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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

 
mpstan
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Jan 31, 2017 14:26 |  #6046

This lens looks sharper than my non-IS version. Is that commonly observed?

I'm looking to upgrade; shoot mostly people, and a lot in church where flash is not allowed. I have a 5D3, and have a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC which I use some. I don't have a great fast light lens for longer work..... just my 70-200 f4, 85mm 1.8, and my 135L. I'm looking at parting with some or all of these lens to gain some speed and IQ. With some cash, I figure I have $2000 to work with. Among several thoughts:

A. Just find a used 70-200 2.8 ii and keep my old 85 1.8, and be done.

B. Find a used Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC, and buy a new Sigma 85 ART

C. Find a used 70-200 f4 IS, and buy a new Sigma 85 ART

I don't need the 2.8 bokeh as much as I need the extra stop of light in my low light church where I do a ton of first communion, baptisms, confirmation photos. I love the photos in here but very few are utilizing IS. Shooting in a church, where you have to get it right, if I'm at 150 mm, can you produce crisp sharp images at 1/60? 1/90?

Thank you in advance for thoughts you may have.


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dochollidayda
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Jan 31, 2017 16:00 as a reply to mpstan's post |  #6047

Yes, it is sharper, make no mistake about it, FL IS is a completely different lens from the non IS version. Some consider it Canon's sharpest zoom lens or it was until the 2.8 MK II came out.

You can easily find a used or a refurbished MK II for around $1500. I think the prices are going to drop once a new version is announced which I think is imminent in the near future.

Tamron is also a viable option for you if you don't mind third party options. There isn't much to gain in terms of IQ over what you already have.


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Feb 01, 2017 17:08 |  #6048

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Feb 02, 2017 02:41 |  #6049

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Feb 06, 2017 22:50 |  #6050

F4L IS + 1.4xmkii

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Feb 06, 2017 22:56 |  #6051

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Feb 10, 2017 10:17 |  #6052

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Feb 11, 2017 11:05 |  #6053

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Feb 14, 2017 06:59 |  #6055

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Feb 14, 2017 11:05 |  #6056

Not sure if its you or her eyes, but lovely portrait. Having a beautiful subject is always helpful ;-)a


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Feb 15, 2017 17:42 |  #6057

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Not sure if its you or her eyes, but lovely portrait. Having a beautiful subject is always helpful ;-)a

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Feb 24, 2017 10:40 |  #6058

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Feb 25, 2017 13:47 |  #6059

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