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bang! Just pulled the trigger on my first L!!!

 
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Nov 04, 2009 22:20 |  #16

is image quality of the Ls that much better? I have been told it's just that the build is better. Just curious


I know, right? I'm just sayin'...

  
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Nov 04, 2009 22:28 |  #17

SAME HERE!!! Small world!!


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Nov 04, 2009 22:30 |  #18

Fantastic glass. Wonderful IQ, great build, solid weapon.


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Nov 04, 2009 22:32 |  #19

focus.pocus wrote in post #8957107 (external link)
is image quality of the Ls that much better? I have been told it's just that the build is better. Just curious

Its subjective but generally, the higher end Non "L"'s nearly just as good, to the point where the extra you pay for the L lens may be seen as not worth it. With L lenses you definitely get a better build quality and generally better performance wide open than non "L"'s (there are exceptions though, 10-22mm, 17-55/2.8 etc).


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Nov 05, 2009 01:44 |  #20

Thanks Blue Tsunami...


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Nov 05, 2009 01:44 |  #21

you will love it so much!~~

i recently just also bought my 24-70 L coming from a sigma 24-70 2.8 which was a good lens i paid for a year or so ago, but this L just makes all the difference.
my very first L was a 70-200L 2.8 which i was so excited to get.
the wait kinda sucks but it's well worth it and once you shoot with it, feel it and hold it.
you'll understand why it costs what it costs.


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Nov 05, 2009 08:39 |  #22

focus.pocus wrote in post #8957107 (external link)
is image quality of the Ls that much better? I have been told it's just that the build is better. Just curious

It's not just the image quality... the parts that make these lenses are better...
I went from a Tamron 17-50 2.8 to a Canon 24-70 2.8L... yeah, the image is better... I dunno that it's $1000 better, but it is better. It's also quieter, faster, and in AI Servo can keep up to a walking child!! And the build definitely is better too.


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Nov 05, 2009 09:31 |  #23

I too just bought my first L lens, a 70-200 F/4 IS, should be here this weekend. Congrats on you purchase, I will get one also, in time.


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Nov 05, 2009 13:27 |  #24

Congrats!


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Nov 05, 2009 13:44 as a reply to  @ sebr's post |  #25

PPUCCI,
Congrates.
Be careful if you are going to buy a filter online. There seemed to be some counterfit filters from time to time. Make sure to check on the seller as well as get some recommendations from the forum.


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Nov 05, 2009 14:52 |  #26

vincent_su wrote in post #8961033 (external link)
PPUCCI,
Congrates.
Be careful if you are going to buy a filter online. There seemed to be some counterfit filters from time to time. Make sure to check on the seller as well as get some recommendations from the forum.

Will do, just had a bad experience with a counterfeit (not 3rd party) LP-5E battery... :(

Do you have any recommended seller on ePray? :) The one I usually buy my Hoyas seems to be honest and sell good stuff, bought 3 filters from him already. Don't know how to differentiate a genuine Hoya from a counterfeit one, but they all seem really sturdy and well built. This is his store: http://stores.ebay.com​/tradingoo (external link)


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Nov 05, 2009 15:32 as a reply to  @ ppucci's post |  #27

Mine should be here tomorrow. Can't wait, I already have the urge to buy more, the 24-70 f/2.8 next.


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Nov 05, 2009 16:08 as a reply to  @ LethalFrog's post |  #28

If you had good experience with an ebayer, you'll probably be fine delaing with them again.
I've never bought any photography stuff from Ebay. Online filter purchase wise, I'd only bought from HVSTAR.com (it's called maxsaver.com now, if I rermermber correctly) or 2filters.com, Amazon.com and Adorama. I'm sure B&H will be a good bet as well.
Good luck.


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Nov 05, 2009 17:03 |  #29

vincent_su wrote in post #8961919 (external link)
If you had good experience with an ebayer, you'll probably be fine delaing with them again.
I've never bought any photography stuff from Ebay. Online filter purchase wise, I'd only bought from HVSTAR.com (it's called maxsaver.com now, if I rermermber correctly) or 2filters.com, Amazon.com and Adorama. I'm sure B&H will be a good bet as well.
Good luck.

My main problem is that I am not in the US, I'm in Brazil, and those other sites usually don't ship overseas or have a very expensive shipping method, so I have to rely on eBay most of the times. Never had problems before the battery issue. The filter will have to wait anyway as I am over my budget for this month already... :D


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Nov 05, 2009 17:17 |  #30

24-70? Best get yerself down the gym. :D


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