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80-200 goes to the beach

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by TheCROW, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Here are my first "real" shots from my new used 80-200 f/2.8, Overall I'm satisfied from the IQ. It was a sunny day and no tripod was needed.
    I adjusted the color curve a bit and resized.
    I think I have a sharp enough copy, what do you think?

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  2. Nice shots, great color in the last two!
  3. Thanks Joey :smile: Only minor color curves adjust in Photoshop.
  4. SP77


    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    I think they look great. Photos have a lot of punch to em.
  5. Beautiful shots. :biggrin:
  6. mematsu


    May 2, 2007
    los angeles
    Looking good.
  7. Ronald M

    Ronald M

    Nov 10, 2008
    Not very good. Windsurfer has purple fringe. First two are soft. Now I know not to buy one and stay with primes
  8. The shots look OK to me. The mast on the windsurfer is blue and I don't see any fringing either. Primes are good so is the 80-200.
  9. intruder61


    Dec 16, 2008
    lol....where did you come from?
  10. agree. Where do these guys come from:confused: .

    I think your pics are very nice. Shooting at such a distance with 200 at the long end is always going to be tough.

  11. fiveoboy01


    Jan 30, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Nice shots. If you look close at the first two there are some sharp areas, it's a depth of field thing and not a softness issue - I think.

    The windsurfer is my favorite.
  12. Thanks Steve :smile: This is what I was hoping for.

    Thankyou so much Robert.

    Hey John, glad you liked them, I was a bit afraid of the result cos I bought the lens without really testing it.

    About the first 2, I think Bill's reply describes them very well.
    About the purple fringing, please let me know where you see it.

    The mast is indeed blue :smile: Thanks Keith.

    lol Vinny :biggrin:

    Thanks Mike, you're right; I was trying to use the maximum FL and wide open in order th check the performance of the lens.

    Spot on!! Thanks Bill :smile:
  13. Max Power

    Max Power

    Jan 11, 2009
    St Paul, MN
    First two don't do a thing for me. The other ones are nice.
  14. Weston


    Dec 29, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    Most people won't notice. Of course there is better image quality with primes, but primes don't offer the flexibility of a zoom. I'm not saying zooms are better than primes. They both have there weakness.
  15. I must admit I was experimenting with the first two, trying out the AF speed :smile:

    You are right, primes are great IQ-wise but not as flexible as zooms, furthermore around here it's hard to find good primes, so I'll have to get by with what I find untill the next time I can get lenses from abroad.
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