Finally ordered the 70-200 F28 IS

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  1. guitarkid

    guitarkid TPF Noob!

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    well as i 2nd - guessed this massive purchase, i ordered it yesterday from B&H. i'm looking forward to it. cringing, as it's a lot of cash, but it should be worth it from all that i hear.

    Steve
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is one EXPENSIVE lens...but I don't think I've ever heard anyone say anything bad about it.

    And if you don't like it...you can probably sell it for at least 90% of what you bought it for.
     
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    i really like it but not as much as i thought i would. granted, i didn't experiment with it too much. maybe i need a little more time with it. the IS feature is very sweet however but i don't think it justifies spending an extra $800 when most of my photos are pretty sharp with my 18-200 sigma. time will tell.
     
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    i think you'll notice the biggest difference in terms of CA, distortion, and vignetting, although the 70-200 should still be very very sharp
     
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    it's a little heavy for full day of shooting hand held

    I agree with that, IS help with low shutter speeds and panning, I use mine for sports so I'm never using low shutter speeds, but it’s keep in panning but I not sure it help any. The non IS model is about $600us less
     
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    I got a bit confused by the F28 ;)

    I think that is a great lens, you should realise when doing large scale prints with it.

    Bit too short for me though, so I just decided against it last week.
     
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    I hope everyone realised I did not suggest using the lens for printing ;) .. that is best done with a printer ;)
     
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    hehe i was thinking how you could print with a lens. Would be groovy though :)
     
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    i was really going to go with the 50-150 F2.8 by sigma but went with the canon. although heavy, i'm sure it will be great. i'm going to use it for a wedding for the first time on jan 1st.....yeah, new years day. i will never shoot on a holiday again but i wanted the client. it's only for 3 hours though, which is ok......

    it is a bit heavy but no problem for me. i also bought a sigma 30mm prime F1.4 i LOVE this lens! it's razor sharp! i have a canon 50mm F1.8 which is great but a little too zoomed in for me. the 30mm is great. i will still use my 18-200 F4 sigma lens for things when i don't want to lug the 70-200 around.

    happy new year,
    steve
     

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