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My 70-200 has arrived.

 
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Mar 24, 2010 15:48 |  #1

Finally managed to get my funds in place to purchase a 70-200, which has been on my wish list ever since I bought my first DSLR a couple of years ago.

Placed my order last Thursday, and it finally turned up today. Obviously haven't used it much yet, but first impressions are that it's an absolutely cracking lens, and I'm really looking forward to putting it through it's paces.

Did I consider the MkII? Not really. I have read the reports that state it is even better than the MkI, but that improvement comes at a massive premium that I am not prepared to meet at this stage. Maybe in the future if the price drops, but I'm not going to hold my breath, as there is absolutely nothing wrong with the version I went for.

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Mar 24, 2010 15:49 |  #2

Nice , I want one of these soon ...


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Mar 24, 2010 16:03 |  #3

congrats on an amazing lens


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Mar 24, 2010 16:10 as a reply to  @ iFloyd's post |  #4

Congrats. I recently sold my f4 IS version to fund the purchase of the f2.8 IS. While images are slightly softer at 2.8, I noticed that pictures taken from this lens sharpens up rather nicely during post processing. At f4 unprocessed images are nearly identical to the f4 IS. It's a very versatile lens.




  
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Mar 24, 2010 16:19 |  #5

Congrats on a great lens and for saving some $$!


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Mar 24, 2010 16:37 |  #6

congrats! I have the Non-IS version and it is great lense, really heavy though =X


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Mar 24, 2010 16:55 |  #7

Nice work. I bagged a MK1 a week ago for what I now realise is an outstanding price. Just getting round to processing the shots from its maiden voyage and I'm very pleased. I'm sure you'll be impressed too.




  
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Mar 24, 2010 17:00 |  #8

Thanks guys. At the moment I feel like the world's biggest chocoholic who's just been let loose in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

From the first photograph I took, just making sure that everything was working OK, I just knew that I am going to love this lens and that it's going to get a lot of use.


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Mar 24, 2010 17:02 |  #9

Just yesterday ordered one of these also. Should be here in a day or two.

Also ordered at the same time a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and have just this evening picked up a Sigma 50mm f/1.4.

Bit of a lens blow out you might say!! ha!

Enjot it as it is a fantastic lens. I also looked at the new one which looks to be very impressive but having used one of the MK 1's I know that it has the quality I need. Will look to upgrade in a couple of years hopefully.

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Mar 24, 2010 17:08 |  #10

My thoughts exactly Rob. The new lens does look nice, but you have to pay for it.


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Mar 24, 2010 17:11 |  #11

I hate you, you have the 2.8 :(


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Mar 24, 2010 17:17 |  #12

pinoyplaya wrote in post #9863879 (external link)
I hate you, you have the 2.8 :(

That's why it has taken me so long to get the funds in place to purchase one. ;)

I was often tempted by the f/4, but I'm glad I waited.


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Mar 24, 2010 17:37 |  #13

I have as yet to see MKII examples that would cause me to sell my MK1. I hit the sample variation jackpot with mine, purchased new from B&H in 2008.




  
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Mar 24, 2010 17:41 |  #14

How much did it cost you? I wish I got the 2.8 non IS instead of the f/4... at least it woulda came with a tripod collar which is worth $150


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Mar 24, 2010 17:51 as a reply to  @ pinoyplaya's post |  #15

Congrats on the new lens. I plan on ordering one in about 2 months as I need to pay off my 24-70 f2.8 first. Wifes rule but hey at least she is letting me get the 70-200. He he I told her that was all I needed to finish my lens kit ;). I had my fingers crossed :).


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