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Aug 11, 2010 06:05 |  #1

Would I regret selling my 85 1.8, 135l and 200l 2.8 to fund the 70-200 2.8 II?


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Aug 11, 2010 06:10 |  #2

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Aug 11, 2010 06:21 |  #3

Honestly, most will say not to do it.... But if you NEED the zoomability and versatility of a zoom, go for it. The 70-200 2.8 II is wonderful. However, if you do not NEED zoom stick with the primes. The IQ is better and the option of wide open apertures are always useful (f/1.8 and f/2).

FOR ME, I would keep the primes. I sold off my 70-200 to get 135L and 300L though... Do not miss it one bit :D


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Aug 11, 2010 06:33 |  #4

I certainly don't need a zoom.
I know I'd miss F1.8/2.

Maybe I've answered my own question....?


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Aug 11, 2010 06:34 |  #5

Yes, you did! :)


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Aug 11, 2010 06:44 |  #6

Thanks. I couldn't have done it without you.


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Aug 11, 2010 06:47 |  #7

Sell the 200 and pick up a 1.4tc for the 135L and pretty much a 200L right there. Then can save up a bit more.


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Aug 11, 2010 06:57 |  #8

sell your 200L buy a 35mmL then get a 70-200mm f4 instead of f2.8.




  
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Aug 11, 2010 07:17 |  #9

Unless you need 1.8 or 2.0, then you won't miss a thing. The 200 would become completely redundant unless it's smaller size and lower weight becomes a major feature.

I am in the market for the MKII also and have the 85 and 135 that you mention. One of them might end being sold at some point but I have no plans to do so, at the moment since the MKII is for concert/events only and won't be a walk around or "bring just in case" lens.


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Aug 11, 2010 09:24 |  #10

I've already got a 24l (sold a 35l for it).
I've considered selling the 200 but it is nice to have the option of 280mm f4.
I think the size and weight of the zoom is putting me off.


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Aug 11, 2010 09:38 |  #11

Unless you NEED a zoom please don't do it.


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