How does the EOS 70D 70-200mm f4 combo work? My experiment surprised me!
If you are considering buying the Canon 70-200mm f/4, and you own or might purchase a Canon EOS 70D, hear are some thoughts on what I found out when I put these two popular items together.
After using a Canon 5D Mark II combined with my 70-200mm f/2.8 for many years I felt enlightened and lightened with this new light tandem.
Everyone knows the specs on paper comparing the f/4 to the f/2.8 in terms of length, diameter and weight. The big surprise was on how much lighter it felt in my hands and how easy it was to store in my camera bag.
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It's an easy fit! The 70-200 f/4 slides into my belly bag, making it convenient to access when I am on one of my nature walk/photo shoots.
This was the only adjustment I had to remember. Using the Canon 70-200 f/4 on an APS-C body like the 70D gives you the cropped view of a 112-300mm zoom lens.
This gives you a great lens for sports and wildlife photography that is light and easy to travel with. I tested a 70-200 on my 70D for shooting a high school soccer game and it handled most of the situations quite well.
Can you still get a nice out of focus background with the smaller sensor and a maximum aperture of f/4? I'll let you be the judge:
I've used a 5D Mark III with the f/2.8 for so long I really anticipated not liking the 70D combined with the f/4 version of the 70-200. Live and learn.
The 70D 70-200mm f4 combo was a winner. You get all of the benefits of using a Canon L lens on what has become my favorit take anywhere camera, the EOS 70D.
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The smaller f/4 lens perched atop my wife's kitchen food scale.
The larger f/2.8 lens with lens collar attached, perched atop my wife's kitchen food scale.