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  1. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I finally got a 70-200 2.8 IS lens :D. Here is the first shot I took with it
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    Image seems soft. Did you do any PP to it or is it straight out of camera?

    How does the image quality compare to the Sigma 70-300mm?

    Almost every Canon shooter I know has the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens (I few went with the f/4.0 IS USM instead)...I hope to get it one day.
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    NO PP straight from camera. It seems soft probably due to resizing and uploading. The full size is sharp. I got it $300 cheaper used. Only things are that the hood is a little scratched up and the rear lens cap is scratched up. the lens is in perfect condition.....sometimes you just have to love craigslist :D
     
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    just a point but the hood for that lens is horrid - LP has known people to have to order several replacement hood - its not a good design (nor is hte material that good).
    As for the lens its a cracker - have fun with it :)

    as for comparing with the sigma 70-300mm it knocks it back to the last centrury and then some - add a 1.4 teleconverter and you have a very usable focal range
     
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    Theres something wrong with this shot. What did you use to convert it to the jpeg. There some serious artifacting going on.
     
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    i also see major compression issues here even at full size.
    must be the dang interwebs.
     
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    It was shot in JPEG. I really didn't try to get a good shot, just put it on to see how it feels. Took this before I even payed the guy.
     
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    If it was a one off shot, then ok. Take a c ouple high contrast shots, or some tough focusing shots (tree branches are good to test the focus ability of a lens) to put it through the ringer. Everything may LOOK good on the outside, but there is no guarantee of what you are getting on the inside.
     
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    A back alley deal.. I like it.
     
  10. Jaszek

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    Haha it was actually on a bench in Chelsey but the guy looked suspicious. He said the lens looks too big on my XSI and that it would look better on a 1D or 20D. Than I said that I'm thinking about the 5D mk. II than he said OK ....pause...so have fun with the lens bye. lol
     
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    o and one more thing about the lens is that is smells like cigarettes lol
     
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    Congratulations. It sounds like you are really excited. It's so exciting getting new equipment.
     

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