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Review of those who took the plunge on the 70-200 2.8 mkii?

 
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Dec 08, 2011 08:17 |  #1

I think a lot of these lenses were purchased in the past two weeks.

Any one care to comment on their purchase? Did you make the right decision? Love it or only "like" it? How are you dealing with the weight, etc.?

I see at least one retailer still has it for $1974 and others are still "price matching." And, I see the f4 is also on sale ----- would love to hear what you think of your new purchase.




  
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Dec 08, 2011 09:30 |  #2

I've got two 70-200 2.8L's here, V1 and V2. I "tested" them side by side off tripods, V2 is very sharp wide open, as they get stopped down it's very hard to detect any difference. Canon did a great job with with the updated lens when it's wide open.
I'm happy with mine and will be keeping it, no complaints.




  
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Dec 08, 2011 10:42 |  #3

I'm very happy with my purchase. The lens is simply amazing. I might not use any other lens in my camera bag any more, jk. I mainly bought it for TaeKwonDo shooting and my first true test (of my skills and lens) will be January 12-15th.


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Dec 08, 2011 12:17 |  #4

Haven't gotten to use mine too much just yet. Did a model shoot using my friends house but used a small lens due to space. Going to use it in the studio next week to test it out.

I carried it around for a long hike the other day. Weight wasn't too bad. Pictures are very sharp and colorful. Going to try it outdoors a bit more but it's been raining all week.

Overall I like it a lot so far. I bought it mostly for outdoor and studio model shoots, which I'll be doing a lot more of once weather gets warmer. Once Spring rolls around I can easily see this being on my camera all the time.


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Dec 08, 2011 13:11 |  #5

x100000 for the "on camera in srping"

Forgot I used it with my 5D2 at a brakdance battle last Suturday. I haven't had much time to really go through and pull out the pics I liked, but the poses with little movement turned out really well as far as sharpness and clarity. The weight really began to suck as the night went on. It's hard holding the lens/camera up to your face the entire time with something this heavy. But it's not so bad that walking around with it hanging off your neck wouldn't be too bad.


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Dec 08, 2011 13:23 |  #6

Purchased the II this past spring. Using it mostly on my Rebel XT.

Totally worth it.


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Dec 08, 2011 13:38 as a reply to  @ TheBurningCrown's post |  #7

Well I jumped at one and I have to say I'm really liking it. Mostly been doing test shots because the weather hasn't been the greatest and lack of time, but I'm happy with the purchase. Weight isn't really an issue so far, I did take it out one night for about 3 hours to get some shots down at Rockafeller Center and the weight really wasn't an issue, I think I just need a more comfortable strap.
Like someone else said my copy seems very sharp and it will probably get a LOT more use once the weather gets better or I take a trip with it.
Very pleased with this purchase!




  
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Dec 08, 2011 15:26 |  #8

I took out mine today for the first time and I am impressed! Nice rendering, sharp, nice colors and IS really works!


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Dec 08, 2011 15:51 |  #9

I've had mine a few weeks now and really only shot some football with it.Honestly it's not quite as sharp at F2.8 as I'd hoped.I will say that it seems sharper at 200 than 70.No I don't regret buying it buy my primes are better, but they obviously don't zoom.
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Dec 08, 2011 18:02 |  #10

My 100mm 2.8L IS Macro, is just a little sharper.




  
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Dec 08, 2011 18:52 |  #11

Love mine....faster and quieter than V1


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Dec 08, 2011 19:57 |  #12

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #13514273 (external link)
Purchased the II this past spring. Using it mostly on my Rebel XT.

Totally worth it.

Coming from an owner of a Rebel XT, that to me seems like throwing an engine out of an AMC Pacer into an Astin Martin.


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Dec 08, 2011 19:59 |  #13

Will have mine Monday, will be back to comment later.


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Dec 08, 2011 20:07 as a reply to  @ HSVBOS's post |  #14

Best Canon zoom lens in terms of IQ. 4-stop IS allows for handheld shots with slow shutter speed and AF is fast accurate and quiet.


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Dec 08, 2011 20:24 as a reply to  @ snoop99's post |  #15

My first L. What can I say? I wanna sleep with it.


Seriously, what I've taken so far are amazing compared to my other lenses, but I've not taken anything worthwhile for any lens yet. Waiting for weather and time.

Meanwhile, I'll just keep doing what I've been doing... enjoying all of your captures.:)


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