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Jan 10, 2010 22:40 |  #1

I would like to know if replacing my 70-200 2.8 IS with a 85mm f/1.8 USM and a 200mm f/2.8L II USM. I feel I never use the 130mm of this lens. This lens is a pain to carry around and I don't seem to feel the love I did with my 70-200 f/4 IS. By doing so I would even be able to buy a 3rd lens with the extra money.


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Jan 10, 2010 22:42 |  #2

Sounds like a good idea if you primarily use the long end of the zoom.


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Jan 10, 2010 22:49 |  #3

If you don't need or want the IS...

Personally, I'd keep it.




  
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Jan 10, 2010 22:53 |  #4

Would you consider going back to your 70-200 F/4 IS?

I'd probably keep it as well. But, if you were trading to primes because you needed something faster, that would make sense.


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Jan 10, 2010 23:04 |  #5

Ah forget it. No dirt protection on the 85mm and no IS on the 200mm...I stick with the do it all "CANON" like in tank turret/canon 2.8 IS. I guess I will get use to the weight.


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Jan 10, 2010 23:45 |  #6

I think you made the right choice.


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Jan 11, 2010 05:42 as a reply to  @ gyounis's post |  #7

I think it's a good idea. I sold my 70-200 and replaced it with primes for the same reason. I've never missed it.


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Jan 11, 2010 07:07 |  #8

I'd never get rid of my 70-200 f/2.8L IS.


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Jan 11, 2010 08:45 |  #9

I like the idea, then again I like primes. I have the 200mm 2.8 L and its outstanding!




  
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Jan 11, 2010 12:09 |  #10

i would never get rid of mine either. it's such a versatile lens for me. if i were in your shoes, i would just save up a little and buy the 85mm outright


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Jan 11, 2010 12:13 |  #11

Sold my 70-200 f/4 IS and is thinking exactly same thing. 135mm f/2, 85mm f/1.8 and 200mm f/2.8. I hope I made the right choice :-) 135mm f/2 might give me better shots in dim lit indoor shots and want to try 200f/2.8 with 2x TC. I guess I can always go back.


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Jan 11, 2010 13:14 as a reply to  @ mannyhan's post |  #12

i got the 200/2.8L and the 135/2L and i find that they are outstanding lenses. the 135L is most of the time with me. it's much lighter than the zoom. but then you said that you hardly ever use the 130mm range... nonetheless, I think it is a good idea.


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Jan 11, 2010 14:28 |  #13

I would be interested in knowing how much you want for the 70-200 if you are going to get rid of it.


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Jan 11, 2010 14:31 |  #14

gdl357 wrote in post #9368839 (external link)
Ah forget it. No dirt protection on the 85mm and no IS on the 200mm...I stick with the do it all "CANON" like in tank turret/canon 2.8 IS. I guess I will get use to the weight.

you could always get the f4 IS and the 100 f2 or 85 1.8.

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Jan 11, 2010 14:40 |  #15

I would stick to the zoom since it offers more flexibility. It also has IS if you use that a lot on the longer end. If I were you I'd use only 85mm and 200mm on the 70-200 for a week and see if that floats your boat so you can have an idea of whether those two focal lengths will work for you.


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