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Thinking About Trading The 70-200 2.8L MKII...

 
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Feb 28, 2014 09:32 |  #31

There is a reason the 70-200 is a staple in the industry.
No way I would give away a Gem like that.
Henny Youngman comes to mind............


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Feb 28, 2014 10:09 |  #32

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Tommydigi - I thought about selling it, but dealing with a friend locally would be less of a hassle PLUS i trust the guy lol.

milleniumking - yea, renting is always an option BUT i see it this way... if i rent a lens, i wont get my money back. if i buy a used one i can 90% of the time get my money back and use it for a bit longer than i would renting it from some place.

Sounds like you already made up your mind




  
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Feb 28, 2014 10:56 |  #33

I won't do it.


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Feb 28, 2014 11:40 |  #34

andrikos wrote in post #16721850 (external link)
Oh, your friend is gonna love you forever with this trade...

Yeah I think your friend will be the one making out big on this. I own the 85 1.8 and have used the 70-200 II and I would prefer the 70-200. Granted the 85 is A LOT lighter but that 70-200...Oooooo.

Now granted, if you're not using the 70-200 then maybe it's something to consider, but you're talking about buying a telephoto anyway. Why not stick with the versatility that the 70-200 gives you? You mentioned something about a wedding though. That's something else to consider. If you need the cash then I'd say let it go. If you don't NEED that extra $400 going to the wedding I wouldn't get rid of it.


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Feb 28, 2014 12:25 as a reply to  @ rivas8409's post |  #35

i've used the 85 before and I got the similar "wows", "ooo's", and "aaahh's" using it too. it's just the 70-200 is essentially the 85, 135, and 200 in one lens lol.

but yea, a big kicker on why im considering this trade is because of money. and i wouldn't be getting $400, i'd be getting $1000 + wedding photography service (about $800) so really like $1800. and then add the 85 and pelican case on top of it. so i'm essentially getting $2300ish in value for it and i paid $2100 new.

for portraits i actually preferred the 85 or 135 (used to own one of those too) over the 70-200. they were smaller and pics still came out great. now the only thing i'm worried about is not having the zoom flexibility for weddings and maaaybe sports. but, a 200 2.8L would help with the telephoto end of things (or maybe its time to run two cameras at once? lol). debating on shelling out more $$$ and getting a 70-200 F4L IS (reviews and pics look better than the 70-200 2.8 mki IS and non-IS imo).


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Feb 28, 2014 15:05 |  #36

i'm thinking since im possibly trading the 70-200, i might try selling the 17-40 and going all prime and seeing how i like that. the idea has been buzzing around in my head for a while now so i figured why not.

i'll be getting an 85 1.8 which will be my primary portrait lens. so, i might sell the 17-40 + OM 24 2.8 for a sigma 35 and a 200 2.8L. i know the normal holy trinity set up is 35, 85, 135 but i never understood why to get a 85 and a 135. they seem too close in FL to justify spending a big chunk of money on. that's why i've been bringing up the 200 2.8L. the 100L is still on my "to have" list. i might settle for a EFS 60 macro though.


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Feb 28, 2014 16:17 |  #37

35mm - 85mm is the same focal length difference as 85mm - 135mm....50mm. If you shoot weddings (for hire) you should really consider keeping the 70-200. Primes generally have better IQ but you can substitute the versatility of the zoom. Ultimately it's up to you but I wouldn't do it.


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Feb 28, 2014 16:37 |  #38

Heya,

It's economically not a great trade at all for you.

But, realistically, if you're not using the lens, then it's pointless to keep. So if you are able to off-load, get useful stuff in return, without a huge loss, then it may be worth it for your situation.

You can always buy a Tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC instead, keeping the same versatility but gaining a lot of cash back in your pocket. So if you look at it like that, you trade the MKII for a Tamron version of the same lens, but with an additional 85mm lens, wedding shoot, etc. That would be a good trade in my book.

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Feb 28, 2014 17:06 |  #39

The 200mm 2.8 is a great lens. Much lighter than the heavier 70-200mm zoom and equal to the zoom in image quality. Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals says the following about the smaller black prime....

For years now, I think I’m the only person who likes this lens, and I can’t understand why. It’s sharper than the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II zoom and a third of the size and cost. It’s inconspicuous and great for spontaneous photography. People who start posing when they see a big white lens never look twice at a camera with this mounted. My personal favorite use is at events that won’t allow “professional” lenses in the stands— security won’t let me in with a big white lens but never look twice at the 200mm.




  
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Feb 28, 2014 19:24 |  #40

MalVeauX wrote in post #16725046 (external link)
Heya,

It's economically not a great trade at all for you.

But, realistically, if you're not using the lens, then it's pointless to keep. So if you are able to off-load, get useful stuff in return, without a huge loss, then it may be worth it for your situation.

You can always buy a Tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC instead, keeping the same versatility but gaining a lot of cash back in your pocket. So if you look at it like that, you trade the MKII for a Tamron version of the same lens, but with an additional 85mm lens, wedding shoot, etc. That would be a good trade in my book.

Very best,

Thats what I did. I bought the MK2 lens and after comparing couldn't bear to spend the extra money on it compared to the Tamron so I sold it and the savings paid for my Sigma 85 1.4.

Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC + Sigma 85 1.4 > Canon MK2


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Feb 28, 2014 19:47 |  #41

$1000 (cash) +$800 (photo service) + 300 (85 1.8) + 100 (used pelican 1510) =
= $2200
- $2100 (Canon 70-200)
= $100

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Feb 28, 2014 20:21 |  #42

mattertea wrote in post #16725380 (external link)
Having the best canon lens = Priceless

Not if you don't use it.

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Feb 28, 2014 20:30 |  #43

MalVeauX wrote in post #16725431 (external link)
Not if you don't use it.

Very best,

doh!

Very true!


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Feb 28, 2014 20:32 |  #44

mattertea wrote in post #16725380 (external link)
Having the best canon lens = Priceless

A few more lenses come to mind before the 70-200mk2.

200F2, 85L, 24L, 200-400

ya... then MK2.


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Feb 28, 2014 20:33 |  #45

mattertea wrote in post #16725380 (external link)
$1000 (cash) +$800 (photo service) + 300 (85 1.8) + 100 (used pelican 1510) =
= $2200
- $2100 (Canon 70-200)
= $100


Having the best canon lens = Priceless

That's one way to look at it.


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