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Aug 13, 2013 14:59 |  #5551

WolfsPride wrote in post #16204991 (external link)
Lol that's with any lens. I meant heavy wise

Heavy wise it's not bad, I also loved the Image Quality.

But I don't love the attention I get from a 'big white lens. Always felt awkward in a way.

So now I got the 135mm/f2 on, and love it to much, it's nice, black, small, super sharp and has awesome bokeh, and it does not come of the camera anymore!


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Aug 13, 2013 15:03 |  #5552

Thanks :) Been checking this thread for quite some time and seriously thinking it's my next purchase


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Aug 13, 2013 15:09 |  #5553

WolfsPride wrote in post #16205018 (external link)
Thanks :) Been checking this thread for quite some time and seriously thinking it's my next purchase

Do it Mike, you really wont regret it. Several people said I would hate it since it does not have IS. Hasn't been an issue for me. Would like the 2.8, sure if I was independently wealthy, but from everything I have read, the F4 is sharper than the original 2.8 and I have to say, it is really a dream to shoot with.
The weight is there, but I think it is not unruly. It is about 1.5 pounds and that is a lot less than the military weaponry I used to use back in the day. So it is all good. I just need to get a Rapid Strap and that will solve the issue of it hanging oddly off my current OEM neck strap. LOL


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Aug 13, 2013 15:10 |  #5554

WolfsPride wrote in post #16205018 (external link)
Thanks :) Been checking this thread for quite some time and seriously thinking it's my next purchase

It's cheap, so cheap it would be crazy not to own it. This lens turned out to be my best 'landscape & city zoom'.

But there are other lenses to consider which are very very good.

What is it you are after?


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Aug 13, 2013 15:12 |  #5555

Sage wrote in post #16205034 (external link)
It's cheap, so cheap it would be crazy not to own it. This lens turned out to be my best 'landscape & city zoom'.

But there are other lenses to consider which are very very good.

What is it you are after?

A good decent portrait and landscaping lens. It seems fully capable of both. I love my Canon 100mm L but just want something with more reach


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Aug 13, 2013 15:13 |  #5556

sirquack wrote in post #16205033 (external link)
Do it Mike, you really wont regret it. Several people said I would hate it since it does not have IS. Hasn't been an issue for me. Would like the 2.8, sure if I was independently wealthy, but from everything I have read, the F4 is sharper than the original 2.8 and I have to say, it is really a dream to shoot with.
The weight is there, but I think it is not unruly. It is about 1.5 pounds and that is a lot less than the military weaponry I used to use back in the day. So it is all good. I just need to get a Rapid Strap and that will solve the issue of it hanging oddly off my current OEM neck strap. LOL

It might be my fault, but from all pictures I've taken with the 70-200mm/f4, they are all tack sharp. But all pictures on this forum from the 70-200mm f/2.8 II, too many are popping subjects ... it's an exceptional lens, but very heavy and obvious to carry around.

I switched to the 135mm f/2 and my god, how I love the results ...

The 70-200/f4 is very good, but you have to consider what you are really after


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Aug 13, 2013 15:16 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #5557

Hey everyone,
Just bought the lens! I got it used in mint condition and manufactured a year ago. Went out and did shoot some motorsports with it. Very solid lens for the price. I like it!

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Most taken with my trusty 40D and might be cropped a bit.

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Aug 13, 2013 15:18 |  #5558

Excellent pics!


Canon 5D MarkIII | 60D | EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 | 16-35mm f/2.8 L | 24-70mm f/2.8 L | 70-200mm f/4 L | 135mm f/2 L | EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
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Aug 13, 2013 15:21 |  #5559

sirquack wrote in post #16205033 (external link)
Do it Mike, you really wont regret it. Several people said I would hate it since it does not have IS. Hasn't been an issue for me. Would like the 2.8, sure if I was independently wealthy, but from everything I have read, the F4 is sharper than the original 2.8 and I have to say, it is really a dream to shoot with.
The weight is there, but I think it is not unruly. It is about 1.5 pounds and that is a lot less than the military weaponry I used to use back in the day. So it is all good. I just need to get a Rapid Strap and that will solve the issue of it hanging oddly off my current OEM neck strap. LOL

Lol I hear ya on the military stuff. I put 12 years in the Army and had plenty of 20 mile road marches in full battle uniform.

Sage,
Like I said, mainly portrait and some landscaping with some reach


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Aug 14, 2013 08:33 |  #5560

Just bought this lens so shall be contributing :-) Initial impressions are very good. Nice and sharp. Nice and light for a bigish lens. Took some quick pics this afternoon, but if the weather is good tomorrow I will try and shoot some ducks ;-)a


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Aug 14, 2013 12:51 |  #5561

Sage wrote in post #16205067 (external link)
Excellent pics!

Thanks! :)


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Aug 14, 2013 15:16 as a reply to  @ marsaz's post |  #5562

Finally,, Football season!!!!!!

Was nice to dust off my trusty 1D2 & shoot some of the kids at practice. All taken with the 70-200 F/4L.

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Aug 14, 2013 15:58 |  #5563

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Aug 14, 2013 16:29 |  #5564

sirquack wrote in post #16205033 (external link)
I just need to get a Rapid Strap and that will solve the issue of it hanging oddly off my current OEM neck strap. LOL

I have the Black Rapid Sport with this lens attached to a 7D and I'm pretty sure I could carry it all day with zero discomfort. It makes a huge difference.


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Aug 14, 2013 18:24 |  #5565

P_Elting wrote in post #16208201 (external link)
I have the Black Rapid Sport with this lens attached to a 7D and I'm pretty sure I could carry it all day with zero discomfort. It makes a huge difference.

That is great to hear. I have several people I know that swear by them, it is good to hear that others have validated that here as well.


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