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Canon EF70-200mm f4.0L IS

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mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111243 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 10:27 AM

According to Warehouse Express Canon have released a new version of the popular 70-200L F4 lens with a 4-stop image stabilizer!!

Does anyone know of any web sites offering reviews of this lens as I have got the original 70-200L F4 and very interested in the image stabilizer version.

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timiano
timiano  10894 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Aug 2007 - 10:35 AM

If only they'd bring out a version with a 4-stop subject stabilizer. Pop up flash taser replacement anyone?

70-200L F4 TZR...you heard it here first Grin

mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111243 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 10:40 AM

LOL now thats funny, you can zap someone with the onboard taser and then take their photo while they're shocked Wink

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 11:01 AM

I've got this, the EF 70-200 F4L IS USM, and it is a pin sharp lens. I very rarely use the IS though, sports shots seem better without it.

Coffeyboy
Coffeyboy  9 Scotland
4 Aug 2007 - 12:50 PM

There are excellent reviews of most Canon (and some Sigma and Tamron) equipment at www.the-digital-picture.com

Ian Pratt
Ian Pratt  1275 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 1:45 PM

Try this for a review http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06082414canon70-200f4lens.asp

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Ian Pratt
Ian Pratt  1275 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 1:49 PM

Or this http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/canon_70200_4is/index.htm

mikeyc71
mikeyc71  111243 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 7:48 PM

Thanks guys I will have a look at those reviews. I was only wondering whether it is tack sharp as my current 70-200L F4. I could do with the image stabilizer to help me shoot in low light conditions.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014807 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 8:41 PM

stop being tight and get the F2.8 IS version Smile

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 9:23 PM

Better go and give your arm muscles a work-out first, though! Wink

ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 9:49 PM

the 2.8 isnt that heavy, I use one all day long with no ill effects, only wimpoids suffer from holding one!!

clickdog
clickdog  784 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 10:40 PM

When I am photographing at events I use all my lenses on a monopod, even a 50mm,
I really have been doing it too long. For me its not the arms but the back that goes in the end.
Also, it does help in shooting at slower shutter speeds.

ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 10:50 PM

get back problems now and again but thats mainly when shooting in the rain, the extra weight on the rain cover makes things worse, in general though find that monopods are too slow for horse photography
use a neoprean neck strap to take weight when not shooting

clickdog
clickdog  784 forum posts
4 Aug 2007 - 11:33 PM

I have found that tracking in Horses using a monopod does help, also, because the camera is always at eye level I am always ready for the unexpected shot,8 to 12 hours a day shooting is hard enough w/a the added pressure of that amount of weight constantly on my neck. The pro digital bodies are a lot heavier than the old film bodies, I always tell anybody working for me to use a monopod as I do not want any sort of RSI prob ocurring in the future.

ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2007 - 11:45 PM

found monopods for tracking ok, but when jumping the different heights that horses do it makes it hard with a fixed height monopod etc, you end up missing the heads off the riders

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