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Canon EF 70-200 L f4 USM non-IS used - valid choice?

 
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Oct 26, 2012 22:04 |  #16

gonzogolf wrote in post #15173212 (external link)
And we once used sticks instead of toilet tissue, not going back there either.

Pfft. Great concept of convenience. :D This made my day


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Oct 27, 2012 03:06 |  #17

Thank you people for replying!

No weather sel needed most of the time.

I think that given the price I' ll go for it...


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Oct 27, 2012 13:39 |  #18

I love mine and don't consider myself to be so steady.


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Oct 27, 2012 19:43 |  #19

Great lens. Don't miss IS much. Not $600 much anyway.


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Oct 27, 2012 20:17 |  #20

ShootaBike wrote in post #15171053 (external link)
I can find great prices on second hand 70-200 L f4 USMs and I do consider getting one…

Nowdays it looks like the absence of IS will drop prices sharply on otherwise fine lenses.

Would you pick one if you found one in great shape for less than half the price of the new one?

And, is it a usable lens without the IS ? (by usable I refer to the keepers rate when handheld – given the photographer knows how to hold a camera)

I loved mine. Handholding with a fast enough shutter speed produces very sharp pictures. It was maybe the most consistent lens I've ever owned.


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Oct 29, 2012 05:45 |  #21

I finally decided to spend the extra cash and move on to the f4 IS.

Prices are very good in the second hand market these days.

Thank you all once more!!!


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Oct 29, 2012 06:50 |  #22

ShootaBike wrote in post #15181484 (external link)
I finally decided to spend the extra cash and move on to the f4 IS.

Prices are very good in the second hand market these days.

Thank you all once more!!!

Great choice :D Be good with it :mrgreen: Cheers


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Oct 29, 2012 06:57 |  #23

Thank you Calvin. I will have it on Thursday.

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Oct 29, 2012 08:28 |  #24

First L lens I ever bought and most likely one lens that I will never sell.

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Oct 29, 2012 08:35 |  #25

I guess it's a special moment for any Canon shooter when he acquires his first piece of L glass...

I can even say I'm (kind of) moved emotionally. Really!


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Oct 29, 2012 09:30 |  #26

ShootaBike wrote in post #15181864 (external link)
I guess it's a special moment for any Canon shooter when he acquires his first piece of L glass...

I can even say I'm (kind of) moved emotionally. Really!

It always is :D Just like the first day I get my L, and my only L :D


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Oct 29, 2012 14:06 |  #27

I love mine, I debated as you over the IS but in reality I mostly use it for sports and found I did not need IS. It's very sharp and light weight, for the price it's one of the best value "L" lenses in my opinion.


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Oct 29, 2012 14:12 |  #28

T2i4me wrote in post #15183181 (external link)
I love mine, I debated as you over the IS but in reality I mostly use it for sports and found I did not need IS. It's very sharp and light weight, for the price it's one of the best value "L" lenses in my opinion.

Yes indeed !
To add to the others , first L was a special moment for me too :)
They reward you for the investment , better , stronger , faster ..... just like the 6 million dollars worth :)




  
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Oct 30, 2012 02:41 |  #29

I found it really hard to justify the cost of the 70-200 f2.8 in either version. I guess it makes sense for the pros...

Pricing has got very aggressive these days.

We live in the years of the apple, where price itself has been turned into a product feature.


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Oct 30, 2012 03:00 |  #30

I purchased a used one for my 60D and I enjoyed every bit of it. Eventually sold it to my friend because I needed a faster lens. Now, my friend thoroughly enjoys the lens.


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