This morning, however, was my first chance to really test out the new zoom. This new lens is noticeably larger and heavier than my non-IS version. It's actually a bit too long to fit, attached to a body, into one of the bags I used to use with the old lens. The body with grip and two lenses I was carrying around this morning in a Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 50 and attached Skin 75 Pop Down lens case weighed a bit over 10 pounds.
First, here are two shots of a few of the steamboats lined up at the dock. Since all were made with the 5D Mark II I'll just include lens and exposure information in the captions.
|EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 200mm, f/4, 1/250 sec., ISO 100|
|EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 105mm, f/4, 1/350 sec., ISO 100|
Also moored at the harbor are some other ships including some old sailing vessels. This shot is of the masthead of one of these ships, The Onrust, a replica of a 1614 Dutch ship. You can read more about this ship here.
|EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 160mm, f/4, 1/200 sec., ISO 100|
Here is a 100% crop of the face of the masthead. If you click twice on this shot you can see the level of detail this lens and body combination is capable of.
|100% crop of the above image|
And, of course, I can't resist HDR images when there are nice clouds and sky to be included in the image.
|EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 24mm, f/4, 1/500 sec., ISO 100, +/- 1 stop bracket|