I had a busy 4th of July weekend. I brought along my 7D and new Canon 70 to 200mm lens.
Overall I’m really enjoying the lens – its super fast, sharp, the IS helps immensely, and its great to have a 2.8 throughout the entire range. Great lens for shooting people from a distance, portrait shooting, indoor/low light shooting, and anytime you need to get close to the action. The only complaint I have is the crop factor really makes this lens pretty tight and its very difficult to use as all purpose lens.
I know its a lot to ask a single lens to do it all – particularly a telephoto lens, but I can’t help but feel this lens would be a lot more practical on a 5D. Going forward I’m either going to have to be more judicious about using this lens exclusively or just bring along a 2nd body with a wider lens.
The Abel Cine – Field of View Calculator is a great way to see just what the crop factor between camera body looks like. http://www.abelcine.com/fov/
Here are a few photos from the weekend.