Today we hit the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. I mainly shot with my 70-200 f/2.8L IS but took a few photos with my 100 mm f/2.8 Macro and even one with my Sigma 10-20 that turned out pretty cool.
I had some concerns of softness on my 70-200 f/2.8 so I took it into a local camera shop (Kew's Camera) and he ran tests on it. He concurred that it is coming in a bit soft at f/2.8 but I shouldn't be concerned enough to send it in for warranty work. He suggested I stick to the f/4 or above range unless I need to dip into the f/2.8 range. I have read that this lens comes in soft at 2.8 so I'm assuming it's just acting as it should and am going to work on shooting at f/4 or above unless it's dark/a low light situation.
By the way. My wife used "bokeh" in a sentence tonight. I was so happy.
Here are a few selected shots. You can view the entire set here (these shots are straight out of the camera converted from RAW to jpg using Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. No adjustments in Photoshop except for one shot which I cropped a bit):