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Andrew Welsh
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p.1 #1 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


Since we have one of these threads for every other lens it seems, let's do it for the Canon 200/2L IS. I bought mine for portraiture.

I have only used it for one session so far, but I'm editing sessions 2 and 3 right now and will post later:


















Apr 24, 2009 at 05:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


I've lately been using this lens to photograph my daughter:

















Here are some dog pics taken with the lens on a 1D3:














Apr 24, 2009 at 05:30 PM
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p.1 #3 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


very beautiful, did you try taking any of those shots @ 2.8? I am asking because I am curious to know if F2 is worth all the extra money over the 2.8 lens.

Thanks



Apr 24, 2009 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #4 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


The 200 f/2 is a gorgeous lens and its definitely one of my favourites. Its very sharp wide open and by about f/2.8-f/4 its critically sharp right into the corners of a 21mp FF body. It has very little CA and the bokeh is wonderful, kinda has that 85L quality to it but without all the CA. The focus is blindingly fast too.

However, is it worth the price tag? The 70-200 f/2.8 IS is softer in the corners and has more CA but has IS. The 200 f/2.8 is a gem but doesn't have IS. There are alternatives but they require compromises. Sadly, if you want it all, you really need to pony up the $$$. I don't shoot for money so there's no business justification for me.



Apr 24, 2009 at 05:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


Here are some landscapes taken on a 5D2 at f/5.6. I really like this lens for landscapes too, mostly because its very sharp even at the corners and has no CA:

















I did a pixel peeping test with this lens vs. a 70-200 f/2.8 IS on a tripod and found that the zoom is bested even when it is stopped down. However I'm fairly sure that the 200 f/2.8 would delivery just as good landscapes.



Apr 24, 2009 at 05:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


abdul10000 wrote:
very beautiful, did you try taking any of those shots @ 2.8? I am asking because I am curious to know if F2 is worth all the extra money over the 2.8 lens.

Thanks

If you shoot handheld in low light conditions, the IS and extra stop together are worth it.



Apr 24, 2009 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #7 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


Contrary to popular belief, it works at infinity, too





Kinda sad to think that I had it with me for a whole weekend and this is the only thing I have to show for it. I guess I was too afraid to get to love it.



Apr 24, 2009 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #8 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


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Edited on Oct 12, 2009 at 02:06 PM · View previous versions



Apr 24, 2009 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #9 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


Love the lion shot! I laughed out loud at that one!


Apr 24, 2009 at 08:50 PM
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p.1 #10 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


I like your bird shots Nick!

I also like your "bird" shot, Stan

Another shot from when I had this lens last spring (1/60 sec handheld):







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Apr 24, 2009 at 08:53 PM
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p.1 #12 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


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Apr 24, 2009 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #13 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


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Apr 24, 2009 at 09:00 PM
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p.1 #14 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


CA? What CA?!?



Apr 24, 2009 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #15 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


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Apr 24, 2009 at 09:07 PM
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p.1 #16 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


If you want to see more samples, you have a few here:
http://www.onepointeight.com/info.php?id=192




Apr 24, 2009 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #17 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


Here you go.

Edited on Oct 08, 2009 at 07:04 PM · View previous versions



Apr 25, 2009 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #18 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


PetKal wrote:
Here you go.


Love that last duck one PK, can't wait for mine to arrive



Apr 25, 2009 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #19 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


bmstudios wrote:
Love that last duck one PK, can't wait for mine to arrive



Thank you Brian....late evening sun provided the golden light.
I hope you will live long enough, after your wifey finds out what the damage is, to shoot at least a few 100 shots with the lens.



Apr 25, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #20 · Post your Canon 200mm f/2 (200/2) shots!


PetKal wrote:
Thank you Brian....late evening sun provided the golden light.
I hope you will live long enough, after your wifey finds out what the damage is, to shoot at least a few 100 shots with the lens.


, no worries ...it's all good now PK...even bought another 5dII..now I have 2 of them

Picked up a 45 TS-E in the mean time and am loving that lens and even pre ordered the new 17mm TS-E so we'll see when that arrives



Apr 25, 2009 at 12:58 AM
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