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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #195 on: September 19, 2012, 09:08:54 PM »

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Nice bird shot
but one of the few occasions, in a narrow range of conditions, where the bokeh from this lens is not impressive.
I've run into it myself at times, once made for quite a hideous background blur where there were many small tree branches.

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« Reply #195 on: September 19, 2012, 09:08:54 PM »

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« Reply #196 on: September 19, 2012, 09:16:57 PM »
Thats not bokeh artifacts rather a fence or mesh behind the bird ...
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« Reply #197 on: September 19, 2012, 09:23:32 PM »
Thats not bokeh artifacts rather a fence or mesh behind the bird ...

likely is
not smooth due to OOF background structures not blending nicely
still qualifies IMO

find a busy scene at mid distance and look at it thru that lens, then change the FL and aperture and you may find a few situations where the background bokeh is heavily marred by spherical distortions and looks, well, gross.
Small tradeoff for the otherwise excellent performance of that lens.
I liked the old non-IS version for making smoother background more often but I got the v2 for the ultimate sharpness and contrast.

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« Reply #198 on: September 20, 2012, 10:22:37 AM »
Shot this at a track day a few weeks ago.  It's my favourite picture from the set.


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« Reply #199 on: September 20, 2012, 01:05:34 PM »
Nice panning Jon.

Would have been even better with the car on left side facing the open frame of the shot. Rigth now that abrupt ending is a bit distracting.
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« Reply #200 on: September 20, 2012, 01:56:12 PM »
Nice panning Jon.

Would have been even better with the car on left side facing the open frame of the shot. Rigth now that abrupt ending is a bit distracting.

Thanks K-amps.

I was actually going for panning shot with the car on the left side of the frame for most of the event.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to produce a good shot, for a number of reasons.  This one came out the best, IMO.  Next time I go to a track day, I will definitely give your suggestions a "shot".

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« Reply #201 on: September 20, 2012, 02:50:28 PM »
I took this one a few weeks ago at a Ren Faire in Wisconsin.


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« Reply #201 on: September 20, 2012, 02:50:28 PM »

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« Reply #202 on: September 20, 2012, 03:55:13 PM »
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...
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« Reply #203 on: September 20, 2012, 04:26:41 PM »
Fist shot I was happy with after buying my 7D back in May:



http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3r3n1ty/7194124194/#

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« Reply #204 on: September 20, 2012, 05:00:16 PM »
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.
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« Reply #205 on: September 21, 2012, 03:47:25 PM »
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.

What did you meter on and what was the WB set at?
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« Reply #206 on: September 21, 2012, 06:07:08 PM »
Nice shot!

 Manual exposure?  -EV at work? 

I love the darker exposures like this but only get them in manual...

Thanks!  No, this was shot in Av mode at f/4.0 with no EV.

What did you meter on and what was the WB set at?

I have my meter set to evaluative metering and my WB set on auto.  I shoot RAW so I just tweaked the WB in Lightroom.
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« Reply #207 on: September 22, 2012, 02:33:42 AM »
That's a great shot Schultzie.

I rented this lens for a trip to the Zoo recently. This was my favorite shot:


IMG_5764.jpg by Steve_Fallon, on Flickr

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« Reply #207 on: September 22, 2012, 02:33:42 AM »

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« Reply #208 on: September 22, 2012, 05:32:31 AM »
After dreaming about this lens for a long time, I finally got it 5 days ago. This was my first shot...a pigeon near my yard.

7D, f/5.0, 1/250, ISO 100 @ 200mm. Cropped and some PP in DPP.
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« Reply #209 on: September 26, 2012, 10:28:49 PM »
Had this lens for a little over a week! :) Awesome! :)
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