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Canon EF 200mm f2.8L II too old?

 
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Aug 22, 2016 12:14 |  #1

I'm considering buying this prime to add to my small collection. Is it considered too old and therefore not up to complementing my EOS 5DS with regard to IQ?


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Aug 22, 2016 13:52 |  #2

Heya,

Nope, it's going to be fine. Sharp lens.

https://www.lensrental​s.com …initial-resolution-tests/ (external link)

Take a look there and compare how the resolution scaled using a run of the mill 50 F1.4, let alone the L lenses compared.

Bottom line is you're going to be fine.

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Aug 22, 2016 15:55 |  #3

oingyboingybob wrote in post #18102688 (external link)
I'm considering buying this prime to add to my small collection. Is it considered too old and therefore not up to complementing my EOS 5DS with regard to IQ?

I certainly hope not. I just picked up my second copy of this lens. IMHO, it is better (sharp, contrast, vignette) than your (and my) 24-105 and 100-400, at any aperture. Excellent lens. Enjoy it. BTW, it takes a 1.4X II very nicely, also.




  
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Aug 22, 2016 18:22 |  #4

I have about 25 lenses, about half of them are Canon and 5 of them are L lenses. My favorite of all time is the 200mm 2.8. At 2.8 it's very sharp and the bokeh is beautiful. It's a great lens for sports and portraits. I also own the very popular 135mm f2, but for some reason I rarely use it. I usually grab the 200mm instead. Plus, compared to the 70-200mm 2.8, it's very light weight and small. And it's black so it's rarely noticed and you can get into any sports event with it. I think you'll like it!




  
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Aug 22, 2016 18:25 |  #5

Do it!


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Aug 23, 2016 00:45 |  #6

Take a look here,
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=238817


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Aug 23, 2016 09:23 as a reply to  @ crofter's post |  #7

Well that's all nice and positive.
I've now ordered one.
Thanks.:-D


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Aug 23, 2016 22:04 as a reply to  @ oingyboingybob's post |  #8

You won't be sorry, great lens


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Aug 23, 2016 22:13 |  #9

Glass doesn't age. Seriously. There may be new glass released since then, but that release doesn't suddenly make existing glass take worse pictures.




  
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Aug 24, 2016 02:46 |  #10

It is not a matter of age. Certain old lenses wide open cannot resolve modern sensors, so the question is quite legit.
I think the OP question can be rephrased more technically as:

Is the 200/2.8 II able to resolve the 5DS sensor wide open ?


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Aug 25, 2016 05:13 |  #11

It's a lens which goes under the radar - I reckon it's in the same league as the 135/2 but without the hype.


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Aug 26, 2016 08:17 as a reply to  @ cwphoto's post |  #12

Now have it.
Tried it.
Like it.


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Aug 26, 2016 08:18 as a reply to  @ oingyboingybob's post |  #13

Excellent, enjoy!


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Aug 26, 2016 09:15 |  #14

oingyboingybob wrote in post #18106887 (external link)
Now have it.
Tried it.
Like it.

We need visual proof!


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Aug 26, 2016 11:11 |  #15

Moncho wrote in post #18106953 (external link)
We need visual proof!

OK just one then. My Jack Russell Terrier.


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