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Oct 12, 2011 10:31 |  #1

I just got this lens and my first impression is "WoW". It feels like it has a solid build quality, the lens hood is the new design "70-200 f/2.8 mkII" where it locks into place. I will be using today as a remote on my 50d.

Next item on my shopping list, a good 2nd body =p


Will post pictures as soon as I can =)


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Oct 12, 2011 10:34 |  #2

Curious to see what the pics are like. Been debating on getting either a fisheye or tilt shift to toy around with.


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Oct 12, 2011 10:35 |  #3

h1r0ll3r wrote in post #13240064 (external link)
Curious to see what the pics are like. Been debating on getting either a fisheye or tilt shift to toy around with.

Yea, a tilt-shift is also on my want list. I think a good 2nd body is taking priority though.


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Oct 12, 2011 12:00 |  #4

I played around with this new fisheye the other day at the store and I agree it was quite interesting. The build quality seemed very good and the IQ from the samples I saw were quite nice. Having the ability to go full circle and non-circle fisheye on a FF is cool but I feel that for what I would use it for the f/4 is just too slow. I am not a huge fisheye shooter but I enjoy renting the 15mm 2.8 for when I do astrophotography. The price though is what really kills it for me.

Great lens though if you're in the market for 2 in 1 fisheye lens and don't need faster than f/4.


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Oct 12, 2011 13:24 as a reply to  @ crbeveri's post |  #5

Unless one has more dollars then sense; or is a full time pro who needs the creative shots that this lens is capable of, I cannot see any possible reason that would justify the investment. Fisheye lens is fun, I cannot deny that; fortunately I have friends that are willing to lend me their's on the very odd occasion that I need one. If I did not have the access, most likely I would simply rent one.


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Oct 12, 2011 13:28 |  #6

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #13240849 (external link)
Unless one has more dollars then sense; or is a full time pro who needs the creative shots that this lens is capable of, I cannot see any possible reason that would justify the investment. Fisheye lens is fun, I cannot deny that; fortunately I have friends that are willing to lend me their's on the very odd occasion that I need one. If I did not have the access, most likely I would simply rent one.

I do have a need, I am being asked more and more to shoot local sporting teams. I am also being asked more and more to take wide-angle stadium shots.

I'm excited to shoot a remote goal shot =)


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Oct 12, 2011 16:43 |  #7

BLD_007 wrote in post #13240870 (external link)
I do have a need, I am being asked more and more to shoot local sporting teams. I am also being asked more and more to take wide-angle stadium shots.

I'm excited to shoot a remote goal shot =)

I typically just use my 17-35 on a FF behind the goal. I dunno if I'd like the look of a fish eye back there but deff different and interesting. Personally I find that the 14mm on a FF is more than wide enough for stadium shots. I do have to agree though with Rocky, due to the limited use of a fisheye and the price tag on this one I'd either rent or get the 15mm 2.8 one. It's not L but it's still a great lens.


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Oct 12, 2011 23:40 |  #8

I can't imagine how awesomely wideeeee that would be on full frame.


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Oct 13, 2011 01:21 |  #9

Post pics, I want to see more pics from this new badboy.


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Oct 13, 2011 06:16 |  #10

I currently have a mix of FF and APS-C cameras [30D & 5D] and was thinking of going one way or the other at some point next year. This lens [and the latest crop of tilt/shift lenses] has made me rethink that.

Originally I was going to get the 24mm TS-E II for the FF camera but I think that the 17mm on both the APS-C and FF cameras coupled with the 8-15mm on them as well gives me loooooooooots more flexibility.


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