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Mar 18, 2014 02:49 |  #16

Tough decision... Don't know too much about the F/2.8 non IS, but I have both the F/2.8 IS II and the F/4 IS. I love the F/4 but lately it hasn't left the closet as the F/2.8 II goes everywhere, weight be damned. Once you experience the buttery deliciousness of the F/2.8, there's no going back!


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Mar 18, 2014 11:48 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #17

A note on a couple of the very real benefits of a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

First, the capacity of using shallow depth of field to isolate a subject.

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Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Lens: 70-200mm
Image Date: 2011-05-28 12:55:50 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: +0.33 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

Second, the capability of mixing a high ISO with a large aperture to get action-stopping shutter speeds with limited indoor lighting.

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Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: 70-200mm
Image Date: 2013-01-11 19:57:50 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 126.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB

As for stabilization, that depends on an individual photographer's ability to hold a lens steady. Both of these example images were generated with non-stabilized lenses: the first from a non-stabilized Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (external link), the second from a non-stabilized Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8. (external link)

Both of these lenses are the least expensive and lightest new 70-200mm f/2.8 units on the market and carry prices far lower than the Canon equivalents.



  
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Mar 18, 2014 12:51 |  #18

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16766472 (external link)
I see adamo and his epic ignorance is stalkign another thread. Stick to selling your medical equipment..

Lol.. You make me laugh. You and Kanye must be best buddies.




  
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Mar 18, 2014 13:48 |  #19

Don't you have something better to do?


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Mar 18, 2014 14:04 |  #20

I would get the Canon 70-200 f2.8 if you occasionally use it indoors. it's good wide open.




  
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Mar 18, 2014 14:08 |  #21

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Don't you have something better to do?

No, I don't. The medical device and supply sales business is slow these days. I need more people to take up smoking, drinking to excess, licking doorknobs, sharing needles, and having unprotected sex. ;)




  
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Mar 18, 2014 16:01 |  #22

Your not asking for much..


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Mar 19, 2014 08:05 |  #23

70-200 lens.
When in doubt.....IS.


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Mar 19, 2014 08:27 |  #24

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16765797 (external link)
Occasionally inside a school Gym.


It depends on the gym. Most school gyms are so dark that a 2.8 lens doesn’t do the job. So I would go with the below recommendation, but instead of the 135/2, I would get a 85/1.8

shocolite wrote in post #16766714 (external link)
How about the 70-200 F4 as mainly it is for outdoor use, then compliment it with something like the 135 f2?





  
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Mar 19, 2014 20:38 |  #25

FYI - the f/4 (non IS) is 569 at B&H

from slickdeals site (user - maiku )

Canon 70-200mm f/4L (non-IS) $564 AR
The Canon 70-200 f/4 (non-IS) dropped to $644, or $564 after $80 rebate at B&H. Add to cart to see the price drop.

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Mar 19, 2014 20:59 |  #26

I feel the F2.8 helps focusing in low light quite a lot.
I think the lens opens right up to focus and then closes, to the set aperture when the shot is taken, but I may be mistaken. ( could just be wishful thinking, or that the f2.8 is quite a bit faster focusing than the F4,zoom I have. )

Personally I am very impressed with the latest generation IS, and that is now a prerequisite. Hate tripods, never use mine.

I would wait and save up a little more to get f2.8 with IS.


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Mar 20, 2014 10:16 |  #27

ksjp2008 wrote in post #16766476 (external link)
Thanks for yoru concern, but re read . its not the same thread.. same focal length. very different questions.. worry about you,not me and my questions..

You really are the friendly sort, aren't you? Guess I'll leave it to you.


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Mar 21, 2014 02:06 |  #28

Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback, it's all been very very helpful in my decision. I decided to go with the f/4 IS . Looking forward to taking this on vacation next month. Thanks again for the help


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Mar 21, 2014 13:21 |  #29

Already purchased one for an unbelievable price.


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Mar 21, 2014 15:00 |  #30

Congrats, you're going to love this lens. It's amazing.


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