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Jun 30, 2012 18:57 |  #16

Eagle wrote in post #14654050 (external link)
Because you wanted to create another post to take space on the internet.

It's another "look at me, I am buying a lens for myself and you should care" thread.


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Jun 30, 2012 19:05 |  #17

Buylongterm wrote in post #14653235 (external link)
Get the 2.8. It's priceless and worth every single penny and then some. If your hesitating, have a few drinks. That hesitation turns into positive energy and gives you the strength to hit the buy button. :-)

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ends up being very costly.

Ask me how I know. :)

Yep, I once bought a goat at an auction for twenty dollars after having a 'few'. I lived on the tenth floor at the time...


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Jun 30, 2012 19:18 |  #18

Eagle wrote in post #14654050 (external link)
Because you wanted to create another post to take space on the internet.

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14654124 (external link)
It's another "look at me, I am buying a lens for myself and you should care" thread.

Lads, were these replies really necessary?


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Jun 30, 2012 19:42 |  #19

not at all... Eagle should be ashamed. :D


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Jun 30, 2012 20:07 as a reply to  @ NewEnglandPhotographer's post |  #20

what does she want in return? that is the queston you should be asking.




  
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Jun 30, 2012 20:20 |  #21

tofaze wrote in post #14654342 (external link)
what does she want in return? that is the queston you should be asking.

bw!

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Jun 30, 2012 20:36 |  #22

I rarely reply to the what lens threads. I like threads like these. These are like self help threads. Some people hate these the most.

After about 5 years my itch is back. 5D3 plus redo my lens lineup.

My advice go ahead. Its not like you cant sell the lens with minimal to no loss. I look at all my gear sorta like rental.
Doesnt matter if the lens is 1k or 2k. No regrets because you can always sell it later.


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Jun 30, 2012 20:58 |  #23

my 70-200 mkII was bought for $1950, and it has since appreciated in value.


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Jul 01, 2012 03:05 |  #24

Uncle Flash wrote in post #14654205 (external link)
Lads, were these replies really necessary?

Sort of.... Because you kinda asked a question that has no "answer".

Do what you want to do.


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Jul 01, 2012 05:43 as a reply to  @ Aniolkowski's post |  #25

tofaze wrote in post #14654342 (external link)
what does she want in return? that is the queston you should be asking.

I'm a lucky bloke. I've been married for 25 years and she hasn't denied me a thing in all that time. Actually, she got what she wanted many months ago and probably feels guilty.

kevEOS wrote in post #14654407 (external link)
I rarely reply to the what lens threads. I like threads like these. These are like self help threads. Some people hate these the most.

After about 5 years my itch is back. 5D3 plus redo my lens lineup.

My advice go ahead. Its not like you cant sell the lens with minimal to no loss. I look at all my gear sorta like rental.
Doesnt matter if the lens is 1k or 2k. No regrets because you can always sell it later.

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14654463 (external link)
my 70-200 mkII was bought for $1950, and it has since appreciated in value.

I also read somewhere that buying L lenses is almost like borrowing them as the returns are usually very good. I normally prefer to only buy once but If it has to go, it looks like I won't be mourning any great financial loss. :cool:

I'm still no closer to understanding why I'm hesitant but I'm going to jump in and see how it goes. I just hope I can do it justice.


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Jul 01, 2012 07:12 |  #26

I just went through this and here was my hesitance:

Canon 70-200 F2.8: $2600, fast, heavy, weatherproof, very very sharp
Canon 70-200 F4: $1300, a bit slower, super light, weather proof, very very very sharp, great color and contrast
Sigma 70-200 F2.8: $1300, fast, heavy, not weather proof, very sharp
All are good choices for the amateur/semi pro.

I had been bit by my F4 24-105 enough to know I wanted the extra stop, but not being a pro spending $2600 when I could spend $1300 and still get a very excellent lens was too much. If I were a pro, I wouldn't hesitate on getting the Canon.

As it is, I have a great lens and $1300 in my pocket to go on a mini vacation and take pics!


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Jul 01, 2012 11:12 |  #27

nes_matt wrote in post #14655680 (external link)
Canon 70-200 F2.8: $2600, fast, heavy, weatherproof, very very sharp
Canon 70-200 F4: $1300, a bit slower, super light, weather proof, very very very sharp, great color and contrast
Sigma 70-200 F2.8: $1300, fast, heavy, not weather proof, very sharp

I feel like those prices and descriptions are not exactly accurate, lol.


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Jul 01, 2012 14:05 |  #28

Uncle Flash wrote in post #14651587 (external link)
You're probably right. Without this place I would have bought it without thinking but now I know the sort of quality photos I'm supposed to take with this lens, I'm wondering if I'm up to the job!

We'll see...

When did that become a requirement of owning bits of kit? I should have never gotten past the camera on my cell if that's the case. :lol:


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Jul 02, 2012 13:06 |  #29

Uncle Flash wrote in post #14655556 (external link)
I'm a lucky bloke. I've been married for 25 years and she hasn't denied me a thing in all that time. Actually, she got what she wanted many months ago and probably feels guilty....

The truth is that you got lucky like 25 years ago, and so did she.

Women don't typically feel guilt- or at least- not in my experience.


Go buy your lens and have at it.


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Jul 02, 2012 13:15 |  #30

The only problem I see with buying this lens is that you will want to trade in your 15-85 for the 17-55 2.8 IS after you get used to a constant aperature lens.


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