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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 07, 2010, 04:26:29 AM »
Pictures taken with EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM



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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
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Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 02:24:21 PM »
I just got this lens a few weeks ago and so far I am simply stunned by the sharpness of the images. I have never been much for the telephoto end, but this lens could just change all of that!

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 04:04:12 PM »
Ginko, tulip poplar, maple (bottom right) and sweetgum if my boyscout knowledge serves me right.  Great pictures, I would love to have one of the 70-200mm lenses in the future.
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Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 02:49:31 AM »
It was a big stretch for me to buy the lens but also a dream come true. I do not like the weight of the Æ’2.8 which I have used.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 11:28:26 AM »
Ive had this lens for sometime now and i LOVE it these were taken with the 1.4x extender on a Safari in SriLanka when i visited in the summer of 2010 :)



Mother and Child by razor_24, on Flickr
EOS 40d, EF 70-200 f/4L is USM, 1/400 s, f/5.6, ISO 800, shot at 208mm




The King by razor_24, on Flickr
EOS 40d, EF 70-200 f/4L is USM, 1/1600 s, f/5.6, ISO 1000, shot at 280mm

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 07:58:34 PM »
The IS on this lens is amazing :D


Red eye flights by jamesthepeachli, on Flickr

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 02:02:24 PM »
this is my first post here......wanted add some pics taken with this amazing lens :D

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 11:49:28 AM »
Here's one from mine




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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 11:11:08 PM »
On a morning hike...

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 11:58:31 PM »
I just got the 2.8 IS II version, but I still love the f4 IS lens and plan to use it often. I feel like it has such a wide variety of uses, particularly with the weight advantage. All the pictures below are of course the f4 IS version.


LARGE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eaw213/3839042722/sizes/o/in/set-72157622473512218/


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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 12:40:04 AM »
Its the third 70-200 I've used(others being 2.8 IS and f4) but this is the sharpest. All images taken with a crop body(40d).


. by Jogesh S, on Flickr

This one with a 430EX bounced off the ceiling.

Pacha | Kathakali by Jogesh S, on Flickr
6D, 40D, 16-35 f/2.8 II, 70-200 f/4 IS, 85 f/1.8,1.4x III, 100mm 2.8 IS, Zeiss 50 f/1.4, 430EX, 600 EX-RT, ST-E3 

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2012, 11:02:22 AM »
Great pictures all!
I've a small question, as this is the f/4 lens and you all have it. Do you ever run into situations in which you wish you had the even wider 2.8 aperture version? If so, what are those situations? Because the DOF from these pictures just looks great as is, and I find it hard to find examples where f/4 wouldn't bring enough. Thanks!

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IMG_3871_1200 by -OlAf-, on Flickr

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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 03:01:35 AM »
Great pictures all!
I've a small question, as this is the f/4 lens and you all have it. Do you ever run into situations in which you wish you had the even wider 2.8 aperture version? If so, what are those situations? Because the DOF from these pictures just looks great as is, and I find it hard to find examples where f/4 wouldn't bring enough. Thanks!
Yes.  I was taking pictures of Ospreys near the river just before, during, and after the morning golden hour.  Before and during golden hour, I was fighting the speed of the lens because I did not have enough light to nail sharp shots of the constantly moving birds.  The f/2.8L IS II would have been perfect.

That said, my Osprey shot (above) was taken hand held after golden hour was over, with my arm extended out to get a clear view of the squawking bird, which was partially out of view.   I would not have been able to get this shot with the f/2.8 because of the precariousness of how it was taken and the weight of the f/2.8.  The f/4 was the right lens for the shot. 

As a result of this experience, I got the f/2.8, and I decided to keep both lenses in my bag because both are amazing.

Yes, there are instances where I also wished I had a bigger aperture lens, but it was never for thinner DOF. Like scrappydog mentioned, there are  situations where a bigger aperture lens would have enabled you to use a higher shutter speed. Even though your f4IS at 1/40 will deliver sharp results, it cannot help you freeze your subject's movements , you need bigger aperture or higher ISO for that. Since most of the current cameras are capable of producing cleaner pictures in higher ISOs, it won't be a bad decision to go for an f4 lens considering its price and weight advantages. 

Apart from brighter viewfinder, there is another advantage of having a max aperture of 2.8, even after fitting a TC you would still have a reasonably faster lens(98-280 f4 with 1.4x or 140-400 f5.6 with 2x). 70-200 2.8 and 2x combo will autofocus in all bodies but f4 and 2x will autofocus only on 1 series(except 1dx as of now) bodies.   

On the topic of DOF, it is not dependant on the aperture alone, focal length and subject distance also affects DOF. It is possible to get narrow DOF even at f8 if you are closer to the subject or by using a longer focal length. If you don’t want to move closer or change your focal length, you still need to use bigger aperture to get thinner DOF.

Having said all this, I would get 2.8 only if the prices are the same:).
6D, 40D, 16-35 f/2.8 II, 70-200 f/4 IS, 85 f/1.8,1.4x III, 100mm 2.8 IS, Zeiss 50 f/1.4, 430EX, 600 EX-RT, ST-E3 

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Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 03:01:35 AM »