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What's Different Between 70-200L VS 70-200L IS ?

 
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Dec 11, 2009 22:45 |  #1

I was just wondering if the IS version sharper than Non IS one ? i have a non IS one it's seem pretty good but it's not that sharp ? any tips when using 70-200mm ? like any specific shutter speed or Aperture ?


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Dec 11, 2009 23:01 |  #2

if you are expecting prime sharp, well then, DONT- you arent going to get prime sharp.




  
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Dec 11, 2009 23:02 |  #3

unless you get the f4L IS.... woops forgot to say that. hahah. stop down your 70-200, at f4, and f5.6 its sharp.




  
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Dec 11, 2009 23:58 |  #4

You could try microadjust on your 5DII, any 70-200 ought to be plenty sharp. Post some samples maybe?


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Dec 12, 2009 00:42 |  #5

What's Different Between 70-200L VS 70-200L IS ?

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Dec 12, 2009 00:50 |  #6

$700?


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Dec 12, 2009 01:00 |  #7

Two extra letters?




  
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Dec 12, 2009 01:13 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #8

The deal with the "L" series of lenses is they are made to be sharp wide open. A prime will be sharper and there is a great comparison of the 100-400 L compared to the fixed 400 L and, no surprise, the fixed 400 L was sharper. I'm watching an auction now for a 70-200mm L and hope to add it to my collection. :)


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Dec 12, 2009 17:55 |  #9

The Different is 2 Letters and The 700$ lolzzzz .. well i guess just keep mine and use 700$ save up for some lights instead .. oh one more question at what stop that 70-200L is very sharp ? F4 or 5.6 ?


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Dec 12, 2009 18:01 |  #10

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Hi Tod i see you have both 85L and 135L . i was wondering which one do you like more ? I am still debating my self about getting a 135L ,but i have 1Dm3 which is Crop 1.3 that would give me (110.5 mm ) ... do you think i should get 135L ?


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Dec 12, 2009 18:14 |  #11

Tomminator855 wrote in post #9185033 (external link)
The Different is 2 Letters and The 700$ lolzzzz .. well i guess just keep mine and use 700$ save up for some lights instead .. oh one more question at what stop that 70-200L is very sharp ? F4 or 5.6 ?

give it a try!
99.99% of lenses get sharper as you step down 1-4 stops, but they don't all give the exact same result


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Dec 12, 2009 23:09 |  #12

Tomminator855 wrote in post #9185070 (external link)
Hi Tod i see you have both 85L and 135L . i was wondering which one do you like more ? I am still debating my self about getting a 135L ,but i have 1Dm3 which is Crop 1.3 that would give me (110.5 mm ) ... do you think i should get 135L ?

Hmmm, that's hard to answer. I love both of them, actually. They each have different uses for me. I love the bokeh of both, they are both crystal sharp and have great colors and produce great photos.

I like the boken of the 135L more, but the 85L is no slouch by any means. The 85L just makes magical shots easy although it has a definite learning curve, much moreso than the 135.

If I had to pick one, it'd probably be the 85L, just simply because the focal length is more use to me.

However, the 135L couple with a 1.4 TC gives me 189mm, so it can also replace my 70-200 for a lot of things, and the 135L with tubes can also act as damn fine macro lens, so it's got more possible uses.

As I said, it's really tough to pick between the two, and thankfully I don't have to. ;)




  
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Dec 13, 2009 00:11 |  #13

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Hmmm, that's hard to answer. I love both of them, actually. They each have different uses for me. I love the bokeh of both, they are both crystal sharp and have great colors and produce great photos.

I like the boken of the 135L more, but the 85L is no slouch by any means. The 85L just makes magical shots easy although it has a definite learning curve, much moreso than the 135.

If I had to pick one, it'd probably be the 85L, just simply because the focal length is more use to me.

However, the 135L couple with a 1.4 TC gives me 189mm, so it can also replace my 70-200 for a lot of things, and the 135L with tubes can also act as damn fine macro lens, so it's got more possible uses.

As I said, it's really tough to pick between the two, and thankfully I don't have to. ;)

Maybe i just sell my 70-200L and pick up a 135L instead and get a 1.4 Tube. but the 70-200L is just very useful when needed a zoon, it's really hard to cut lose on that one .. oh is the 135L fast focus ? cuz 85L is just hella slow ..


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Dec 13, 2009 00:36 |  #14

Yeah, I kept my 70-200 2.8 IS, for when I need a great zoom. But, if I know I won't need the zoom flexibility, I'll go for the 135L everytime, and yes, the AF on it is lightning fast, not at all like the 85L.




  
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Dec 13, 2009 00:38 |  #15

ConDigital wrote in post #9181574 (external link)
*IS*

Done.

tkbslc wrote in post #9181594 (external link)
$700?

Done.

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9181619 (external link)
Two extra letters?

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