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200mm f/2 L IS Review (with 2x Extender III)

 
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Jul 10, 2013 15:54 |  #31

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16108430 (external link)
I'm glad to be of service:)

For me it is quite the opposite, I just don't use my zoom anymore. For almost 3 weeks now, I haven't used it.

It's not surprising that you haven't been using the zoom, as you're still in the honeymoon period with a 3 week old ~$5k lens. I can't fault you for that; I'd be shooting that thing in every direction, too. I would be surprised if you put it on the shelf and went back to the 70-200 again after just a few weeks!

I'd be curious to see how it fits into one's regular use after >12 months of ownership though.




  
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Jul 12, 2013 09:29 as a reply to  @ Blubayou's post |  #32

I would be surprised if you put it on the shelf and went back to the 70-200 again after just a few weeks!

I got my 2.0 about three years ago. My 70-200mm collects dust since the 200mm arrived. It's not because the 2.0 is a lot sharper than the 70-200, but colors and bokeh are better and the keeper rate with newer EOS cameras is much higher.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 18:30 |  #33

Thank you for this! Was really helpful. I almost bought the 400 f5.6 prime or the 100-400L, but i think 200f2 + 2x III could beat both of those?


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Apr 23, 2014 19:32 |  #34

zyndurai wrote in post #16856499 (external link)
Thank you for this! Was really helpful. I almost bought the 400 f5.6 prime or the 100-400L, but i think 200f2 + 2x III could beat both of those?

For $6K. it should.


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Apr 23, 2014 21:12 |  #35

Great review. Ever since I purchased my 200 f/2L, its been the been lens Ive ever tried. It's hard to find a lens that can beat it for what it does. I am glad you are enjoying yours and a brand new lens always looks and smells awesome! I am digging that front element protector as well. I wish mine had one but its the old bag version.


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Apr 23, 2014 22:43 |  #36

Yes, wonderful lens. But if you can handle no IS and MF I own a lens that can beat it image wise: Leica R 180/2 APO. We won't mention the price difference. Gene


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Apr 23, 2014 22:48 |  #37

$1,000.00 Vs. $6,000.00


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Apr 24, 2014 01:42 |  #38

A dream lens, but the price is just too high !!


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Apr 24, 2014 05:25 |  #39

For many years I avoided buying a single Leica R lens since I was advised that once you have one you will want more. Yes, indeed. Once I had 6 of them, now I am down to four. Gene


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Apr 24, 2014 08:46 |  #40

gasrocks wrote in post #16857066 (external link)
Yes, wonderful lens. But if you can handle no IS and MF I own a lens that can beat it image wise: Leica R 180/2 APO. We won't mention the price difference. Gene

they are very hard to find though, no?


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