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Jul 08, 2016 11:06 |  #16

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As much as I liked my 300, I can't imagine it being my only lens.

If you shoot to create art, I guess you could concentrate on one lens, If you want to document life's events you would be better off with more options, IMO.

absolutely on the button, but for fields sports it's a go to lens for thousands of us. absolute nightmare trying to take a team pic after a game with a 300mm lens though, you are literally across eh other side of the pitch and still yelling at everyone to "scootch in a bit":lol:




  
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Jul 08, 2016 11:20 as a reply to  @ bildeb0rg's post |  #17

I still have two cameras and an 85mm 1.2 so group shots would not be a problem.

I still can't decide which is best though.


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Jul 08, 2016 11:41 |  #18

When you use a 200L you will want to use it wide-open at f/2 the majority of the time which is where it comes into it's own. The images it creates are just pure class. I rarely use mine with converters and usually at f/2 only. If the focal length fits into your style and photography requirements you will be more than happy with it. They hold their price well and sell well. I live in the Uk like you and hardly see any come up for sale used, mint ones go for £3k-£3.5k. If you buy used I suggest keep an eye on mpb.com that will give you a 3 month warranty. They are a heavy lens, I notice you have a 70-200-f/2.8 II, here is a comparison in size next to my 200L (without hoods).


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Jul 09, 2016 18:52 |  #19

what a crazy question. but I love it :-P


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Jul 09, 2016 20:01 |  #20

I think you need to step back and think about how much you are giving up for one specialized lens.


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Jul 10, 2016 02:27 |  #21

FEChariot wrote in post #18062561 (external link)
I think you need to step back and think about how much you are giving up for one specialized lens.

which he needs to shoot sports. i've used a 300L for nine years almost exclusively with 1.4x and 2.0x extenders for rugby and football, there is no substitute for reach in our game. this lens will give him the options he needs and keep some flexibility. mine and fordmondeos ideal lens would be a 400L but at nearly twice the price its almost out of reach.




  
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Jul 10, 2016 02:50 |  #22

For indoor sports, you can't do better than the 200 f2.
I shoot a lot of volleyball, basketball and gymnastics and would feel naked without the 200 f2. Even ignoring the superior subject isolation, the extra stop of light makes it invaluable at many venues.

Of course for field sports it would pretty much require a TC. But the 300 by itself is a bit short as well.


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Jul 10, 2016 20:23 |  #23

Before you give up on that much range in glass, it might behoove you to rent the two lenses in question.


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Jul 11, 2016 04:24 as a reply to  @ post 18061168 |  #24

how do you get 600mm f4 with 200mm f2 + 2x tc?
even its mounted on aps-c it's still not the same as a 600 f4


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Jul 11, 2016 09:22 |  #25

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18063698 (external link)
how do you get 600mm f4 with 200mm f2 + 2x tc?
even its mounted on aps-c it's still not the same as a 600 f4

Field of view is similar, but it not the same in any way shape or form.....


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Jul 13, 2016 03:11 |  #26

bildeb0rg wrote in post #18061168 (external link)
tough one. get the 200L and a 2x iii, best of all worlds as you're covered from 200 up to 600 f4 that way. oh, and let us know how you got on...

Ahem... 200*2=400, but I also wish it were 600 :)

Back to the original question: I have the 200/2 and the 1.4x TC makes it 95% as good as the 300/2.8.
Get the 200/2 and never look back. If you'll ever need much more reach, save for a nice 500+ mm lens.


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Jul 13, 2016 05:16 |  #27

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Ahem... 200*2=400, but I also wish it were 600 :)

Back to the original question: I have the 200/2 and the 1.4x TC makes it 95% as good as the 300/2.8.
Get the 200/2 and never look back. If you'll ever need much more reach, save for a nice 500+ mm lens.

I'm fairly sure I will get the 200.

Just to clarify the 400 or 600 bit. One of the earlier posters was referring to the effective angle of view of the 200+2X on a 7Dii which is approximately equal to 600mm.


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Jul 13, 2016 06:26 as a reply to  @ CheshireCat's post |  #28

but the thing is he wants to get rid of all the other lenses that he currently owns to get either the 200L or 300L
Personally i would never do that because I love my wide and standard zooms and 85L too much


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Jul 13, 2016 09:51 |  #29

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18065725 (external link)
but the thing is he wants to get rid of all the other lenses that he currently owns to get either the 200L or 300L
Personally i would never do that because I love my wide and standard zooms and 85L too much

I'm with you on the 85L but I can't recall the last time I used a wide angle.
When I use the 24-70L it is mostly at 70 which is as close as makes no difference to 85.

Don't get me wrong, I think all of my lenses are good quality but I just don't like them.


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Jul 14, 2016 15:32 |  #30

Just an FYI, Wex are showing a used condition 9- 200L for £3045. Could be a way to save a few bob...




  
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