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I have the 70-200 4L and so wish I had spent the extra $$ for the 2.8 lens. Excellent choice of lens! thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kremtok;12097137 
I kind of see the grain he's talking about in the background. The person's face is absolutely clear, but look to the white space to his right. Am I crazy?

Nope, the grain is still there. Eek just (correctly) brings up the point that this is much less grain than other cameras would have. At that ISO, my images would start to look like I took pictures from underneath a sandbox.
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little grain/noise at 100% crop means nothing because images will most likely be resized down to around 1000-1500 px on the longest side for internet use anyway.

but yeah, that lens is the best zoom canon knows how to make. too bad it's such a heavy lady for a couple hours. i sold it a year ago to get a 200 f/2
Edited by Dream Killer - 1/22/11 at 8:29am
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post #14 of 35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mahtareika;12097209 
Fast lens.... You can have a lot of fun with it. Your 100-400 can't do the action shots this lens will do. Enjoy.

Hehe, thanks! Not much of a sports shooter but faster lens never hurts!
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Originally Posted by bluebunny;12097241 
sweet lens.
hope to see some cool shots

Thanks man, i'm going to the zoo (again!!) this weekend to test this legendary lens. I seriously need to invest in a season pass. doh.gif
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Originally Posted by Redmist;12097243 
drool.gif

I'm currently saving up for a 70-200 2.8...but I'm going for the non-IS. I can't afford any more than that tongue.gif

Do you really need the 2.8? I've owned almost all the 70-200s (well 3 of the 5 canon ones) and i would rather spend the money on a 70-200 f/4L IS since it's alot better optically when compared to the non-is 2.8
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Originally Posted by mr. biggums;12097265 
omg that man is looking down a walkway threw a window! and by the looks of it at 2 people!
sorry i just have a laugh at reflections from peoples eyes.

Is it really that sharp? tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12097316 
Nope, the grain is still there. Eek just (correctly) brings up the point that this is much less grain than other cameras would have. At that ISO, my images would start to look like I took pictures from underneath a sandbox.

Thanks for the explanation man!
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Originally Posted by Dream Killer;12100485 
little grain/noise at 100% crop means nothing because images will most likely be resized down to around 1000-1500 px on the longest side for internet use anyway.

but yeah, that lens is the best zoom canon knows how to make. too bad it's such a heavy lady for a couple hours. i sold it a year ago to get a 200 f/2

Vouch best zoom made. But erm.. are you referring to the Mark I of the 70-200/2.8 IS? The Mark II wasn't even around an year ago.. And the 200/2 IS weights almost twice as much as the the 70-200/2.8 IS.
    
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Quote:Originally Posted by mahtareika
Fast lens.... You can have a lot of fun with it. Your 100-400 can't do the action shots this lens will do. Enjoy.

Hehe, thanks! Not much of a sports shooter but faster lens never hurts!

Forget the sports photography.... Try this: Take a shot of a flying bird a 400mm with the old lens and the a similar shot of a flying bird with the much faster lens at 200mm. Then crop the 200mm picture and compare.
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Absurd. Full stop.
It is funny, there is that one patch of grain, but I would have never noticed, given the definition on his eyes smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Eek;12100985 
Vouch best zoom made. But erm.. are you referring to the Mark I of the 70-200/2.8 IS? The Mark II wasn't even around an year ago.. And the 200/2 IS weights almost twice as much as the the 70-200/2.8 IS.

Yeah I had the first version. The 200 f/2 is heavier but if i'm going big, might as well go BIG. It's always on its own monopod.

On the grand scheme of things, the 200 f/2 replaced a lot of redundant lenses I had. I got rid of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS, the 135 f/2, the 200 f/2.8, and the 300 2.8 IS to get it. So in the end, I only carry the 200 f/2 and a 1.4x TC to cover all four of those lenses.
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post #18 of 35
the 70-200/2.8IS mk1 is the one of the lenses that makes me kind of want to jump from sony to canon.....and from what i heard/senn the mk2 is like the 70-200/4 IQ which is even better.....

congratz on the lens.
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Originally Posted by Redmist;12097243 
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I'm currently saving up for a 70-200 2.8...but I'm going for the non-IS. I can't afford any more than that tongue.gif

i wouldnt bother with the non IS. might as well get the 70-300L or 70-200L4IS cause 1 stop of light isnt enough to freeze most action vs 4 stop from IS for hand holding....
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Nice grab thumb.gif I have a 70-200 f/4 IS that one day may get sold off for some 2.8 MkII lovin', but that would be a gear junkie upgrade for me instead of a need biggrin.gif
    
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Eventually I'll get the mkII myself. I love my 70-200/4 IS, but f/4 is killing me indoors.
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