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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:20 am 
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Just brought a 70-200mm F/4 L IS as well. first impression is the build quality is top notch and i am surprised it doesn't felt heavy at all. the focusing and FL ring is tight and smooth.

will take some photos and post it here sometime.

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Hello everyone. Thanks for the reply's. My new Canon EF 70-200MM L series Lens is on the way. I can't wait till it comes. It is a non-IS lens. Since I mostly Photograph Trains. I am so eager to put it to use. I'm just tired of using my "Standard" EF 75-300MM Lens. Not anymore. Later everyone.

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Can't wait to see your photos 4agze. It's possible you might be having so much fun shooting, that you won't have a lot of forum time!

BNSFrailfan-great news on the pending f4 acquisition. I'll bet those trains will be flawlessly captured once you get it.

I have definitely decided to skip the 70-300mm purchase, and move right to the 70-200mm f4L!

good show, all

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here is some i took at trafalgar square in london today, c&c do welcomes. all images are uncropped and unprocessed, only use DPP conversion from raw to jpeg.

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Wow. Those are some very sharp photos.

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wow, btw why u have 2 systems?

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BNSFrailfan wrote:
Wow. Those are some very sharp photos.


Yes, I am pleased with it, definately a worthy lens!

Enche Zein wrote:
wow, btw why u have 2 systems?


I was shooting with Olympus before then decided to go for Canon instead lol.

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Specifically for the 70-200mm f4 L IS lens:

Which circular polarizing filter fits and performs the best?

I'm trying to decide between B & W 44842 and Hoya Model 0558.

B & W is double the price of the Hoya. Is it that much better?

Can you adjust either one more easily with the 70-200mm lens hood?

thanks

P.S. Just ordered the 70-200mm f4 L IS!
(It only stung for a minute).

Hey, someone's gotta stimulate the economy!

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you wont be able to adjust the filter at all with the hood attached, forget it. B&W filters tend to be very good, so I'd definitely pick up a B&W because after all, if you buy a 1000$ lens, you shouldn't be that greedy on the 50$ more for the filter ;)

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good point, Nostrum.

I get an added bonus since the 67mm thread will also work on my 17-85!

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I put in my order last Monday. I sent in my payment on Jan 24th. They got my payment on Jan 26th. It was sent out on Jan 27th. And i'm still waiting. I won't get it until this Wednesday. I'm crying because I want my Lens so bad. LOL BAHHHHHH

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Hey BNFSrailfan to see what the 70-200 can do have a looky here...
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3569

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BNSFrailfan-hang in there!

Good things come to those who wait.

Defiance-Nice link to the 70-200 capabilities.

I'm sure my lens is a week away, but I'm just enjoying the anticipation.

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I plan on adding a 70-200 f/4 L IS as a walk around zoom lens.
I want the heavier f/2.8 L IS for sports.


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i'm using HOYA Pro-1 UV filter ... I think I will try the performance without the filter. :)

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