Need Telephoto Advice

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by ahuyevshi, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 9, 2010
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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
     
  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
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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:
     
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  3. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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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
     
  4. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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  5. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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  6. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2010
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    A 400 2.8 for $180???:2thumbs: You could always sell it later. If you put on a body stabilized cam you might be able to keep the ISO down.
     
  7. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 23, 2010
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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...
     
  8. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

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    E-P2 for the win :)
     
  9. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    the newer model has internal focusing so the barrel
    doesn't elongate as you focus. That's the one that
    I got. INFO HERE