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smythie
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Jul 17, 2017 04:42 |  #31

BigAl007 wrote in post #18403607 (external link)
1200 f/5.6, Sigma 200-500 f/2.8, 400 f/2.8 probably in that order, before either of the other two options. I've physically touched the Sigma at the NEC Photography Show, it's a real beast. Unfortunately I didn't get to view either of the Canon options. The big whites were all mounted on a viewing gallery which allowed a view across the show hall. Couldn't get my wheelchair up the steps:cry:.

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Over a decade ago I got to play with a (tripod mounted) 1200/5.6 at a camera show in Sydney. What a monster of a lens.


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Jul 17, 2017 13:46 |  #32

I purchase based on my expected use.
I guess there are lenses out there that would be nice to own for various reasons, but as it is I often carry more gear than I am comfortable with.
Today's bodies often allow for slower lenses to be effective, resulting in lower weight.

Having said that, I miss my 300f/2.8L IS. A terrific all around lens.


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Jul 17, 2017 18:22 |  #33

Tapeman wrote in post #18404194 (external link)
Having said that, I miss my 300f/2.8L IS. A terrific all around lens.

... all around...ish... :)


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Jul 18, 2017 07:49 as a reply to post 18403840 |  #34

That was my point. Extremely rare and nearly impossible to obtain, so something you could brag about and couldn't be one-upped very easily. Since it seems the OP just wants something to show off and not use.

I'm sure many lenses these days would compare favorably in terms of IQ and tech, but it's more about the history of that lens than anything else that makes it special. Sort of like a classic sports car with a racing heritage. Sure there are newer/better/cheaper cars available, but there something special about owning a piece of history. At least in my opinion.


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Jul 18, 2017 11:09 |  #35

Lyndön wrote in post #18404743 (external link)
That was my point. Extremely rare and nearly impossible to obtain, so something you could brag about and couldn't be one-upped very easily. Since it seems the OP just wants something to show off and not use.

I'm sure many lenses these days would compare favorably in terms of IQ and tech, but it's more about the history of that lens than anything else that makes it special. Sort of like a classic sports car with a racing heritage. Sure there are newer/better/cheaper cars available, but there something special about owning a piece of history. At least in my opinion.

What's up with showing off?
I love my camera gear. The engineering is amazing. The functionality second to none.
People buy Ferraris and Porches and the likes. They don't need them, but they still buy them.


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Jul 18, 2017 15:44 |  #36

fordmondeo wrote in post #18404918 (external link)
What's up with showing off?.

Well, you know what they say: Those that can, do. Those that can't, brag about the size of their lens.


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Jul 18, 2017 16:31 |  #37

john crossley wrote in post #18405167 (external link)
Those that can't, brag about the size of their lens.

Yep... but I do not recommend "doing the helicopter" with your supertele.


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Jul 25, 2017 18:42 |  #38

Lyndön wrote in post #18404743 (external link)
Since it seems the OP just wants something to show off and not use.


fordmondeo wrote in post #18404918 (external link)
What's up with showing off?
I love my camera gear. The engineering is amazing. The functionality second to none.

It would seem that you are only interested in showing off, based on the following comment that you made earlier:

fordmondeo wrote in post #18403243 (external link)
I don't care about usefulness, weight, focal range, sharpness, price, what my primary uses are or bokeh.
Try and think bragging rights.

"Bragging rights" and showing off are really the same thing. . Exactly the same thing. . So, based on your initial statement, where you hold "bragging rights" in esteem, and claim not to care about "usefulness", it doesn't seem at all unreasonable for Lyndon to suggest that you just want to show off, and not use the lens.

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Jul 26, 2017 08:14 |  #39

DreDaze wrote in post #18403403 (external link)
for bragging rights, i'd say the 200f1.8 instead...or the sigma 200-500f2.8:-)

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Jul 26, 2017 08:55 |  #40

Get the biggest lens you can. Hit it with a can of gold Rust-Oleum metallic paint and add some fake diamonds/jewels. Bling bling...pinky diamond ring!




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Jul 27, 2017 03:02 |  #41

fordmondeo wrote in post #18403243 (external link)
Which of these two lenses is the outright sexy-est?

200mm f2L or 300mm f2.8L mk2

I don't care about usefulness, weight, focal range, sharpness, price, what my primary uses are or bokeh.
Try and think bragging rights.

Given the choice, what would you choose?

I assume that you are just want to have one of them. It's easy, you can go with the 300 f2.8L II first. If you don't like it, the cash you will get from selling it still enough to fund an almost new or brand new (refurb) 200 f2L.

Many said that the 300 f2.8 II works very well with the version III TC's, but the 200 f2 didn't.




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