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Dec 25, 2016 12:43 |  #3841

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Dec 27, 2016 15:52 |  #3842

Thank all of you for your input. I have decided to buy the f/2.8. I should have the cash in Jan if Canon restocks their refurbs... if not, another couple months, give or take.

I'm looking forward to learning to photograph more people.


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Dec 27, 2016 17:18 |  #3843

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Thank all of you for your input. I have decided to buy the f/2.8. I should have the cash in Jan if Canon restocks their refurbs... if not, another couple months, give or take.

I'm looking forward to learning to photograph more people.

Then maybe you should sell your 70-300 and 55-250 to fund this lens faster, not sure if you really need those 2 lenses, but once you get 70-200 2.8II i doubt you will touch them again, and you already have 100-400 so you are covered between 16mm up to 400mm regardless of which f-stop.


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Dec 27, 2016 17:44 |  #3844

Tareq wrote in post #18225020 (external link)
Then maybe you should sell your 70-300 and 55-250 to fund this lens faster, not sure if you really need those 2 lenses, but once you get 70-200 2.8II i doubt you will touch them again, and you already have 100-400 so you are covered between 16mm up to 400mm regardless of which f-stop.

The 55-250 STM is my wife's... I should take it off my list. She also inherited my 70D.

My 70-300L is on what I think is a permanent loan to our youngest son. It was my first "wildlife" lens but as you mentioned, the 100-400 ii made it redundant. The 70-300L is almost like a 70-200 f/4, though I think it's something like f/5 at 200mm. I had a lot of fun with it. There are several birding places here in Florida where you can fill the frame at 300mm.


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Dec 28, 2016 04:15 |  #3845

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18224936 (external link)
Thank all of you for your input. I have decided to buy the f/2.8. I should have the cash in Jan if Canon restocks their refurbs... if not, another couple months, give or take.

I'm looking forward to learning to photograph more people.

Hope you are fast. They tend to move pretty quickly. Consider setting up a notification from Canon Price Watch for better street pricing as sometimes you can get new for the same or maybe even less, plus you may not have taxes.


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Dec 28, 2016 04:20 |  #3846

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...There are several birding places here in Florida where you can fill the frame at 300mm.

That's one of the reasons I love Florida for bird photography. This made me think of the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.


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Dec 28, 2016 11:49 |  #3847


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Dec 28, 2016 12:15 |  #3848

I already have this lens but i asked one store for the price for a friend asking about this lens, and they quoted it at 5750 AED that is equal about US$1550, brand new, what do you think about the price?


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Dec 28, 2016 16:52 as a reply to  @ don1163's post |  #3849

first dog pic for the win


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Dec 28, 2016 17:04 |  #3850

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great picture perfect settings


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Dec 28, 2016 17:15 |  #3851

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great picture perfect settings

Thanks.....she is perfect for testing AF settings on :lol:


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Dec 28, 2016 18:27 |  #3852

Probably an odd choice for my first photo with the 70-200 f/2.8. This was taken using the Brenizer method and is a composite of 50 photos all taken hand-held.

Truth be told, I went to the airport, hoping to catch some helicopters in flight (theres a helicopter flight school there), but they weren't flying today. So rather than go home empty-handed, I decided to play around with photographing one of the planes tied-down outside.


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Dec 28, 2016 19:28 |  #3853

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Hope you are fast. They tend to move pretty quickly. Consider setting up a notification from Canon Price Watch for better street pricing as sometimes you can get new for the same or maybe even less, plus you may not have taxes.

Already done....thx


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Dec 29, 2016 12:01 |  #3854

Not much about today so ended up taking some shots of the dog again.....love this lens..


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Dec 29, 2016 20:41 |  #3855

First trip with this lens and it did not disappoint!

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