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Running Around Airports With A Rocket Launcher!  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Heyhey all,
My folks are in the USA at the moment and I have a few opportunities for shopping as :
1) The dollar is still low against the Euro
2) My father can't tell the difference between a 100/400 f/4 L IS USM and a 70/200 f/4 L USM

Only downside is the weight...those of you using that equipment, is it a pain in the butt to carry around all day ?
And is the 70/200 f/2.8 L USM lighter ?

UTA, looking forward to the 10D.


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

And is the 70/200 f/2.8 L USM lighter ?

For your wallet ? I kinda doubt it.

707


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Im sure the FBI and Anti-Terrorist squad would be very interested in the title of this thread!


Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

So that's why this thread gets so many views but so few replies !  Smile

Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Will,

As you saw my 70-200/4L, it's not very big, actually it's really compact in size! Anyway, I'm really happy with it (AF speed, picture quality...) and of what I've heard from the 100-400/5.6L IS users, they are also happy with their lens. Now, I don't doubt at all one wouldn't be happy with a 70-200/2.8L (IS?)!

So ask yourself what are you after, more mm's or AF speed and quality and what can you afford?

200mm (with the 1.6x crop factor) should do it in DUB, unless if you want to start photograph aircraft bolts.  Laugh out loud

Here's a sample (a shameless plug  Big grin):


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jorgos Tsambikakis



-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Will,

Bit of an irresponsible message title.

Getting a 10D? You D30 didnt last long  Wink/being sarcastic

The 70-200 f2.8 will be heavier than the f4 I presume and also it's not a problem carrying around heavy camera equipment at all, you soon get used to it.

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

A shot befitting the title of this thread......... Big grin



'949


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

I know someone with one of these too  Big thumbs up



Aka Chris Sharps!

Justin  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

I know a LOT of people with one  Big grin






Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

A for a second there, I thought this would be a thread about the Zenit Photosniper camera mount.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineTin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Only downside is the weight...those of you using that equipment, is it a pain in the butt to carry around all day ?
And is the 70/200 f/2.8 L USM lighter ?
Lighter than what?

I've never found the weight a problem, I now carry around a 70-200 f2.8 IS and a 300 f2.8. The latter is very heavy, but with a decent bag I have a Lowepro Trekker Photo Classic and a monopod it's not a problem.

The 70-200 f4 L is a nice light lens and does not compare to it's bigger brother or the 100-400 in terms of weight. I've owned all 3 and the heaviest is the 70-200 f2.8 IS. Check out the specs at one of Canon's websites.

Regards
Martin


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Who is taking airplane pictures with tripods????

Rafal  Confused


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Ha ! It looks like Chris was wearing a skirt on that day.
OK, MX-5 boy, you're busted  Smile

Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineAndrewmorrell From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 73 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

C'mon, someone identify the 4 lads in the above photo - looks like the guy on the left is a Ferrari fan.

Andrew - (Montoya Fan...)



Go Blue!!!
User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2357 times:

Chris Sharps......nice pants almost as good as Wietse's (back in the old days)

When I read the header of this topic, I was more like thinking about



Whenever I am close to an airport, either the police shows up or I get asked a ton of questions by some strangers......I don't know how many times I was asked: Can I look thru????


It all depends what you want to achieve. If range is not an issue, clearly go with the 70-200. A lot more versitile than the 100-400. Weight with these lenses is not really a problem!
I carry about 15-30 lbs of equipment around, when going on trips. It is a pain to haul it around, but very rewarding when you come home and say, yes I produced some killer shots again!
---------------------------------
But be aware, if you buy equipment in the US, French customs duties and import taxes will be added to the price of the equipment, in case you will declare them.

Rafael wrote:
Who is taking airplane pictures with tripods????

I am ........

Vasco G.



User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2343 times:

uh oh Andrew  Smile I am a Ferrari fan, but that is not the reason for my red Sparco shoes  Smile

Here comes:

From left to right: Me (Wietse de Graaf), Eduard Brantjes (IL76), Konstantin von Wedelstaedt (Fly-K) and Tim de Groot (TimdeGroot)

Wietse



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9628 posts, RR: 68
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2320 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

I was at IFP and LAS the day after the rocket attack on that Israeli 757, with this 500mm monster. Yeah, I got arrested.



User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

What type of huge lens is that AKE404? I bet it was expensive... :-|

If a plane just got shot down and I had my 600-1000 w/2x teleconvertor with me i'd be arrested too  Smile



Chelsea Football Club supporter.
User currently offlineAndrewmorrell From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 73 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Great to put a face to the photos! I feel like I know you guys better...

Andrew (looking for blue sparcos in the states)



Go Blue!!!
User currently offlineFotodj From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Enjoy guys !

 Big grin



Polishman in New York
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6844 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

I love the title of this thread ! Big grin

Lenses like these will lead to arrests where I am...

Even using a tripod got me arrested...

Dang!

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Here's my newly acquired rocket launcher, of the 500mm variety. Woodland camo covers courtesy of the wife. And to the fella who asked who uses tripods... try handholding one of these for more than a minute and see what happens.




[Edited 2004-06-05 11:22:38]

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