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Canon 70-200 vs 70-200 II

 
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Jul 12, 2010 20:06 |  #16

dan_bgblue wrote in post #10524317 (external link)
jdizzle, you have excellent taste in mild alcoholic beverages.:D

Hehe! It's one of my favorite beers. ;)




  
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Jul 12, 2010 20:21 |  #17

I have not had the chance to use the Mark I, but I picked up the II and I am totally blown away!


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Jul 12, 2010 20:27 |  #18

Thank you very much.


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Jul 12, 2010 20:44 |  #19

Here's a MK II for sale on FM and it's mint for $2200.00. He has a 100% rating of 51 bought and sold items. You can't get better then that.:)

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Jul 12, 2010 21:43 |  #20

If I am in your shoes, I would just pick up a NEW MK II version. You can get it for $2140.05 from a Canon authorized dealer.

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Jul 12, 2010 22:05 |  #21

70-200 Mk I is a very nice zoom lens.

70-200 Mk II is a very nice stack of primes.




  
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Jul 12, 2010 22:06 |  #22

Shadowblade wrote in post #10525030 (external link)
70-200 Mk I is a very nice zoom lens.

70-200 Mk II is a very nice stack of primes.

Well said Shadow. :)




  
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Jul 12, 2010 22:12 |  #23

Shadowblade wrote in post #10525030 (external link)
70-200 Mk I is a very nice zoom lens.

70-200 Mk II is a very nice stack of primes.

I favor fast primes myself, would you really consider the IQ of this lens to be on par with Canon primes?


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Jul 12, 2010 22:29 |  #24

I just sold my Mk I. It was a great lens. Financially I'm not currently in a position to replace it and I'm still debating the smaller and lighter F4 IS version versus the new Mk II but from everything I've read and seen about this lens it really would be like buying a bag full of primes.


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Jul 12, 2010 22:43 |  #25

With what you said, I am now thinking of selling my Mark I which I purchased two weeks ago.

My idea was to get a 135L on top of my Mark I.

I will do some more readings, pretty convinced with the comparison though.

Shadowblade wrote in post #10525030 (external link)
70-200 Mk I is a very nice zoom lens.

70-200 Mk II is a very nice stack of primes.


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Jul 12, 2010 22:44 |  #26

Here's an image shot at 2.8 @ 180mm. SOOC with no adjustments. No sharpening added to this. :)

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Jul 12, 2010 22:48 |  #27

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I did look at buying used but there are none of either generation in the used marked in my area or craigslist.
I know ebay is always an option but spending this kind of money on something used I have to see it in person.
So I am at $1900 vs $2500. Is there $600 worth of difference? I know many of you do not favor Best Buy but the 36 month same as cash is very tempting but the MK 1 cannot be had through Best Buy.

Be very careful on the buy now pay later deals. Read the fine print carefully and make sure you can hold up your end of the deal for the entire term. The fee's are generally pretty steep and penalties for late payments can put you in the poor house quick.

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Jul 12, 2010 22:56 |  #28

Jon Foster wrote in post #10525321 (external link)
Be very careful on the buy now pay later deals. Read the fine print carefully and make sure you can hold up your end of the deal for the entire term. The fee's are generally pretty steep and penalties for late payments can put you in the poor house quick.

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Oh yea, I bought my 7D and several lenses from Best Buy on that plan. I have the money on hand now to pay for the lens but I like using their money for a while, paying it off early and improving my credit score even more. Thanks for the heads up though.I am getting close on pulling the trigger, I reckon my gear insurance will go up.


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Jul 13, 2010 00:18 |  #29

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I favor fast primes myself, would you really consider the IQ of this lens to be on par with Canon primes?

From f/2.8 onwards, yes.

Obviously it doesn't go faster than f/2.8. For portrait work, though, bear in mind that you can get better background blur at 200mm f/2.8 than even 85mm f/1.2 or 135mm f/2.0, plus you'll have more of the subject in focus, and none of the problems with purple fringing or chopped bokeh highlights.




  
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Jul 13, 2010 00:21 |  #30

Shadowblade wrote in post #10525755 (external link)
From f/2.8 onwards, yes.

Obviously it doesn't go faster than f/2.8. For portrait work, though, bear in mind that you can get better background blur at 200mm f/2.8 than even 85mm f/1.2 or 135mm f/2.0, plus you'll have more of the subject in focus, and none of the problems with purple fringing or chopped bokeh highlights.

I do see your point. I have been using my Canon 50mm f/1.4 or 85 f/1.8 for portrait work. I do have a wedding coming up (I do not love shooting weddings but I can stand to do one every now and then when working with friends) and this would be a great lens to add for my wedding shoot. I plan on doing a lot of candid portraits.

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