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Sep 24, 2016 14:57 |  #3676

Peter2516 wrote in post #18139045 (external link)
When I first hold it I could not believe it belongs to me :) Got a great deal with it.

You'll never touch your F4 again, as good as it is.


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Sep 24, 2016 21:14 |  #3677

trying out the lens with my son's buddies. Without PP except cropping.


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Sep 25, 2016 02:19 |  #3678

After many hours of research I too have decided to buy a 70-200 MKII (was considering the 100-400 MKII), so roll on Dec when I finally get my hands on one.


I like what I like.

  
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Sep 25, 2016 03:43 |  #3679

Red Dexs wrote in post #18139560 (external link)
After many hours of research I too have decided to buy a 70-200 MKII (was considering the 100-400 MKII), so roll on Dec when I finally get my hands on one.

You will be amazed by it...It is probably one of the best lenses canon has ever made...


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Sep 25, 2016 10:18 |  #3680

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18139074 (external link)
You'll never touch your F4 again, as good as it is.

I am having the same issue. I love my F4, but this lens is just better in every way I have tried it so far. I fear if I sell my F4 I will regret it.


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Sep 25, 2016 12:15 |  #3681

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Sep 25, 2016 14:13 |  #3682

My new car! So happy with it!

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Sep 25, 2016 17:01 |  #3683

I am just loving this lens.


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Sep 25, 2016 18:16 |  #3684

sirquack wrote in post #18139810 (external link)
I am having the same issue. I love my F4, but this lens is just better in every way I have tried it so far. I fear if I sell my F4 I will regret it.

I kept it. I take it when weight is important like on a hike but yeah, I reach for the F2.8 if I have a choice.


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Sep 25, 2016 18:48 |  #3685

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18140265 (external link)
I kept it. I take it when weight is important like on a hike but yeah, I reach for the F2.8 if I have a choice.

Now I have a dilemma my other half wants me to get rid the f4 but I am stalling until she forget about it lol.


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Sep 25, 2016 19:38 as a reply to  @ Peter2516's post |  #3686

Wow, on the second shot you were at 1/25th of a second and it still looks very sharp. That IS is working like a champ on a shot like this. I have not really had to use the IS yet since I was at high shutter speed while testing in bright sunlight at F/2.8


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Sep 25, 2016 20:11 |  #3687

sirquack wrote in post #18140358 (external link)
Wow, on the second shot you were at 1/25th of a second and it still looks very sharp. That IS is working like a champ on a shot like this. I have not really had to use the IS yet since I was at high shutter speed while testing in bright sunlight at F/2.8

Yup and that was handheld. I have not use my old 1DMK2 for over a year and I thought I would try this lens with it. I was happy with the result.


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Sep 25, 2016 21:05 |  #3688

Peter2516 wrote in post #18140294 (external link)
Now I have a dilemma my other half wants me to get rid the f4 but I am stalling until she forget about it lol.

Unless you hike or in some situation where weight is a critical parameter, I would consider selling it. Give it 6 months and if you find yourself reaching for the 2.8 every time (I almost guarantee you will), you know it's time to sell.


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Sep 25, 2016 21:13 |  #3689

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18140423 (external link)
Unless you hike or in some situation where weight is a critical parameter, I would consider selling it. Give it 6 months and if you find yourself reaching for the 2.8 every time (I almost guarantee you will), you know it's time to sell.

Thanks. I think I am going to end up selling it, I don't see it like it will be with me or in my bag every time I go out for birds. The 70-200mm f2.8 will be use mostly in an event.


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Sep 25, 2016 21:15 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #3690

I am thinking the same thing Scrum. I love my F4 because it has been rated second best of the 70-200's, but the 2.8 Mk 2 is the one ahead of it. Between the faster aperture and the IS, it seems sad to not share the F4 that someone can at least use it.
I am not overly concerned about weight, my daily carry pack includes my Gripped 6D, Gripped 7D2, the Mk 2 (now), 85 1.8, 24-70 2.8. Sigma 30 1.4 and my YN 565 flash and a strap. I think before I added the Mk 2, the pack weighed close to 25 pounds. So I carry a lot of weight on a regular basis, for the extra couple of pounds of the Mk 2 vs the F4 is not that big of a deal.


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