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Offline bones615

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Canon 70-210mm f4
« on: August 08, 2009, 07:40:28 PM »
I bought one of these 2nd hand a couple of years ago, made in the late 80's & one of the first EF lenses it has a push pull type zoom, constant f4 & metal mount. I love it (I may be easily pleased or have a good copy) especially the zoom action, great for portraits as well. I have used it with a Jessops 2x converter & it still performs well.
Here is a link to a review by Ken Rockwell -

http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/70-210mm.htm



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Re: Canon 70-210mm f4
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 08:10:30 PM »
I think I remember reading that Sue  has the Nikon equivalent and she swears by it I had contemplated selling my 70-300 siggy  and getting one but I like the extra length
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Re: Canon 70-210mm f4
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 08:56:33 PM »
Surely nothing Nikon make can be compared to Canon's superior quality  ;).
I sold an 80 - 200 kit lens on Ebay & bought this with the proceeds so it was pretty much free & in my opinion a lot better lens.

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Re: Canon 70-210mm f4
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 09:01:20 PM »
I've just read Ken Rockwells review - he is such an arse! When he started on about copywriting of his correction numbers, I switched off!

Anyway, it does sound like you got a good buy!
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Re: Canon 70-210mm f4
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 09:39:41 PM »
Yes, I've got the Nikon 70-210mm f4/5.6 D - although I did put it on ebay [because it duplicates my 70-300mm] I was quite pleased when it did'nt quite make the reserve and decided to keep it for a bit longer. I'll add a seperate thread about it so as not to confuse matters with the Canon 8)

 

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