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Aug 12, 2010 11:31 |  #1

50L gets my vote.


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Aug 12, 2010 11:33 |  #2

haha this thread is gonna hurt someone's feelings.

worst bang is buying a lens and not using it. i think all the L lenses are decent, they AT LEAST do one thing really well.


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Aug 12, 2010 11:36 |  #3

Its the lens that you dont use seating at home.


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Aug 12, 2010 11:37 as a reply to  @ banpreso's post |  #4

Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)


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Aug 12, 2010 11:41 |  #5

1200mm? I mean, I can't see it being terribly usable in most situations and for the cost, you can pretty much buy every single other Canon lens in existence.

OTOH, if you can afford the 1200mm, cost probably isn't a factor anyway.


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Aug 12, 2010 11:42 |  #6
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200L F2.....

400L DO F4 IS.....


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Aug 12, 2010 11:43 |  #7

Oh man but the 200L F2 makes great pictures.

I'd say the Canon EF Zoom lens 28 mm-300 mm f3.5-5.6

That things like 2300$.......


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Aug 12, 2010 11:47 |  #8
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SiaoP wrote in post #10708397 (external link)
Oh man but the 200L F2 makes great pictures.

I'd say the Canon EF Zoom lens 28 mm-300 mm f3.5-5.6

That things like 2300$.......


But jump from 200L F2.8 to F2 version there is a $4000 difference??? :) You are rich, that's fine.


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Aug 12, 2010 11:48 |  #9

TooManyShots wrote in post #10708385 (external link)
200L F2.....

400L DO F4 IS.....

400DO is not a L lens.


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Aug 12, 2010 12:04 |  #10

TooManyShots wrote in post #10708423 (external link)
But jump from 200L F2.8 to F2 version there is a $4000 difference??? :) You are rich, that's fine.

pros who buy the 200mm f2 will have the lens paying for itself in no time. same with the 1200mm


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Aug 12, 2010 12:11 |  #11

bkdc wrote in post #10708301 (external link)
50L gets my vote.


How long did you own it for and how much did you use it?


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Aug 12, 2010 12:13 |  #12
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SiaoP wrote in post #10708397 (external link)
Oh man but the 200L F2 makes great pictures.

I'd say the Canon EF Zoom lens 28 mm-300 mm f3.5-5.6

That things like 2300$.......

28-300mm? who uses that? who is that designed for? seems like an oddball lens.




  
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Aug 12, 2010 12:17 |  #13

neil_r wrote in post #10708584 (external link)
How long did you own it for and how much did you use it?

I've owned two copies of it. I just can't justify its performance over the alternatives any more, especially based on cost. My favorite autofocus 50mm would be the Canon EF 50mm f1.4, only at f/4 and above. What a performer. I wish the 50L had something more to offer than build quality. The only thing it does better is close-distance focus in low light.


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Aug 12, 2010 12:19 as a reply to  @ bkdc's post |  #14

My 50L is an awesome lens, never comes off the camera, great walk around lens.




  
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Aug 12, 2010 12:23 |  #15

800 f5.6.. i just cant see its 3000 euro's better than a 600 + 1.4


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