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Move love for the 70-200mm VR

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by wbeem, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    This weekend I decided to see what I could get out of the 70-200mm VR. So far, I'm pretty pleased with what it does. Most of the larger beasties below were shot from a moving vehicle, so the Active setting works surprisingly well.

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  2. looks like a productive trip to me. While some are not as sharp as they could be some are perfect. a great lens for sure
  3. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Thanks. I'm still learning and figuring out what works in different situations. Some areas are blown out a bit, but I didn't have much time to try different meter reads and change settings. Hopefully, I'll get a tad better with more practice.
  4. You will do just fine. Keep shooting!
  5. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    I am ordering my 70-200 2.8 VR tomorrow from B&H! WOW!

    seriously I am ordering it, can't wait.....
  6. That one is very high on my list. By all accounts it's outstanding.

    Nice shots btw.
  7. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    fantastic !
  8. Bill,

    Good start (of course I am partial to and jealous of your butterflies). You'll get used to that lens rather quickly. Try adding the Canon 500D close up lens to the 70-200VR for a quick macro lens. The results are pretty good. I used it on a monopod to capture a yellow jacket nest that was hidden in a rug on my deck years ago:

  9. Very nice images. One question though, how could you NOT love the 70-200 after taking these images?? :biggrin:
  10. That lens would be the last one I'll part with... I can count on it in a pinch, as Crystal mentions, adding the 500D turns it into an instant macro lens.

    Very nice series, Bill. Love the little meerkat - so cute.
  11. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    After trying to use it for the flowers and butterflies, I can see why the 500D or some other macro lens would be useful. This thing needs some distance in order to focus.
  12. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Take the limit swithc off of limit for short distance.

    Really nice shots....
    Love the lion pic especially
    First one is excellent also
  13. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    There's a limit switch?

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  14. gt6jim


    Feb 15, 2007
    Worcester, UK
    I need this lens so much.
    You can get then from Hong Kong for so little at the moment!
    Anyone care to lend me the dough? :redface: :rolleyes:  :wink: :866:
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