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70-200 alternative?

 
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Jul 28, 2012 00:40 |  #1

so i just sold my 70-200 f2.8 IS version one with the plan to go get the version 2.

but are there any alternatives that i should consider before buying the version 2?

i already have an 85L and a 300 F2.8 L so maybe was thinking of a 135L, 200L

i mostly shoot weddings and professional sports

will i miss the zoom if i switch to all primes?


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Jul 28, 2012 00:46 |  #2

The 135 is amazing... love mine!!!


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Jul 28, 2012 01:08 as a reply to  @ Andrushka's post |  #3

A large majority end up using the 70-200 II more than the 135L and 200L, when they buy it.The convenience of the zoom and it's IQ, make up for the lost stop with the 135.


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Jul 28, 2012 02:02 |  #4

I'd pick the 70-200 II over the 135L any day. Wait, I actudally did that, sold the 135L and got the 70-200 II :D

IQ they're on par, but the zoom is just so versatile, I don't miss the shots like I used to becoz of the fixed focal length. What's the use of a lens if you miss so many shots even if it has great IQ?


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Jul 28, 2012 02:13 |  #5
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Wedding and sports? zoom hands down for versatility...


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Jul 28, 2012 02:15 |  #6
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Heh, this shouldn’t be a question. I sold my 135L and hot a 70-200 II back in last year and neeeeeeever looked back. HOWEVER< I did add an 85L and I use both lenses extensively... They’re both great for what they’re designed to do. But as for 135L and 200L, the 70-200 II wins any day,... unless it’s 200 f2L IS :D:D:D


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Jul 28, 2012 03:24 |  #7

Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS + 135L = same price as the Mark II Canon.

Just sayin' ;)


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Jul 28, 2012 03:44 as a reply to  @ RangersForever's post |  #8

since buying the mk2 i sold my 200L and 135L and dont miss them.


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Jul 28, 2012 03:46 |  #9

Hmm... Guys, you make me think about "not getting" 135L and swapping my MDP 80-200/2.8L for a 70-200 II....




  
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Jul 28, 2012 04:04 |  #10
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TLN wrote in post #14780646 (external link)
Hmm... Guys, you make me think about "not getting" 135L and swapping my MDP 80-200/2.8L for a 70-200 II....

MDP is VEEEERY outdated. I hated my first 70-200 because it didn’t have IS... That’s when I upgraded to the IS II versiion... 4-stop IS isn’t no gimmick!! It really works like a charm!


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Jul 28, 2012 04:42 |  #11

iLvision wrote in post #14780670 (external link)
MDP is VEEEERY outdated. I hated my first 70-200 because it didn’t have IS... That’s when I upgraded to the IS II versiion... 4-stop IS isn’t no gimmick!! It really works like a charm!

Well.. But 70-200 II cost 4x time more then MDP =)
And MDP, being outdated still deliver crisp and sharp images. What about the focusing, it's enought for almost everything about some kind of sports.




  
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Jul 28, 2012 09:07 as a reply to  @ TLN's post |  #12

Maybe I'll get the new 70-200 and the 200 f2 :) best of both worlds :)


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Jul 28, 2012 13:38 |  #13

I don't own the new version of the 70-200, but I can't imagine shooting a wedding without a zoom lens in that range and from what I've heard the new 70-200 is amazing.


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