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Sep 02, 2017 10:47 as a reply to post 18442749 |  #4786

Yup. Only you can weigh in the results we can only offer direct feedback of our own experience.

I'd say the 200 would be a great choice for you IF you didn't have all that field sports especially field sports under natural light. I highly highly recommend the 300 2.8 mk2 OR the 400mm 2.8 IS V1 for your needs. IF you don't want a lens that isn't serviced by CPS then the 300mk2 is an excellent choice and as far as IQ goes it's better (on a 16mp sensor) at 420mm F4 than the 400mm 2.8 IS V1 is at 2.8: http://www.the-digital-picture.com ...omp=0&FLIComp=0&API​Comp=0 (external link)

If your shooting for the college then chances are for volleyball/hockey you have all the premium sideline spots available and for those two I'd rather use the 70-200 over a 200/2 just to be able to zoom out. Then you could have the 300 2.8 IS II with you for if you want to reach further.

300 3.8mk2 would be my pick (with your 70-200). Until you can swing the 400


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Sep 03, 2017 08:17 |  #4787

Thanks for the input everyone it was the final nudge I needed. The 300mm 2.8 mark II is my final answer....




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Sep 11, 2017 10:31 |  #4788

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Sep 11, 2017 18:05 as a reply to zeus77's post |  #4789

lovely image


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Sep 12, 2017 05:52 |  #4790

From a recent senior session.

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Sep 12, 2017 23:23 |  #4791

at the Lake !

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Sep 13, 2017 04:33 |  #4792

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good job!




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Sep 13, 2017 07:32 as a reply to scobols's post |  #4793

fantastic, i bet she is pleased at result.


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Sep 13, 2017 20:35 |  #4794

I know this is the 200mm thread however Thanks again for helping me decide between the 200 and 300. I couldn't be more happy with my decision to get the 300.

This test shot was handheld using the 300 markII and the 1.4xIII teleconverter.

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Sep 13, 2017 20:38 |  #4795

Yup no problem. With the things you pointed out the 300 made more sense. Excellent image.


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Sep 16, 2017 08:35 |  #4796

From a recent senior session. I'm finding this lens to me the most frequently used lately, if it wasn't so heavy I don't think it would ever come off!

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Sep 28, 2017 03:35 |  #4797

We were going to shoot a few trial dance photos at another location but the flowers were in bloom and just too beautiful to pass up. The light seemed as if it were illuminating each flower individually and it made the colors as vibrant in real life as they appear in the photos. Almost no enhancement in post, this is close to how they looked at the time.

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Oct 26, 2017 21:24 |  #4798

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Nov 10, 2017 14:43 |  #4799

We were going to take some ballet photos when we came across this beautiful field of wildflowers. The sun was still a bit too high for perfect light but we started shooting anyway. No fill at all, just all natural light.

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Nov 10, 2017 14:45 |  #4800

The sun had just gone behind some clouds or trees and the light turned from warm and golden to having a strong blue cast. I kept a bit of that just as a reminder of the feeling of being there.

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