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Trading 2 primes to fund for 70-200mm mk2?

 
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Apr 24, 2010 09:11 |  #1

Will you trade off your sigma 30mm + 135mm to fund for a 70-200mm mk2?




  
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Apr 24, 2010 09:37 |  #2

of course


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Apr 24, 2010 09:41 as a reply to  @ nonameowns's post |  #3

Dibs on the 30mm. j/k (not really) :)


  
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Apr 24, 2010 21:10 |  #4
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No; I still want something fast for indoors, and the subject isolation of f2.


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Apr 24, 2010 21:17 as a reply to  @ Deep Pocket's post |  #5

I would. The new 70-200 is that good...


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Apr 24, 2010 21:21 |  #6

Noobic wrote in post #10056389 (external link)
Will you trade off your sigma 30mm + 135mm to fund for a 70-200mm mk2?

Well what are you intending to shoot with it? What body do you have now?


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Apr 24, 2010 21:35 |  #7

KenjiS wrote in post #10059556 (external link)
Well what are you intending to shoot with it? What body do you have now?

+1.

Before giving the OP advice, knowing these are crucial.

With that said, I probably won't do it for my purpose (Shooting events, weddings and small amount of studio).


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Apr 25, 2010 00:24 |  #8

hell yah, that new 70-200 F2.8 IS is THAT good IMHO.


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Apr 25, 2010 00:29 |  #9

That would be a great deal for you. If not happy with the zoom, you can always resell it with a profit and re-buy your primes !


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Apr 25, 2010 00:31 as a reply to  @ alainvd's post |  #10

Am on a 7d..intend to use it got general use..




  
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Apr 25, 2010 00:32 |  #11

yes.


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Apr 25, 2010 01:48 |  #12

Noobic wrote in post #10060365 (external link)
Am on a 7d..intend to use it got general use..

Just a reminder, that's a 3+lbs. lens you'll be lugging around.

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Apr 25, 2010 01:58 |  #13

Noobic wrote in post #10060365 (external link)
Am on a 7d..intend to use it for general use..

Assuming you have something else for wide, low-light shots around the 30~35mm range, the sale is up to you.
If not, then, how you gonna take wide street-shots?
On a crop, the 70-200 has a field of view roughly equivalent to 112~320mm on a full-frame camera, which means "narrow" to "very narrow".
And as any honest 70-200 lens owner will tell you, most of the time you'll be using it around, err, 70mm, or, oh, I think, just maybe, err, exactly 200mm!
:lol:
And if you mean the 135L, then, I really can't see that the sale will improve your shots as you're already holding a stunning piece of glass.

For my money, I'd rather save the money for a 5DMkII (or MkIII) and truly get the best from your glass by having two remarkable, and complimentary bodies.

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Apr 25, 2010 06:36 as a reply to  @ skygod44's post |  #14

i do have a 17-55mm though..if not i am considering getting rid of the sigma 30mm to get a 35L or a 50L? Kinda lost though..mainly will be doing portraiture shooting and general daily usage..




  
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Apr 25, 2010 07:03 |  #15

Noobic wrote in post #10061193 (external link)
i do have a 17-55mm though..if not i am considering getting rid of the sigma 30mm to get a 35L or a 50L? Kinda lost though..mainly will be doing portraiture shooting and general daily usage..

Ah-hah!
Well, now you're heading towards the "primes v zooms" territory....
I like 'em both, but feel for portraits you can't go much wrong by having lenses with big max.apertures.
35L
50L
Sigma 30 or 50 perhaps
Wait for the Canon EF50 f/1.4 MkII
135L
All of the above will do you proud, and for portraits, you know the camera-to-subject distance, so I'd doubt the zoom would be much use to you really.
If you jump to the 50L lens thread, or the 35L lens thread you'll see a lot of excellent portraits which, I doubt you'd achieve with a 17-55 or 70-200.


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