Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L

RuneL

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Nov 23, 2010
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70-200 put to various uses. It's the old old one, no is or anything, but it still works.











 

gferdinandsen

was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker
Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

I still have my 70-200 f2.8 that I got in 2001. No need for IS since I usually 'pod it. No need to buy the newer version, I'm not a pixel peeper and it takes good enough shots. I rarely carry it with me because of it's weight, but it's still the best telephoto for the price.
 

Admin US West

EOS 6D MK II
Nov 30, 2010
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

I had the old non-IS version and found it sharper than the IS version. The MK II version now is a very nice lens, but the old one still delivers.
 
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UncleFester

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

I think this lens falls into 'one-of-the-best-lenses-Canon-ever-built' category. It's not a stretch for it to go from landscape, to portrait, to sports with fantastic results.

I still have mine as well with no thoughts of going IS.
 

tomscott

Photographer & Graphic Designer
Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

My favourite lens in the bag. People seem to think that unless they have IS these days that lenses are useless! Its a key skill to learn, how to keep yourself steady. Old school techniques are just as relevant now as they were before IS came along.

This lens is sharp, great range, speedy, great AF definitely deserves to be in the category "one of the best lenses ever made"
 
Jul 19, 2011
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

I love the 2nd photo RuneL. Any possibility of some exif info?

Keith
 
Jul 19, 2011
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

Nice set of pics. I was wondering whether i should get this lens as I cannot afford the IS version. Now my decision has been made.
 
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PXL_Pusher

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

These images are slick, looks like something from a prime!!
 
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gleb86

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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

One of my favorite lenses to use at festivals and concerts





 

RuneL

EOS RP
Nov 23, 2010
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

KeeFy said:
I love the 2nd photo RuneL. Any possibility of some exif info?

Keith
Uhm, sorry bout that, haven't seen your post till now, so, here goes, if you're still interested:

f/3.2
(1/800)
ISO 2500
170 mm
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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Re: EF 70-200 2.8L (old boy)

I bought a used one today, actually, it has barely been used, it was used for film only, probably less than 100 times, and is like new.

I bought a 1.4X TC with it. Its gray and rainy today, but I put on the TC and snapped a image from my front porch. I had to crop 100% due to the distance, and there are some blurs from branches in the image, but is looking good handheld at 1/320 sec due to the lack of bright light. I tried a high iso to get fast shutter speed, but noise was a issue.

Canon 5D MK II, ISO 400, 1/320 Second lens is wide open (f/4 with TC)