Canon 70–200mm F4 L IS lens test

07-Jan-2013 15:32, samsung SGH-I997, 2.6, 3.935mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 54
 
07-Jan-2013 15:17, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 111.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 500
 
07-Jan-2013 15:10, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.5, 183.0mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 200
 
07-Jan-2013 15:16, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 200.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800
 
07-Jan-2013 15:13, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.5, 106.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
 
07-Jan-2013 15:15, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 4.0, 89.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 800
 
07-Jan-2013 15:11, Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS, 7.1, 70.0mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 200
 

First test shots from Canon 70-200mm F4 L IS lens. First impressions

– Color of lens is beige, not white. Believe the 2.8 version is white in color. I am happy with the less glaring beige color

– Weight: is actually 1.6 lbs, I was thinking 0.6 lbs. So it does feel weighty on the wrist. Thus when you are not shooting, you should let the camera sling down from your neck.

– Length: 6.7 inches. Pretty long. And if you add the hood, which is about 3 inches, then the whole appartus looks ridiculous in a good sort of way i.e., it grabs attention, but just enough. See the photo of the lens with the hood and the body. The Rebel XS looks pretty small compared overall.

– Bokeh is awesome. Look at the shot of the soveniers.  Can’t wait to take portraits!

– Sharpness. Is as sharp as I can tell. Look at the shot of the leaves and the ridges of the vinyl panels on the house. If I blow up the picture, I can actually see the reflection in the window glass and this particular shot was from about 200 feet easily. The shot of the bare tree, when enlarged looks tack sharp

– Color saturation – I had a circular polarizer on (on top a UV B+W filter) and colors seem rich. Look at the sovenier of the Ganesha idol.

All these photos are uploaded to Picasa, btw, which sizes the photos down to be optimal for web display

 

 

 

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