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Do you think that Canon will upgrade the 70-200 2.8 IS anytime soon?

 
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Dec 06, 2007 15:56 |  #1

I've heard they may change the IS system to give it more stops. I want to get the lens, but with my luck they would introduce the new one at the same price and there you go!


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Dec 06, 2007 16:02 |  #2

And if that happens you can always sell it if you want the latest and greatest with the new improved IS. The current version is already a great lens. Plus, it beats waiting around for something that may or may not happen. ;)


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Dec 06, 2007 16:06 |  #3

Dont think it can get much better its a great lens as is .


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Dec 06, 2007 16:16 |  #4

I note you have the 70-200 F4 L. I upgraded from this to the 2.8 IS a couple of months ago - wow! What a lens - people have started describing my photos taken with it as almost 3D in appearance thanks to the lovely bokeh & seperation from the background at f2.8 / f3.5. The IS is already the more advanced tripod sensing one that gives you more stops than the 300 F4 L IS (another staggering lens) and it's also much quieter than the older IS. The IS is giving me loads more keepers - maybe I'm just not good at holding lenses steady, but I think it's amazing!

I'd go for it - wonderful lens - think of the photos you could have taken while waiting for the next version which could be years & years off. The only thing I know of coming up in the focal length is the 200mm F2 L IS - that will be a blinding lens, but two or three times the 70-200 I'd bet!!

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Dec 06, 2007 16:21 |  #5

irish1 wrote in post #4452933 (external link)
I've heard they may change the IS system to give it more stops. I want to get the lens, but with my luck they would introduce the new one at the same price and there you go!

I'll just echo what others have said here -- to me the proof is how it acts hand-held, and since I am not nearly as steady as I was in my youth, that is proof indeed!

I've taken hand-held shots with this lens at full telephoto and have gotten 100% views that are very satisfactory, and I'm talking wildlife photography (I'm pretty picky).

So, why wait on getting a great lens?!


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Dec 06, 2007 19:40 |  #6
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andrewhuxman wrote in post #4452988 (external link)
Dont think it can get much better its a great lens as is .

Indeed. ... This is one of Canon's best lenses, and there is not much to improve on. Try and search this forum for complaints about the 70-200f2.8L IS, and you'll be looking for a LONG time. Bottom line, if you want it, get it now. There is no sense playing the "waiting game".;)


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Dec 06, 2007 22:59 |  #7

All of your points are valid---I've been trying to convince myself that I could get by with a less expensive, less heavy alternative but I realize more than likely I would trade up eventually so screw it---I'll get the big gun while the rebate is still going.


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Dec 06, 2007 23:01 |  #8

You wont regret it :)


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Dec 06, 2007 23:27 |  #9

No.


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Dec 06, 2007 23:31 |  #10
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nope, and even if they did it wouldn't be available for a long long time from now




  
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Dec 07, 2007 08:16 |  #11

andrewhuxman wrote in post #4452988 (external link)
Dont think it can get much better its a great lens as is .

exactly.


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Dec 08, 2007 04:40 |  #12

There's no reason to upgrade it so soon, so I doubt it.


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Dec 16, 2007 10:22 |  #13

Speaking of time frame's, when was the 70-200 IS 2.8L introduced? Sorry for the newbie question (after 20 years in film) but Is there a timetable somewhere on the web of introduction dates for EF lenses? I know off-hand the 70-200 4L and 4L IS are fairly young but I'm hoping for a refreshed 100-400L. But then again I have found rumors on this site posted about a possible refreshening since 2005!


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Dec 17, 2007 22:15 |  #14

viperx27 wrote in post #4455279 (external link)
nope, and even if they did it wouldn't be available for a long long time from now

Yeah, I think it would have to come out in Japan first.


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Dec 18, 2007 05:58 |  #15

ScottDR wrote in post #4514869 (external link)
Speaking of time frame's, when was the 70-200 IS 2.8L introduced? Sorry for the newbie question (after 20 years in film) but Is there a timetable somewhere on the web of introduction dates for EF lenses? I know off-hand the 70-200 4L and 4L IS are fairly young but I'm hoping for a refreshed 100-400L. But then again I have found rumors on this site posted about a possible refreshening since 2005!

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