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70-200 f4 IS or (70-200 f4 and 10-22) ?

 
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Aug 26, 2013 13:22 |  #1

So... was all lined up to buy the 70-200 f4 IS when it was brought to my attention that the 10-22 has dropped to a much more reasonable price, which has thrown me sideways (it takes me long enough to make a decision as it is...)

I have a 60D which pretty much as the 15-85 permanently attached and wanted to replace my old 75-300 with a 70-200, with the f4 IS seeming ideal to add to my general purpose (aka holiday) photography.

I've wanted the 10-22 for a long time (actually ever since renting one a few years back), but at over £600 it was always too expensive for the amount of use it would get, but with the current price drop and cash back it's back within reach...

Question is, do I hold out for the 70-200 f4 IS, or get the 10-22 and 70-200 f4 for roughly the same price?

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Aug 26, 2013 13:24 |  #2

What kind of shots would you take with the 70-200 that would require IS? Do you shoot mostly in the daytime or at night?




  
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Aug 26, 2013 13:55 as a reply to  @ zhengf2's post |  #3

On my 70-200 f/4 IS, the IS is on all the time, but I have unsteady hands.

If you don't have this problem, and don't shoot in low light, I think I'd opt for the non-IS and the 10-22 (I love that lens).


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Aug 26, 2013 14:12 |  #4

It would be mostly daytime I guess, looking back through my photos I only use over 100mm is when I'm playing with the birds in the garden or for zoos etc. There is the odd indoor shot in churches, but perhaps I'll have to bump the ISO...

Overall 2 lenses for the price of 1 makes sense, and maybe I'll upgrade the 70-200 in the future when I have more money - but this is my love of the 10-22 tainting my opinion.




  
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Aug 26, 2013 14:28 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #5

The IS on the 70-200L is very good and worth the premium. Save your pennies and get it. Skip the 10-22 since you already have the 15-85.




  
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Aug 26, 2013 15:30 |  #6

thanks guys for the comments so far, need to sleep on it I think.
Will pop to Jessops tomorrow though, I hear they're expecting a delivery of 10-22s!

I agree about the IS being good, which makes my decision even harder. I think I may end up with the 10-22 and wait a bit longer for the 70-200 IS.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 16:30 |  #7

Well thanks all, has been a couple of months and the f4 IS is now attached to my camera and on the first day out I managed this:

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Focus needs a bit of practice, but considering I'd had it less than 24 hours I'm pretty pleased!



  
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Nov 09, 2013 17:27 |  #8

at 200mm IS is very helpful , I had Sigma 70-200 2.8 non OS , it was very hard to take sharp photo without tripod (with tripod it was fine )
if I were you I gonna buy Tamron 70-200 VC instead of f4 IS


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Nov 09, 2013 17:30 |  #9

broadcast_techie wrote in post #16437923 (external link)
Well thanks all, has been a couple of months and the f4 IS is now attached to my camera and on the first day out I managed this:

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Focus needs a bit of practice, but considering I'd had it less than 24 hours I'm pretty pleased!

Beautiful shot! That lens as great color, contrast and sharpness. I sold mine last year and recently purchased the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC and I miss the lightness of the Canon f/4 with IS.


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Nov 09, 2013 17:38 |  #10

Congrats ! for the new lens
how did you put the GPS info with this photo by using the 60D ?
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Nov 09, 2013 20:15 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #11

You made the right decision IMO. Buy once and be done with it. Save for the 10-22.


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Nov 10, 2013 04:38 |  #12

I was lucky enough to get both! Although I think it'll be a while before any future purchases :)

On the GPS note I've written a quick guide about how I geotag my photos in a reasonably pain free way: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=16438965 . Hope that helps someone!




  
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Nov 10, 2013 05:26 |  #13

Thanks for the info about the GPS


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Nov 10, 2013 07:25 |  #14

ejenner wrote in post #16438334 (external link)
You made the right decision IMO. Buy once and be done with it. Save for the 10-22.

Well said ejenner.
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