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Old Apr 7, 2004, 8:21 AM   #11
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I was hoping for more of a 'how it feels' and 'how well it works' reply not regurgitation of sterile specifications. I already had the specs and I'm quite able to look up MTF figures as well.

A little more hands on accounting would have been appreciated. If you read my posts you'll see that I put a lot of stock in ergonomics ahead of the spec sheet.

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ps - I'd plant peas now (but I prefer tomatoes in the garden) - they'd be fine in these temperatures
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 6:25 PM   #12
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I'm sorry but if you check your post, you only asked two questions as to the size and dit it have a mounting ring.
Had you asked me I could have told you that it is the same size as the 70-200 and after a dozen flowers it feels like a brick. You need a decent ball head to keep it from slipping. It is an f3.5 and is very slow and proned to hunt and will get lost in low light. It does have a range lock out switch on it but I always forget it. I had this lens on today for some spring flowers, after looking at about 50% duds I remember why I try to shoot this on a tripod.
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 8:35 PM   #13
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thanks,

your comment 'feels like a brick' is my experience with my ~ pound heavier 70-210. I like the lens but throw away half my shots because of hand shake. I almost always use it on a monopod too.

I think I'll stick to getting a 105mm lens, I don't need magnification past 1:1 so I can live with the reduced working distance at that magnification.
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