joined the "L" club; finally

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  1. maulrat

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    Woohoo! I finally got my first "L" lens: 24-70L f/2.8. It took quite awhile to save up for it but I can now sleep better at night. :lmao:
     
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    congratulations :)
    I am also saving for that lens and I even got a second job because I want that lens so bad :mrgreen:
     
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    Congrats on getting "The Brick". Getting used to the weight? How's the sharpness?
     
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    lol. first time i held that lens (my friends) i was simply amazed how much it weighed... must be some really nice stuff going on in there...
     
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    Have you held the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM yet? It's a pound and a half heavier than "The Brick".
     
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    I'm so jealous, I want that lens too, the only "L" I have is the "EF 17-40mm f/4L USM" but I love it!
     
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    Indeed.

    Now try carrying both lenses and two camera bodies around your neck along with your camera bag with an extra lens. Now that's heavy! :lmao:

    Congrats. A superb lens. You won't be unhappy with it (and yes, the weight is because the incredible number of elements in there; 3 aspherical and a few UD—all of it provides a darned nice, sharp image for a zoom...still doesn't beat the 50/1.4 for sharpness wide open though).

    As for the whole "L" thing...L schmeLL. There are a few examples of non-L lenses that are just as good or better than their L counterparts (50/1.4 vs 50/1.2L being one such example). Though it's nice that it comes with a lens hood. That's the one thing that annoys the heck outta me with non-L lenses. -.-
     
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    COngrats, I'm still using a kit lens :)
     
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    So does that make it a Wall or a Truck? :D

    Congrats. It's hard to turn away from L once you've started. :)
     
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    i just joined this evening. picked up my slighty used 70-200 2.8 IS!

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    couple very minor marks on the hood, but the lens itself is mint! the deal i got was amazing, and i wasnt about to let this pass me by!
     
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    stalker lens!
     
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    No, thats my 200-400 f4
     

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