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Canon 200mm L Prime vs Zoom

 
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Apr 07, 2012 23:46 |  #46

I now actually own two copies... 2.8L II and 2.0L IS


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Apr 08, 2012 01:56 |  #47

airfrogusmc wrote in post #12327737 (external link)
The 200 2L is sharper at 2 than the zoom is at 2.8, exhibits less C/A and is even better at 2.8 and its a full stop faster.

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Apr 08, 2012 04:52 as a reply to  @ gacon1's post |  #48

If you find yourself shooting at 200 most of the time then the 200 2.8 is truly a great lens... very sharp, great bokeh, small and unobtrusive compared to the zoom, equal or better IQ at a third of the price. It comes down to preference, for the price of the MKII zoom I could've kept my 200 and added an 85 1.8 and the 135L...alas I miss the convenience of the zoom and sold the 200, now searching for the zoom again!


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Apr 08, 2012 08:59 |  #49

JeffreyG wrote in post #12323954 (external link)
I guess if I had $700 burning a hole in my pocket, had every other Canon lens I ever wanted in my whole life and had no other needs in my life unmet I might begin to think about this. And then I would still be like...'no.'

Well I think he actually listened to your advice but unlike you he was like... yes! :D


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Apr 08, 2012 13:46 |  #50

blk-dslr wrote in post #12323912 (external link)
Already own the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II, and was wondering if I should also pickup the Canon 200mm f/2.8L prime lens, are there a big differents in IQ (prime vs zoom)?

Get the 200 f/2.0


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Apr 04, 2014 02:33 |  #51

Reviving this 2-3 yr old thread as i recently got interested in 200/2.8L prime. I am a hobbyist and light weight, non-white, cheaper lens vs the big zoom is pretty attractive to me. I am looking at it as an outdoor portrait/sports (for fast AF) lens.

But i can see now that the OP having said he got both 200/2.8 AND 200/2L, now only has 200/2.8L II in his gear list and 200/2L and 70-200/2.8L IS II Zooms are gone? So BLK-DSLR, did you find 200/2.8II good enough to replace both of those lenses?


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Apr 04, 2014 02:44 |  #52

blk-dslr wrote in post #12323912 (external link)
Already own the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II, and was wondering if I should also pickup the Canon 200mm f/2.8L prime lens, are there a big differents in IQ (prime vs zoom)?

I have both.
The sharpness is about the same but the prime has better bokeh.
The prime is about half the size, and is wonderfully compact and light. If you need a tele lens for sports or events that doesn't attract attention from security or people, it's the lens to get.
It also becomes a very compact 400mm 5.6 with a 2x extender.


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