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Just got the 70-200 F/4L...

 
MikeMcL
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Aug 23, 2006 03:37 |  #1

All i can say is YAY!

I just got it and i love it so much. the action, weight and feel of it is soo far beyond what i am used to or was expecting.

well that is it, it is just a pleasure to use. now i see why people start raising their gear standards to the L level.


thats all, if you have been thinking about one, get it. if you got it, welcome me to the club.

hopefully this will hold me over for a few weeks, i know most people move up to the f/2.8 or the IS version...


350d, 5d, 28-70L, 70-200L, 430EX,
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Aug 23, 2006 03:41 |  #2

Congrats! That's next on my list.

Where are the sample images??


Canon 5D MKii |Canon 350D | EF 17-40L | EF 70-200 2.8L | 580EX II | 430EX | EF 1.4x T/C II | EF 50 1.8II | Q6600 + 8800 Ultra

  
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Aug 23, 2006 04:53 |  #3

Great lens but as you say, once you have the f4, you'll want the 2.8 and preferably the IS version.

I got that a few months back and sold the f4L (reluctantly). Went to a good home though as a guy here on POTN collected it :-)

I miss the great weight and easy handling but the 2.8 IS is an amazing lens.

Good luck with the new purchase.

Jim


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5D MkIII & 5D MKII + Grips | 24-70 f2.8L IS | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS MkII | 50 f/1.4 | 85 f1.8 | 100 f2.8 | 1.4x MkII | Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4

  
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Aug 23, 2006 04:58 |  #4

i have the money to get the f/4, but eventually, i will want the 2.8 IS. that's why i'll wait till i can afford the 2.8 IS.


Canon T3i/Canon 20D/Nifty Fifty/70-200 2.8L IS/430EX/Searching for a good walk-around lens

  
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Aug 23, 2006 05:06 |  #5

The resale value of the f4 is very good. I didn't really lose much in my sale because the price of the lens had gone up over the period from when I bought to when I sold!

There's some great deals to be had if you look around the B&S forums.


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5D MkIII & 5D MKII + Grips | 24-70 f2.8L IS | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS MkII | 50 f/1.4 | 85 f1.8 | 100 f2.8 | 1.4x MkII | Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4

  
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Paul ­ Tinworth
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Aug 23, 2006 05:14 |  #6

Out of interest, is there a IS variant of the f/4? I've nowhere enough money to even consider buying an L lens, but I'm curious anyway!

Congrats on your new addition, Mike :)


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Current kit: Fujifilm X-T1 | XF 16-55 f/2.8 | XF 50-140 f/2.8 | XF 56 f/1.2 | XF 80 f/2.8 Macro
Previously owned: Canon 5D Mark II | 40D | 50 f/1.4 EX | 24-70 f/2.8L | 70-200 f/2.8L | 430EX
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Aug 23, 2006 06:21 |  #7

Not in the 70-200 range. There is a 24-105 f4L IS which is an amazing lens too.


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5D MkIII & 5D MKII + Grips | 24-70 f2.8L IS | 24-105 f4L IS | 70-200 f2.8L IS MkII | 50 f/1.4 | 85 f1.8 | 100 f2.8 | 1.4x MkII | Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4

  
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Aug 23, 2006 06:34 as a reply to  @ Paul Tinworth's post |  #8

Paul Tinworth wrote:
Out of interest, is there a IS variant of the f/4? I've nowhere enough money to even consider buying an L lens, but I'm curious anyway!

Congrats on your new addition, Mike :)

Not right now but there is a rumour of a f/4 IS coming out very soon :D


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Aug 23, 2006 08:03 as a reply to  @ Col_M's post |  #9

It's an awesome lens for the money, congratulations!


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Canon Lenses: 17-40, 24-105 f/4 IS, 100 2.8 IS Macro, TS-E 90, 70-200 f/4 IS, 100-400 IS
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Aug 23, 2006 08:07 |  #10

Congrats . i have only had mine a few weeks . it's a great lens . lets see some shots when you have chance :)


Canon: EOS 5DmkII • 50D • 40D • 350D • 100 f2.8L IS Macro • 70-200 f4L • 24-105 f4L IS • 17-40 f4L • 50 f1.4 • 60 f2.8 Macro • 85 f1.8 • 430EX • 580EX II • ST-E2
Sigma: 10-20 f4-5.6 EX DC HSM • 30 f1.4 EX DC HSM • 17-50 f2.8 EX • 24-70 f2.8 EX DG MACRO
Apple: CS3, Aperture & iPhoto. Various Manfrotto, Portaflash, Battery Grips, SanDisk & Lowepro

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Aug 23, 2006 08:09 as a reply to  @ Raymate's post |  #11

I love mine


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Fuji X-T2, Fuji 18-55 2.8-4 OIS, Fuji 35 f2, Fuji 56 1.2, Fuji 90 f2, Fuji 55-200 3.5-4.8 OIS
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Aug 23, 2006 09:09 |  #12

Congrat, for travel, I prefer the F4 over the F2.8 IS, lighter and smaller, good choice.




  
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Aug 23, 2006 09:30 as a reply to  @ sam0329's post |  #13

I bought the F4, kept it for a few months, sold it for about $30 less than what I paid and got the 2.8. I went Sigma though...no regret's.


7D, RebelXT, 30D, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8, Sigma 70-200 2.8 Macro, Sigma 1.4x TC, Tamron 17-50 2.8, Metz 54, 100-400IS, Kenko Ext Tube Set, 24-70 2.8, 180mm Macro, (2) GoPro

  
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Aug 23, 2006 09:45 |  #14

There is a thread in the Rumor section of an IS version of the f/4L. Also in talks are a 50 f/1.2 and the successor to the 350D/XT--> 400D.



  
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Aug 23, 2006 09:45 |  #15

It's a nice lens to have.


5D3 | 35L | 50 1.4 | 85L II | 135L | 24-70L II | 70-200 2.8L IS II

  
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