Update on my Canon EF 70-210mm F4

ef 70-210mm f4 macro-04404Read my first post about this lens here.

It has been more than three months since I got this lens last december, and the more I use this lens, the more I like it. I mentioned before that I will replace it, when i have the money to upgrade, but now, I decided, I’ll keep it. This lens gave me a chance to save my money so I can get the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM.

The EF 70-210mm F4 Macro, is a good lens, it has good optics. If only it has usm and Image stabilizer, it can be a great performer. Just like any other non stablized lens, you will need a tripod or monopod with this lens. It can be pretty challenging when you use a non stabilized lens indoors and in low light situations, that’s why I always carry my Manfrotto 680B Monopod with Vanguard SBH-300 Ballhead


Things I don’t like about this lens:

  • The focus motor is noisy. (I don’t mind them.)
  • No Full Time Manual Focus. You have to move a switch. (I stick with the Autofocus.)
  • The Focus ring is not smooth. (I stop switching manual focus. I stick with the Autofocus.)
  • Like the EF 70-300mm the filter ring rotates. (I decided not to buy a 58mm CPL.)
  • Like most zoom lens it suffers from zoom creep.(I have to live with it.)

I found a lens hood for the EF 70-210mm F4 Macro. It’s a 58 Screw Mount 58mm Hood made by Mennon model A-ST. .

Low Light Photos Taken with the Canon EF 70-210mm F4.
Final Moments with my Canon EF 70-210mm F/4 Macro Telephoto Lens

Here are some of the recent photos taken with the EF 70-210mm F4 Macro

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