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my first visit at vistek

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by danny, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. danny

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    well i moved to edmonton this week.... and well decided to go visit the Vistek store....................... my wallet now officially hates me:cry:


    70-200 F/2.8L USM

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  2. Eclipse

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    You'll love it! Got mine a couple of months ago through B&H.
     
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    Your wallet hates you but your camera loves you!
     
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    Very nice indeed, of course in Edmonton for 5 months a year it will be -40 and you'll be using it to zoom in on a kitchen fork! :eek3:
     
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    Nice choice! What made you pick the 2.8 over he 2.8 IS...besides...well...the money lol
     
  6. danny

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    I played with both.. and the IS definitely would be worth the money... but since I dont have it and plan to shoot alot of outdoor sports, i took a chance and went with the no IS... the inside pics I'll try to trypod it when i can to avoid any possibilities of shake.
     
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    I am picking up the 2.8 IS later this month. I do a lot of shooting indoors and low shutterspeeds at greater than 70mm...IS is totally needed for me. Tripod isn't an option :( I AM EXCITE!! hahaha
     
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    well edmonton has cheaper tax if that makes you feel better.

    I almost bought the 2.8 IS but can't justify it. I have the f4 and i don't shoot that much with those. when I do though, i wish it was 2.8is
     
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    I'm hoping to hit up Toronto Vistek when I'm there on a conference in May. Maybe a lens or body will come back with me? :):bigup:
     
  10. danny

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    It does make me feel better having 5 percent tax only on it lol...

    And I was told (i have absolutely no clue how much credability this holds)... that canon's IS since its in the lense, its not as good as olympus image stabilizer which is built on the ccd. The guy told me that you can actually get a sharper shot with the non IS lense on a tripod.... Eitherway I was gonna shoot in fairly decent light so i couldnt justify spending that much more for it.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't hold that with much credibility at all to be honest. In lens IS is FAR FAR superior than in body.

    With in lens IS it is designed around the lens itself and its focal length, with the in body it is not designed around a single lens and the benefit varies depending on the focal length you are working with.
     
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    If you are using the 70-200 on a tripod IS should be shut off anyway. The lack of shake can throw off the IS system. The same with any IS system really. You can't even compare the IS and non IS versions off camera.
     

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