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KurtB2080
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Jul 09, 2011 21:17 |  #1

Hey guys,

Recently I picked up a refurb Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II, at a crazy low price, and I swear they must have sent me a new one. The glass and body are flawless, the contacts have never been mounted and it has that new lens smell. Lol! Not sure but reading the spec testing sheet that came with it, it all checked out fine, but there were no notes in any of the fields about initial problem or suspected issues. Maybe a damage box or overstock?

Anyway, I've been toying with this lens and it is AMAZING! The lens has a solid feel, the bokeh is soooooo buttery smooth, the optics are crazy sharp, but the thing that impresses me the most is the color reproduction! This lens is crazy at capturing color! I was out today taking some pics of some pretty vivd flowers and when viewing them on the comp, the colors are spot on. No post processing needed. Saturation is nice, the contrast is nice, this lens rocks!!

I'll post some samples up in a lil.

What other lenses have you guys experienced this joy with?


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Jul 09, 2011 21:30 |  #2

Congrats on a fabulous lens!


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Jul 09, 2011 21:49 |  #3

Congrats on your new lens! You will definitely pick the right lens.


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Jul 09, 2011 22:24 |  #4

you got a great lens, and you're lucky to have found it for a good price.




  
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Jul 09, 2011 22:47 |  #5

If it wasn't a secret, how much did you get it?
Congrats!


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Jul 09, 2011 23:02 |  #6

KY707 wrote in post #12732222 (external link)
If it wasn't a secret, how much did you get it?
Congrats!

After tax and shipping, it was about $1700 USD.


Bodies: Canon 40D|5D II
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Jul 09, 2011 23:10 |  #7

Just about all L glass provide superior contrast and color. Depending on what you came from and going to what is arguably one of Canon's finest mid telephotos your experience is pretty typical. I prefer the f/4 IS version that is much lighter and it also is quite spectacular when it comes to sharpness, color, and contrast.


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Jul 10, 2011 00:29 |  #8

KurtB2080 wrote in post #12732269 (external link)
After tax and shipping, it was about $1700 USD.


Dang! Mine just came in yesterday and it wasn't $1700! Good find. I hope to shoot some with it this week. From what I can tell, they're great.


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Jul 10, 2011 01:47 |  #9

KurtB2080 wrote in post #12732269 (external link)
After tax and shipping, it was about $1700 USD.

What? That is damn cheap!
Great deal, I envy you


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Jul 10, 2011 08:41 as a reply to  @ KVN Photo's post |  #10

Now go shoot some colorful shots.
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Jul 11, 2011 10:33 as a reply to  @ ukcyberboy's post |  #11

I was really happy with the colors on the 70-200 f/2.8IS II as well. I moved up from the 70-200 f/4 non-IS which I thought was a good lens in it's own right. The colors definitely have more pop on the Mk II. My 35L also does a great job, the 24-105 a little less so.


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Jul 11, 2011 10:56 |  #12

yourdoinitwrong wrote in post #12739140 (external link)
I was really happy with the colors on the 70-200 f/2.8IS II as well. I moved up from the 70-200 f/4 non-IS which I thought was a good lens in it's own right. The colors definitely have more pop on the Mk II. My 35L also does a great job, the 24-105 a little less so.

Wonder if you have a flat 24-105? Mine is right up there in color and contrast.


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Jul 11, 2011 11:11 |  #13

K6AZ wrote in post #12739246 (external link)
Wonder if you have a flat 24-105? Mine is right up there in color and contrast.

Don't get me wrong, the 24-105 is a really good lens and I have an extremely sharp copy that I'm very happy with. I haven't done any scientific testing or comparisons so it may just come down to the lighting or what I was shooting. When I was debating between the 24-105 and 24-70 I borrowed them both from an acquaintance and at that time I did notice a small difference between the two. If there is a difference in color among my L lenses it is slight, I'm very happy with all of them.


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Jul 11, 2011 11:21 |  #14

KurtB2080 wrote in post #12731941 (external link)
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What other lenses have you guys experienced this joy with?

Congrats!

The only L I have for now is 70-200 F4 and it so good in colors I don't need to do anything in PP, just convert it to JPEG1 file.


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Jul 11, 2011 13:52 |  #15

The only L I've had that I consistently had to bump up the colors in post was the 70-200 2.8 non IS, all the others were great with both of my 24-105s being near the top.


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