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The power of the 70-200mk2 UGH :/

 
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Dec 12, 2013 13:13 |  #16

It is an amazing lens!

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Dec 12, 2013 13:15 |  #17

EOS5DC wrote in post #16521692 (external link)
Don't sell your 70-200. Buy a 6D.

and a hide !!


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Dec 12, 2013 13:22 |  #18

EOS5DC wrote in post #16521943 (external link)
Thank you. I see your signature has a 70-200 review. Will you be adding/supplementing that with the 70-200II review? Oh, your dad called. He wants the tie. :)

I had already done one.

The Tamron definitely holds it's own but the Canon is still king on certain items.

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Dec 12, 2013 14:40 |  #19

Or, buy a tie for your dad, wrap it around his neck, squeeze, then you are free forever,......lol, kidding.

I am lucky that i am the only one who do photography at home or family, dad died 3 years ago, mom gave up to stop me buying more gear, my wife and kids have no control at all on me about buying whatever, and also i have no control or obligate to buy them anything that cost very much and so expensive, good my wife doesn't care about photography, i bought a laptop for her, bought a TV for her, gave her a mobile, and my kids have my previous Video Media device to watch movies on TV via HDMI, i also bought a DSLR for them and they don't use it much, so i am free with my purchases.

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Dec 12, 2013 15:16 |  #20

give it to your dad..... good things come to those who give :)

maybe you're dad gives you a 5D3 in return


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Dec 12, 2013 15:28 |  #21

If you were my son then i will buy you a 1DX or 300 2.8 II or 70-200 II no problem, wish i have a son, my 2 daughters are not into photography even they hold my Hasselblad digital and film ones.


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Dec 12, 2013 15:28 |  #22

You have GAS in the worst way Talley. Just from memory you've gone from Sigma>Canon>Tamrom>Canon.


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Dec 12, 2013 16:28 |  #23

Paulstw wrote in post #16521589 (external link)
I'm actually looking to sell my 70-200 mkii. It just doesn't fit my needs at all. Too long for crop, and too short for wildlife (unless you're in a hide)

It's a marvellous lens. IQ is off the scale, and I wish all my lenses had that IQ, but for me it's too short, and too expensive to keep based on how unhappy I am when I can't reach what I'm after. Strange one really.

Those two paragraphs sum up my relationship with my 70-200 too:(


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Dec 12, 2013 17:30 |  #24

h14nha wrote in post #16522599 (external link)
Those two paragraphs sum up my relationship with my 70-200 too:(

Agreed. Until I moved from crop to FF (6D). That 70-200 focal range just works on FF, when it was a bit awkward on crop.


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Dec 12, 2013 19:05 |  #25

give dad the tamron...i bet you still even have the box for it :)


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Dec 12, 2013 19:13 |  #26

flowrider wrote in post #16522423 (external link)
You have GAS in the worst way Talley. Just from memory you've gone from Sigma>Canon>Tamrom>Canon.

GAS is my Hobby. Photography is the byproduct :p

DreDaze wrote in post #16522924 (external link)
give dad the tamron...i bet you still even have the box for it :)


I do lol.


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Dec 12, 2013 19:31 |  #27

Paulstw wrote in post #16521918 (external link)
Would love one, but I shoot Wildlife mostly and I need to go long or go home.

Sorry but who buys 70-200mm f2.8 IS II for wildlife? Even guys/gals in florida USA will get atleast 100-400L.:) It is like trying to buy a car for the track and picking minivan.:)


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Dec 12, 2013 21:23 |  #28
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bobbyz wrote in post #16521553 (external link)
Told you so. Next time start with buying the best.:)

That's spot on! :p


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Dec 13, 2013 04:13 |  #29

Option A is the best IMO.

And yes, I agree with that 70-200 range is a little awkward on crop. The same goes for 17-40L.
I used to own a 5Dc and 450D at the same time with pretty much the same lenses as now. For a while my 5Dc was broken and I found that the focal range of my lenses felt awful on the 450D.
The 17-40L lost its power of super wide angle. When I used the 28-75 f/2.8, I had to constantly swap between it and the 17-40L because 28mm on crop isn't wide enough. And the 70-200, well, became a pure telephoto lens and lost some flexibility for general outdoor shot.

I was so happy when my 5D was fixed and suddenly felt like I wasn't shacked anymore by the strange focal ranges on 450D.


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Dec 13, 2013 04:36 |  #30

bobbyz wrote in post #16522991 (external link)
Sorry but who buys 70-200mm f2.8 IS II for wildlife? Even guys/gals in florida USA will get atleast 100-400L.:) It is like trying to buy a car for the track and picking minivan.:)

No need to be sorry :) I bought it as an all rounder to be fair. Heard it was the best of the best and bought into the hype. Turned out I prefer wildlife photography more than anything so i'm concentrating my efforts on it now and selling the 70-200.




  
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