November 15th – Life Is As It Should Be Again

By: JosiahE

Nov 22 2010

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Category: Photo A Day


Focal Length:54mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Good Morning,

The only real casualty from our trip to TX was my 70-200mm f2.8 telephoto lens. Somehow, during the academy, the front must have been hit hard enough that the section of the barrel in front of the zoom ring came loosened up and was rather wobbly, this, as would be expected, also threw off the AF. I received the repaired lens back last Monday and the repairs only cost as much as a pretty cheap prime lens, so no 85mm f1.8 anytime soon, but at least I have my telephoto lens in prefect working order again.

I didn’t realize just how much I rely on this lens until I was at Taylor and Blair’s wedding without it, not having the ability to reach in and grab beautiful portraits of people, such as the bride and groom at the front of the church, from a distance away severely cramped my style, to say the least. The really nice benefit of having a Canon is I have so many friends who also shoot Canon that I can almost always find a lens to borrow, in the case of the wedding I was able to borrow a 70-200mm f2.8 IS for a short period of time, thanks Justice!



4 comments on “November 15th – Life Is As It Should Be Again”

  1. It’s good it’s fixed now; having such an expensive and excellent lens broken must have been annoying. The repair cost would probably be a nightmare to me.
    Saving up for any of the 70-200mm L lenses would take me ages, even if it was only the 70-200 f/4 L my grandfather got recently. Which model is your 70-200mm f/2.8 L?

  2. I must say, I am very glad to have it back though in general day to day use I don’t find that I need the long end as much, of course, when you need a fast telephoto you typically REALLY need a long fast lens. Mine is the original non-IS version.

  3. Ah, I see. Still pricey and excellent as all L lenses are, though, I take it?

    I’m not sure I would be able to use a non-IS telephoto lens without a tripod and get non-blurry photos (it seems I don’t have very steady hands, so handheld shots with my EF-S 10-22mm 3.5-4.5 USM and even my IS lenses sometimes turn out blurry, esp. in low-light conditions). Then again, I’ve never used a fast telephoto lens before, so I can’t say for certain.

  4. Ouch! Glad ya got it back in working order! Would love one of these too- hate being stuck back in a crowd without the ability to get a good pic!

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