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Old Feb 5, 2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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I recently got the 70-200 f4 IS and all i can say is wow .sharp,great weight,looks great and did I mention sharp.I am having a hard time believing the 2.8 IS is worth the extra $1200.
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I recently got the 70-200 f4 IS and all i can say is wow .sharp,great weight,looks great and did I mention sharp.I am having a hard time believing the 2.8 IS is worth the extra $1200.
One day you may be shooting with that lens, and decide it needs to be a little "faster". At that point you ask yourself if 1200 dollars more would make you happy. I can answer that question. I have a Sony, and one of my lenses is the 70-210 f4 "beercan". Veeeery sharp lens, like the canon. If I had 1200 in disposable income and an opportunity to buy a faster version of this lens, I would pass, and get a macro lens and a wide angle, and still have money left to take my wife out to eat!
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I have the same lens. With a decent camera (7D) and a little post-processing, you can get some pretty good photos even with ISO 1600 and 1/500 sec indoors--and shooting indoor track without a flash is not easy.

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And this shot is ISO 3200. You can also hear the hamstring on the UCLA runner popping, can't you? This didn't end well for him, and (dammit I missed the shot) the Air Force runner hurdled over him a fraction of a second later...



Check out the sharpness of the UCLA runner's left shoe.

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For you real track fans, all 400 photos of the meet are here...
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