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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #255 on: July 20, 2013, 09:31:51 PM »
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« Reply #256 on: August 01, 2013, 03:18:22 PM »
Just got this lens this week. Instantly fell in love. My previous telephoto was a cheap Sony one, the difference in image quality is just outstanding! This is my 3rd of 4th shot with it, only alteration was a crop and slight exposure adjustment. Feel like a need a macro lens now though...


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« Reply #257 on: August 11, 2013, 06:17:02 PM »
Love this lens.

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« Reply #258 on: August 17, 2013, 04:33:36 AM »
I am over the moon. I got this lens yesterday. I have been coveting it for a long long time. Last week I mustered the courage to ask my wife, Erica if I could get it and she said "Sure you can!". :) actually  :D

Last night I checked it out and figured that I need to AFMA it...

Moving on - last week we discovered a number of caterpillars on one of our plants on the terrace. We (the humans) decided to "save" them! So we got the pot in the house. Well, all went well for a day but later we discovered that caterpillars were missing and there were splatters on the wall. Erica discovered a gecko slinking around the wall near the pot. So the pot promptly went back to the terrace and we (the humans - but then you knew that already...) decided to "save" four caterpillars and left the rest on the shrub in the pot. So the chosen few went into a shoe box and Erica made holes on the top so they could breathe. Leaves were added in the box for good measure. Some hours later, I see a caterpillar on the floor! So we open the box. Guess what! None inside! So we search. Well, the box was put on an old hat stand and we discover that three of them have gone to different places on the stand. Here is one of them sitting on the edge of a mirror on the hat stand.

Well, this one (photo attached below) seemed anchored. The other two seemed to be a bit more mobile so we transferred them over to the shrub in the pot.

As a dutiful member of the click-a-snap-when-you-can society, I submit to you this picture, taken with live view focus.
So 5D3, 70-200L IS II, @200, 20s (under white cfl light), f11, ISO100 and EC +1. The distance to subject was close to MFD...




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« Reply #259 on: August 17, 2013, 11:00:31 AM »
Nice of your subject to sit still so long!  I'm impressed with the close-ups I can get with this lens, it seems like it shouldn't work but it does just fine.

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« Reply #260 on: August 17, 2013, 12:44:55 PM »
For macros don't forget that extension tubes are your friends, can't easily find any photos with one or I'd post.
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« Reply #261 on: August 17, 2013, 01:15:29 PM »
Yay!..just upgraded my 70-200 f/4 IS to the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II today!  ;D
Been lusting after it for a while. Nothing wrong at all with the f/4 IS, in fact IQ is pretty close but I just really wanted to have the f2.8 for the obvious reasons. Perfectly compliments my 24-70 f/2.8L II too.
Lovely to have that nice bright view through the viewfinder too, something I always missed with the f/4.
Boy is it heavy though  :o I knew it would be of course but still made my eyes widen when I first picked it up and attached it to my 5D MK III. I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. If I didn't need the money I'd probably keep the f/4 IS lens for those times when I need to 'go light'. But alas I need to sell it to help towards paying off my new lens.

I got it here in the UK with £200 cashback from Canons latest promotion thats now running.
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« Reply #262 on: August 17, 2013, 01:36:16 PM »
Thanks guys. An update. After hanging on for a whole day, he decided to move and fell down :(

My wife picked him up and deposited him back on the shrub in the pot on the terrace. There are about 6 of them there now. I hope I get to photograph a butterfly emerging...

Does anyone know what kind it is? I see lime butterflies, black Mormons, tailed jays and one that looks like a tiger...

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« Reply #263 on: August 19, 2013, 11:47:27 AM »
I love using it in concerts.


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« Reply #264 on: August 29, 2013, 06:15:19 AM »
Went to an airshow over the weekend.

Not so keen on the 2nd image, had to do a fair bit too it in lightroom to bring out detail, remove overexposed parts and a lot of NR to try and reduced the impact of haze which was fairly bad that day, although better than the rain/drizzle of the previous day. May also have been a touch slow on the shutter speed with the P51 too, doesn't seem quite sharp to me.


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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #266 on: October 01, 2013, 06:02:58 PM »
Love this lens - it's my go to lens  ;D
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« Reply #267 on: October 13, 2013, 09:36:55 PM »
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