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Eric Gottesman
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


These are 5Dc with the 70-200mm f/4 IS

http://ergottwheels.smugmug.com/Family/Texas-wedding/MG1300/337561572_LGS5u-L.jpg


5Dc action shot (oh that's right you can't take action with 5Dc ;-)
http://ergottwheels.smugmug.com/Sports/Yankee-Stadium/MG2093/375285755_k3dLk-XL.jpg


http://ergottwheels.smugmug.com/Holidays/Thanksgiving-Weekend-2008/MG3775/426801314_GvCV8-XL.jpg


http://ergottwheels.smugmug.com/Holidays/Thanksgiving-Weekend-2008/MG3763/431832585_q8Ya9-XL.jpg



Jan 31, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Lars Johnsson wrote:
70-200/4 IS



Lars your photography is unique.

Each and every image looks like telling a tale… always a very specific impression. I am not a good writer, and so can’t express everything in words.



Jan 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


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Jan 31, 2012 at 01:38 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Here's a shot of my dog Sadie from six years ago. Unfortunately, she just passed away last week.
Good dog, Sadie!

http://www.lighthawkphoto.com/Nature/Sadie/i-xsNW79z/0/L/MG9168-L.jpg

Taken with non-IS f4 on a 20D



Jan 31, 2012 at 03:53 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


70-200 f4 IS on a 1DsMkII

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405907_10150554649316738_754411737_8818356_1750763690_n.jpg



Jan 31, 2012 at 04:05 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


I had the f/4 IS a while back, and these were a couple of my informal favorites:

http://www.pjmatthewsimages.com/People-Photography/Friends/IMG7082a/419660575_W84t4-L.jpg

http://www.pjmatthewsimages.com/People-Photography/Friends/Ethan-5a/419661621_PEysY-L.jpg



Jan 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Max10 wrote:
Lars your photography is unique.

Each and every image looks like telling a tale… always a very specific impression. I am not a good writer, and so can’t express everything in words.


Thank you Max



Feb 01, 2012 at 02:41 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Max10 wrote:
...I have accidentally discovered that EF 70-200L f/4 (IS or non-IS) is a great lens for shooting pets. ...I will be buying two lenses very soon. EF 70-200L f/2.8 IS for human portraits and EF 70-200L f/4 IS for pets.


galenapass wrote:
Perhaps there is some humor here that I don't get.


So it seems.



Feb 01, 2012 at 07:01 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4124/5050800224_ab6f62c461_z.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4109/5054342568_f9f49abf2f_z.jpg



Feb 01, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


BrianO wrote:
So it seems.


First of all, many thanks to everybody for overwhelming response!

Yes! I wrote, “I will be buying two lenses very soon. EF 70-200L f/2.8 IS for human portraits and EF 70-200L f/4 IS for pets.” with a good humour, and didn’t have any other intention. As I wrote in the original post, I got inspired by 70-200 f/2.8 Portrait thread and wanted to see potential of f/4 (small and light weight) version in that regard. After a while, I could see only a few portraits. That gave me a feeling for a moment that only f/2.8 version could make portraits. However, I got pleasure of seeing some nice pet images posted by Jefferson. That lens quality was noticed by chance.

Hope to see more images...

Cheers!!!

Max



Feb 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
 

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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Max10 wrote:
That gave me a feeling for a moment that only f/2.8 version could make portraits.


The only real difference between an f/2.8 lens and f/4 lens will be a difference in background blur (which becomes marginal as you get closer to 200mm) and a full stop difference in shutter speed. At 200mm, the difference between 1/200sec and 1/400sec could mean a lot.

The difference you're seeing between the portraits of the 70-200 f/4 and 70-200 f/2.8 may be that most professionals (or those that take the art form very seriously) will gravitate toward the f/2.8 version. As such, you will probably see a larger quantity of high quality offerings from the f/2.8 version.

But, otherwise, there's nothing preventing the 70-200 f/4 from taking great portraits.



Feb 01, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


More dogs - but hey. All shot with the f4 is.


20100221-_BS_7727 by :RBS:, on Flickr


Ellie by :RBS:, on Flickr


peek a boo by :RBS:, on Flickr


Mr Bo Jangles by :RBS:, on Flickr


20090406-_BS_5065 by :RBS:, on Flickr




Feb 01, 2012 at 07:06 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Hm ... ! The three I tested where razor shap full opened over the whole zoom range. I bought one and was faszinated about that lens. I sold it after 3 years, because I realized, I did not use it more often then 10 % after I bought a 24-105. I wich it back today.

If I would be sure, the body is fine, I would send it back, too.



Feb 01, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Ralph Conway wrote:
Hm ... ! The three I tested where razor shap full opened over the whole zoom range. ...If I would be sure, the body is fine, I would send it back, too.


It could be operator error. (First day with a new lens; hand holding in dim light; etc.) I'll do some more shooting with it, under more various conditions, and see what I come up with.



Feb 01, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Your shutter speed is too slow if you test your new lens.


Feb 01, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


But with 4 stop IS should be OK. I have handheld mine at slower speeds with crisp results. The shot above looks front focused to me.


Feb 01, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Your using spot metering @ f/4 which is ok if it is on the subject...maybe using the lower focal point?

Jefferson



Feb 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


Super old picture from my old white friend - 70-200 f4. It doesn't see much action nowadays because of the 135L. But it is a great lens.

http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v0/p601716299-4.jpg


http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v0/p564806672-4.jpg


Birdy pic

http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v33/p137119592-4.jpg


A cool shot where my daughter was running towards me. The USM tracked focus very well.

http://alai.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v14/p153266657-4.jpg


Edited on Feb 02, 2012 at 01:18 AM · View previous versions



Feb 01, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


galenapass wrote:
...The shot above looks front focused to me.


Yep; as noted above, most of my shots were. I'll be doing a formal focus test and possibly MFA this weekend.



Feb 02, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Show us your portraits with 70-200 f/4


galenapass wrote:
But with 4 stop IS should be OK. I have handheld mine at slower speeds with crisp results. The shot above looks front focused to me.


But not when testing a new lens. And especially not with a subject that are alive and can move.

Just because it's possible to shot handheld at 1/80 when using a 150mm lens, you don't do that when testing it for sharpness wide open



Feb 02, 2012 at 02:07 AM
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