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70-200 f2.8 IS MK2 & 135 f2

 
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Mar 04, 2014 11:23 |  #1

Just the 70-200 or both?

Having a "Moment" about this. :rolleyes:


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Mar 04, 2014 11:29 |  #2

Do you need versatility of a zoom? Both great lenses but if you dont mind the fixed focal length and zooming with your feet then the 135L is your best choice for IQ.




  
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Mar 04, 2014 11:30 |  #3

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Mar 04, 2014 11:40 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4

I already have the 70-200. Kind of not wanting to haul it around all the time due to it's weight. The 135 is lighter & also black so, less conspicuous I think.


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Mar 04, 2014 11:52 |  #5

the 70-200 is a fantastic lens..... until you start carrying it around. There are a few occasions I miss having a 70-200.....

stage performance, and I'm seated..... I guess that's only one occasion.


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Mar 04, 2014 12:22 |  #6

Well, as there is only very-very minor difference on both sharpness, and bokeh @135mm, i do say, if you have the 70-200, there is not really a point in getting the 135L.

But that is only my $0.02


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Mar 04, 2014 12:44 |  #7

The 135L has a "look" that's hard to replicate. The 70-200 ii comes close. Beyond that, the 135L is lighter and faster and the 70-200 ii is heavier but more versatile. For me, I use my 135L outdoors most of the time and I can almost always use my feet to frame the shot as desired.


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Mar 04, 2014 13:03 |  #8

As much as I loved my 135L, I sold it after I bought my 70-200.

The 135L has "better bokeh" but the 70-200 comes close enough. They are equal when it comes to sharpness.

The versatility of the 70-200 is unbeatable.


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Mar 04, 2014 13:45 |  #9

I use my 135 more right now but thats because it's new to me.

It's really redundant. I need to sell mine but I don't need to so I'm keeping it because my want is stronger than my will.


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Mar 04, 2014 14:16 |  #10

If i had the 70-200 vii i would take a back injury from carrying it around anytime! :)




  
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Mar 04, 2014 14:29 |  #11

milleniumking wrote in post #16734255 (external link)
If i had the 70-200 vii i would take a back injury from carrying it around anytime! :)

I don't see the problem carrying 1.5 Kgs, maybe you guys are just too weak :P
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Yes the 70-200 IS is heavy, but its not too much weight, after all, it does not weight more then 1.5 liters of Water :)


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Mar 04, 2014 14:47 |  #12

NemethR wrote in post #16734281 (external link)
I don't see the problem carrying 1.5 Kgs, maybe you guys are just too weak :P
(No offense!)

Yes the 70-200 IS is heavy, but its not too much weight, after all, it does not weight more then 1.5 liters of Water :)

It depends on how long and how far you are carrying it.




  
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Mar 04, 2014 15:06 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #13

May I just jump in on this thread, whilst you are thinking and responding. I have a dilemma...keep 70-200 non IS and buy 135 or sell 70-200 non IS and buy just the 70-200 IS II. Can't afford both...


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Mar 04, 2014 15:23 |  #14

milleniumking wrote in post #16734255 (external link)
If i had the 70-200 vii i would take a back injury from carrying it around anytime! :)

I've spent 7 hours carrying mine with a black rapid strap in the zoo and childrens museum.

Once you get use to it it's nothing. I'm fixing to hand hold my 300mm 2.8 lens which is 5.5lbs for two hours worth of kids sports. this will get tiring but do it for two months then it becomes second nature.


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Mar 05, 2014 13:24 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #15

have pushed the button on a 135L :)


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