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I've been planning on buying the Canon 70-200mm F/4 non IS lens. I can get it for $699 with $4 overnight shipping from amazon.com I have the money and I'm about to pull the trigger. I have a 50-250mm Canon lens, and we are going to the Atlantic City Airshow in two weeks.

But this is my dilemma.

I realize pictures are about the photographer, but the equipment really helps too.

So am I talking myself into this lens for no reason, or is this lens actually much better and worth the money. Even since I saw it and noticed it was an affordable L lens I have had the desire to get it.



Plus when I saw this picture taken with it, I ruined my keyboard with drool.

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post #2 of 24
Wow...I know this doesn't answer your question but I just saved that picture to my desktop...

Edit: *drool
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post #3 of 24
Buy it used from Craigslist or photo forums; save yourself a couple hundred bucks.

All 70-200 lenses are high in IQ and are a step floors up from that 55-250; you won't be disappointed.

EDIT: IMO the f/4 is good but not worth retail price. Lenses in general, especially Ls, are extremely durable. If you buy one used from a reputable seller you'll be fine.
Edited by xxpinoyxx - 7/28/11 at 10:53pm
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check out POTN or FM for used
 
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post #5 of 24
If you're buying it for an airshow I have a hunch you'll want more reach than 200mm.
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
If you're buying it for an airshow I have a hunch you'll want more reach than 200mm.
my thoughts as well.

Also, 200mm plus no IS could just mean trouble down the line if you want to take anything handheld in anything but direct sunlight with a low noise ISO
post #7 of 24
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The lens isn't just for the airshow, its just something coming up that it would be nice to have a good lens for.

As for the airshow, they fly right over you, so I'm not worried about the 200mm, plus I'm using a T1i which brings me a little closer because of the crop.

The biggest thing I am worried about is haze, as you can see it really effected the picture below.

Here is wide open with a point and shoot from the same show... this is the farthest they fly from you when they do fly-by's




Edited by Infinitegrim - 7/28/11 at 11:47pm
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post #8 of 24
The 70-200 f/4 is a phenomenal lens for its price, almost as sharp as a prime with the flexibility of a zoom. I own the IS version and I love it, this was done with it, to give an idea of the IQ
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While I got you guys here. Would these be ideal filters....



As for non IS, I have pulled of a bunch of 1/15 hand-held with my 18-55mm lens. I realize that the IS helped but my hands are pretty steady.

Here is 1/13

Edited by Infinitegrim - 7/29/11 at 12:02am
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No, Tiffen filters aren't that great. I'd go with a more reputable brand such as Hoya or B+W.
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