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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:03:48 PM »
70-200 put to various uses. It's the old old one, no is or anything, but it still works.














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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 08:00:32 PM »
I still have my 70-200 f2.8 that I got in 2001.  No need for IS since I usually 'pod it.  No need to buy the newer version, I'm not a pixel peeper and it takes good enough shots.  I rarely carry it with me because of it's weight, but it's still the best telephoto for the price.
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 08:27:19 PM »
I had the old non-IS version and found it sharper than the IS version.  The MK II version now is a very nice lens, but the old one still delivers.

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 01:58:07 AM »
I think this lens falls into 'one-of-the-best-lenses-Canon-ever-built' category. It's not a stretch for it to go from landscape, to portrait, to sports with fantastic results.

I still have mine as well with no thoughts of going IS.

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 04:27:35 AM »
My favourite lens in the bag. People seem to think that unless they have IS these days that lenses are useless! Its a key skill to learn, how to keep yourself steady. Old school techniques are just as relevant now as they were before IS came along.

This lens is sharp, great range, speedy, great AF definitely deserves to be in the category "one of the best lenses ever made"
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 04:44:54 AM »

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 04:45:35 AM »

IMG_9407 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Taken with some macro tubes on my 70-200mm 2.8
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 04:45:57 AM »

Bat by tom_scott88, on Flickr
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2011, 04:49:01 AM »

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 01:47:08 PM »

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 03:01:25 AM »
nice images.. and my lens of choice too....

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 06:15:54 AM »
I love the 2nd photo RuneL. Any possibility of some exif info?

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 06:53:12 AM »
Nice set of pics. I was wondering whether i should get this lens as I cannot afford the IS version. Now my decision has been made.

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 09:56:11 AM »
These images are slick, looks like something from a prime!!

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 08:44:16 AM »
One of my favorite lenses to use at festivals and concerts






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