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Which 70-200?

 
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Dec 29, 2011 08:32 |  #16
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cherrymoon wrote in post #13614006 (external link)
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 ?

Either get rid of your 85L or the 135L and fund for the 70-200L IS II. It’s like a 70mm through 200mm L prime :) it’s THAT good!
(For the record, I did have a 135L and 85mm 1.8 and none were as good as the 70-200 IS II) Although I was crazy about a 135L, it was my favorite glass.., until I got the 70-200 IS II


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Dec 29, 2011 10:10 |  #17

70-200 2.8 OS out of your list for sure.



  
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Dec 29, 2011 10:53 |  #18

I went the Sigma f2.8 OS, is really a stellar lens that I will replace only for the ( much more expensive) Canon mk2 version. The OS always helps, even for sports, the the lens is extremely sharp at f2.8 and even sharper at f4 just like the Canon.
I think this lens is really an amazing value. Really at this price having a wide f2.8 aperture and OS is something I cant live without


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Dec 29, 2011 13:31 |  #19

Canon 70-200 f/2.8. I have used both the Canon IS version and the non-is version. IF you are very shaky than it might be a good idea to get the IS but if you have good form when holding your camera the IS is pointless. For Rugby you wont need the IS from the Sigma, I would personally just turn it off and save the battery usage. For sports the IS has no real use, your shutter speed is going to need to be high enough to stop the person moving that the IS wont do anything. For weddings it could be nice, but IMO lens are investments that should last a long time, and more often than not Sigma lens are not usable with the next level cameras.


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Dec 29, 2011 13:43 |  #20

You're going to want IS/OS regardless of the make. At longer focal lengths and dim light it is well worth the slight additional cost.


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Dec 29, 2011 13:55 |  #21

If it's primarily for sports in the UK, then get the Canon 2.8 NON IS (especially as you will be shooting under lights).


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Dec 29, 2011 15:21 |  #22

Sigma OS




  
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Dec 29, 2011 15:34 |  #23

iluxa007 wrote in post #13614476 (external link)
Either get rid of your 85L or the 135L and fund for the 70-200L IS II

Would like to but my 135L in mint condition is for sell and don't find any buyer here in € crash zone :(

I never can't sell the 85L


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Dec 29, 2011 17:32 |  #24

cherrymoon wrote in post #13616576 (external link)
Would like to but my 135L in mint condition is for sell and don't find any buyer here in € crash zone :(

I never can't sell the 85L

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Dec 29, 2011 17:42 |  #25

cherrymoon wrote in post #13616576 (external link)
Would like to but my 135L in mint condition is for sell and don't find any buyer here in € crash zone :(

I never can't sell the 85L

I've got a 85L here I can't sell either, it was a gift and she'd know if I sold it.




  
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Dec 29, 2011 19:20 as a reply to  @ post 13614238 |  #26

I have the 70-200L IS and it is a great lens but not if ued at 1.2M @ 200mm. Myself and several other people I know have issues with this lens with accurate focus at it's closest point. Canon will not accept the fact that there is a problem with this lens. 2M and out it is superb




  
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Dec 29, 2011 20:07 |  #27

I have had the 80-200 2.8 IS and the f4 IS and I have to say the f4 IS is an amazing lens. However, for your uses I would go with the sigma. It is a champ of a lens from everything I have heard and should be as good as the canon non IS but you get OS to boot.


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Dec 29, 2011 21:13 |  #28

This is what happened when a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX II lens was used to take pictures.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 97.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 70.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE



Focal Length: 86.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
ISO equiv: 5000
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

The images were assisted with Imagenomic Noiseware software.

The lens used is a non-stabilized lens, the least expensive in its class from Sigma. It's also been discontinued, but it's still available from some sellers.



  
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Dec 30, 2011 00:18 |  #29

Great pics from the non OS, really tempts me to save a bit of money especially as I will be keeping the Tamron 70 300 VC...


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Dec 30, 2011 00:43 |  #30

iluxa007 wrote in post #13614476 (external link)
Either get rid of your 85L or the 135L and fund for the 70-200L IS II. It’s like a 70mm through 200mm L prime :) it’s THAT good!
(For the record, I did have a 135L and 85mm 1.8 and none were as good as the 70-200 IS II) Although I was crazy about a 135L, it was my favorite glass.., until I got the 70-200 IS II

This! Sell 135L and fund the 70-200 2.8 IS II.


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