Need Telephoto Advice

ahuyevshi

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Has anyone used the Canon FD 200mm 2.8??? I have a motorcycle event this weekend that I'm shooting for some friends.. Would love to see how well the pen competes with the 5D
 

thearne3

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Not sure what you're asking - handling? hand holding a 400mm (equiv) lens? Focusing? Canon in particular?

My 2 cents:

I have the Hexanon 200mm f4, so I can only address a few points. At 400mm equiv., focusing can be challenging - meaning there is no such think as 'quick' - shots must be anticipated and pre-focused. Bright conditions will help, of course. In normal daylight the screen was plenty bright even at f4 - your f2.8, so much the better.

I also have the 135mm f3.2, which I prefer to the 200mm. The image shake when hand holding at 200mm is pretty high! Others have noted that a minimum shutter speed at that FL is critical - for me that means 1/300 or more.

Sorry if this is not what you were looking for...still just my 2 cents. :thumbup:
 

ahuyevshi

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More along the lines if someone has the 200 2.8... I am pretty confident in handholding it, as it weighs nothing compared to what the Sigma 120-300 2.8 weighed... Best practice for long lenses is 2xfocal... So I'm sure I can bump up the ISO to get a 1/400
 

benoly

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I have an Oly OM adapter for my 50 1.8, so I've been considering the OM 100 & 200 2.8 OR stick with AF & get the Pany 45-200...
 
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