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Dec 29, 2011 01:24 |  #1

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I have been looking at 70-200s and discussed some options in a previous thread, I will use it for rugby in daylight or under good floodlights, some home indoor use and very occasional the odd event like a wedding but not my main use. I will be using it on my 60D and also a 7D I plan to get shortly.

I can just about afford one of the following:

Canon 70-200 f4 is
Canon 70-200 f2.8 non is
Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS

Which would you choose?


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Dec 29, 2011 01:26 |  #2

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 if you're intention is sports. The wider aperture is nice to have on cloudy and overcast days.


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Dec 29, 2011 01:31 |  #3

Staszek wrote in post #13613625 (external link)
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 if you're intention is sports. The wider aperture is nice to have on cloudy and overcast days.

Even with it being the only non OS, my main use will be sport with other occasional use as stated above, thanks :)


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Dec 29, 2011 01:34 |  #4

mrrikki wrote in post #13613645 (external link)
Even with it being the only non OS, my main use will be sport with other occasional use as stated above, thanks :)

ya id say go with the canon non IS... with sports your going to want to shoot fast SS so you won't need IS anyways


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Dec 29, 2011 01:35 |  #5

The sigma 70-200mm OS is a steller lens. sharp enough almost anyone. at f/4 its stupid sharp. Autofocus is fast and accurate. I would go with that one if I were you




  
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Dec 29, 2011 01:36 |  #6

Sigma OS...easily.




  
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Dec 29, 2011 01:39 |  #7

mrrikki wrote in post #13613645 (external link)
Even with it being the only non OS, my main use will be sport with other occasional use as stated above, thanks :)

Buy the right tool for the job. If your main use is sports, thats the best one for the job. At high shutter speeds, image stabilizer has no effect on the motion blur. IS will stabilize the viewfinder, which is nice, but its not a necessity.

I've seen a 70-200 f/2.8 IS version 1's running around recently in the $1200 - 1300 range. If that's something you may want, save for a while longer and buy that. You're probably going to wish you spend the extra money in a couple of months (it always happens).


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Dec 29, 2011 01:46 |  #8

Staszek wrote in post #13613677 (external link)
Buy the right tool for the job. If your main use is sports, thats the best one for the job. At high shutter speeds, image stabilizer has no effect on the motion blur. IS will stabilize the viewfinder, which is nice, but its not a necessity.

I've seen a 70-200 f/2.8 IS version 1's running around recently in the $1200 - 1300 range. If that's something you may want, save for a while longer and buy that. You're probably going to wish you spend the extra money in a couple of months (it always happens).

Unfortuantly I am in the UK lens prices much higher as is the gap between IS and non IS.


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Dec 29, 2011 02:16 as a reply to  @ mrrikki's post |  #9

If money is an issue, 200mm prime.


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Dec 29, 2011 03:08 |  #10

mrrikki wrote in post #13613695 (external link)
Unfortuantly I am in the UK lens prices much higher as is the gap between IS and non IS.

I see. PM sent.


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Dec 29, 2011 03:28 |  #11

Sigma 2.8 OS. Just as good as the canon non-IS in terms of IQ, but with OS.


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Dec 29, 2011 03:49 |  #12
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Sigma OS. I had the non-IS canon version and REGRETTED I had bought it. I lost money on it, sold it, sold the 135L and bought the 70-200 ISII and now it’s THE BEST lens I have & ever used. So Either get the OS or the original IS v1... but better yet, SAVE for the IS II version. Boy, best lens, PERIOD.


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Dec 29, 2011 04:52 |  #13

I had 3 70-200. The f4, f4IS, f2.8.

For my style of shooting, i prefer so much the f4IS (mainly portrait). My 2 f2.8s were soft @ 2.8, so rarely used at this aperture. At f4, the f2.8 lens was a bit under f4 lenses IQ and twice the weight.

After, I shoot sports with the f2.8 (cycling and triathlon) and I find the AF a little bit not responsive on 5D2. So I prefer 135L for this exercice.

Maybe the 70-200 2.8L II is the key ?


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Dec 29, 2011 05:21 |  #14

Sigma 70-200 os, without a doubt.

2.8 with image stabilisation.

Sharp as the Canon f4is at f4, with the added option of 2.8.

f2.8 is a little soft, but I find it sharpens up nicely from f3.2 onwards.


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Dec 29, 2011 07:04 as a reply to  @ mtimber's post |  #15

For low light the 70-200 f/2.8 IS /Non IS is an nice option.

I used the 70-200 f/4 IS for over two years. Very nice lens to use. But decided recently to upgrade to the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and in low light situations (indoor) this lens rocks.


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