the close-ups I can get with this lens, it seems like it shouldn't work but it does just fine.

Jim
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: applecider on August 17, 2013, 12:44:55 PM
For macros don't forget that extension tubes are your friends, can't easily find any photos with one or I'd post.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: lastcoyote on August 17, 2013, 01:15:29 PM
Yay!..just upgraded my 70-200 f/4 IS to the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II today!  ;D
Been lusting after it for a while. Nothing wrong at all with the f/4 IS, in fact IQ is pretty close but I just really wanted to have the f2.8 for the obvious reasons. Perfectly compliments my 24-70 f/2.8L II too.
Lovely to have that nice bright view through the viewfinder too, something I always missed with the f/4.
Boy is it heavy though  :o I knew it would be of course but still made my eyes widen when I first picked it up and attached it to my 5D MK III. I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. If I didn't need the money I'd probably keep the f/4 IS lens for those times when I need to 'go light'. But alas I need to sell it to help towards paying off my new lens.

I got it here in the UK with £200 cashback from Canons latest promotion thats now running.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on August 17, 2013, 01:36:16 PM
Thanks guys. An update. After hanging on for a whole day, he decided to move and fell down :(

My wife picked him up and deposited him back on the shrub in the pot on the terrace. There are about 6 of them there now. I hope I get to photograph a butterfly emerging...

Does anyone know what kind it is? I see lime butterflies, black Mormons, tailed jays and one that looks like a tiger...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on August 19, 2013, 11:47:27 AM
I love using it in concerts.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9546843714_4da17dc5fc_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9546843714/)
Lindsey Stirling at Alabang Town Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9546843714/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dhr90 on August 29, 2013, 06:15:19 AM
Went to an airshow over the weekend.

Not so keen on the 2nd image, had to do a fair bit too it in lightroom to bring out detail, remove overexposed parts and a lot of NR to try and reduced the impact of haze which was fairly bad that day, although better than the rain/drizzle of the previous day. May also have been a touch slow on the shutter speed with the P51 too, doesn't seem quite sharp to me.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/9618410496_634f885f84.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9618410496/)
Red Arrows (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9618410496/#) by Matt Roberts101 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/9615170951_1a691661b9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9615170951/)
P51 Mustang (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41379151@N03/9615170951/#) by Matt Roberts101 (http://www.flickr.com/people/41379151@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 01, 2013, 02:07:18 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/9990660704_60045e7e16.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9990660704/)
Polar Bear Stroll, Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/9990660704/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5488/10032042016_9964a76ff8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/10032042016/)
Toronto is Boring, Panda yawning at the Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/10032042016/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on October 01, 2013, 06:02:58 PM
Love this lens - it's my go to lens  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on October 13, 2013, 09:36:55 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/10199417115_107a776bc4.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/10199417115/)
The Kiss, Wedding Portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/10199417115/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: lucuias on October 13, 2013, 10:31:02 PM
Unattended

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--UNDvOci9Q4/UircjRGX8eI/AAAAAAAAW50/1q_qpg3RM0Q/s800/2M0C5832.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: chilledXpress on October 14, 2013, 12:40:32 AM
(http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/1/L/Moments-8-L.jpg) (http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/A)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: atosk930 on November 04, 2013, 08:45:00 AM
I used this lens on a t3i over the weekend at B&H and was blown away. Time to wait for it to fall just under $2k like it has the past two years after the holiday season.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: nefarious on November 16, 2013, 08:59:32 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3758/10710692735_5e3ae74aa0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846013@N04/10710692735/)
Balloon Fiesta -54 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846013@N04/10710692735/#) by ups80kft (http://www.flickr.com/people/9846013@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2812/10710755064_4342043363_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846013@N04/10710755064/)
Balloon Fiesta -56 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/9846013@N04/10710755064/#) by ups80kft (http://www.flickr.com/people/9846013@N04/), on Flickr

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2013
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 21, 2013, 02:39:59 PM
(http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/1/L/Moments-8-L.jpg) (http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/A)
nice
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: TexPhoto on November 22, 2013, 08:27:58 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/10993287646_976f62ecaa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993287646/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993287646/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/10993410273_b746eb258a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993410273/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993410273/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/10955980745_05177d4c85_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10955980745/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10955980745/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 22, 2013, 01:57:40 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/10993287646_976f62ecaa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993287646/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993287646/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/10993410273_b746eb258a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993410273/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10993410273/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/10955980745_05177d4c85_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10955980745/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/10955980745/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

Very nicely done!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Grumbaki on November 25, 2013, 11:15:54 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88c4f77535c596a68684bbbc11f86cc1/tumblr_mvdrt2vibZ1s3ouvzo1_1280.jpg)
Baby panda @ Chengdu panda base
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ScottyP on November 25, 2013, 11:21:44 PM
(http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/1/L/Moments-8-L.jpg) (http://davidkm.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-w6DHtSm/A)
nice
Good shot, and incredible angle.  Maybe slightly over processed?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 26, 2013, 04:06:46 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88c4f77535c596a68684bbbc11f86cc1/tumblr_mvdrt2vibZ1s3ouvzo1_1280.jpg)
Baby panda @ Chengdu panda base
That's one helluva cute panda ... well timed capture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Viggo on November 26, 2013, 05:18:50 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88c4f77535c596a68684bbbc11f86cc1/tumblr_mvdrt2vibZ1s3ouvzo1_1280.jpg)
Baby panda @ Chengdu panda base

Wow! That is a precious little furball, really nice! And a rare thing to see. Great job!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on November 26, 2013, 06:10:38 AM
f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/6400sec.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: RomainF on November 26, 2013, 08:20:30 AM
edited
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on November 26, 2013, 09:15:27 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88c4f77535c596a68684bbbc11f86cc1/tumblr_mvdrt2vibZ1s3ouvzo1_1280.jpg)
Baby panda @ Chengdu panda base

Very cute. :)  Nicely done Grumbaki
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: serendipidy on November 26, 2013, 11:08:36 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88c4f77535c596a68684bbbc11f86cc1/tumblr_mvdrt2vibZ1s3ouvzo1_1280.jpg)
Baby panda @ Chengdu panda base

Wow! That is a precious little furball, really nice! And a rare thing to see. Great job!

+1...so cute.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 29, 2013, 08:27:42 AM
f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/6400sec.
Beautiful ... superbly timed shot!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: gbchriste on November 29, 2013, 09:14:34 AM
My little grandson

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/11108851063_dc0e9104e1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35097666@N02/11108851063/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on November 29, 2013, 12:22:02 PM
f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/6400sec.
Beautiful ... superbly timed shot!

Thanks Rienzphotoz :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: silvestography on November 29, 2013, 03:56:36 PM
Used my baby for a concert just a few nights back. Both are at f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO 3200.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on November 30, 2013, 08:25:20 PM
5D III. Pukekohe Park Raceway - New Zealand
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on November 30, 2013, 08:26:45 PM
5D III. Pukekohe Park Raceway - New Zealand

Great shot Menace  8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on November 30, 2013, 08:30:10 PM
5D III. Pukekohe Park Raceway - New Zealand

Great shot Menace  8)

Thanks Click :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Menace on December 06, 2013, 04:24:00 PM
This is my kid's friend at his primary school's Cultural day - cute
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on December 09, 2013, 01:00:30 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9617845388_ec9889d7f1_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/)
Lindsey Stirling at Alabang Town Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/2.8 ISO 800 145mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/#meta/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Crapking on December 10, 2013, 04:00:34 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/11020808663_0fbeb36dfa_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/11020808663/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/11020808663/#) by NAVBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: ions on December 25, 2013, 08:41:00 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/11541718605_0d2276e61d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/)
Polar Express, Ice Storm 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Don Haines on December 25, 2013, 08:46:52 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/11541718605_0d2276e61d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/)
Polar Express, Ice Storm 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Lovely picture....
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Eldar on December 25, 2013, 10:58:12 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9617845388_ec9889d7f1_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/)
Lindsey Stirling at Alabang Town Center (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/2.8 ISO 800 145mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/9617845388/#meta/)
I guess this goes as "birding" as well ;) Great shot!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: silvestography on December 25, 2013, 11:38:37 AM
Anyone hear about that Eagles vs. Lions "Snow Bowl" game a few weeks ago? Well, I was lucky enough to have field passes and grab some sideline shots during warmups. Here's what I got. Everything here's with the t3i and 70-200 II.

ISO 800, 200mmm, f/3.2 1/800s
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/11299979665_c5e5ddb40b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11299979665)

ISO 800, 200mm, f/3.2 1/500s
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/11299988725_17cb67dabc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11299988725)

ISO 800, 200mm, f/3.2 1/800s
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/11300005686_95f3b34983.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11300005686)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Eldar on December 25, 2013, 12:13:30 PM
Anyone hear about that Eagles vs. Lions "Snow Bowl" game a few weeks ago? Well, I was lucky enough to have field passes and grab some sideline shots during warmups. Here's what I got. Everything here's with the t3i and 70-200 II.

ISO 800, 200mmm, f/3.2 1/800s
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/11299979665_c5e5ddb40b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11299979665)

ISO 800, 200mm, f/3.2 1/500s
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/11299988725_17cb67dabc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11299988725)

ISO 800, 200mm, f/3.2 1/800s
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/11300005686_95f3b34983.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92697497@N03/11300005686)
Great shots and horrible weather for football :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: serendipidy on December 25, 2013, 03:14:37 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/11541718605_0d2276e61d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/)
Polar Express, Ice Storm 2013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/11541718605/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Beautiful shot! :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: yorgasor on December 30, 2013, 03:33:25 PM
I looked outside my door last night and found a nice fog had rolled in.  My neighbor's house has some lovely backlight.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11642250833_82b366ce01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/)
Colors in the fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on December 30, 2013, 10:39:15 PM
I looked outside my door last night and found a nice fog had rolled in.  My neighbor's house has some lovely backlight.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11642250833_82b366ce01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/)
Colors in the fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Lovely capture!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: J.R. on January 03, 2014, 11:11:42 PM
My contribution to this thread which contains great images taken from this lens ...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: yorgasor on January 27, 2014, 02:37:43 PM
This was an interesting shot to make.   I wanted a nice closeup of my pinewood derby car and was trying out all sorts of different lens and adapter combinations.  To get this shot, I ended up using the 70-200mm lens with a 1.4x extender and 68mm worth of extension tubes.  I barely crammed the entire car into the frame.  I used an f/32 aperture and a 20 second exposure, and am very pleased with the results.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/12175420163_cf9463f1c0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12175420163/)
Belle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/12175420163/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: slclick on January 27, 2014, 02:40:24 PM
I received mine 16 days ago, 14 days ago I had a concussion and then PCS to follow and am now just starting to return to regular life without debilitating pain. One of the things I look forward to is using this amazing lens!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: R1-7D on January 28, 2014, 12:34:54 AM
I looked outside my door last night and found a nice fog had rolled in.  My neighbor's house has some lovely backlight.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11642250833_82b366ce01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/)
Colors in the fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr

Beautiful shot! This reminds me of a haunted cabin in the woods!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: R1-7D on January 28, 2014, 12:36:58 AM
Here's one from last weekend. The park had four bucks all hanging out together. This one drifted off from the pack a little bit; the others were all behind a lot of brush.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/12140751916_6bebde04e5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/12140751916/)
E88A1694 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/12140751916/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Rienzphotoz on January 28, 2014, 09:29:52 AM
I looked outside my door last night and found a nice fog had rolled in.  My neighbor's house has some lovely backlight.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/11642250833_82b366ce01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/)
Colors in the fog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98400159@N08/11642250833/#) by yorgasor (http://www.flickr.com/people/98400159@N08/), on Flickr
Beautiful capture of the light spectrum ... AWESOME!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Pugshot on January 28, 2014, 11:07:12 PM
A leopard frog taken with my 7D and the 70-200 f/2.8 L II
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: silvestography on February 09, 2014, 01:09:09 PM
Here are a few from my most recent show - Charles Bradley & Galactic. I can't quite imagine life without this lens now that I'm on the 6D.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Lister on February 23, 2014, 05:52:56 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7423/12706225405_f87315bfd0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianhide/12706225405/)
Ph7-Florian-Lucas (http://www.flickr.com/photos/florianhide/12706225405/#) par Florian LUCAS (http://www.flickr.com/people/florianhide/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: BL on May 10, 2014, 03:51:37 AM
Simply an amazing lens.  I generally only shoot primes, and this is the one EF zoom lens I own, and it never disappoints.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7446/13810992944_f3921693ce_c.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5195/13731450103_4589438dca_c.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/13999917552_d14b755d22_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on June 04, 2014, 12:21:11 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5031/14358619543_cb0d46b48f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nSPFkV)Tanauan Tent City Babes (https://flic.kr/p/nSPFkV) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

This baby is one of the many many children living in the Tanauan Tent City 7 months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Jordanf1 on June 09, 2014, 07:32:32 AM
Guys

After a long Hiatus out of DSLR photography, ive retaken up the Hobby,  the attached pics are with a Canon 7D and 70-200 L IS USMii

Feedback is welcome.

Cheers

Darren
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on June 10, 2014, 05:03:23 AM
Lovely image Darren.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14388373834_70b2678a7c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nVsbfW)
Mass Grave of San Joaquin Parish (https://flic.kr/p/nVsbfW) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

On the grounds of the San Joaquin Parish in Palo, Leyte is the mass grave site of the town's dead from Typhoon Haiyan. More than 200 people are buried here.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/T4ZUm (https://goo.gl/maps/T4ZUm)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Quasimodo on June 10, 2014, 07:36:06 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5031/14358619543_cb0d46b48f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nSPFkV)Tanauan Tent City Babes (https://flic.kr/p/nSPFkV) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

This baby is one of the many many children living in the Tanauan Tent City 7 months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.

Beautiful and important picture
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: J.R. on June 15, 2014, 01:09:09 AM
Football lily
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Aaron77 on June 15, 2014, 03:28:49 AM
I love the 70-200 for wildlife and sport. It is he best combo I have ever used. Fast and sharp- perfect. Here is an example shot with a 70d and 70-200
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dolina on June 15, 2014, 07:57:38 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14431615485_5fb0767485_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZgNuD)
Angels Cry (https://flic.kr/p/nZgNuD) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Despite all the help being given today, more needs to be done. We who have family in the hardest hit areas of the Philippines are most grateful for the tangible help being given to everyone around the world.

We just entered the monsoon season and more typhoons are expected to start arriving on an almost weekly basis. We pray for your help when the need arises again.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/U63DN (https://goo.gl/maps/U63DN)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: pdirestajr on July 30, 2014, 10:38:13 AM
Some shots from Hall of Fame Weekend:
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/14793137513_99b9454863_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oxdGp4)Ernie Banks (https://flic.kr/p/oxdGp4) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14750261236_9d3a9f1c09_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/otqWLU)Reggie Jackson (https://flic.kr/p/otqWLU) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/14773269315_c37e84d70e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ovsSgV)Hank Aaron (https://flic.kr/p/ovsSgV) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14760195671_2cdb8bb81f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ouiRWg)Torre HOF '14 Parade (https://flic.kr/p/ouiRWg) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Reiep on August 05, 2014, 01:59:54 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14646644400_f3b9f222a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J)
European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com), on Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J), 500px (http://"http://500px.com/photo/78722079/european-or-african-swallow-by-pierre-pichot") or my portfolio (http://"http://pierrepichot.com/2014/08/05/european-african-swallow/")
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: candyman on August 11, 2014, 06:27:51 AM
Portrait of 72 year old man @200mm with 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
f/2.8  - ISO125  -  1/160
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JonAustin on August 11, 2014, 09:07:03 AM
100mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec @ ISO 200:
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Vossie on August 22, 2014, 09:39:18 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/14811084859_bbbed65d42_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oyNFw4)

5D3 with 70-200 2.8L IS II @200mm, ISO100, 1/400, f/4.0, natural light
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rcarca on August 22, 2014, 10:41:59 AM
I know this is a bit noisy, but it was at ISO8000 in dreadful contrasty light. I just love the smile, and I would have been hard pressed to get this with any other lens:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5593/14745585749_a91178d7be_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ot1YV4)The restaurant chica (https://flic.kr/p/ot1YV4) by RCARCARCA (https://www.flickr.com/people/11732027@N07/), on Flickr

And this one was with a 2x mkiii extender attached:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14908044286_8ac0ebc5c1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHnCbj)Street Vendor (https://flic.kr/p/oHnCbj) by RCARCARCA (https://www.flickr.com/people/11732027@N07/), on Flickr

Richard
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on August 22, 2014, 10:46:56 AM
Very nice portrait, Richard.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rcarca on August 22, 2014, 11:44:19 AM
Very nice portrait, Richard.

Thanks. Added the second after you had commented. Very rude, and apologies!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Skulker on August 22, 2014, 12:11:23 PM
I use the 70-200 with the 2X TC and have got good results with it.


I tend not to use it too often because I don't like the balance.


Here's one taken last weekend.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Eldar on August 27, 2014, 12:51:51 PM
Amur Leopard
5DIII, @115mm, 1/100s, f3.2, ISO1600
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Viggo on August 28, 2014, 05:19:33 PM
Amur Leopard
5DIII, @115mm, 1/100s, f3.2, ISO1600

REALLY cool shot!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mitch.Conner on August 28, 2014, 06:10:24 PM
Zoo?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: infared on August 28, 2014, 07:22:57 PM
This one is with the  1.4x TC.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Eldar on August 29, 2014, 01:14:21 AM
This one is with the  1.4x TC.
Very nice image Infrared! I had to look twice to figure out what it was .)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: infared on August 29, 2014, 07:18:51 AM
This one is with the  1.4x TC.
Very nice image Infrared! I had to look twice to figure out what it was .)

Thanks Eldar...I love to find beauty in dark, depressed areas like the coal mining areas of PA. It was a spectacular scene on a Sunday morning and totally unexpected...I was on my way somewhere else to shoot..and I almost wrecked the car when I saw this!!!!!!! LOL!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: kaihp on August 29, 2014, 07:29:09 AM
Zoo?

www.nordensark.se

Unfortunately, he wasn't as cooperative when I was there 2 weeks ago :(
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on August 29, 2014, 10:20:05 AM
This one is with the  1.4x TC.
Very nice image Infrared! I had to look twice to figure out what it was .)

+1

Well done infared
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mr. P on August 30, 2014, 08:33:30 AM
I've noticed photos taken with my 70 - 200L ii to be a bit soft. Has anyone else had these problems? Not sure if it needs a micro focus adjustment or if it's an issue with my copy.

I bought it used from someone on Craigslist but I don't know the protocol for sending it back to canon if it needs repair. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: tomscott on August 30, 2014, 11:14:11 AM
Nope mine is the sharpest Zoom lens I've ever used. I would give it some AFMA and see if its better.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: HenryS on August 30, 2014, 01:18:24 PM
I've noticed photos taken with my 70 - 200L ii to be a bit soft. Has anyone else had these problems? Not sure if it needs a micro focus adjustment or if it's an issue with my copy.

I bought it used from someone on Craigslist but I don't know the protocol for sending it back to canon if it needs repair.

I have some issuses with that lens: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21203.0
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: andrewflo on August 30, 2014, 08:00:08 PM
Just got my hands on this treasure of an item a month ago. Here's some of my favorite shots so far with it :)

Portrait #1: 1/200 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200

Portrait #2: 1/160 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400

Sunset: 1/250 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Headshot: 1/125 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

(No flash or other lighting used for these ones)


Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mistkäfer on September 15, 2014, 01:41:47 AM

    Canon EOS 700D
    140.0 mm    f6.3    1/400    ISO 100    0EV
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: TexPhoto on September 16, 2014, 11:18:12 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14987550890_9421003cc1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQp7HQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oQp7HQ) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/15171196161_b9acd06039_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p7Cm4B)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/p7Cm4B) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: nc0b on September 17, 2014, 01:01:50 AM
Soon after I purchased my 70-200mm IS II, I twisted my wife's arm into posing in the back yard.  The attached photo was shot with a 40D at 135mm (actual focal length), 1/400, f/5 & ISO 400.  You can count each eyebrow hair with no difficulty.  I couldn't be happier with the sharpness, but Terri doesn't like the fact you can see she isn't 30 years old!  (She was 63 at the time the photo was taken.)  The 40D has no fancy AFMA, and only 9 focus points, but from my perspective it is tack sharp. I couldn't be happier with the lens on any of the bodies I have.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on September 18, 2014, 11:56:46 AM

    Canon EOS 700D
    140.0 mm    f6.3    1/400    ISO 100    0EV
Lovely!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Old Shooter on October 02, 2014, 12:16:02 PM
My first soccer match with this lens! A lot of intensity from two, ten-year-old girls!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on October 03, 2014, 11:19:02 AM
My first soccer match with this lens! A lot of intensity from two, ten-year-old girls!
Lovely! They even look synchronized!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: candyman on October 03, 2014, 12:20:52 PM

    Canon EOS 700D
    140.0 mm    f6.3    1/400    ISO 100    0EV


Very beautiful close-up. Great colors.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: mwh1964 on October 05, 2014, 09:56:33 PM
Had the 2xTC III for use with the 70-200 II, but felt I just ended up with a cumbersome heavy combo. Probably should have chosen the 1.4 EX instead also giving me f4 and not 5.6. Had to send the lens to Canon as the lens new out of the box had a defect rubber gasket at the lens mount (part missing). Also I am not that impressed on the sharpness. It is great but not great as in fantastic.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Reiep on November 05, 2014, 02:21:33 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7517/15095730383_2344260080_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oZXyHv)
Geanina (https://flic.kr/p/oZXyHv) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/15674847726_9817a8e972_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pT8G8h)
The end (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7499/15705633781_4bccc681e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pVRtKk)
Leaves (https://flic.kr/p/pxVgYB) by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rcarca on November 17, 2014, 07:10:46 AM
Taken recently in Athens:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7568/15611673729_ed61a534f9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMxUGr)The girl with serious intent (https://flic.kr/p/pMxUGr) by RCARCARCA (https://www.flickr.com/people/11732027@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15795598271_ce1ddb242f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q4Nz4e)Waiting... (https://flic.kr/p/q4Nz4e) by RCARCARCA (https://www.flickr.com/people/11732027@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7480/15177994163_e22979fd12_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p8ebSx)Starbuck's Barista in Athens (https://flic.kr/p/p8ebSx) by RCARCARCA (https://www.flickr.com/people/11732027@N07/), on Flickr

I love this lens!

Richard
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Northstar on November 19, 2014, 05:43:50 AM
My first soccer match with this lens! A lot of intensity from two, ten-year-old girls!

Nice shot old shooter!

Is that real turf?  It looks so perfect.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Old Shooter on November 21, 2014, 12:02:33 AM
My first soccer match with this lens! A lot of intensity from two, ten-year-old girls!

Nice shot old shooter!

Is that real turf?  It looks so perfect.

Thank you, rpt and Northstar!

Naw, it is the fake stuff! Why it looks so good!  ;D
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: skitron on November 22, 2014, 10:28:15 PM
Cat picture...ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/1000s, 200mm...and some ducks...ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/60s, 200mm...Houston Zoo...Capture One Pro 8
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on November 23, 2014, 12:01:21 AM
Had the 2xTC III for use with the 70-200 II, but felt I just ended up with a cumbersome heavy combo. Probably should have chosen the 1.4 EX instead also giving me f4 and not 5.6.

I currently have the 2xTC III + 70-200 II combo and it works well except in low light (as expected). I had previously the 2xTC II and the IQ was inferior to this combo. Still, you pay for having the zoom flexibility instead of prime 400mm 6.5L higher carrying weight
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: TexPhoto on November 25, 2014, 12:25:16 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7497/15685765590_60460a08a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pU6DCj)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pU6DCj) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: R1-7D on November 25, 2014, 02:40:44 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15809507725_5b0e6eb984_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q62RRp)A73Q0650-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/q62RRp) by HadrianRobinson (https://www.flickr.com/people/79078419@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: skitron on November 26, 2014, 12:06:28 AM
Cat picture...ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/1000s, 200mm...and some ducks...ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/60s, 200mm...Houston Zoo...Capture One Pro 8

Forgot to add...the weird bokeh in the cat pic is due to the fact it was shot thru a chain link fence...
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: mackguyver on December 08, 2014, 11:53:50 AM
Double rainbow from an offshore rain storm - used a CPL to bring out the colors:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-kc5c8V6/0/XL/FL_14163_ID-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on December 14, 2014, 02:16:21 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15881671372_f45a3fee29_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on December 14, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15881671372_f45a3fee29_b.jpg)
Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on December 14, 2014, 09:29:24 PM
Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.

+1
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ryan85 on December 14, 2014, 10:17:46 PM
Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.

+1

+1 nice shot
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: privatebydesign on December 14, 2014, 10:25:25 PM
Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.

+1

If you did that it would become a pretty picture, but it would say nothing. To have any impact it needs the bottom building, it is the contrast to the rest. Both versions make nice images but I believe as shown it has much more impact.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ryan85 on December 14, 2014, 10:39:44 PM
Good point
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on December 14, 2014, 11:38:44 PM
Had the 2xTC III for use with the 70-200 II, but felt I just ended up with a cumbersome heavy combo. Probably should have chosen the 1.4 EX instead also giving me f4 and not 5.6. Had to send the lens to Canon as the lens new out of the box had a defect rubber gasket at the lens mount (part missing). Also I am not that impressed on the sharpness. It is great but not great as in fantastic.
I have the 2XTC III as well and I think I should've chosen the 1.4TC III instead.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ryan85 on December 14, 2014, 11:46:54 PM
Had the 2xTC III for use with the 70-200 II, but felt I just ended up with a cumbersome heavy combo. Probably should have chosen the 1.4 EX instead also giving me f4 and not 5.6. Had to send the lens to Canon as the lens new out of the box had a defect rubber gasket at the lens mount (part missing). Also I am not that impressed on the sharpness. It is great but not great as in fantastic.
I have the 2XTC III as well and I think I should've chosen the 1.4TC III instead.

Does it really hurt the sharpness?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mistkäfer on January 11, 2015, 03:51:16 AM
Here we have an tiger from Tierpark Berlin - I have made it last summer

The picture is cropped
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: John Thomas on January 11, 2015, 05:18:48 AM
The lens is very good for any kind of portraits (especially low-light ones) because allows us to separate the subject from surroundings and to shoot from some distance, giving stunning results. For example:

http://asceticexperience.com/portfolio/lord-loves/
http://asceticexperience.com/portfolio/spechless/
http://asceticexperience.com/portfolio/prayer-effect/
http://asceticexperience.com/portfolio/whole-world-lies-sway-wicked-one/
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Hjalmarg1 on January 11, 2015, 07:17:01 AM
Here we have an tiger from Tierpark Berlin - I have made it last summer

The picture is cropped
Nice picture. This lens has a fantastic resolving power.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JeroenVanheuverswyn on January 21, 2015, 02:58:31 AM
A few images I took in Iceland with this lens. Wonderfull piece of glass!

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/noordse-stormvogel-5.jpg)
Northern Fulmar (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 70mm, f/4.5, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/papegaaiduiker-3.jpg)
Atlantic Puffin (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 125mm, f/4, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/papegaaiduiker-9.jpg)
Atlantic Puffin (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 135mm, f/4, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/grote-burgemeester-10.jpg)
Glaucous Gull (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 150mm, f/4.5, 1/500s
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: candyman on January 21, 2015, 03:48:19 AM
A few images I took in Iceland with this lens. Wonderfull piece of glass!

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/noordse-stormvogel-5.jpg)
Northern Fulmar (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 70mm, f/4.5, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/papegaaiduiker-3.jpg)
Atlantic Puffin (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 125mm, f/4, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/papegaaiduiker-9.jpg)
Atlantic Puffin (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 135mm, f/4, 1/500s

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/grote-burgemeester-10.jpg)
Glaucous Gull (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/travel/iceland-2013/birds/)
Body: Canon EOS 7D
Settings: 150mm, f/4.5, 1/500s


Those are just wonderful!
Well done and thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: lundstrom.emil on February 23, 2015, 03:54:25 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/16437674688_9fa0440a77_c.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/r3xo1h)Camilla Majewska, Photographer Emil Lundstrom (https://flic.kr/p/r3xo1h) by imaginize.net (https://www.flickr.com/people/52124496@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: SwnSng on February 23, 2015, 04:22:33 PM
My most favorite lens and i love all of my lenses. The versatility plus amazing IQ is why I never leave home without it.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/13172087525_efccb3707c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/m4YoHk)Want (https://flic.kr/p/m4YoHk) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/9692370426_46a83e091a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fLtW3W)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/fLtW3W) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7574/16024266311_a2321d8c0c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qq1y6D)Nathan and Aydan (https://flic.kr/p/qq1y6D) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/9741924228_20f8fb0ffb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fQRUEQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/fQRUEQ) by Boys and Bees (https://www.flickr.com/people/40196065@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: MJ on February 23, 2015, 05:27:27 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7497/15685765590_60460a08a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pU6DCj)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pU6DCj) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

That's a great one! From where did you take this photo?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Reiep on March 20, 2015, 07:38:31 AM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8694/16674966258_7faa9c09df_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rpvywf)
Andrei Saguna Street II (https://flic.kr/p/rpvywf) by Pierre Pichot Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/95574858@N04/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8623/16623056950_61b290ca9b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rjVvGb)
Memorandum Signers' Monument (https://flic.kr/p/rjVvGb) by Pierre Pichot Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/95574858@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on March 20, 2015, 07:42:24 AM
Very nice shots, Pierre. Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on April 14, 2015, 03:14:26 PM
Girls love flowers
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: serendipidy on April 14, 2015, 03:30:55 PM
Girls love flowers
Beautiful! Could be a Monet 8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on April 14, 2015, 10:20:40 PM
Girls love flowers
Beautiful! Could be a Monet 8)
Wow! What a lovely capture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: mackguyver on April 15, 2015, 10:49:00 AM
Girls love flowers
Beautiful! Could be a Monet 8)
Wow! What a lovely capture.
+1 great photo, love the colors, composition, bokeh, and soft light.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Pinchers of Peril on April 15, 2015, 03:06:42 PM
Thanks for the nice comments everybody.  Yeah, trying to get both of my daughters in frame (let alone the same focus plane) at the same time gets harder and harder the older they get ha ha.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on April 15, 2015, 10:23:47 PM
Thanks for the nice comments everybody.  Yeah, trying to get both of my daughters in frame (let alone the same focus plane) at the same time gets harder and harder the older they get ha ha.
Savour the moments. Within a flash they will be all grown up and working in different cities and then you are left with whatsapp, some selfies, an occasional Skype and an annual visit...

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on May 20, 2015, 12:55:42 PM
Some photos from Eurovision 2015. Taken with 1DX and 70-200/2,8 IS II.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8781/17713858838_aa525bc598_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5465/17715457429_5c291ac894_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Northstar on May 20, 2015, 06:30:50 PM
Some photos from Eurovision 2015. Taken with 1DX and 70-200/2,8 IS II.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8781/17713858838_aa525bc598_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5465/17715457429_5c291ac894_b.jpg)

great shots!!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on May 20, 2015, 07:20:18 PM
great shots!!

+1

I love the first one.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on May 21, 2015, 08:08:39 AM
Thank you for kind words!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on May 23, 2015, 09:05:12 PM
Eurovision 2015 is over. Last pictures taken with 70-200/2,8 IS II and 1D X:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5335/17834562740_3b95cee650_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5451/17352898693_3d9848f2f0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Northstar on May 25, 2015, 04:47:37 AM
Eurovision 2015 is over. Last pictures taken with 70-200/2,8 IS II and 1D X:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5335/17834562740_3b95cee650_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5451/17352898693_3d9848f2f0_b.jpg)

Great photos...looks like a fun event to photograph!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: meywd on May 25, 2015, 05:18:27 AM
Eurovision 2015 is over. Last pictures taken with 70-200/2,8 IS II and 1D X:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5335/17834562740_3b95cee650_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5451/17352898693_3d9848f2f0_b.jpg)

Amazing shots, the second shot is definitely a winner
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: tpatana on May 25, 2015, 05:39:52 AM
I think I didn't post this one here yet.

5D3 got lucky with the AF:
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on May 31, 2015, 04:23:28 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7769/18093123259_b65c48d643_b.jpg)

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7785/17695443914_3ba4aafbec_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: YuengLinger on May 31, 2015, 10:09:06 PM
I think I didn't post this one here yet.

5D3 got lucky with the AF:

I think you were prepared to get lucky!  Excellent all around.  Very fresh.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on June 30, 2015, 03:22:05 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/433/19101179790_0aa65db372_c.jpg)

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3695/19101229678_9b5e03e2ec_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: dhr90 on June 30, 2015, 02:33:49 PM
Those two shots are great hendrik!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: rpt on June 30, 2015, 09:15:22 PM
Those two shots are great hendrik!
+1

And also the ones from Eurovision.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on June 30, 2015, 09:24:06 PM
Beautiful shots, hendrik0701. 
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on July 06, 2015, 05:03:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/467/19450247026_60c56fdb55_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/476/18776751088_f9506ed2d3_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/305/19469984422_0a72286bf5_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on July 06, 2015, 06:48:32 PM
I really like this series, hendrik0701. Especially the last picture... Nicely done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Northstar on July 06, 2015, 07:54:28 PM
Thank you for your kind words!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/467/19450247026_60c56fdb55_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/476/18776751088_f9506ed2d3_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/305/19469984422_0a72286bf5_c.jpg)

I like the shot of the little boy and his facial expression.   I wonder what he’s looking at?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: hendrik0701 on July 10, 2015, 07:35:05 AM
European Athletics U23 championships in Tallinn.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/527/19382996368_4c8cf3bd08_c.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/301/19629102612_e21d47f220_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: wayoutwest on July 14, 2015, 09:59:14 PM
Just received my new lens from Amazon and there is a white sticker partially covering the area for the serial number and UPC
This was a "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com" purchase.  There is a USA warranty card.
Anyone know why Amazon would put a white sticker over?  Canon wants the cut out UPC for the rebate submission.  Should I be worried that they will reject it because of the white sticker?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: AE-1Burnham on July 29, 2015, 07:33:33 PM
This damn lens...  8)
NOTES: 1Ds3, 1/125 F4 , ISO 100, ca 150mm, 2x 600EXs through umbrellas, resized
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Mistkäfer on August 26, 2015, 01:45:49 PM
Louis Manke from Staubkind, great Musik, great Lens :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7AvTnSFS1U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7AvTnSFS1U)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: JoeKerslake on November 09, 2015, 05:20:47 AM
Derwent Water, Cumbria.

Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on November 09, 2015, 06:09:25 AM
Derwent Water, Cumbria.

Beautiful shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: pdirestajr on February 05, 2016, 11:20:42 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1587/24177667014_457518c8cb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CQuS4Q)Lex & X (https://flic.kr/p/CQuS4Q) by Philip DiResta (https://www.flickr.com/photos/phillyd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: GMCPhotographics on May 06, 2016, 04:52:02 PM
Here's a few abstracts from a bluebell wood a few days ago:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7259/26556819720_a88bfcb778_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1638/26636574151_5def3e2335_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: OlAf on June 15, 2016, 12:43:50 PM
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27289617300_a3d065d4d7_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7339/27289617300_34a23e5a4b_o.jpg)
OLAF1160 (https://flic.kr/p/Hzuqt7) by -OlAf- (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43506647@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: scyrene on June 28, 2016, 01:24:32 PM
I'm getting this lens tomorrow! It's been on my radar for a long time. Had the 70-200 f/4L (non-IS) years ago, my first L lens, and loved it. Was gonna get a second copy of the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS macro (I got one last month but it was faulty), but decided for a bit more money, this lens would be more versatile. Exciting!
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: chrysoberyl on June 28, 2016, 04:05:46 PM
I'm getting this lens tomorrow! It's been on my radar for a long time. Had the 70-200 f/4L (non-IS) years ago, my first L lens, and loved it. Was gonna get a second copy of the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS macro (I got one last month but it was faulty), but decided for a bit more money, this lens would be more versatile. Exciting!

Hi Scyrene,

What problems did you have with the Sigma?  I replaced mine because the hoods were very loose and there was poor fit between the lens and camera body.  Second one fit the camera body better, but the hoods - not.

Oops - I better comment on the 70-200 2.8!  Great lens, just great.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: SwnSng on June 28, 2016, 04:06:58 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7388/27397666675_e4713b00cd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HK3cMn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HK3cMn) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/3/2930/14681087223_d52f0bea7d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/onjpKv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/onjpKv) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/386/19579977918_63769c6c2f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vQdvhb)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/vQdvhb) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/401/18153230833_8555f9119e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tE945v)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/tE945v) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: kaihp on June 28, 2016, 04:33:45 PM
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HK3cMn) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/onjpKv) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/vQdvhb) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/tE945v) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

Beautiful, beautiful shots.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on June 28, 2016, 05:19:06 PM
Great series, SwnSng. I especially like the first picture.  Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: scyrene on June 30, 2016, 05:33:31 PM
I'm getting this lens tomorrow! It's been on my radar for a long time. Had the 70-200 f/4L (non-IS) years ago, my first L lens, and loved it. Was gonna get a second copy of the Sigma 180mm f/2.8 OS macro (I got one last month but it was faulty), but decided for a bit more money, this lens would be more versatile. Exciting!

Hi Scyrene,

What problems did you have with the Sigma?  I replaced mine because the hoods were very loose and there was poor fit between the lens and camera body.  Second one fit the camera body better, but the hoods - not.

Oops - I better comment on the 70-200 2.8!  Great lens, just great.

Haha it's okay to go off topic a little. There was something wrong with the focus ring. Autofocus and manual focus failed in some situations, like the ring was decoupled from the mechanism or something. I just got a refund. The image quality was superb when focus could be achieved, however.

But the 70-200 has been on my wishlist for a long time. I'll see how it works paired with extension tubes and extenders. I don't need it for true macro work mostly, but near-macro, like flowers, large insects, etc.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: scyrene on June 30, 2016, 05:34:29 PM
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7388/27397666675_e4713b00cd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HK3cMn)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HK3cMn) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/3/2930/14681087223_d52f0bea7d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/onjpKv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/onjpKv) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/386/19579977918_63769c6c2f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vQdvhb)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/vQdvhb) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/401/18153230833_8555f9119e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tE945v)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/tE945v) by Thai (https://www.flickr.com/photos/swnsng/), on Flickr

These are all incredibly inspirational!

Incidentally, how do you get Flickr photos to display here, rather than just posting links?
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: mycanonphotos on October 29, 2016, 05:37:23 PM
(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s11/v35/p663493439-4.jpg)

(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s6/v140/p989753879-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on October 29, 2016, 08:33:33 PM
Very nice shots, Jason. I really like the first one.
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: mycanonphotos on October 30, 2016, 12:20:22 PM
1/40 ISO 6400 HAND HELD.... :o...Killin me smalls...LOL
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Amaroc_GL on October 30, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
My walk around lens in Ilulissat when I lived there.

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5655/30033869294_f36d86fa03_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MKZqYE)Me on the yellow route. Ilulissat. (https://flic.kr/p/MKZqYE) by EightysixNuuk (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eightsixnuuk/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Click on October 30, 2016, 12:45:08 PM
My walk around lens in Ilulissat when I lived there.

Lovely light.  8)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Amaroc_GL on October 30, 2016, 12:54:12 PM
My walk around lens in Ilulissat when I lived there.

Lovely light.  8)

There was some beautiful days in Ilulissat :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Post by: Ryananthony on August 20, 2017, 10:09:25 PM
I finally picked up this lens the other week. It is a real treat to use. Here are a couple shots from a local Volkswagen car show on saturday.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4339/36636333186_bb6705b885_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XPqMt1)1DX_0407 (https://flic.kr/p/XPqMt1) by Ryan Kelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59663174@N03/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4398/35847674944_d898d3c0c4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WBJGR7)1DX_0452 (https://flic.kr/p/WBJGR7) by Ryan Kelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59663174@N03/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/35847672424_5a7e81e3d9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WBJG6E)1DX_0464 (https://flic.kr/p/WBJG6E) by Ryan Kelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59663174@N03/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4412/36636324716_4327fbaeb4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XPqJWY)1DX_0477 (https://flic.kr/p/XPqJWY) by Ryan Kelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59663174@N03/), on Flickr