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Jun 04, 2013 20:23 |  #841

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2 PM Sun directly overhead and SWEATING here in Atlanta!
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Nice work on the PP. Care to put the before shot?


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Jun 04, 2013 20:28 |  #842

silvex wrote in post #16000457 (external link)
Nice work on the PP. Care to put the before shot?


Before shot? Sure...

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Jun 04, 2013 22:09 |  #843

Nice shot,good job!.


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Jun 04, 2013 22:19 |  #844

Darwin Y wrote in post #16000470 (external link)
Before shot? Sure...

Thanks I was curious that you do not have "racoon eyes" when shooting at noon. Unless you used a reflector or flash fill.


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Jun 04, 2013 22:33 |  #845

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Thanks I was curious that you do not have "racoon eyes" when shooting at noon. Unless you used a reflector or flash fill.

I've ALWAYS broken the rules! bw!
I used 3 Canon 600EX-RT flashes for fill!


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Jun 05, 2013 06:23 |  #846

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Jun 05, 2013 18:03 |  #847

Okay all you 200 F1.8 owners if I decide to sell my 70-200 and my 580's I can almost buy one outright. I am a bit worried. Say I get one and it needs a focus adjustment basic service is that possible anywhere at all? Also do date ranges even matter with this lens?


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Jun 05, 2013 18:25 |  #848

I can't speak to focus issues, as the copy I have is perfect; but I will vouch that this is my all time favorite lens of any size, shape, or flavor.

If you can make it happen, I would encourage you to go for it.

BTW - there is a black copy (painted) on the sale forum.


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Jun 08, 2013 19:03 |  #849

Okay the one I am looking at is $3500 and looks BRAND new has everything except the warranty reg. card. I have 3/4 of the money.....I may do it early tomorrow and sell the 70-200 off to help cover some of it.


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Jun 08, 2013 20:19 |  #850

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Okay the one I am looking at is $3500 and looks BRAND new has everything except the warranty reg. card. I have 3/4 of the money.....I may do it early tomorrow and sell the 70-200 off to help cover some of it.

Please understand, IMHO, this is NOT a replacement for a 70-200 F2.8! It is an accessory! bw!


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Jun 08, 2013 21:05 |  #851

Darwin Y wrote in post #16012642 (external link)
Please understand, IMHO, this is NOT a replacement for a 70-200 F2.8! It is an accessory! bw!

This!!!!


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Jun 09, 2013 12:50 |  #852

Does anyone have a pdf of the user's manual for this lens? I got one recently and would like to read it over. Thanks in advance. Sam T


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Jun 09, 2013 12:52 |  #853

Darwin Y wrote in post #16012642 (external link)
Please understand, IMHO, this is NOT a replacement for a 70-200 F2.8! It is an accessory! bw!

I barely use my 70-200 it is going. I have decided not to do the 200 yet. I will wait till a do a gig or two maybe. I am replacing the 70-200 with a 85 F1.8 and 135 F2 and maybe a 35 F1.4 instead for now.


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Jun 09, 2013 13:04 |  #854

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Does anyone have a pdf of the user's manual for this lens? I got one recently and would like to read it over. Thanks in advance. Sam T


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Jun 09, 2013 13:11 |  #855

downhillnews wrote in post #16014163 (external link)
I barely use my 70-200 it is going. I have decided not to do the 200 yet. I will wait till a do a gig or two maybe. I am replacing the 70-200 with a 85 F1.8 and 135 F2 and maybe a 35 F1.4 instead for now.


Whoa! I know we all shoot different and shoot different things. My 70-200 F2.8L IS ii is my go to lens for anything I am doing. Once I am exhausted every way of getting it done with that lens, I will of course go wide. My Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon T* ZE Manual Focus gets the job. When selecting an 85mm please consider what IMHO is the best 85mm AF on the market (I've done lots of testing side by side) Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens. These are just my thoughts. I feel as if you are giving up quality (70-200) for quantity! (Bag O' lenses) You mentioned you had some savings, why not keep 70-200 and add 85 1.4 as well as a 35? Just my .02... Sorry to ramble... :oops:


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