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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:20 am 
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Just thought I'd create a topic on the Canon 18-200mm, my versatile companion that has given me a lot of great shots.
I was testing close-up photography with this lens and it's pretty cool.
Here's a pic of an 1:400 model of a Boeing 747-400 at 200mm at the closest focus of 45 cm, not cropped:

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200mm, 1/4 sec (IS doing a great job here!), f/5.6, ISO 800

And one from the F1 race at Nürburgring in July 2009:
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200mm, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400

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I love the lens, even though it has its flaws, like the massive light fall-off in the corners at 200mm and the barrel distortion at 18mm, but I mostly shoot in RAW when I use this lens, so that's correctable in Canon's software

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:08 am 
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Thanks, janern. Duly added to the Index. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:43 pm 
Janern - first - your caputres are great - but a question - have you had any problems with the barrel slippling - that is one feature that Gordon had concerns with in his evulation of this lens - and a friend has had the same problems.


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Yes, the barrel does slip, like Gordon says in the review. With lens hood and UV filter, my lens does this between 18 and 135mm when it's pointed straight up or down. It hasn't bothered me much though, but I can see that you can get in trouble if you wanna shoot upwards or downwards with focal length between 18 and 135mm, for long exposures on a tripod and so on. Since you've seen the review, you know it has a zoom lock, but that only works in the 18mm position. But that's nevertheless a good feature

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