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anyone still use/like the Canon 70-200 2.8 non is?

 
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Sep 06, 2013 16:56 |  #1

I still have this lens and it is amazing. Love the colors and is lots of fun to use, always blown away by the pictures.

Any thoughts from the people who still use it? I am thinking about upgrading to the IS 2, but cant justify the price tag.

Let me know!

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Sep 06, 2013 17:46 |  #2

My IS involves bumping up ISO to 6400 ;)


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Sep 06, 2013 17:58 |  #3

Look into the tamron vc model


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Sep 06, 2013 18:11 |  #4

dbeugel wrote in post #16274437 (external link)
My IS involves bumping up ISO to 6400 ;)

I normally bump up my iso as well. Try to keep my shutter speed above 1/125, any lower than that, there is lots of blur.




  
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Sep 06, 2013 18:13 |  #5

I like the Tamron, but how would it compare to the 70-200 mrk i IS? They are almost the same price//




  
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Sep 06, 2013 18:37 |  #6

Why you want to upgrade if you are happy with it plus you dont have enough free money for this upgrade?




  
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Sep 06, 2013 18:41 |  #7

pix530 wrote in post #16274567 (external link)
Why you want to upgrade if you are happy with it plus you dont have enough free money for this upgrade?

he's in the denial stage of upgrading. by hookm or by crook he'll have the f2.8 IS II by the end of the year 'ill bet :D.


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Sep 07, 2013 07:35 |  #8

milleniumking wrote in post #16274302 (external link)
I still have this lens and it is amazing. Love the colors and is lots of fun to use, always blown away by the pictures.

Any thoughts from the people who still use it? I am thinking about upgrading to the IS 2, but cant justify the price tag.

Let me know!

thanx

Well we both live in the same city so here's my take. I was in the same boat as you about a month ago. Thought about selling my non-IS for the IS version. But I thought about it really hard and decided that I won't be using the IS mechanism most of the time for what I use the lens for (high speed sports). So, instead of the IS v2, I decided to buy some PCB Einsteins. :cool:




  
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Sep 07, 2013 07:54 |  #9

I use to have it and thought it was a great lens. It never worked well with a 2X though.


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Sep 07, 2013 08:39 |  #10

yes i still use the ef 70-200 2.8 non is
but after using this big elephant
no more needs for the IS one
i will sell it and use only my 135L
i want my bag to be in a light weight


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Sep 07, 2013 09:46 |  #11

ed rader wrote in post #16274577 (external link)
he's in the denial stage of upgrading. by hookm or by crook he'll have the f2.8 IS II by the end of the year 'ill bet :D.

Ya for sure, i hate that denial stage, normally ends in me spending money later! I am going to hang on to it for a while. Sometimes i think i am trying to find reasons to sell it, but when i use it i cant justify selling it and buying the v2




  
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Sep 07, 2013 11:00 |  #12

That lens was one of the finest examples of it's kind just a few short years ago. People raved about it, took excellent photos with it, and generally loved it.

Then the II came out, it's better, but incrementally so, and the cost is very high. The same goes for everything in this business. The new XXD is out and it's the Shiznet!! My old XXD is junk!! the reality is your XXD or 70-200 was just fine, and raved about on it's introduction, it still is great and will continue to take fine photographs. If you're happy, get out and shoot. I do have a II, but it's not groundbreaking, it's incrementally better than my old Drainpipe, a 30 year old lens.


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Sep 07, 2013 12:23 |  #13

casaaviocar wrote in post #16276144 (external link)
That lens was one of the finest examples of it's kind just a few short years ago. People raved about it, took excellent photos with it, and generally loved it.

Then the II came out, it's better, but incrementally so, and the cost is very high. The same goes for everything in this business. The new XXD is out and it's the Shiznet!! My old XXD is junk!! the reality is your XXD or 70-200 was just fine, and raved about on it's introduction, it still is great and will continue to take fine photographs. If you're happy, get out and shoot. I do have a II, but it's not groundbreaking, it's incrementally better than my old Drainpipe, a 30 year old lens.

Thanx! Sometimes its nice to hear other peoples takes on situations.




  
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Sep 07, 2013 12:56 |  #14

On that note, photo below w 10D and 70-200 f2.8 NON IS :D

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Sep 07, 2013 17:26 |  #15

moltengold wrote in post #16275846 (external link)
yes i still use the ef 70-200 2.8 non is
but after using this big elephant
no more needs for the IS one
i will sell it and use only my 135L
i want my bag to be in a light weight


Snap. I did the same when I got a 5D year's back. 20mm on body 1, 135mm on body 2, strobes, monopod. I had a nifty 50 just in case but didn't use it much. I missed my 70-200 a few times but stuck with it.


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