Truland Photography

Saturday, July 6, 2013

First Shots with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

I walked over to Waterford Harbor this morning with my 5D Mark II, EF 70-200 f/2..8L IS II and EF 24-70 f/2.8L. This weekend is the annual Steamboat Meet held over the July 4th weekend. These are some really cool boats and I've been getting shots of them for years. Even my old G6 has gotten into the act for these boats.

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

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