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