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Dec 23, 2013 20:45 |  #16

Enjoy! I picked up the 24-70 II myself over T'giving. Am happy with the 70-200 F4 IS but do get the itch for the big boy every now and then! :)


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Dec 23, 2013 21:11 |  #17

Mine brand new one has been sitting in the closet for almost 2 weeks now. Need to shoot with it but just busy and not much time.


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Dec 23, 2013 21:18 |  #18

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Mine brand new one has been sitting in the closet for almost 2 weeks now. Need to shoot with it but just busy and not much time.

Same here. Haven't felt the need to open it since my dad didn't want it as a present.

I've already seen how the Tamron matches up to the Canon and I really feel the Canon isn't worth it.


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Dec 25, 2013 10:16 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #19

I have a Canon 6D. My next lens will be a 70-200mm focal length. I'm no professional so I really can't justify the cost of the Canon 70-200mm II. My original plan was to just pick up a used Canon IS version I, but then I went into a camera store and saw the Tamron version for Canon. I was impressed with the weight, color, and the cost. There have been many reviews comparing it with the Canon version II and it's pretty close. Now the Canon version II can be had used for about $1750 or new with rebates for about $1800-$2000. At this point version I is a no-go. Now i'm trying to choose between the Tamron and the version II. My mind changes every day. On one hand I can get the Tamron for a cheaper price and it's black. Reviews says it's a very good lens. Almost as good as the version II. On the other hand the version II has come down in price a little, it will hold it's value once a permanent price sticks, some say it's the sharpest zoom lens ever, it has the Canon name so I'd feel a little better quality wise, and I should not have to worry about future compatibility issues. I will probably pick up my next lens in February and I'm sure my mind will be flip-flopping until then.

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Dec 25, 2013 10:44 |  #20

Randy what you going to shoot with it? It is nice zoom no denying that but unless I was shooting events/sports where I needed 70-200mm range I could do things cheaper with primes.


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Dec 25, 2013 11:59 |  #21

bobbyz wrote in post #16553099 (external link)
Randy what you going to shoot with it? It is nice zoom no denying that but unless I was shooting events/sports where I needed 70-200mm range I could do things cheaper with primes.

I'm a total amateur but I'm often asked to take photos of various events and kids sports. I'm trying to learn studio portraits as well. I'll admit, it's not a "need" but a very strong "want" at this point. I just want to get one while I can afford to.

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Dec 25, 2013 12:01 |  #22

Kid sports and outdoor events where you have space, it would be nice. Studio portraits I would go with something like 24-70 or 24-105mm range.


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Dec 25, 2013 12:09 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #23

I picked up a 24-70 version I a few months ago. I'm surprised I haven't used it as much as I thought I would. I currently have my cheap 35mm f/2 non-IS attached to my camera. Love the 24-70 though. I'm hoping the 70-200mm will complete my desires for anything else for a while.

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Dec 27, 2013 21:22 |  #24

Got it today.

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Its a beast!




  
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Jan 05, 2014 14:27 |  #25

I haven't had much time to take photos, but I took a few this morning. I'm new to this hobby, and am facing a pretty big learning curve. But I like this pic for some reason.

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/fl4zeCX.jpg?1

And a quick grab looking towards the Olympic mountains from West Seattle.

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/L24aAkO.jpg



  
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