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eeeksNYC
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Feb 18, 2008 21:04 |  #1

Got a line on a 70-200 f/4 L for 450. Less than 1 year old. No scratches, fungus, etc etc.

Good price?


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Feb 18, 2008 21:09 |  #2

I've seen a couple that price but not often so, Yup.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:15 |  #3

Good price indeed! Go for it if this is the lens you want.

What you gonna use it for? (Just asking because I personally find 70-200 zooms pretty useless on crop bodies).


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Feb 18, 2008 21:15 |  #4

I paid $450 shipped for mine


|Canon 40D + BG-E2N | 580EXII | 430EX | Phottix Atlas Triggers
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Feb 18, 2008 21:23 |  #5

Yes, that's a good price. That's what I paid for my used copy, with filter.


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hsma
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Feb 18, 2008 21:25 |  #6

perryge wrote in post #4945449external link
Good price indeed! Go for it if this is the lens you want.

What you gonna use it for? (Just asking because I personally find 70-200 zooms pretty useless on crop bodies).

Why do you find the focal length useless on crop bodies?


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Feb 18, 2008 21:30 |  #7

hsma wrote in post #4945530external link
Why do you find the focal length useless on crop bodies?

Too long on the short end, too short on the long end. The 50-150 range is much nicer, and Sigma makes a nice 50-150 f/2.8 for cropped cameras, which is faster and cheaper than the 70-200 f/4L. Better focal length for portraits, faster glass for sports and indoor stuff, and all around better value for money for cropped cameras, imho.

I just don't see when you would use it, or when it would be the ideal lens for any situation on a cropped body, especially when there are better, cheaper, faster alternatives for various situations. Sure some people have a use for it, but I see this lens pushed far too frequently just because it's the cheapest L.

But it depends on what you intend to shoot with it, but let's take a look at some common situations:

Portraits: 50 and 85 primes are better choices.
Wildlife/birds: too short, no IS, 70-300 IS a better choice for the same price.
Sports: too slow unless you're shooting outdoors in bright sunlight (added that so ed rader doesn't chime in :p).

Face it, f/4 is slow, and 200mm is short. For me, in every possible situation, there is a better lens of equal or lower price than the 70-200 f/4L for the job, with the possible exception of outdoor sports on bright days.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:32 |  #8

Price seems right for a used 70-200mm f/4L


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Feb 18, 2008 21:43 |  #9

Love my 70-200mm f2.8 IS and I'm using in on an XTi, seems just right for me.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:47 |  #10

SwiftFootTim wrote in post #4945689external link
Love my 70-200mm f2.8 IS and I'm using in on an XTi, seems just right for me.

Yes but f/2.8 + IS is a completely different story. That suddenly makes it an amazing lens for indoor events and sports, concerts, and all kinds of lovely stuff.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:48 |  #11

mostly for street stuff, outdoors. Really digging the urban photography stuff. For Portraits I have the Nifty 50 and the wonderful 85 f2.8.

I have recently purchased a Sigma 24-60 2.8 as my *walkaround* lens. The L will take me from 70 on.

I didnt want to get focal lengths strictly based on crop body sensors for the eventuality of upgrading to a full frame 5d or something. I think full frame sensors trickling down to the semi-pro rig is just around the corner.

I could be wrong, but I'll still have the L.


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Feb 18, 2008 21:51 |  #12

I am using a Sigma 70-200F2.8 on my 400D crop body and its just dandy..


1D MK111 , 5D Classic,24-70F2.8, 16-35F2.8, 70-200F2.8 IS a 430EXII 2x 580EXII and a Mac...:cool:
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Feb 18, 2008 22:05 |  #13

dang it...nevermind...I got beat out on an ebay auction at literally...the last second.

501.02...beat my max bid by 2cents with 2 seconds remaining.

*sigh* guess I'll just save my pennies for later.


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