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70-200 2.8 IS II on crop body

 
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Nov 27, 2011 11:43 |  #16

I used a 70-200mm f2.8 IS L o my 400D and didn't have any problems in sinking yet more money into it when upgrading to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L MII on the same 400D body. Glass before bodies the lens is fantastic and certainly no problem at all on a crop body*

I would strongly suggest getting a battery grip for the camera body if you don't have one already. Not only does it make portrait aspect shooting a lot easier, but it also adds a larger grip to the body for helping balance out the lens. Even if you have small hands the grips make a difference and I've never yet needed nor wanted to take my battery grip off since getting it.
An E1 wrist strap also helps.


*most of the "its no good on a crop body" arguments fall into one of two categories:
1) The person saying this is used to 35mm/fullframe angles of view and thus any lens on a crop body looks wrong to them for the stated focal lengths. To people aware of this and also with no experience of 35mm/fullframe its an invalid argument.

2) The wide end isn't wide enough on crop for a walkaround. This is typically reserved for the 24-105/70mm lenses are is a personal preference on how wide people want to go at the long end.


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Nov 28, 2011 22:09 |  #17

Overread wrote in post #13457871 (external link)
I used a 70-200mm f2.8 IS L o my 400D and didn't have any problems in sinking yet more money into it when upgrading to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L MII on the same 400D body. Glass before bodies the lens is fantastic and certainly no problem at all on a crop body*

I would strongly suggest getting a battery grip for the camera body if you don't have one already. Not only does it make portrait aspect shooting a lot easier, but it also adds a larger grip to the body for helping balance out the lens. Even if you have small hands the grips make a difference and I've never yet needed nor wanted to take my battery grip off since getting it.
An E1 wrist strap also helps.

*most of the "its no good on a crop body" arguments fall into one of two categories:
1) The person saying this is used to 35mm/fullframe angles of view and thus any lens on a crop body looks wrong to them for the stated focal lengths. To people aware of this and also with no experience of 35mm/fullframe its an invalid argument.

2) The wide end isn't wide enough on crop for a walkaround. This is typically reserved for the 24-105/70mm lenses are is a personal preference on how wide people want to go at the long end.

Nice explanation:) just one doubt...The 70-200 f2.8 IS and without IS.... Do both have any difference in a same shot? What is the differnce in the picture quality of a 70-200 2.8L and 70-2004L ? I could not spend more money on lens..so kindly do advice me what lens is apt for me.




  
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Nov 28, 2011 22:11 |  #18

My two primary lens on my 40D and now 7D is the 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8


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Nov 28, 2011 22:16 as a reply to  @ lauderdalems's post |  #19

If I buy a lens without IS any problem in a snap?




  
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Nov 28, 2011 22:19 |  #20

Re: IS on the 70-200. Depends on what you are shooting. I have it and would not want this lens without it. Wish my 24-70 had IS.


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Nov 28, 2011 22:30 |  #21

lauderdalems wrote in post #13466208 (external link)
Re: IS on the 70-200. Depends on what you are shooting. I have it and would not want this lens without it. Wish my 24-70 had IS.

Please could you explain a little more about IS and without IS...Because I am planning for a 70-2004L. Any problem without IS?




  
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Nov 28, 2011 22:35 |  #22

You would need or appreciate the IS if you are shooting a lot of low light pictures. The IS will give you a couple of f stops over the non-IS. This means you can shoot handheld at a slower shutter speed without camera shake.


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Nov 28, 2011 22:44 |  #23

lauderdalems wrote in post #13466285 (external link)
You would need or appreciate the IS if you are shooting a lot of low light pictures. The IS will give you a couple of f stops over the non-IS. This means you can shoot handheld at a slower shutter speed without camera shake.

Ok...So I have to invest more on this lens...Thanks mate for the information:)




  
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Nov 29, 2011 02:03 |  #24

a.jayamohan wrote in post #13466321 (external link)
Ok...So I have to invest more on this lens...Thanks mate for the information:)

if you are shooting a moving subject like a sports game or something moving the IS won't help.




  
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Nov 29, 2011 02:34 |  #25

Avoidpuddles wrote in post #13466917 (external link)
if you are shooting a moving subject like a sports game or something moving the IS won't help.

...but if you're shooting a stationary subject in low light at 200mm, the IS will help a great deal.

Mode 2 IS also helps when panning moving objects such as shooting motorsports, etc.


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Nov 29, 2011 06:51 |  #26

My main reason for going with the 2.8 IS is because I often shoot a friend of mine at his concert performances. Believe me I would not mind spending a lot less on glass :) Most of the time I can't use a tripod because I move around the crowd a lot so need a few extra f stops. Currently the only body I have is my 550D and 80% of the time I shoot with 85mm 1.8. Time to time I switch to a 50mm 1.4 (soon to be replaced with a Sigma 50mm 1.4)


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Nov 29, 2011 06:58 |  #27

3. The lens will be harder to use since crop multiplication is hard to figure out.

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Two things...
1 - L Series lenses are no good on crop bodies
2 - Everything you read on the internet may not necessarily be true


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Nov 29, 2011 07:27 |  #28

Look at this deal just popped up on BH :)))
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …F_70_200mm_f_2_​8L_IS.html (external link)


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Nov 29, 2011 07:39 |  #29

Try again...

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Consigliere wrote in post #13467574 (external link)
Look at this deal just popped up on BH :)))
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …F_70_200mm_f_2_​8L_IS.html (external link)


Nikon/Fuji.
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Nov 29, 2011 07:41 |  #30

Sweet :) Just need to make sure I order soon :) Trouble is I wont be back in the US till Dec. 27th... I know my hands are gonna be itching :)


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