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Jul 16, 2017 13:12 |  #16

Neither of these lenses are going to get attention compared to a 1200 F5.6L.

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Jul 16, 2017 13:19 |  #17

300 2.8 II. I had one for three years before selling it last summer to help fund a 1DX2. Fabulous lens. To be honest, though, it didn't get much use after I got the 100 - 400 II...

If I could buy a big white at this time, it would be the 500 f/4 II.


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Jul 16, 2017 13:41 |  #18

for bragging rights, i'd say the 200f1.8 instead...or the sigma 200-500f2.8:-)


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Jul 16, 2017 13:46 as a reply to  @ post 18403348 |  #19

that said i'll take the 300 haha


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Jul 16, 2017 15:07 |  #20

Why choose? If bragging is the deal, don't mince it. Get both and get them gold-plated to catch the gawpers' eye.




  
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Jul 16, 2017 15:27 |  #21

200L for teh win 8-)




  
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Jul 16, 2017 15:43 as a reply to  @ post 18403272 |  #22

Why is the 200 f2 rare? My local brick and mortar store has one available now. This lens is a current, in production lens.

Now, if you mean the 200mm f1.8, this lens, in 9+ condition is rare.

Since attention grabbing/sexy is your criteria, the 200mm f2 would be the one. This lens is also pretty sharp.




  
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Jul 16, 2017 19:02 |  #23

It probably depends on who you're trying to impress with this silly endeavor.

Photographers? Then yes, the 200L is probably the more exotic of the two.

Non-photographer people?
Then the 300L probably wins. It's bigger, and that's what matters to most non-photographers. I know I get a TON of attention when my 300 comes out. Seems like every random person wants to come and talk to me about it.

That said, my real vote for a "most bragging rights lens" is the famous Zeiss (NASA) 50mm f/0.7 if money is really no object. That's a lens that comes with a story, not just big and flashy. You also said usefulness wasn't an issue, which is a good thing bc you'd have to get a custom mount to be able to use it.


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Jul 16, 2017 19:07 |  #24

1200 f/5.6, Sigma 200-500 f/2.8, 400 f/2.8 probably in that order, before either of the other two options. I've physically touched the Sigma at the NEC Photography Show, it's a real beast. Unfortunately I didn't get to view either of the Canon options. The big whites were all mounted on a viewing gallery which allowed a view across the show hall. Couldn't get my wheelchair up the steps:cry:.

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Jul 16, 2017 21:35 |  #25

Back when I had my 300, people ask me if it was a 600. Now that I have a 400, people ask if it's a 300.

I'd get the 300 based off that experience


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Jul 17, 2017 01:37 |  #26

john crossley wrote in post #18403278 (external link)
So you are spending FIVE and a HALF GRAND on a lens for no other reason than vanity!!!!

Not really. I'm more into the engineering than the actual picture taking.


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Jul 17, 2017 01:39 |  #27

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Not wishing to offend in any way but this posting is frivolous to say the least. I'm only responding as I currently have the time....normally I would definitely not bother.

Why not?

To simplify the question.
If you were offered a choice of these lenses, which one would you want the most?


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Jul 17, 2017 01:42 |  #28

notastockpikr wrote in post #18403485 (external link)
Why is the 200 f2 rare? My local brick and mortar store has one available now. This lens is a current, in production lens.

Now, if you mean the 200mm f1.8, this lens, in 9+ condition is rare.

Since attention grabbing/sexy is your criteria, the 200mm f2 would be the one. This lens is also pretty sharp.

I, like the rest of us, have been to many venues which attract photographers.
In all that time I can't remember seeing a 200L.


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Jul 17, 2017 01:43 |  #29

fordmondeo wrote in post #18403807 (external link)
Not really. I'm more into the engineering than the actual picture taking.

in that case, just go for the 200-500f2.8...just make sure you handhold it only...and you can save money by skimping on a memory card since the pictures don't matter anyways...just look how bad-ass you'd look:

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Jul 17, 2017 03:26 |  #30

Lyndön wrote in post #18403605 (external link)
That said, my real vote for a "most bragging rights lens" is the famous Zeiss (NASA) 50mm f/0.7 if money is really no object.

Not easy to own one of the 10 copies ever produced :)
I remember that years ago you could rent two of them (50mm and 35mm) to use with a specially modified camera, but it seems that this is not an option anymore.

Even if you could get one, the Zeiss f/0.7 is an APS-C lens and requires a mirrorless camera. The lens embedded a reverse teleconverter to get down to f/0.7, so nothing dramatically fancier than you can achieve nowadays with a 50/1 + a speed booster.


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