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Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« on: December 10, 2012, 02:58:21 AM »
Remember this lens? I was wondering how it fares against the current 70-200 f2.8L. Just curious about the image quality of this lens. Anyone had experience with this lens please chime in. I wish Canon made their teles black >_<
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Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 04:50:54 AM »
RE: I wish Canon made their teles black.

I wish that Canon never made their teles black.


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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 06:14:46 AM »
I had that lens "magic drain pipe" for some years.  It takes great pictures and has a wonderful bokeh.  There are no spare parts to be had anymore, so I sold it cheap when the rubber focusing ring disintegrated and things were going downhill.  I have a 70-200 f4 L and I think it's a tad sharper but the bokeh is not as nice.

I wish Canon made gray telephoto lenses...

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2012, 06:33:14 AM »
I wish Canon made gray telephoto lenses...
I think we need a more imaginative set of colors!
Maybe lilac, puce, taupe - that way you could color-coordinate things!  ;)

Of course, if what you are trying to achieve is less visibility that you have an expensive lens, maybe one of the commercially-available lens skins could work - you can get them in jungle patterns and various other camouflage too.
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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2012, 06:54:37 AM »
RE: I wish Canon made their teles black.
I wish that Canon never made their teles black.

On most tele lenses there is a tech reason for the white color - less heating which might affect part of the lens' elements. One exception is the 70-300L, the white color is pure marketing and I could very well do without the added attention - that's why I taped the lens, though it doesn't work on the extending barrel.

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2012, 02:59:23 PM »
I had that lens "magic drain pipe" for some years.  It takes great pictures and has a wonderful bokeh.  There are no spare parts to be had anymore, so I sold it cheap when the rubber focusing ring disintegrated and things were going downhill.

How was the AF speed and accuracy?

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 12:23:41 AM »
Hard to say now. I think it was a tad slower than the new ones, but not terrible.  I would have kept it if there were spare parts available.

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 12:39:04 AM »
Hello.

I got this lens, and we got quite a big topic on this on a russian board: http://club.foto.ru/forum/11/371438,47
If you want i can share some samples, or you can check my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kovyrshin/  I'm not posting there much photos, but theese are taken with drainpipe:

I can search and post more photos if you want. Shortly: AF is slower then modern USM, but still quite fast. I can track birds, dragonfly, cars on a track without a problem. Once i lost focus point it take a bit to catch the object, but AF in 5d2 aint best. Lens is quite sharp, for the price i paid - no complains. I definately can see some vingetting, but this is not a problem to me and easy to edit. Overall, that's my first tele lens, and i'm really happy with it.


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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 03:54:41 AM »
Hello.

I got this lens, and we got quite a big topic on this on a russian board: http://club.foto.ru/forum/11/371438,47
I actually followed your link, and of course it is all in Russian. I  ;D

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 11:57:20 AM »
Hello.

I got this lens, and we got quite a big topic on this on a russian board: http://club.foto.ru/forum/11/371438,47
I actually followed your link, and of course it is all in Russian. I  ;D
Obviously. Did you expect different language on russian board? :))
It's a bit harder to understand, but you can still check out all the images out there.

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Re: Canon 80-200 f2.8L Image Quality
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 11:57:20 AM »