FOR APS-C (CROP, DX) USERS ONLY*
If you own a 70-200 or similar lens (such as a 70-300) and use it on an APS-C (crop, DX) body, what do you use it for? I don't own one but, as an example, I'll post my rough 100-400 breakdown:
- Landscapes: 50%
- Birds: 20%
- Other wildlife (mostly mammals and reptiles): 10%
- Close-up details of architecture, bridges, ruins, machinery, etc. 10%
- All other uses: 10%
In other words, if I use the 100-400, I mostly use it for landscapes, followed by birds (in situations where the 500/4 is not suitable), and a few other things. I quite often think about a 70-200 or 70-300, but I have no idea what I'd actually use it for. (Which is why I have not got one!) But 70-200 is a very popular length to have in the kit and I'm curious: people like that length, so they must use it for particular tasks, what do you use yours for?
* For current purposes, let's count APS-H (1.3 crop) as full-frame. I posted a similar thread for full-frame (FX) users a little earlier. I'm actually more interested in the full-frame answers (since I mostly use APS-H and full-frame cameras these days) but it seemed unfair to leave DX users out of the discussion. Also note that my example 100-400 list above isn't really appropriate here as I mostly use that lens on bodies with larger sensors. No matter, It should give you the idea.