EF 70-210mm F/4 Low Light Performance, Impressive Despite It’s Old Age and Limitations.
April 5, 2010
Yesterday I had the opportunity to watch the Ringling Bros. Circus. I brought my Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC, EF 85mm F/1.8 and my only telephoto the EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro. 90% of the time I was using the EF 70-210mm, the 85mm was sleeping in the bag all time.
I was impressed with the performance of the EF 70-210mm F/4, with it, I was able to take photos that wasn’t just possible with the Tamron 17-50mm, because of the distance. All the photos on this post are of the 70-210mm and none of them were post processed, they came straight from the SD Card imported to my lightroom library and uploaded to flickr.
While I was using this lens, I realized that, truly the best lens is the one you have.(Got this phrase from Chase Jarvis.:-))
Despite it’s old age (Manufactured 1985), some flaws and limitations (no is, slow) it was impressive. I must tell you, IS and a fast F/2.8 really makes a difference. My Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP VC (Vibration Compensation) did an excellent job, but because of the limited focal length, I needed to use a Telephoto. I wish I have a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens or a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS. Maybe next time.
Most of the photos were taken with an ISO 400 to 800, Aperture of F/4, shutter speeds vary from 1/60 to 1/125.
Here are some of the photos taken using the Canon Rebel XS and EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro
You can get a Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM from reputable stores like Adorama.Com and Amazon.Com .