#1  
Old 26-11-2007, 06:59 PM
Phil's Avatar
Phil
Phil H

Phil is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 1,497
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Hi everyone i eas thinking about buying this lens Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM to put on the STL-11000M for weildfeid shots of the skys. Has anyone used this lens and what is it like. Also anyone got any astro shots i can look at taken threw this lens.
Thanks
Phil
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (1ef70-200_28lisu_1_.jpg)
22.8 KB7 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26-11-2007, 07:30 PM
[1ponders]'s Avatar
[1ponders] (Paul)
Retired, damn no pension

[1ponders] is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Obi Obi, Qld
Posts: 18,778
I haven't tried it Phil, but if you decide to buy it I'll be happy to test it out for you .

Hey what else are mates for ....mate

http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy/70_200
http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy/root&view=recent
http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy/lens_tests
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26-11-2007, 07:36 PM
snowyskiesau
Registered User

snowyskiesau is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Geeveston, Tasmania
Posts: 886
Photozone (http://www.photozone.de) have a review of this lense and the 70-200 f4L.
Their opinion is that the 70-200 f4 is the better lense.
OF course their tests are done on terrestrial subjects.


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26-11-2007, 07:49 PM
Phil's Avatar
Phil
Phil H

Phil is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 1,497
Wow looks good to me. Paul you are welcome any time mate.
Phil
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26-11-2007, 08:44 PM
citivolus's Avatar
citivolus (Ric)
Refracted

citivolus is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Carindale
Posts: 1,178
I've had this lens for about 4 years now. I'll see what I can track down that was taken through it.

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 26-11-2007, 09:46 PM
citivolus's Avatar
citivolus (Ric)
Refracted

citivolus is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Carindale
Posts: 1,178
The only ones I could find on short notice were solar, taken using a 2x teleconverter. The vast majority of our shots through it have been terrestrial. We use this lens about 30% of the time, with the remaining time being split between a 24-70 f/2.8 and 100mm macro.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (1.jpg)
49.2 KB15 views
Click for full-size image (2.jpg)
53.2 KB12 views
Click for full-size image (3.jpg)
163.9 KB17 views
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27-11-2007, 04:13 AM
gbeal
Registered User

gbeal is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 4,300
Phil,
I use the f4 version, mostly astro too, and it is a ripper.
If you are thinking Canon, take a peek at this:
http://www.samirkharusi.net/tv60_canon.html
Gary
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27-11-2007, 07:43 AM
Phil's Avatar
Phil
Phil H

Phil is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 1,497
Wow nice shots citivolus Gary i read that the F/4 is better then the 2.8 version. I dont no how better it is id like the faster lens for nightshots. I was looking at buying the TV60 but if i buy the lens i can use it for both night shots and day shot.
Phil
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27-11-2007, 08:19 AM
gbeal
Registered User

gbeal is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 4,300
I have always liked the f2.8 versions, regardless of what focal length, and or brand. But the one thing that sold me with this as well as the 17-40 L f4 was the costs, plain and simple. If you can afford it, then go for it. Why not buy both the f4 and the TV60 (or similar), as combined they can't be too far from the cost of the single f2.8 lens, surely.
I have been using my two on the ST2000XCM lately, and they give a good middle ground, wider field view.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28-11-2007, 03:06 PM
Suzy_A's Avatar
Suzy_A
Registered User

Suzy_A is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fremantle
Posts: 232
Hi,

I have the 70 - 200 f2.8L non-IS lens. I got the non-IS as it has less glass in it and so the image is a bit brighter and the image quality is a bit better. Also, for astro use, the IS is off anyway, so it would be an extra $800 for something that I would not use that much.

Anyway, both lenses are really very, very good. I doubt if you could detect any difference between them and a fixed focal length lens of the same aperture - eg the 200 f2.8L

I got my lens from http://centre.net.au/Canon_0007T3.html They have one in stock (according to their webpage). Otherwise they can be a bit slow in getting stuff - but they are generally very cheap.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 29-11-2007, 08:40 PM
Phil's Avatar
Phil
Phil H

Phil is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wollongong
Posts: 1,497
thanks for you help everyone i have ordered the 70-200 F/4 is lens hope to get it soon and start shooting some wield field shots with the STL-11000m.
Phil
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 30-11-2007, 04:06 AM
gbeal
Registered User

gbeal is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 4,300
Don't forget the adaptor. I got mine from Steven Mogg.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 30-11-2007, 04:39 AM
snowyskiesau
Registered User

snowyskiesau is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Geeveston, Tasmania
Posts: 886
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil View Post
thanks for you help everyone i have ordered the 70-200 F/4 is lens hope to get it soon and start shooting some wield field shots with the STL-11000m.
Phil
I have one of these I use on a Canon 40D. It's a very nice lens indeed.
I hope one day to try this out on an ED80 or perhaps some widefield shots.

I got mine from Discount Digital Photographics in Sydney, best price I found. (not much help as you've already ordered yours)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement