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70-200 F2.8 which verision?

 
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Nov 18, 2011 23:33 |  #1

Would love to hear some input to which of the two should I think about getting the original version or the newer version.




  
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Nov 19, 2011 00:18 |  #2

I would definitely get the new version 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. The original version is discontinued anyways. As soon as get enough money I'm selling mine and getting the new version.

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Nov 19, 2011 00:22 |  #3

Ver II. One of the best lenses you'll ever own


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Nov 19, 2011 01:39 |  #4

If you've got the funds, get VII. If money is tight, the non-IS version of the 2.8 is excellent.




  
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Nov 19, 2011 01:42 |  #5
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Version II

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Nov 19, 2011 01:54 |  #6
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Get the IS II!! Don't get the regular 2.8. I have it, nothing wrong with it, AWESOME LENS!!! But the problem is you have to use it correctly!! Long mm end needs IS otherwise you need a high shutter speed of 1/200 or more and that needs a high ISO. NOT GOOD. and flash is not an option sometimes!


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Nov 19, 2011 05:24 as a reply to  @ iLvision's post |  #7

mk2 is the best zoom I have ever used.


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Nov 19, 2011 05:28 as a reply to  @ malla1962's post |  #8
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I used to be a 100% prime lover and a 100% zoom hater, but then I got my hands on the 70-200 2.8 mkII....


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Nov 19, 2011 05:37 |  #9
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Ricku wrote in post #13421466 (external link)
I used to be a 100% prime lover and a 100% zoom hater, but then I got my hands on the 70-200 2.8 mkII....

Im thinking of actually getting rid of the 135L + 70-200 2.8L NON-IS to buy the MKII. You think I should keep the 135L and save up for the MKII?


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Nov 19, 2011 06:18 as a reply to  @ iLvision's post |  #10
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Not sure.

I quickly got rid of my sigma 85, but the 135L is still with me.

I don't know why I am keeping it, maybe because it was my favorite lens nr1 before I bought the 70-200.

Keep the 135L and see if you still want / need it after you got the 70-200.


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Nov 19, 2011 06:35 |  #11

The 135L does f2 (nice but overrated), is lighter and cheaper. That's where its advantages end.

I still have mine because I do not travel with the 70-200MKII and shoot concerts where the extra stop can be very useful although because of the focal length and lack of IS, its usefulness appears to only exist in my mind ;-)a


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Nov 19, 2011 09:35 |  #12

Ricku wrote in post #13421466 (external link)
I used to be a 100% prime lover and a 100% zoom hater, but then I got my hands on the 70-200 2.8 mkII....

I never thought you would never say that but this speaks highly of the zoom which I love.


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Nov 19, 2011 09:36 |  #13

iluxa007 wrote in post #13421477 (external link)
Im thinking of actually getting rid of the 135L + 70-200 2.8L NON-IS to buy the MKII. You think I should keep the 135L and save up for the MKII?

I did same.


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Nov 19, 2011 10:08 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #14

I have the original version with IS and it is one of sharpest lenses, next to the 70-200/f4, that I use. Maybe its me, but I just don't see a big enough difference between the Mk I and Mk II to justify an additional cash outlay (unless I just happen to have an exceptionally good copy of the Mk I). Pick up a good Mk I version off the Buy/Sell at a good price and keep the extra money in your pocket...that'd be my recommendation.


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Nov 19, 2011 11:53 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #15

Unless you know that you must have the MK II, take a look at the Sigma OS.
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