Final Moments with my Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Telephoto Lens

_MG_2999Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. I have finally decided to sell my Canon EF 70-210mm and posted it on eBay for $155, this includes shipping and handling, and on Saturday at 11PM, it was sold.

When I got this lens over a year ago, I said, I wasn’t going to sell it. It’s a keeper, I use it more than I used my Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens . It’s a great all around lens. I used it around the house, it’s the lens attached to my 20d every time I go for a morning or afternoon stroll and I want to take a telephoto instead of the 50mm. It’s light, easy to carry around and it takes great pictures.

But for the past few months, it’s been sitting in the cabinet together with my other lens, the EF 28-135mm. I don’t switch lenses much nowadays, my EF 70-200mm F/4 IS is always attached to the 20d and I use the Rebel XS with my other lenses(nifty 50mm 1.8, tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 and EF 85mm F/1.8). That’s why I decided to let it go.

When I took it out of the cabinet, I felt sad, no kidding. So I thought of using it with my 20d. Took a little walk around our block for one last time. Handling is still perfect, auto focus is works just fine, just as when I first got it. Great, everything is in perfect order.

I can gladly recommend this lens for people who are on a tight budget and are looking for a telephoto lens with great optics. This lens help me saved up until I can afford to buy a EF 70-200mm F/4 IS USM. If you can do away with IS, and other advanced features, this lens is surely worth a look. Great glass, also perfect for studio type setup.

Here are few of the last photos I have created using my EOS 20d and the Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Telephoto Lens. I will surely miss this lens.

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Some info on the photos above: I use Adobe Lightroom for Photo Management and Organization, I used photoshop cs5 to convert the photos to black and white. To pop the photos, I use lightroom to slightly increase Clarity and Contrast.

And finally a last look at some of the images of the EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Telephoto Lens:


These photos of the EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro were created using a Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC on a Canon Rebel XS. I use a black poster board as backdrop. You can get them really cheap at Walmart and the poster boards at Walmart are the best I’ve seen, better than the ones on Michaels or Target. I also used my 430ex II Flash, off camera, and placed it just slightly to my right sitting between me and the subject, I bounced it of a white ceiling, with power manually set to 1/16. The flash was the only light source use. These photos were taken on top of the kitchen counter.

Other post I wrote about the EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro

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