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Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II - Initial Review

 
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Nov 13, 2013 20:08 |  #16

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Generally, it appears Adorama has been fulfilling almost all of the camera related offers.

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Nov 13, 2013 20:19 as a reply to  @ Aressem's post |  #17

I do wish I had gotten my 70-200 mkii for $1700.
I still love it regardless.


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Nov 14, 2013 01:35 |  #18

This Guy got the 24-70 II for $1520 from Green Toe. Check out his method as it should probably work for this lens, too.


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Nov 14, 2013 01:40 |  #19

It may just be me, but it looks like the MKI shot is slightly out of focus.

WIth that said I'm very happy with my MKII.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 07:01 |  #20

bulldog-yota wrote in post #16450472 (external link)
It may just be me, but it looks like the MKI shot is slightly out of focus.

WIth that said I'm very happy with my MKII.

Agreed, if I do a lens test, I make sure I have very fast shutter speeds, that MK1 image looks almost like a bit of movement, but who knows.


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Nov 14, 2013 07:48 |  #21

I've just picked up a 70-200 MkII... and taking it out to Iceland next week, it's a lot of money but I can understand why, it's VERY sharp looking at the handful of test shots I took over the weekend.. :)


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Nov 14, 2013 07:54 |  #22

The shots were tripod mounted and taken using strobes. Motion should not be an issue.

I took three shots with each lens. Refocused between each shot. All of the MkI shots looked the same.


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Nov 14, 2013 12:46 |  #23

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WOW! that's certainly more of a difference than I expected.

His version I looks bad to me. Mine was much better and in my tests with my version I and II very small difference. Here are my results between 135mm f2, 70-200mmf 2.8 IS II and 70-200mm f2.8 IS I.

IMAGE: http://www.bobbyzphotography.com/img/s8/v12/p46700814.jpg

That shows there is lot of copy variation in canon L glass also. Lately they have been taking care of it just like sigma.

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Nov 14, 2013 12:53 |  #24

Interesting. That does look very sharp. Much sharper than I would expect from a mkI. Is that with the 5D3? What sharpness settings?

I think my results look pretty much inline with The Digital Picture and others that I have seen:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

It is definitely possible that there is copy to copy variation. I don't think my mkI looks too far out of the ordinary from what I've seen. A little editing tweaks and it would be much improved.


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Nov 15, 2013 04:00 as a reply to  @ BenJohnson's post |  #25

my 70-200 IS mk1 is very sharp at the 135mm focal length so that might explain it. At 200mm, hands down the mk2 beats it.


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Nov 15, 2013 08:40 |  #26

zarray wrote in post #16453155 (external link)
my 70-200 IS mk1 is very sharp at the 135mm focal length so that might explain it. At 200mm, hands down the mk2 beats it.

Between Ver I and ver II @200mm, f2.8

Ver 1

IMAGE: http://www.bobbyzphotography.com/img/s8/v12/p518885167-5.jpg

Ver 2
IMAGE: http://www.bobbyzphotography.com/img/s10/v18/p346820215-5.jpg

100% crops at 200mm, f2.8 .
Ver I on left, Ver II on right
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Nov 15, 2013 08:43 |  #27

The OOF areas on Ver II is little worse than ver I.

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Nov 15, 2013 09:49 |  #28

Invertalon wrote in post #16449742 (external link)
Make offer on greentoe.com for $2199... You got a $300 MIR which makes it $1899. Use the $100 off $2,000+ purchase on greentoe (cashback), plus the 4% rebates if you get it through Adorama and then if you have a discovercard, additional 5% off.

Final cost is around $1600 after all the cashback and rebates.

Where do you get the $100 off on greentoe? They sent me a $20 off coupon for subscribing to their newsletter but I don't see anything about $100 off.... Could I use the $100 off with the $20 coupon code too? Is it just automatic at that purchase level?

This lens will be mine if I can get it for $1600!


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Nov 15, 2013 09:52 |  #29

bobbyz wrote in post #16453524 (external link)
Between Ver I and ver II @200mm, f2.8

Ver 1
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Ver 2
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100% crops at 200mm, f2.8 .
Ver I on left, Ver II on right
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oh damn! That looks fantastic!:D


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Nov 15, 2013 11:03 |  #30

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Where do you get the $100 off on greentoe? They sent me a $20 off coupon for subscribing to their newsletter but I don't see anything about $100 off.... Could I use the $100 off with the $20 coupon code too? Is it just automatic at that purchase level?

This lens will be mine if I can get it for $1600!

I just googled coupon codes and found one somewhere. I don't recall what the exact code was. Maybe something like "welcome100" or something of the sort. But it took and Andrew confirmed I would receive my rebate within the month. :D


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