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    Default f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    will be going to m'sia F1 next month.
    the above mention lens good enough?
    just wanna bring one lens.
    or anyone has other suggestions?
    i'm using a 450d.

    regards

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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    Good enough, just use manual focus
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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    I was using the 70-200 f/4 in the last F1 Singapore. Had a few good shots, but sometimes wished for faster lens.

    You have to go on manual focus and pan the shot. Takes some practise, and don't be discouraged. Keep trying. I must have taken close to 400+ shots that night. But only a handful of about 20-30 shots are "passable".

    Good luck and have fun.
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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    thanx guys.
    def needs lots of practices i'm sure

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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    Used my brother's Rebel 300D, EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM in last year's singapore F1. AF track and pan. Some pics did turn out not bad. Of course, since first time panning such events and one of the faster straights, plenty of misses also...

    Something like this:


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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    definitely gd enough for F1 lor, cos I noe of a frenz uses 55-250 IS to shoot F1 and the pics came out quite gd

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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    I was lucky enough to be in the press-box during the last Singapore F1, and a 70-200 is just not long enough. Most of my keepers came from a 300mm F2.8 (on a 1D).

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    Default Re: f4 70 - 200 IS USM for F1. good enough?

    Should be good enough. You'd have a fair amount of wasted shots, but you should have some keepers.

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