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Photography canon pro/amatures... Which lens would you go for?

jo_sal77 May 9, 2007

  1. jo_sal77

    jo_sal77 No Comment!

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    Which one would you go for ideally?

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS
    or
    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS
     
  2. steve1975l

    steve1975l Member

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    The 2.8 IS if the funds allow but at £1,200 it's a lot of money and you will obviously need to try before you buy.

    To throw a spanner in the works have you considered the 70-200 f2.8 non-IS?
     
  3. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    f/2.8 for me, but it is expensive. I'd rent one for a day or two to make sure it was worth it. Do you have a Calumet nearby?
     
  4. jo_sal77

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    Hi, is there a major difference without the "IS"? I'm worried that my shots will just come out jerky with out a tripod, especially long range.

    Thanks, Jo
     
  5. jo_sal77

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    Cool! That's an idea... cheers, didn't know services like that existed.

    Is that http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk ? There seems to be 2 in London. Must check it out this weekend.
     
  6. buckas

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    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS everyday of the week

    love mine to bits
     
  7. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I'm a pro photographer, I am a member of the NUJ, and my recent work includes such variety as the New York Times, and Big Brother....

    SERIOUSLY consider the Sigma 70-200 F2.8

    Its 95% as good as the non IS Canon L and a huge amount less money.

    I have kit that would be scoffed at by some amatuers I expect, as I run all sigma lenses, however the fact remains, I get paid for my stuff, so the kit can't be all bad, it IS about your skill, not about whos got the biggest whitest lens.
     

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