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Oh man! I rented a 70-200/2.8L IS and that was probably a mistake . . .

 
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Dec 02, 2008 15:05 |  #31

Best investment I made besides my house.




  
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Dec 02, 2008 16:09 |  #32

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I'm going to be renting this one in the not too distant future for a seminar. I look forward to purchasing it shortly afterward and regretting wasting the money on the rental. =)

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Dec 02, 2008 16:29 |  #33

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Best investment I made besides my house.

....but I'm guessing your house has lost more value in the last 18 months than that lens!!! :rolleyes: ;) :rolleyes: ;) :rolleyes:


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Dec 02, 2008 16:38 |  #34

so maybe i should wait a bit, so I don't feel like i wasted money on the rental :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


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Dec 02, 2008 17:03 |  #35

How much better is the 70-200 f/2.8L over the 70-200 f/4.0L lens?

If the extra stop isn't a factor, and yo're just looking at sharpness, noise, bokeh and other image artifacts, is it still better?




  
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Dec 02, 2008 17:08 |  #36

that lens is pure win in physical form
of all ym lenses its the only one ive never, and never will, considered replacing/selling/upgr​ading/downgrading/chan​ging

its...perfect


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Dec 02, 2008 21:26 |  #37

ej82m wrote in post #6794644 (external link)
Oh man, this is my next purchase. Maybe I should rent it first first as well! Nice shots btw.

Ditto. I had one several years ago (IS) and I unfortunately had to sell it. Now I'm saving up for another one!

I probably shouldn't rent one though because it will be quite a while before I can afford one. :D


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Dec 03, 2008 11:58 |  #38

bigguytf wrote in post #6795726 (external link)
So if you shot a bunch of daytime sports(not nighttime anything) you probably would not need the IS? How about panning with the 2.8 non IS?

Thanks in advance for info

Nope, don't need IS in the daytime for panning. I actually turn the IS off unless I need it, because it takes a half second to stabilize and sometimes I shoot too before it does. The result is that the IS caused some blur.


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Dec 03, 2008 12:01 |  #39

The only thing worse than renting that lens is buying it.

Watch out for the big whites...



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Dec 03, 2008 13:10 |  #40

I posted the same thread a few months back. The lens is just too enjoyable. I'm a poor grad student though so I have zero hope of getting this lens in the next 2 years. I'll re-rent a couple times if I need it again. I've got a great local rental shop and it's only $30 for the weekend so that works for me.


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Dec 03, 2008 13:13 |  #41

Yeah, same thing happened to me with the 500mm. Bought it about 6 months after renting. ;)


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Dec 03, 2008 14:26 |  #42

Transfer wrote in post #6805875 (external link)
I posted the same thread a few months back. The lens is just too enjoyable. I'm a poor grad student though so I have zero hope of getting this lens in the next 2 years. I'll re-rent a couple times if I need it again. I've got a great local rental shop and it's only $30 for the weekend so that works for me.

Wow, that is cheap. You are crazy not to rent for a while then....... That is cool.


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