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Jun 11, 2012 07:16 |  #1

Thinking of selling my 16-35 and 35 1.4 to get the 70-200 IS, I am not sure if I will regret it my wide angle is super sharp even though I don't use it steady the images it produces are great and the 35 I use more often the other lens I do have are 100 macro non L, 85 1.8 (which I love) 50 1.4. The only thing I don't have is the longer focal length which lately I wish I had, I did own the 20-200 non IS and wish I did not sell it so I don't want to make a mistake over "lusting" after a lens.

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Jun 11, 2012 09:01 |  #2

It's tough to figure out which lens(es) to sell to let you afford another one! I've done it several times over the years in order to upgrade to what I REALLY needed. I'd take a close look at the 100 macro and 85 1.8, and maybe the 50/1.4 as being sacrificial. The 70-200 will cover the 85 and 100 range, even if the macro feature will be lost. Personally speaking, I'd never give up my 85/1.8, even though my zooms cover that focal length. It's got special qualities...

Good luck with your decisions...

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Jun 11, 2012 09:02 |  #3

Ummm... Barbara - it's not clear what you're asking.
I assume it's should I sell my 16-35L and 35L and get a 70-200 /2.8 II.

Only you can answer that, but assuming you're needing a longer focal length my suggestion would be to sell the 35L and get a 70-200/4 IS


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Jun 11, 2012 10:36 |  #4

I guess I am just would love to have this lens a friend has it and its made me want it more, however, I cannot afford it without selling something and I have a feeling I would regret selling my 16-35 and 35 1.4, the 85 I would never sell love the lens too much. My only thoughts is getting the 200 2.8 but for the price I am wondering if the quality is good on that particular lens.


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Jun 11, 2012 10:40 |  #5
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Which 70-200 IS are you thinking of? There's the 70-200 f/4 IS, 70-200 f/2.8 IS, and 70-200 f/2.8 IS mark II. Sounds like you should keep the 35L and sell the 16-35L and 50 f/1.4.


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Jun 11, 2012 10:48 |  #6

The more expensive version 2.8...I do own the 24-105 as well.


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Jun 11, 2012 12:57 |  #7

imagesbybarbara wrote in post #14562869 (external link)
The more expensive version 2.8...I do own the 24-105 as well.

All the 70-200 2.8 II images I've seen here on POTN are simply spectacular. I'd love to get one but it is way out of my price range :(


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Jun 12, 2012 15:18 |  #8

hmm - I'll assume you're using a ff camera

I have a 70-200/2.8 II - it's probably the sharpest zoom lens ever made. Since you have a 24-105 selling the 35L and 16-35L should raise just about enough money.

Only you can decide whether you need the 35-70 range more than you need 16-24. Personally, I'd probably sell the 35L and the 24-105L and save a little - it keeps your options open at the wider end. This would be particularly true on a crop camera.


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