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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:12:52 PM »
I can finally add an image to this thread, good times!

I haven't tried all that much yet, but got a run in veery foggy grey rainy weather and what amazes me with this lens is the color and contrast and overall PUNCH even in this very dull conditions. And that background is not that far away and just bushes that have always gotten pretty gritty with other lenses. The 200 however, wow...

Oh, and the sharpness is okay at f2 also ::)


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:59:30 PM »
First run with my 200 f2 today. Focal is struggling very much with it, have no idea why. These shots were taken couple of hours apart, from gloomy grey heavy rain to a great and warm nice summerday. God bless weathersealing!

Both at f2. Man, what a lens...

Notice the dripping rain off his left hand.





Looks like you don't need Fo cal anyway  ;)

Hehe, I managed to get two full runs with Focal and decided to agree with +8, and it seems to work. I see no difference with phase, LV and MF so just to shoot  :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:45:17 PM »
One of charlotte from yesterday.

Charlottle by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Really nice bw shot.. The emotion seems very real.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:43:49 PM »
First run with my 200 f2 today. Focal is struggling very much with it, have no idea why. These shots were taken couple of hours apart, from gloomy grey heavy rain to a great and warm nice summerday. God bless weathersealing!

Both at f2. Man, what a lens...

Notice the dripping rain off his left hand.




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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:19:10 AM »
What AFMA numbers did you end up with?

For now, without testing I had one run at +11 and then +8, but the strangest thing happened when calibrating, it couldn't focus, I had about 60 shots and 4 valid points! There was a weird ticking sound when focusing and it just wouldn't find the target. And it's not the set up. And when I disconnected it work perfect without that ticking sound, and I had turned IS off.

I'll try it out today and see if it's way off or better than yesterday. Anyone heard of that issue and experienced it?

*edit* did another run today and seems +11 is the absolute best. Still the ticking issue and veryvery hard for Focal to get focused. AF consistency was 83,4% and 92.3% !! Both my 2470 and 70200 was over 99,7% at all focals. But the 200 only has this issue connected to the computer, both Mac and pc with both 1.8 and 1.9 versions.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)
It's listed below in my signature  ;)

Congrats Viggo on your new toy ;)

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II...otherwise 200mm f2 looks extremely yummy :P

Post some pics

Thanks a lot! Hope I get a chance to do some shots, I have to paint my house before the rain and cold sets in. But I'll post them either in "anything shot with 1dX" or the 200 gallery.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:43:11 PM »
Thanks for all of your helpful replies. I got my 200 today. Done calibrating tonight. Anyone else tried to calibrate the 200 to a 1dX using Reikan Focal? I had a lot of issues. But it looks great now, oh my it's sharp and sweet!



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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

Cool stuff. If anything, the most versatile big prime, and most useful for me to get, would be the 300 f/2.8 IS. But that is a whole lot of money that will also buy new bodies etc...

Anyway, enjoy! You lucky one!  8)

Thanks, I will! And a used 300 mk1 is getting lower in price these days, and it is also completely insane. I loved it, I just didn't have anything to shoot at the focal.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:15:33 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

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So how about MRS Fotografie ('Photography')?  ???

I'm not married you know, and in fact I'm a man  ;D

MRS really are my initials, and my plane tickets always state 'MR MR S....' so call me 'mister-mister' then :D

So take these broken wings..

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:09:36 PM »
Close focus, something I really like at wide angles, is apparently a problem for the 24-70 2.8 II.
But close focus is a strength of the 24 and 28 2.8 IS lenses, and probably also with the wide 1.4's

I also read that before I bought it, it worried me. Haven't even thought about it until you mentioned it. I shoot up close but a non-issue for me. Try the 50 L up close  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 10:45:20 AM »
I sold my 24 f1.4 L II, my 35 and my 50 when I got the 2470 II, I have honestly not regretted it ONCE. Not once. The AF accuracy and IQ of the 2470 combined with "Always having the right focal" is just the winner for
Me.

In combo with the 70-200 it's fantastic range with fantastic everything .

Ps, and this comes from a worshipper of the 35 L, I used it for 90% of my shots.

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Maybe a stupid question and maybe answered on those 4 pages, but is this a full frame lens?

Yes, DG is Fullframe DC is not.

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