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280mm 2.8 Street Test

Dancook

Distinguished Member
Since my 200mm f2 arrived today, I thought I'd try it on the street - quite fancied using the 1.4x TC for this, so I did. It loses some sharpness when I view 1:1 - but I haven't yet tried correcting focus if need be.

1 FQ2A6679 by dancook1982, on Flickr

2 FQ2A6708 by dancook1982, on Flickr

3 FQ2A6715 by dancook1982, on Flickr

4 FQ2A6728 by dancook1982, on Flickr

5 FQ2A6756 by dancook1982, on Flickr

6 FQ2A6776 by dancook1982, on Flickr

7 FQ2A6783 by dancook1982, on Flickr

8 FQ2A6813 by dancook1982, on Flickr

9 FQ2A6837 by dancook1982, on Flickr

10 FQ2A6846 by dancook1982, on Flickr

11 FQ2A6895 by dancook1982, on Flickr

12 FQ2A6911 by dancook1982, on Flickr
 

shotokan101

Banned
last one is best for me
 

Hillskill

Moderator/Games Reviewer
Do they come up 2nd hand much? I have a 70-200 we use for speeches but I want something longer for reaction shots. I use an 85mm at the moment but I quite fancy the 200mm.
 

Dancook

Distinguished Member
Do they come up 2nd hand much? I have a 70-200 we use for speeches but I want something longer for reaction shots. I use an 85mm at the moment but I quite fancy the 200mm.

There's one in London Camera Exchange (The Strand) - they don't come up often from what i've seen
 

shotokan101

Banned
F2 with 1.4TC on FF = F2.8 ?
 

shotokan101

Banned
:thumbsup:... I thought you were scared and wanted to blend in? ...:D

He's not bothered anymore - nobody can see him behind it!
 

shotokan101

Banned
:D the alternative is to have a running head start, which I now have :D


...sort of countered by how slow you'll be running now... ;)
 

shotokan101

Banned

shotokan101

Banned
They do look a little soft to me Dan but hard to be sure without larger images to check detail areas
 

rockchick762k

Active Member
Really Nice!!! :D
 

Dancook

Distinguished Member

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Cracking shots Dan, although as a while I do agree they're a little soft/OOF. Do you think it's the TC that may not be helping.

Really like the overall look of 2. The beggar, sorry I mean busker :devil: and the girl on the phone are great shots, as is the Indian. Love the look of 22 with the subject isolation :)
 

Dancook

Distinguished Member
Cracking shots Dan, although as a while I do agree they're a little soft/OOF. Do you think it's the TC that may not be helping.

Really like the overall look of 2. The beggar, sorry I mean busker :devil: and the girl on the phone are great shots, as is the Indian. Love the look of 22 with the subject isolation :)

cheers, I think the TC it's likely cause of the softness - maybe I should try with the TC stopped down to f4. The DOF would still be quite shallow at 280mm
 

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