Nikon D750 Official Sample Photos – Action and Portrait

1/2500 f6.3 18mm IS0 320 Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Love these samples especially the portrait ones – demonstrating D750’s power when paired with 35mm F1.8G

This is the official sample photos from Nikon, as usual, cropped into 100% for better viewing.
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A good catch using one of my favourite wide-angle lens the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED. I was at actually expecting some sports footage, but this will do – for now.
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Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Review and Sample

Introduced to replace the EF 200mm F1.8L USM which was announced in 1988, the new Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM has a smaller aperture but is embedded with Image Stabilization (IS) which is able to give up to 4 stops of image stabilization. In this test, sharp image was achieved at the setting of 1/8s, an extra stop as compared to the 4 stop Canon announced. Common rule for minimum shutter speed is 1/focal length, 1/200s in our Canon EOS 5D test.

Impression

This ultra-fast telephoto, a new member of Canon legendary L-series lenses, has totally new optics to provide better image quality. It uses fluorite and UD lens elements for excellent chromatic aberration correction and consists of 17 elements in 12 groups. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer gives it up to 4 stops of stabilization correction.
The inner USM and optimized AF algorithms result in fast and quiet auto focusing, and the circular aperture can even produce beautiful out-of-focus images. This ultra-high-performance lens also improves its durability – better dust- and water-proofing. The EF 200mm f/2L IS USM is outstanding for many available-light applications, including indoor sports, theater work, fashion, and candid at events.

 

Build and Weight

When coupled with a 1.4x teleconvertor, the effective 35mm focal length is 280mm F2.8 on a full frame and 448mm ( 35mm equivalent) F2.8 on a APS-C sized sensor such as the Canon EOS 40D.
The EF 200mm F2L IS USM is 5cm shorter than the EF 300mm F2.8 IS USM while its 500g lighter than the old EF200mm F1.8 USM which is already end of production a few years back.

Specification

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 200mm f/2
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 12° (on full-frame sensor camera)
Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system with USM, AF with manual focus option
Closest Focusing Distance 6.2 ft. / 1.9m
Filter Size 52mm (Drop-in Gelatin Filter Holder)
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 5.0 in. x 8.2 in./ 128mm x 208mm (maximum lens length); 5.6 lbs./2,520g

Sample Photos

Below are some sample photos of this lens mounted on a Canon EOS 5D full frame dslr. Photos are taken in JPEG mode and 100% cropped samples are available.



Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Flower1/200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Flower
1/200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Still
1/200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Still
1/200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Monkey
1/500s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Monkey
1/500s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Bolt and Nut
1/3200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Bolt and Nut
1/3200s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Monkey
1/500s F2 ISO 100


Canon EF 200mm F2L IS USM Sample: Monkey Eyes
1/500s F2 ISO 100

The EF 200mm F2L IS USM produces greeat blurring background, performing up to the level where it is designed to, noticeble at the flower sample photo,even at 100& cropped only the focused part is seen, the petals are blurred too. However, you will be be off to purchase a macro lens if you love photographing flowers. The monkeys’ eyes are sharp at 100% cropped while in the bolt nad nut sample photo, the details and contrast of its wear and tear are clear. Stay tune for some updated of indoor, low light and sports photography sample photos.

 

KLPF: Olympus e510, 300mm, 7-14mm Half Cut Mockup

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After the Olympus E-510 with kit lens 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization hands-on review , the half cut mock up caught my eyes. Listed there were the Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8, Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm professional grade lens, the new Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm F2.8-4 SWD High Grade lens, Olympus E-510 and also the Olympus P-1.

Here are the photos:

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Half cut view of Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8

 

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Close up view at the front element of Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8

 

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Half cut view of Olympus Zuiko 7-14mm professional grade lens

 

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Half cut view of Olympus E-510

 

 

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Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm F2.8-4 SWD High Grade lens
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Olympus P-1 front look
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Olympus P-1 side view

 

There was also an Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 mounted on an E-330, below are some photos taken, impress with the depth-of-field. The Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 is equivalent to Nikon’s 400mm lens in terms of focal length due to the Olympus’s 2.0x crop factor.

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Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 sample
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Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 sample 100% cropped -Focus point: The hinges of the glasses. (Note: ISO640)

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Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 sample
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Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 sample

The Olympus Zuiko 300mm F2.8 seems to hunt a while in my few attempts to take the above sample photos. It a lot slower focuses slower than Nikon D200 coulpled with 300mm F2.8VR. Lens was mounted on tripod.

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