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Mar 26, 2009 17:27 |  #1

Just wondering what other people would think about this setup. I think i made up my mind on the 70-200mm is usm f4L but just might kick myself for not getting the 2.8 is usm.

70-200mm IS f4L + 85mm 1.8
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70-200mm IS 2.8L ?

Both add up to the same price so i was wondering what yall guys think?
I really appreciate all comments and opinions. thanks alot


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Mar 26, 2009 17:41 |  #2

First one, but I'm a prime lover so I'll get the 85 1.8 and the 135 2L or something around that range. Not much difference in 135 to 200. Nothing some cropping won't fix.


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Mar 26, 2009 17:44 as a reply to  @ k.lee's post |  #3

Is the 85 an option for you because you need a 1.8 lens?
If so option 1.


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Mar 26, 2009 17:53 |  #4

All of these lenses hold their value pretty well. I would go with option one, then you could always sell them if needed to buy the 2.8.


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Mar 26, 2009 17:55 |  #5

k.lee wrote in post #7605624 (external link)
First one, but I'm a prime lover so I'll get the 85 1.8 and the 135 2L or something around that range. Not much difference in 135 to 200. Nothing some cropping won't fix.

The difference between 135 and 200 is quite a distance...


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Mar 26, 2009 18:08 |  #6

canonnoob wrote in post #7605707 (external link)
The difference between 135 and 200 is quite a distance...

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …nses101/focal_l​ength.html (external link)

The actual difference in practice between 135 and 200 is way less than the shorter focal lengths. As I said, the OP will have to compromise by cropping, but then the amount of cropping won't be as much as most people would think.


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Mar 26, 2009 18:10 |  #7
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canonnoob wrote in post #7605707 (external link)
The difference between 135 and 200 is quite a distance...

in theory, but not in actuality.


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Mar 26, 2009 18:13 |  #8

I wouldn't call that a small difference...


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Mar 26, 2009 18:14 |  #9

I think it depends on what you are doing with it. If you are just posting them online, sure, you could probably crop and never have to worry about it. But if you are doing large format printing..it might make a difference.

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Mar 26, 2009 18:16 |  #10

LostShootingStar wrote in post #7605812 (external link)
I think it depends on what you are doing with it. If you are just posting them online, sure, you could probably crop and never have to worry about it. But if you are doing large format printing..it might make a difference.
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That's totally true too. I don't print often and even if I do they're usually in 4x6 formats. If the OP is going to be printing poster sized pictures then cropping the 135L might not be the best option (that is if he shoots mainly at 200mm).


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Mar 26, 2009 18:29 |  #11

Not even sure why this is an issue since he said that he wanted a 85mm not a 135mm or a 200mm.


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Mar 26, 2009 18:36 |  #12

k.lee wrote in post #7605771 (external link)
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …nses101/focal_l​ength.html (external link)

The actual difference in practice between 135 and 200 is way less than the shorter focal lengths. As I said, the OP will have to compromise by cropping, but then the amount of cropping won't be as much as most people would think.

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Mar 26, 2009 18:38 |  #13

Davidletran wrote in post #7605543 (external link)
Just wondering what other people would think about this setup. I think i made up my mind on the 70-200mm is usm f4L but just might kick myself for not getting the 2.8 is usm.

70-200mm IS f4L + 85mm 1.8
or
70-200mm IS 2.8L ?

Both add up to the same price so i was wondering what yall guys think?
I really appreciate all comments and opinions. thanks alot

What are you shooting and how will you be using the images? If you are going to be shooting in okay to great sunlight or with a flash the majority of the time the 7-2 F4 is a solid choice and the 85 is great as well for the speed. If you think you may need the extra speed of the 2.8, then you could still use 7-2 F2.8 at the 85 mark and render great images also. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. 7-2 F2.8 is by no means a slouch. Alot of ppl have been using it as a portrait lens in lieu of an 85.

Good Luck,

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Mar 26, 2009 18:42 |  #14

k.lee wrote in post #7605624 (external link)
First one, but I'm a prime lover so I'll get the 85 1.8 and the 135 2L or something around that range. Not much difference in 135 to 200. Nothing some cropping won't fix.

jerokaz wrote in post #7605967 (external link)
What are you shooting and how will you be using the images? If you are going to be shooting in okay to great sunlight or with a flash the majority of the time the 7-2 F4 is a solid choice and the 85 is great as well for the speed. If you think you may need the extra speed of the 2.8, then you could still use 7-2 F2.8 at the 85 mark and render great images also. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve. 7-2 F2.8 is by no means a slouch. Alot of ppl have been using it as a portrait lens in lieu of an 85.

Good Luck,

Ron

yea thats what i was concerned with. will the images be as sharp in comparasion with the 85mm and the 7-2 @ 85mm. if its the same then i mines as well get the 7-2 2.8. but i will be a second @ a wedding and the 24-70mm will be my main lens so thats why i was questioning about the 2-7 f4L + 85mm vs the 2-7 2.8L.


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Mar 26, 2009 18:44 |  #15

k.lee wrote in post #7605771 (external link)
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …nses101/focal_l​ength.html (external link)

The actual difference in practice between 135 and 200 is way less than the shorter focal lengths. As I said, the OP will have to compromise by cropping, but then the amount of cropping won't be as much as most people would think.

6 degrees is quite a difference IMO..


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