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Which 70-200 mm lens to Rent for my XSI?

 
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Aug 07, 2012 10:47 |  #1

Just looking to try out a 70-200 L lens on my XSI. What version would you rent? Going to take some pics of my nephews pee wee football game and a friend of mine is having a car was with babes in Bikinis washing his Bently and new Range Rover Sport. So I thought this would be a fun lens to try out.
Thanks for your input in advance.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 10:58 |  #2

I'd go for the f2.8 IS. Might as well aim high. You'll also get a feel for the size and weight.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 11:01 |  #3

Get the 70-200 f2.8 IS II. :)


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Aug 07, 2012 11:06 |  #4

The new model or the old version?

crn3371 wrote in post #14825836 (external link)
I'd go for the f2.8 IS. Might as well aim high. You'll also get a feel for the size and weight.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 11:28 |  #5

Get the newest version.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 12:05 |  #6

post said bikini clad babes..


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Aug 07, 2012 19:43 |  #7

Why not splurge at the same time ?
Go rent the 70-200L IS II. At the same time, look at what camera you would consider upgrading to- whether it be a T4i, 7D, 5D3, and rent one of them as well. Please note that if you change formats- i.e. go to full frame- you will want a basic lens like a 24-105L as well- for the complete picture.

I mean, if you are gonna do it- go all the way.


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Aug 07, 2012 20:27 |  #8

I would say go with Version II as well if your budget allows. From the sounds of it though, the f/4.0 non-IS would be enough for the job, as you should have plenty of light to work with outdoors. It will save you quite a bit cash too; it's roughly a quarter of the cost of version II.


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Aug 08, 2012 21:42 |  #9

@3Rotor- you do realize that the OP is planning on renting ?


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Aug 08, 2012 22:01 |  #10

time to upgrade your body~~


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Aug 09, 2012 04:01 |  #11

nub4sh wrote in post #14825854 (external link)
Get the 70-200 f2.8 IS II. :)

+1 on the mk2


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Aug 09, 2012 08:21 |  #12

of course, the latest and the greatest = 70-200mm 2.8 IS II

But why not upgrade the body?




  
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Aug 09, 2012 08:32 |  #13

Frietze wrote in post #14825785 (external link)
Just looking to try out a 70-200 L lens on my XSI. What version would you rent? Going to take some pics of my nephews pee wee football game and a friend of mine is having a car was with babes in Bikinis washing his Bently and new Range Rover Sport. So I thought this would be a fun lens to try out.
Thanks for your input in advance.

If you will have the light the f4 IS will do the job nicely. Its much smaller and lighter than the f2.8 and will balance out on your body better.

Depending on how close you are to the game you may want to consider the 100-400?

I've photographed a few of my nephews football games usually with the 100-400 or the f2.8 with a 1.4x when it starts to get darker.

If you use IS make sure you switch it to mode 2 or off all together if you have the shutter speed.


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Aug 09, 2012 08:38 |  #14

the choice should just boil down to how much money you have to drop. I never liked renting lenses because it's usually a lot of money for such short term gain. (I once rented a 200mm F/2.0 and the shipping was almost twice the amount of the lens rental itself). like everyone has said, get the best if the budget is there. Why not? The optical quality throughout the rest of the 70-200 family are all wonderful. Being that you're shooting outdoors they will all serve you well. IMO just buy the 70-200 F/4. If you do a lot of outdoor shooting it will deliver superb results time and time again.


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Aug 09, 2012 08:40 |  #15

Pearlallica wrote in post #14835097 (external link)
the choice should just boil down to how much money you have to drop. I never liked renting lenses because it's usually a lot of money for such short term gain. (I once rented a 200mm F/2.0 and the shipping was almost twice the amount of the lens rental itself). like everyone has said, get the best if the budget is there. Why not? The optical quality throughout the rest of the 70-200 family are all wonderful. Being that you're shooting outdoors they will all serve you well. IMO just buy the 70-200 F/4. If you do a lot of outdoor shooting it will deliver superb results time and time again.

I agree, the 70-200 f4 non IS is probably the best IQ for your cash in that range.


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