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Going to buy a CANON EF 70-200 F4 L USM ZOOM LENS

 
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Feb 15, 2013 11:09 as a reply to  @ post 15613128 |  #31

Don't do it!

This lens a gateway lens to the L frenzy which will consume you...




  
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Feb 15, 2013 11:10 |  #32

msowsun wrote in post #15613128 (external link)
IS is nice to have but the Canon is sharper, and makes a great outdoor sports lens. http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=3​&APIComp=1 (external link)

it's not going to be sharper at a shutter of 1/100....


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Feb 15, 2013 11:22 |  #33

tickerguy wrote in post #15613122 (external link)
Buy this one:

http://okaloosa.craigs​list.org/pho/358844487​7.html (external link)

Wants $550, I bet he'll come down.

I have the IS version and it's ridiculously sharp.

Not worth it with shipping cost to Canada. I buy and sell for
The USA and the cost with border fees is just to much




  
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Feb 15, 2013 11:52 |  #34

DreDaze wrote in post #15613140 (external link)
it's not going to be sharper at a shutter of 1/100....

Well it might be under the right conditions.... As with anything it is nice to have choices.

Outdoors on a gloomy day the Tamron would need 1/100 and f/8 to be reasonably sharp at the longer focal lengths.

With the Canon you could shoot at 1/400 and f/4, and even wide open it would still be sharper. Plus if you are shooting anything moving, 1/400 will stop the action while 1/100 will get you blurred images.


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Feb 15, 2013 12:00 |  #35

msowsun wrote in post #15613272 (external link)
Well it might be under the right conditions.... As with anything it is nice to have choices.

Outdoors on a gloomy day the Tamron would need 1/100 and f/8 to be reasonably sharp at the longer focal lengths.

With the Canon you could shoot at 1/400 and f/4, and even wide open it would still be sharper. Plus if you are shooting anything moving, 1/400 will stop the action while 1/100 will get you blurred images.

if we're going to make up scenarios, why not f4 70mm. 1/20 of a second shutter of a static object...

i'm not talking during the day...what about during the start of a summer evening...

and i'm not talking conditions where the tamron is stopped down at a slow shutter, i never said that

i'm just saying what i would do in this situation...plus with money saved you could buy a longer prime like a 100mm f2


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Feb 15, 2013 12:08 |  #36

You guys lost me lol

Just placed the order for my lens


Would you recommend getting the tripod mount ?




  
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Feb 15, 2013 12:27 |  #37

DreDaze wrote in post #15613297 (external link)
i'm just saying what i would do in this situation...plus with money saved you could buy a longer prime like a 100mm f2

Like I said, it's nice to have choices, and I would choose the Canon. It is only $260 more and when a first time user looks at their photos, they soon realize why it is such a well regarded lens.


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Feb 15, 2013 12:34 |  #38

JohnnyfromCanada wrote in post #15613325 (external link)
You guys lost me lol

Just placed the order for my lens


Would you recommend getting the tripod mount ?

No, this lens is not very heavy and most tripods will support the camera and the lens quite well.

The Canon is VERY expensive at $140, but you could look at some of the cheaper Chinese made Tripod Rings. If you decide to get one I would recommend one that attaches the same way as the Canon. The one in this thread looks pretty good. https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=850613


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Feb 15, 2013 13:17 |  #39

I shot with a buddy's Lens with the tripod ring I like it for grip




  
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Feb 15, 2013 16:15 |  #40

JohnnyfromCanada wrote in post #15613546 (external link)
I shot with a buddy's Lens with the tripod ring I like it for grip

As they said before, OEM ring is expensive and not really needed, but if you liked it before, by all means.

Im using mine hand held, the size and weight make it really easy to use and not a pain to carry around. A little front heavy on my Rebel tho! :lol:


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Feb 15, 2013 17:18 |  #41

ABTsolut wrote in post #15614131 (external link)
As they said before, OEM ring is expensive and not really needed, but if you liked it before, by all means.

Im using mine hand held, the size and weight make it really easy to use and not a pain to carry around. A little front heavy on my Rebel tho! :lol:

It's not something that I would pick up right away but later on down the line




  
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Feb 15, 2013 18:10 as a reply to  @ JohnnyfromCanada's post |  #42

If you can afford it do your self a favor and go for the 2.8 IS II. I thought about getting one of the other cheaper 70-200 but the price I got it for back in October, $2,000.00 from Best Buy, I couldn't pass it up. Worth every penny! Even if I had to pay full price for it I'd still be content with my purchase, Not GEEKED and OVERLY EXCITED but very much content. Good luck!


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Feb 15, 2013 18:41 |  #43

I agree with msowsun. The f/4 is light enough that you really don't need one. It isn't worth it IMO. If it doesn't come with the lens, there is probably a reason for it. Even Canon thinks it is light enough, but they offer it. You can find off brand ones for $30-40.


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Feb 15, 2013 18:57 |  #44

The Canon 7D Kid wrote in post #15614447 (external link)
=The "Canon 7D" Kid;15614447]If you can afford it do your self a favor and go for the 2.8 IS II. I thought about getting one of the other cheaper 70-200 but the price I got it for back in October, $2,000.00 from Best Buy, I couldn't pass it up. Worth every penny! Even if I had to pay full price for it I'd still be content with my purchase, Not GEEKED and OVERLY EXCITED but very much content. Good luck!

I can't afford the IS the non IS for 650 I happy with and I can say I have L glass. When the time comes ill upgrade it.

kawi_200 wrote in post #15614519 (external link)
I agree with msowsun. The f/4 is light enough that you really don't need one. It isn't worth it IMO. If it doesn't come with the lens, there is probably a reason for it. Even Canon thinks it is light enough, but they offer it. You can find off brand ones for $30-40.

I see where your guys are coming from. I surly won't be putting this ahead of other gear I have to buy.




  
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Feb 15, 2013 19:01 |  #45

I disagree - the lens is fairly light, but also pretty long, which puts my camera (50D) off balance. You don't need the collar every time, but if you want to truly enjoy your beautiful new lens, you should have one handy. I got a very decent quality one from meritline.com, for ~20$.


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