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Old Oct 29, 2011, 5:48 PM   #1
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Default University Cross Country -- Colorado

So, my new Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS II arrived this week and I took it out for a test drive with the Canon 7D at the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships held in Fort Collins, Colorado. All I can say is that, given what I spent on this piece of equipment, I'm damn sure glad that it performs as well as it does--and as well as advertised. This is an amazing lens. Here are a few samples:






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Old Oct 30, 2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Nice shots. Looks like early snow this year. I had a chance to shoot with the same camera and lens. Thats definitely a high performance combo.
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I guess you do indeed "get what you pay for.."
Isn't it great the speed a lens like that can give you...!!
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On the Colorado Front Range, we don't consider any snow early if it comes after Labor Day! This was our second and occurred last Wednesday. More coming in this Wednesday and Saturday.

As for lens speed, yep, it was amazing. I traded up for this lens after shooting with my F4 IS for about two years. Loved the lens, but needed more speed for some indoor shooting. The F4 is easier to carry around, but this wasn't too bad. It was especially nice because the thin, high layer of clouds diffused the light and took away the really harsh shadows and contrast we can get in this high, clear air. Altitude at this race is about 4,000 ft (1500m).
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Just rummaged through the whole gallery- some great shots there.
That is some lens.....!
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