Canon 70-200mm f2.8 ii

A couple weeks ago I picked up a Canon 70-200 f2.8 ii in a trade and I have finally had a few days to go out and shoot with it. First off, it’s pretty awesome compared to the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 I had last year. The focus is fast and pretty much silent, it’s also stabilized so that will come in handy for video and I am very excited to try that out soon.

Last Friday, I was able to go out and shoot a basketball game at a nearby high school and then Sunday I went out and walked some trails and took some random photos. Let’s talk about the basketball game, I shot with the canon 5d mark iv, which is not known as a sports camera, but I’ve grown to like it over my Nikon d3s. The focusing was amazing with all the commotion of the game. It’s been a while since I have shot with basketball with a 70-200 as I have been using the 85mm and having that 200 came in handy more than I expected. Here are some images I took Friday night.


All of those are shot at 200mm with a slight crop on a couple of them.

Now, for nature/outdoor shots. I am so used to shooting nature with my 35mm pretty often or my 85mm but the 200mm is a gamechanger and it was fun shooting with it the little bit that I took Sunday. Here are some of those photos.


These were all taken at 200mm f2.8 as well.

As you can see the 200mm has a unique look and I am excited to get out and shoot with it more.

Well, thanks for reading and see you all next time!




Published by dereklivingston9

I am a freelance photographer and full-time videographer.

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