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Sep 10, 2010 14:48 |  #1

Well, I just rented one for 10 days! It will be here the 14th!!:eek: I'm just wondering if their will be any learning curve on this lens, I have only used my 75-300 listed in sig.


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Sep 11, 2010 14:32 |  #2

83 Views and nothing at all!


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Sep 11, 2010 14:41 |  #3

Hi. I have that lens and love it. The weight takes a bit of getting used to. I lone it wide open.


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Sep 11, 2010 15:41 |  #4

No learning curve.


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Sep 11, 2010 16:52 |  #5

There won't be a learning curve.
I find the weight a good thing, it keeps it less shaky!

You'll enjoy this lens very much!


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Sep 12, 2010 01:15 |  #6

Just remember you have to give it back and you will be fine ;)


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Sep 12, 2010 01:22 |  #7

You didn't buy it so no congratz for you =P


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Sep 12, 2010 01:42 |  #8

You really will love it.

Nothing to learn, hold the shutter button 1/2 way and it just locks steady. The IS does eat the battery a little faster, so fully charge before you start.

Enjoy!


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Sep 12, 2010 01:52 |  #9

The learning curve will be you figuring out that L glass is much better than your 75-300 and your bank account will be forever wondering why you ever rented that beast.


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Sep 12, 2010 01:53 |  #10

Learning curve? All depends...have you spent a lot of time shooting wide open with a 2.8 or larger aperture? If yes - you're good. If not, you may get some OOF shots and start wondering about if your lens is any good, not fully realizing how thin the depth of field can be. I'll admit I was that way when I got mine, but after getting in tune with it over time, it is my favorite lens.

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Sep 12, 2010 02:28 |  #11

Weights not an issue once you see the pictures its capable of taking. 70-200 is just such a convenient zoom length that you probably will get one down the road. When I first used it, I thought my hand was steady enough even with IS to do some slow shooting. I found I was whining about the lens's sharpness when in fact my bad technique was shaking the lens near the 200mm mark. I feel that keeping a generous amount of shutter is a good idea.


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Sep 12, 2010 04:30 as a reply to  @ SiaoP's post |  #12

mk1 or mk2? if its the mk2 you wont want to give it back lol.


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Sep 12, 2010 08:22 |  #13

sebr wrote in post #10892974 (external link)
Just remember you have to give it back and you will be fine ;)

This will be the hardest part!!!


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Sep 12, 2010 09:31 |  #14

It's a great lens, especially if you haven't had any L's before.

JelleVerherstraeten wrote in post #10891126 (external link)
I find the weight a good thing, it keeps it less shaky!

Unless you're trying to shoot hummers free-handed. :lol:


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Sep 12, 2010 09:46 as a reply to  @ Rekd's post |  #15

I not trying to hijack your thread but maybe this question will help you out. I was wondering if the 70-200 IS if it's soft at 2.8 and at 200mm or is it still tack sharp.


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