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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

 
Photorebel
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Nov 13, 2006 11:04 |  #31

DaveL wrote in post #2255900external link
very interesting comment photo rebel. Last year I briefly
shots sports using the 70-200 f/2.8 and when I switched to
the 300 f/4L IS I oddly found that I had a higher percentage
of keepers.

but it's good discussion that everyone is bringing up. Seeing
what some have done with the 70-200, I'm wondering if it was
technique or my copy...

Frankly, I think it had more to do with technique in my case. I would be too busy zooming, and miss a shot. Or zoom..and not refocus in time. I also got several soft shots, with the 70-200. I would have thought it was the lens, but I also got some very sharp shots too. Same lens, same camera. I really believe it was my lack of technique with the 70-200. (non IS)
I didn't mean to imply the 200 is a far better lens. The 200 is a better lens _for me_, but not necessarily everyone else. I just tried to find the tool I could work with and get results, which is what I did.
I also got much better shots with the 300 f/4L in daytime softball, but not Friday night football.


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Nov 13, 2006 13:12 as a reply to Photorebel's post |  #32

I have just got this lens sice losing my 70-200f2.8Lis and find it a very good lens along side my 135f2,I use primes most of the time now unless doing landscapes,took these few shots on a very bad day when it was blowing a gale,all hand held at f2.8.

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Nov 14, 2006 21:34 |  #33

I do believe it is faster and sharper than my 135L.

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Nov 14, 2006 22:33 |  #34

It's a very nice lens, and it's black so less noticeable.


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Nov 14, 2006 22:59 |  #35

I love its sharpness+speed ! I team it w/a 24-105 LIs and I'm basically covered from 24-200. Its light but again,very sharp.




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Nov 14, 2006 23:57 |  #36

Psychic1, that's a nice pic. Great timing.


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Nov 15, 2006 03:28 |  #37

Psychic1 wrote in post #2264271external link
I do believe it is faster and sharper than my 135L.

From all accounts the 135/2 and 200/2.8 have very similar sharpness.


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Nov 15, 2006 04:16 |  #38

I highly recommend the 200 F/2.8L. I had one for a time, but sold it to fund other lenses as I have a 70-200 F/2.8L IS. But for the price, its hard to beat, great lens


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Nov 15, 2006 04:28 |  #39

Great lens,

but i rather buy a zoom 70-200, and get the 135L as my prime.


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I ­ Simonius
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Nov 15, 2006 07:12 |  #40

DaveL wrote in post #2251681external link
Hi, giving this lens some consideration and
I don't see alot of discussion about it. I see it's
very highly rated in the Miranda reviews.

does anybody have some shots/comments, it
seems very fairly priced used...

I'd looked at this lens in the past and although it looks great its only advantage over the new 70-200 f4IS would be with fast moving subjects i.e sports


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Nov 15, 2006 07:13 as a reply to StealthLude's post |  #41

I have no doubt that it is an excellent lens but since I already own a 70-200 f/2.8 and a 135 f/2 + 1.4x it's very low on my wish list. Although I'm sure the 200 f/2.8 is a wee bit better in IQ than either of the above two options.

It's the f/2.8 part that keeps me from owning this lens. Now if Canon would re-release the 200 f/1.8 or come out with a 200 f/2, I'd be all over it in a heartbeat.


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Nov 15, 2006 08:30 |  #42

Tandem wrote in post #2265823external link
I have no doubt that it is an excellent lens but since I already own a 70-200 f/2.8 and a 135 f/2 + 1.4x it's very low on my wish list. Although I'm sure the 200 f/2.8 is a wee bit better in IQ than either of the above two options.

It's the f/2.8 part that keeps me from owning this lens. Now if Canon would re-release the 200 f/1.8 or come out with a 200 f/2, I'd be all over it in a heartbeat.

So you actually think the 135L + 1.4x is a little bit less sharp (noticable in photos per say) then the 200 f2.8L?


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Nov 15, 2006 10:25 |  #43

cwphoto wrote in post #2255877external link
Yeah I know - but not the price, size, or weight. :p

I just see those other advantages you list of the non-zoom as being fairly minor, all things considered.

AF and IQ. What else are you looking for in a lens?
So now you got size/weight/AF speed/IQ, and you still don't get why some people buy the prime?


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Nov 15, 2006 10:30 |  #44

Psychic1 wrote in post #2264271 (external link)
I do believe it is faster and sharper than my 135L.
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I have both and theres nothing in it realy,I would say the 135 has the edge on sharpness but AF is a lot faster on the 135:D.


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Nov 15, 2006 10:40 as a reply to malla1962's post |  #45

I like my EF 200/2.8 a lot. Lately I've been tempted to sell it in exchange for a 70-200/2.8 IS as I might shoot some weddings though. My favourite 200/2.8 prime features are (1) black colour, (2) light weight, (3) 72mm filter size for sharing with my EF 135/2.0. Example shots from my EF 200/2.8:

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