First time messing with the 2.8 L IS 70-200....
It was pretty much like using the f4, except when you get a shot that is on, it is ON. It also handles the tricky lighting a lot better than other lenses I have used, with the auto-white balance only. Sharp as hell when I got the focus right. Now I see what all the adulation is about. It's also lighter and smaller than I expected since everyone complains about that. I thought it was pretty comfortable and balanced on the D30.
Those are some SWEET http://uncyclopedia.org/images/thumb...erview_top.jpg photos, Mike! What ISO and shutter speeds were you running? I imagine everything was shot at f/2.8, right?
I need to get out to a practice soon, myself. I've learned some things about the focusing system on my D200. I've changed a few camera settings having to do with focus area and how it acts in continuous autofocus that should make things come out a hell of a lot better than my last trip.
Again, nice pics! Aren't you glad you popped for that bad-boy, now?
If you look at each picture it tells all the exposure information underneath it under "Camera Information" Here is the info for the pic above. I was shooting aperture priority set to 2.8 the entire time I think, why not? :)
Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 30D
Just photoshop to resize and crop. I might have to try 800 next time.
Today I figured out that the Image Stabilization switch was off yesterday for every pic. Today I remembered to switch it on and leave it on. ;)
I never noticed each guy has his name stitched on his gloves and Crawford's say "CROW".
Hey RR, what do you think of the new lights at TSC? I think they are color corrected Tungston's, maybe Kino Flos?