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85L - why did you sell yours?

 
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Nov 17, 2011 18:00 as a reply to  @ post 13414887 |  #91

why did i sell mine

Because the Sigma i purchased was just as good at every single stop and it costs $950.00 less.

It took 2 times to get a good copy but i was able to put the funds towards my 100-400L


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Nov 17, 2011 19:24 |  #92

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^Alex, those shots are nice. I own the 70-200 MK II too and love it.

I'm all for trying to help people spend their money (;)) but I have to be honest in saying I'm surprised action hasn't been taken for starting what essentially is the same thread over and over again within a few weeks of each other and having the same members chime in just to say the same thing. Next week we're going to see a "who sold their 70-200 2.8ii" thread on here. Alex, there's only so many ways we can help share the same information and either you're going to bite the bullet and get the 85L or your not. If you don't know by now then I think you've got your answer. Sorry to be so blunt buddy but someone has to tell it like it is.


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Nov 17, 2011 21:02 |  #93

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I'm all for trying to help people spend their money (;)) but I have to be honest in saying I'm surprised action hasn't been taken for starting what essentially is the same thread over and over again within a few weeks of each other and having the same members chime in just to say the same thing. Next week we're going to see a "who sold their 70-200 2.8ii" thread on here. Alex, there's only so many ways we can help share the same information and either you're going to bite the bullet and get the 85L or your not. If you don't know by now then I think you've got your answer. Sorry to be so blunt buddy but someone has to tell it like it is.

Hehe! I can't agree with your more. :lol: Some people don't like to hear da trooth. :lol:;)




  
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Nov 17, 2011 21:07 |  #94

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Hehe! I can't agree with your more. :lol: Some people don't like to hear da trooth. :lol:;)

Back to the OP's question... and the answer is:

Because they were on drugs :p


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Nov 17, 2011 21:10 |  #95

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Back to the OP's question... and the answer is:

Because they were on drugs :p

That must be some good crack! ;)




  
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Nov 17, 2011 21:24 |  #96

Rai33 wrote in post #13415586 (external link)
Back to the OP's question... and the answer is:

Because they were on drugs :p

jdizzle wrote in post #13415599 (external link)
That must be some good crack! ;)

:lol::lol::lol:


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Nov 17, 2011 23:58 |  #97

I am really all for the truth and I have no problem taking a feedback.
Do not see anything wrong with this thread - it was very interesting and educational.

Talking about being truthful and blunt - I have learned through the thread that majority of people are more into technicalities rather that the artistic outcome of the photography. Such has been the journey through the 85L samples thread for me.

But that is fine:-) People are happy....so nothing else is important:-)

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I'm all for trying to help people spend their money (;)) but I have to be honest in saying I'm surprised action hasn't been taken for starting what essentially is the same thread over and over again within a few weeks of each other and having the same members chime in just to say the same thing. Next week we're going to see a "who sold their 70-200 2.8ii" thread on here. Alex, there's only so many ways we can help share the same information and either you're going to bite the bullet and get the 85L or your not. If you don't know by now then I think you've got your answer. Sorry to be so blunt buddy but someone has to tell it like it is.


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Nov 18, 2011 00:46 |  #98

This page and thread has convinced me to stick with the 70-200mm II lol


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Nov 18, 2011 01:02 |  #99

Noodlz wrote in post #13416248 (external link)
This page and thread has convinced me to stick with the 70-200mm II lol

At least something good we were able to do:-)


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Nov 18, 2011 13:35 |  #100

For me..since I own both i see no purpose of selling either one.

I'll use 2x 5dmk2 (or 2nd body 5dc) and put a 24l/or 35L(17-40 or 24-70L) on one and 85L on the other for certain events that are more intimate. Having a 70-200 f/2.8IS on the second body is IN YOUR FACE at certain events while other events the 70-200 is simply a better tool for versatility and reach on the second body.

If I never owned an 85L but had a 70-200 f/2.8IS I'd still consider that lens for the sake of having fantastic tools to use for specific reasons. I will say I would NEVER be caught dead NOT owning a 70-200 since that zoom is amazing for versatility and prime like IQ.


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Nov 18, 2011 13:39 |  #101

Sadly, for many it is hard to swallow....

AlanU wrote in post #13418359 (external link)
I will say I would NEVER be caught dead NOT owning a 70-200 since that zoom is amazing for versatility and prime like IQ.


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Nov 18, 2011 15:31 |  #102

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At least something good we were able to do:-)

this is your agenda




  
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Nov 18, 2011 15:35 |  #103

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13418378 (external link)
Sadly, for many it is hard to swallow....

no, no no.... I own both and the 70-200 is an AWSOME STELLAR lens!

You keep making this turn into a 70-200 vs. 85L topic.

It's clear your trying to convince yourself you don't need the 85L, but there's this little bug on your shoulder telling you that your wrong... that the 85L is the better portait lens, and you know what Alex - I think by now you know it.

Your trying to make an event/sports lens "better" then a pure prime magic 85mm PORTRAIT lens.

Its not. They are completely different beast.




  
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Nov 18, 2011 15:40 |  #104

ni$mo350 wrote in post #13415240 (external link)
I'm all for trying to help people spend their money (;)) but I have to be honest in saying I'm surprised action hasn't been taken for starting what essentially is the same thread over and over again within a few weeks of each other and having the same members chime in just to say the same thing. Next week we're going to see a "who sold their 70-200 2.8ii" thread on here. Alex, there's only so many ways we can help share the same information and either you're going to bite the bullet and get the 85L or your not. If you don't know by now then I think you've got your answer. Sorry to be so blunt buddy but someone has to tell it like it is.

^ this

Alex, please stop with thread after thread of the same (70-200 vs. 85L) topic.
You title it different but we all know what your doing.

You want real advice on the two lenses? Go back and read my post and the FEW others that own both. Otherwise your just getting fanboy garbage.




  
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Nov 18, 2011 16:20 as a reply to  @ m.shalaby's post |  #105

After using mine in a studio stopped down to F8 I was finding my 24-70L was doing just as good a job and ouside wide open in bright lite the CA was bad when shooting wide open so it had to go.


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