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Ryan h
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Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 9:18 am

I finally managed to get a second hand L series lens and would like to know if anybody out there has any tips etc to get the best from it.
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Danny
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 9:20 am

Try, then experiment, then try, then...
 
Joge
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 5:13 pm

First, get a filter to protect the front lens element (very important!). Second, switch the focusing range from 1.2m - infinity to 3m - infinity. This would make the focusing a bit faster (at least if hunting), but I don't know if it's that noticeable.

That's all I could think of by now. Hope that helps.  Smile

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WorldspotterPL
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 6:27 pm

My tip: Just put it on your cam and enjoy. You will love it from the first shot!  Smile

Filter is a good idea, too  Big grin
 
Craigy
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 6:38 pm

I looked at some of your other photos on here and it looks like you are shooting digital. If that is the case, shoot RAW, as this lens will record a lot of fine detail.

If you want a filter, get a good one. No point in having top quality lens glass if you put a cheap filter over the end.

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AndersNilsson
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Sun May 30, 2004 7:42 pm

Weather you choose to have a filter or not always use the hood.
The hood will reduce the risk of lens flare and flying dust.
Congratulations to a good buy.

Anders

[Edited 2004-05-30 12:42:46]
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sleekjet
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Mon May 31, 2004 5:14 am

I am something of a novice with this lens...I've found it to be fantastic in its clarity. What I was not prepared for was how challenging 200 mm is at an airport. Had I had the money, I would have gone for 300 or higher. I did get a Sigma 1.4x TC to go with it and so far, the results are excellent.
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WorldspotterPL
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RE: Canon 70-200 F4L Lens

Mon May 31, 2004 7:53 am

I will get a Canon 1.4 extender as well, even though I find the digital cropping factor comes up to a non L 300mm lens (which I have experience in shooting with). An L lens with 280mm will be great!

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