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70-200 2.8 IS II is here

 
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Jan 13, 2010 11:59 |  #496

where's the north american pricing ?


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Jan 13, 2010 12:03 |  #497

They don't give the pricing yet, unfortunately.
I tried the lens this weekend at CES, and, in my point of view, even though the orig. 70-200 2.8 is is a great lens, the new one is indeed a huge progress and is well worth the money, in my point of view.
I will be upgrading mine for sure


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Jan 13, 2010 13:27 |  #498

Found the news about it on european cpn website, lol they added it late, 5 days after the press release!
http://cpn.canon-europe.com …es_telephoto_zo​om_lens.do (external link)

when i look at the new LZ1326 lens case and compare it to the actual one... it's the fking same!! maybe a lil bigger since the new 70-200 is a little bigger. o_O


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Jan 13, 2010 16:05 |  #499
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linh811 wrote in post #9383554 (external link)
If I don't keep 'upgrading' stuff, I'll likely get bored of this hobby.

Saves you from the bother of taking photos, just collect and admire the gear.


cheers, juice (Canon shooter, Elinchrom lighter, but pretty much agnostic on brands.)

  
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Jan 13, 2010 16:11 |  #500

I will be hoping hoping hoping that the original drops a bit in price...
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Jan 13, 2010 17:47 |  #501

Cross_X wrote in post #9385589 (external link)
I tried the lens this weekend at CES, and, in my point of view, even though the orig. 70-200 2.8 is is a great lens, the new one is indeed a huge progress and is well worth the money, in my point of view.
I will be upgrading mine for sure

Can you share what it was that was most improved compared to Mk I?
Was it the shorter MFD/higher mag?
Was it the faster AF?
Was it the better IS performance?
Was it the improved IQ at F2.8?

I just shot a wedding this weekend with a rental 70-200/2.8L IS, and I thought it was a great lens. Not as sharp as my 100L at F2.8, but the flexibility of zoom sure made up for it at a wedding.

Maybe I was subconsciously psyching myself up for the Mk II, but a few times I thought the 1.3m MFD was a tad long (although the Mk II would have only improved it by 10 cm).

More importantly, I found myself constantly at ISO3200, F2.8, with shutter speeds around 1/100. CONSTANTLY.

Even with the 3-stop IS, some of my shots still came out with a touch of camera/lens shake. :( Part of it was me not waiting the 1-sec for IS to reach full potential, part of it was the adrenaline of not wanting to screw up (it was a good friend who got married), and part of it was the 1.5 kg weight taking its toll after 10+ hours (ceremony started at 11am, and the reception lasting well into the night).


What could the Mk II have done for me? The weight would be the same, so my shoulders and arms would still be sore. However, the extra stop of IS might have taken care of that last bit of shake, or have allowed me to shoot at F4 for more DOF. (It was not nice to have to choose between the bride and groom to keep in focus.)

Moreover, as nice as ISO3200 is on the 7D, ISO1600 is still visibly cleaner. But, this is minor compared to the shake/DOF issue above.

Anyway, love to hear how the Mk II was superior in your shooting.


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Jan 13, 2010 18:11 |  #502

linh811 wrote in post #9383554 (external link)
If I don't keep 'upgrading' stuff, I'll likely get bored of this hobby.

obviously, shopping is more likely to be your hobby than photography. ;)


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Jan 13, 2010 18:21 |  #503

Herdinohio wrote in post #9387831 (external link)
obviously, shopping is more likely to be your hobby than photography. ;)

Like most guys, I think I just have too many hobbies. I'm still not sure if I consider this a hobby, or more of a family obligation to take pictures. Things that I'm much more passionate about are motorcylces and firearms, this whole dslr thing is still rather new and exciting to me, but I don't know for how long. Because of its noncompetitive nature (unlike sports), it takes a special kind of guy to be passionate about photography.


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Jan 13, 2010 18:24 |  #504

The main improvement for the IQ is the fluorite element which has already proven on more than one lens.
Note that the previous F/2.8 version doesn't have any fluorite element unlike the F/4 one.
Anyway, sure waiting for mini-review from pre-release tester.


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Jan 13, 2010 18:29 |  #505

linh811 wrote in post #9387891 (external link)
Like most guys, I think I just have too many hobbies. I'm still not sure if I consider this a hobby, or more of a family obligation to take pictures. Things that I'm much more passionate about are motorcylces and firearms, this whole dslr thing is still rather new and exciting to me, but I don't know for how long. Because of its noncompetitive nature (unlike sports), it takes a special kind of guy to be passionate about photography.

One idea might be to try a new hobby out with just some basic equipment first. The > $10,000 worth of gear you have seems like a lot just to find out if you like it.


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Jan 13, 2010 18:46 |  #506

JeffreyG wrote in post #9387933 (external link)
One idea might be to try a new hobby out with just some basic equipment first. The > $10,000 worth of gear you have seems like a lot just to find out if you like it.

If he can afford that, that no big deal, just making every newb jalous :D
ah! lens envy when you hold us. :p


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Jan 13, 2010 19:58 |  #507

Chris_R wrote in post #9388008 (external link)
If he can afford that, that no big deal, just making every newb jalous :D
ah! lens envy when you hold us. :p

It's hardly lens envy, I have even more junk.;)

I jumped in with a reasonably expensive kit, but nothing like what I have now. I added stuff over time as needed, buying each piece to do something I wanted.

Jumping in with a huge pile of gear is likely to lead to a lot of churn (and some interesting things like owning both a 50L and a 50/1.4).:D

And then you can always spot the guys who will soon disappear from POTN. They churn their gear harder and harder, looking to sustain the excitement of buying new gear, which is what they liked about photography in the first place.


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Jan 13, 2010 21:18 |  #508
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JeffreyG wrote in post #9387933 (external link)
One idea might be to try a new hobby out with just some basic equipment first. The > $10,000 worth of gear you have seems like a lot just to find out if you like it.

Yep, I've spent about that........... seems like a lot, but it's not in this hobby.




  
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Jan 13, 2010 23:27 |  #509

I can't believe how much I've spent on this hobby! :shock:

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Jan 14, 2010 00:16 |  #510

bps wrote in post #9389484 (external link)
I can't believe how much I've spent on this hobby! :shock:

Bryan

It seems like a lot, but think about how much people dump into other hobbies. What's a motorcycle going to cost? How about a sports car? Aftermarket modifications for those? Snowboarding equipment over then next 10 years? Even fishing equipment gets expensive once you start buying top of the line stuff.

I think people who drop $10K in a short time are nuts (or rich), but over several years it's not that unreasonable for someone with a decent amount of expendable cash.

Edit: Oops, I misread your comment. I thought you were saying you can't believe how much Stealthy Ninja had spent. :D




  
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