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Old Mar 16, 2010, 4:44 PM   #1
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Hi,

Just bought the lens. After around fifty exposures I understand it's possibilities and also that I have a lot of learning to do.

It will be used on a cropped as well as on a full format sensor camera. Please - I'm all ears


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Well, it is a great general tele, one of the sharpest canon makes.

Nice for head/shoulder portraits, compressed landscapes, event type shooting when you need to get closer, architectural detail shots, .. and the list can go on for a while..
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Well, it is a great general tele, one of the sharpest canon makes.

Nice for head/shoulder portraits, compressed landscapes, event type shooting when you need to get closer, architectural detail shots, .. and the list can go on for a while..

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Yes. Tried it out today with a much lower keeper rate than I had expected. (I'll post a thread "Blueberrymilk ... something" in the Landscape section with a couple of pictures I think is ok)

What I want from other users of the lens is how to get good exposures. It seems a bit "user sensitive"

What should I know about camera settings with this lense attached and other such matters

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BTW I used IS mode 1 for all the exposures. Have no experience with switching back and forth between IS mode 1 and IS mode 2. I have may questions like that
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Hards80,

Yes. Tried it out today with a much lower keeper rate than I had expected. (I'll post a thread "Blueberrymilk ... something" in the Landscape section with a couple of pictures I think is ok)

What I want from other users of the lens is how to get good exposures. It seems a bit "user sensitive"

What should I know about camera settings with this lense attached and other such matters

Thanks

Torgny

BTW I used IS mode 1 for all the exposures. Have no experience with switching back and forth between IS mode 1 and IS mode 2. I have may questions like that
I've been struggling to decide how to answer this so have a few questions.

What caused the low keeper rate? How has the exposure been any more sensitive than other lenses, exposure should be handled by the camera not the lens?

IS mode 2 is only for panning.

For settings, as with any other lens there are no magic settings, each shot, situation, subject will require different settings to get the effect and feel you desire.

If you have specific shots in mind then possibly we can point you in the right direction.
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It is an excellent lens for shooting you dogs in action. It is fast in the AF department. I would select a focus point rather then let the camera select it for you when shooting your dogs when panning and in AI servo mode.
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I've been struggling to decide how to answer this so have a few questions.

What caused the low keeper rate? How has the exposure been any more sensitive than other lenses, exposure should be handled by the camera not the lens?

IS mode 2 is only for panning.

For settings, as with any other lens there are no magic settings, each shot, situation, subject will require different settings to get the effect and feel you desire.

If you have specific shots in mind then possibly we can point you in the right direction.

Thank you, I'll get back here when I have more specific questions. Good to know. Bought the lens yesterday and opened the box today

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its fast enough to capture jet fighters in flight and animals at play and generally very sharp...even with the addition of a teleconvertor for additional reach. its a great lens when you aren't hampered by low light.
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