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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

 
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Jun 15, 2009 20:01 as a reply to post 8094538 |  #556

Anyone using this lens at weddings? Any samples?

Much appreciated, guys.


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Jun 16, 2009 04:42 |  #557
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pratman64 wrote in post #8116362 (external link)
Anyone using this lens at weddings? Any samples?

Much appreciated, guys.

Sure, this was ISO 800 on a 40D (before I sold it). 100% crop included.

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Jun 16, 2009 10:10 as a reply to Stealthy Ninja's post |  #558

Thanks, Ninja.

I wonder how this lens would fare during wedding receptions where lighting conditions are generally challenging.

I am debating between the hand-hold ability, sharper image, low price, and black color of this lens and the versatility of 70-200 2.8L.


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Jun 16, 2009 11:59 |  #559

pratman64 wrote in post #8119480external link
Thanks, Ninja.

I wonder how this lens would fare during wedding receptions where lighting conditions are generally challenging.

I am debating between the hand-hold ability, sharper image, low price, and black color of this lens and the versatility of 70-200 2.8L.

Pratman,

I thought you already had a 200 f/2.8. Did you sell it? Seems like I remember that being one of your favorites not too long ago.


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Jun 16, 2009 12:03 |  #560

bob_r wrote in post #8120086external link
Pratman,

I thought you already had a 200 f/2.8. Did you sell it? Seems like I remember that being one of your favorites not too long ago.


You have good memory.

Yes, I sold it back in March to fund 135L. Now, I am yearning to buy it again. I am leaning towards this over 70-200 2.8L.

Any thoughts?


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Jun 16, 2009 12:07 as a reply to p360's post |  #561

And, Bob, I remember you were the first person I spoke to for advice on the forum when I first started out with this photography thing.


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Jun 16, 2009 12:42 as a reply to p360's post |  #562

I've finally managed to save enough cash to buy this lens but I wonder when Canon is going to start shipping them again! B&H have not had any in quite awhile now. :(


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Jun 16, 2009 13:18 as a reply to mrcoons's post |  #563

^^^ Adorama appeared to have them in stock this morning.


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Jun 16, 2009 13:46 |  #564

pratman64 wrote in post #8120583external link
^^^ Adorama appeared to have them in stock this morning.

They certainly do and now they have one less in stock! Thanks Pratman!!:)

I had checked Adorama (I thought) last week but maybe I did not have my glasses on! :D


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They certainly do and now they have one less in stock! Thanks Pratman!!
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I had checked Adorama (I thought) last week but maybe I did not have my glasses on! :D

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pratman64 wrote in post #8119480external link
Thanks, Ninja.

I wonder how this lens would fare during wedding receptions where lighting conditions are generally challenging.

I am debating between the hand-hold ability, sharper image, low price, and black color of this lens and the versatility of 70-200 2.8L.

If you can use flash it should be OK (I know flashes aren't rated above 105mm, but it works). However I am getting a 70-200 2.8L IS for versatility as I think that lens is more than good enough (sharpness wise) for wedding etc. Not as sharp as the 200 2.8L but nice enough.




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Jun 17, 2009 22:30 |  #569

pratman64 wrote in post #8120113external link
You have good memory.

Yes, I sold it back in March to fund 135L. Now, I am yearning to buy it again. I am leaning towards this over 70-200 2.8L.

Any thoughts?

I had a 70-200 f/2.8 and replaced it with the 85, 135 and 200. Seems like you have almost the same setup. I much prefer the primes over the 70-200, especially after I added the 100-400 to my bag.


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Jun 17, 2009 23:09 |  #570

bob_r wrote in post #8129977external link
I had a 70-200 f/2.8 and replaced it with the 85, 135 and 200. Seems like you have almost the same setup. I much prefer the primes over the 70-200, especially after I added the 100-400 to my bag.


Even closer. I just ordered 200 2.8 II from B & H. I didn't care for that focal length on 30D. But FF is making me change my mind. I had my doubts when I added 135L. But I love it on my 5D2. And I think I am going to love 200L just as well. I am a big fan of primes, once again.

Plus, I am starting to shoot weddings and events; it'll be real handy. I can not wait.


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