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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:12 pm 
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4agze-I've got the HOYA Pro-1 UV filter on my 50mm 1.8 II lens-no loss of performance that I can detect.

Also have a Hoya HMC UV on my 17-85mm and might try it on my 70-200 f4 IS when she arrives (in case of snow and wet weather).

Lastly, I ordered a B+W 67mm Circular Polarizer MRC C-POL Filter that I can use on both the 70-200mm and the 17-85mm lens!

BNSFrailfan, looks like mine will be here tomorrow too!

Might take a short hop down the Mississippi river to photograph some bald eagles this weekend, if the weather cooperates.

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jimmy_racoon: Thanks for the clarification, i have been busy with work and uni assignments lately.

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The fantastic 70-200 f/4L IS USM arrived!

Amazing balance, great color, lightning-fast focus, built like a tank!

I'm not sure I'll ever get her off the XSi body!

Well off to use what's left of the daylight.

Thank you all for your comments and encouragement!

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Jimmy, it is looking like this is going to be my third Lens too (I have the other two you have also for my 50D), the push pull zoom puts me off the 100-400L.

Get some tests shots posted at 70mm & 200mm please :wink:

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D-an-W wrote:
Jimmy, it is looking like this is going to be my third Lens too (I have the other two you have also for my 50D), the push pull zoom puts me off the 100-400L.

Get some tests shots posted at 70mm & 200mm please :wink:


Don't be put off by the "push/pull" of the 100-400 it really is easy to get used to took me about 20 minutes....

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It is down to (Currently!) the 100-400L or a 70-200 f4L, I would probably regret not getting the extra reach but the 70-200 f4 is so tempting with its fancy IS...

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D-an-W, if you click my Flickr link under my signature, I have one picture so far. (It is 100% cropped, but I wanted to see the sharpness impact.)

Been wet and foggy here, so not much chance to do more.

Can't say enough about the lens...it is state of the art!

here goes trying to post one here...

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What's the original like of that one?

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D-and-W, Just uploaded the uncropped version for you on Flickr.

not much chance to set up the shot.

basically spun around, handheld, and took the shot.

I'll have more soon..

here goes trying to post one here...

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D-an-W wrote:
Jimmy, it is looking like this is going to be my third Lens too (I have the other two you have also for my 50D), the push pull zoom puts me off the 100-400L.

Get some tests shots posted at 70mm & 200mm please :wink:


Great choice for a third lens!

My logic was get an upgraded kit lens (17-85mm IS), a prime lens (50mm), and get one L to cap off the set!

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 Post subject: This is one great lens.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:51 pm 
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By no means. The Canon EF70-200mm f/4 is a great lens. I had no trouble with lighting conditions.

After some playing around with my lens. I got a few trains. Here is the UP 5022 west slowly heading down the hill.
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Then the UP 3875 west.
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Last westbound. UP 6529 west.
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That is all folks.

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 Post subject: Reach for the stars
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OK, this might have been a bit beyond the 70-200mm range...


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ISO 100, Shutter 1/250, f/8, 200mm

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 Post subject: Reach for the stars.
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jimmy_racoon wrote:
OK, this might have been a bit beyond the 70-200mm range...


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ISO 100, Shutter 1/250, f/8, 200mm
That is nice. The Moon looks like it is being beaten bad.

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jimmy_racoon wrote:
OK, this might have been a bit beyond the 70-200mm range...

ISO 100, Shutter 1/250, f/8, 200mm


Cropped I assume?

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D-an-W wrote:
jimmy_racoon wrote:
OK, this might have been a bit beyond the 70-200mm range...

ISO 100, Shutter 1/250, f/8, 200mm


Cropped I assume?


Lots of crop, but I am amazed at the detail that was retained!

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