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Swap 135L+200L II for new 70-300L ???

 
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Feb 10, 2011 15:25 |  #1

The title says it all really.

In terms of cost it works out to be pretty much a straight swap. Of course I am going to lose that beautiful F2 on the 135, however, I'm starting to think I will gain so much more flexibility.

My main reason for considering this is to have the extra length, but I can't decide if this is enough to convince me to sell the 135L? I know I'll not miss the 200 (not that it isn't a superb lens - I just don't use it enough).

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Feb 10, 2011 15:27 |  #2

Why would you give up 2 wonderful lenses for a so-so zoom?


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Feb 10, 2011 15:34 |  #3

Is it really a so-so zoom?

Any links to reviews?


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Feb 10, 2011 15:45 |  #4

No it's not a so so zoom. It's really quite nice. The focus is really fast and accurate, crazy sharp and color and contrast are just what you'd expect from an L. It only looks funny without the hood. But it is really expensive for what is is. There are a few really nice lens' out there the same focal range and speed for one third to one half the cost. It's a tough call. I've had mine for two weeks and am thrilled with the quality and IQ, but never the less I'm trading it on Sat. for a 100-400L. It is only 65 dollars more where I am.


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Feb 10, 2011 15:51 |  #5

I agree with Ross and Outback, the 70-300mm is an awesome lens. I'd had an opportunity to borrow a copy from a friend and it took amazing pictures. If I had the money, I would upgrade my 70-200 f4 IS to the 70-300.


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Feb 10, 2011 15:53 |  #6

If you don't need the wider apertures, sure, that would be worth the trade.

Else sell the 135/200 and get the 70-200/2.8ii is another option (albeit expensive proposition as well).


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Feb 10, 2011 15:55 |  #7

The 70-300L is a bit slow IMO, I'd rather go 70-200 f2.8 IS II


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Feb 10, 2011 15:58 |  #8

The problem with the 70-200 is size.
The beauty of the 70-300 has to be its compact dimensions.


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Feb 10, 2011 15:59 |  #9

themadman wrote in post #11817437 (external link)
The 70-300L is a bit slow IMO, I'd rather go 70-200 f2.8 IS II

X2...

Though, I would still have a hard time forking over those two lenses, even for a 70-200 II.

No way in hell for a 70-300L though. A fine lens, I'm sure it is...but it ain't no 135 and 200L. ;)


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Feb 10, 2011 15:59 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #10

:rolleyes: 70-300L is so slow :confused: .... can be used probably only daytime :confused: .. and a nice sharp thin dof with a smooth bokeh of a 135L or a a 200L should be missing instantly ..


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Feb 10, 2011 17:04 |  #11

This may be slightly off topic but why do you own both the 135L and 200L 2.8? Can't you slap on an 1.4x on the 135L and get the same result?


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Feb 10, 2011 17:09 as a reply to  @ carlXSI's post |  #12

+ 1 on the teleconverter. Cheap, effective, easy to carry, lets you keep the two fantastic lenses you already have, and you'll quickly find out whether you actually need the additional reach based on how often you use it.


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Feb 10, 2011 17:16 |  #13

What do you need the 300mm for?? Wildlife?




  
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