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Mt Spokane Photography

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Opus 6
« on: June 30, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »
I bought my sixth 40D yesterday along with the kit 28-135 lens.  Today, my refurbished 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II lens arrived from Canon, so I went out in the windy, overcast weather and quickly snapped a few handheld shots at different apertures and ISO 400.

Not much care was used, but the camera and lens seem to AF ok, I wasn't using AI servo, so there could be a little misfocuse due to me moving back or forward at f/2.8.

I'll be trying it with my 5D MK II and 1D MK III and checking AF accuracy more closely when I get time.

I bought the 40D for a very good price, and plan to keep it permanently installed in my studio where I take photos for internet use, and even 10 mp is overkill.  I have it rigged up to a pc and large monitor and use manual focus and settings.  Ihave had several, five others, if I remember right, and all were excellent.  I seem to keep coming back to this camera.

Now, I need a close focusing zoom lens, I sold my 17-55mm three years ago.  My product photography table is only 3 or 4 feet deep, so the 17-55 was perfect, but I may get a FF lens instead.  I tried it with a 17-40, but did not like the results, and it needs to be longer.  I used 24-105 on my 5D, but it will not be wide enough for the 40D.

A 15-85 sounds just right, but I would like a FF.  Besides Canon lenses, I will only considerTokina.  i'll take my time and think it over, I do have a 17mm prime if I need wide.

70-200mm f/2.8 L MK II at 200mm f/8 on 40D



70-200mm f/2.8 L MK II at 200mm f/5.6 on 40D



70-200mm f/2.8 L MK II at 200mm f/4 on 40D



70-200mm f/2.8 L MK II at 200mm f/2.8 on 40D



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Opus 6
« on: June 30, 2011, 05:51:51 PM »

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Re: Opus 6
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 06:08:42 PM »
I tried the 28-135mm lens with the same camera settings, its a f/5.6 at 135mm.  I moved closer to get approximately the same view.  The wind was really blowing, so there may be some movement blur even with high shutter speed.

The lens is sharp in the center, maybe less contrast.  Definitely less cost.

28-135mm IS at f/5.6 ISO 400 on 40D



28-135mm IS at f/5.6 ISO 400 on 40D


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Re: Opus 6
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 06:08:42 PM »