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70-200 f/2.8 is ii

 
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Jul 11, 2012 10:51 |  #16

rick_reno wrote in post #14701919 (external link)
how is your mk1 wide open? that's where i've found the mkii is better, stopped down they're very similar. my mk1 wide open was very soft, the mkii is excellent at all the f-stops i've tried it at.

rick, i'll have to check. i don't know if i've ever used it wide open.




  
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Jul 11, 2012 10:52 |  #17

raptor3x wrote in post #14701714 (external link)
There are most likely so many used ones available because of the recent refurbished sale. You could get them for $1600 if you got lucky and one was actually in stock. Easy way to make $400.

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Jul 11, 2012 11:22 |  #18

rwhardy wrote in post #14701961 (external link)
rick, i'll have to check. i don't know if i've ever used it wide open.

Then why not save yourself some money and get the 70-200 f4 IS?




  
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Jul 11, 2012 11:24 |  #19

rwhardy wrote in post #14701961 (external link)
rick, i'll have to check. i don't know if i've ever used it wide open.

Why would you have a 2.8 if you've never used it wide open??


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Jul 11, 2012 11:33 |  #20

Use mine wide open all the time shooting sports and very happy with it compared to the MK I.


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Jul 11, 2012 11:52 |  #21

there have been a lot used ever since I joined the forum. one or two per day it seems. however, many wanted 2100 or 2200 when you could get them new for that price. now I'm starting to see them for about 1950 which is closer to where they should be used. if anything ill keep holding out and wait as I want one but figure Christmas will get me a better deal.


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Jul 11, 2012 12:50 |  #22

Numenorean wrote in post #14702065 (external link)
Why would you have a 2.8 if you've never used it wide open??

Hmmm faster focus, activate super sensor, better low light focus. I don't know. Good question.

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Jul 11, 2012 12:52 |  #23

MikeWa wrote in post #14702420 (external link)
Hmmm faster focus, activate super sensor, better low light focus. I don't know. Good question.

Mike

So use it only for the fact that you get more cross type focus points. I guess that is something but...seems a waste to just use it for that.


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Jul 11, 2012 13:00 |  #24

Mark I and Mark II are days and nights.
Mark II is the best zoom lens Canon has ever made. (without one of)
Go get it. It will never let you down.


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Jul 11, 2012 13:22 |  #25

I've never had the Mark I but the Mark II does an AMAZING job at everything needed from 70-200. The only complaint I can see is the weight and size. Seriously though, all lenses have pros and cons and if THIS is the con then I think you should just add this to the pro that your biceps and forearms are going to get stronger. lol


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Jul 11, 2012 14:26 |  #26

Numenorean wrote in post #14702065 (external link)
Why would you have a 2.8 if you've never used it wide open??

because i bought it after hunting season and haven't had much need to use it at all since then. i may have shot some wide open shots right after i got it but i've been busy at work and my spare time has been spent on a few car restoration projects since deer season ended. out west i used it some but it was during the day and with a t/c. during deer season i want to have it as a back up in case the 300f/4 just can't grab enough light.




  
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Jul 11, 2012 14:31 |  #27

The 70-200 II is probably my most used lens, no doubt. In fact, with extenders it becomes even more versatile than it already is.

Alone, you have an amazing performing 70-200 f/2.8... Sharp end to end with amazing IQ.

Slap the 1.4x on there, you get some additional reach up to f/4. Still sharp is a tack wide open at f/4 at any FL.

The 2x III is amazing on the 70-200 II... Now you have a 140-400mm lens at f/5.6 which performs very, very well. Only needs minor stopping down to give very good sharpness.

So one lens (with the help of extenders) can give you a range from 70-400mm at various apertures. It also accepts tubes very well, which make it a dang good macro if you need the MFD without another lens.

Performance is just awesome with this lens though. I love it.


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Jul 11, 2012 14:35 |  #28

bpark42 wrote in post #14702060 (external link)
Then why not save yourself some money and get the 70-200 f4 IS?

Money is not the only thing that you save by selecting the f/4L IS lens. The f/4L IS lens is 2/3 the weight of the f/2.8L (series) lenses.

I can carry the f/4L IS AND a second 1.6x camera at the same weight as the f/2.8L (series) lens alone.

I carry my lens everywhere and I use it for just about every type of shooting. I acknowledge that the f/2.8L IS ii is a great lens but, I often read posts that people are leaving their f/2.8L (series) lenses at home when they travel because of the extra weight.

My f/4L IS lens is half of my travel duo along with the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens on a pair of 1.6x cameras...


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Jul 11, 2012 14:40 |  #29

One of the reason I still stick with Canon now is because of this lens. It's one of the best lenses I ever own...


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Jul 11, 2012 15:06 |  #30

I take my f/2.8 on all my trips. Honestly, it's not that bad. I find it heavy if in the bag, but mounted to the camera with my Pro-Tech strap I barley notice the weight (honestly). Even with the gripped 5D3. The strap really makes a huge difference.

My perfect traveling duo, the 24-105 and 70-200 II. Covers just about everything.


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