During the weekend of October 8th I rented two lenses for testing:
– EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
– EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Coming into the testing I wanted to 100 – 400. As the testing period has been going along I have found myself more attracted to the 70-200 lens.
I went to Kerry Park in Seattle to take photos of the Space Needle, the Puget Sound, and some other landmarks. On the evening of October 8th, 2016 I went to Kerry Park. It was overcast with some rain. The next morning I returned to Kerry Park to redo all the photos in the daylight to compare the results.
After this testing I again liked the longer zoom but I love the faster glass. This is going to be a difficult decision.
On October 7th, 2016 Newport High School located in Bellevue, Washington traveled to Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, Washington to play Inglemoor High School.
I had just rented two telephoto lenses to test for the weekend.
– Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
– Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
I have been favoring the 100-400 lens but I wanted to try both before I purchased one.
As it turned out my brother invited me to my nephew’s football game. It was a perfect opportunity to try both lenses. I used one in the 3rd quarter and the other one during the 4th quarter.
I love having the 400 zoom but I also noticed I had to really crank up the ISO in order to get some of the photos. I love the fact the 70-200 is faster glass and I get better photos.
After today’s test the 70-200 has made up some ground. Unlike most posts, this album will not have specific descriptions with each photo.
A little more about the game. Inglemoor has had a rough time at football recently. In fact this season it sounds like they are oh-for. Newport was looking to keep Inglemoor in the losing column. With merely 3:39 to go in the game Newport had a one point lead. But they were unable to hold on in the final minutes of the game. They allowed Inglemoor to score two times in the final three plus minutes to win 40 – 28.