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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by brokenhat, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. brokenhat

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    Just ordered the fabled 70-200 2.8 IS L, I will never drink 6 beer again if this is what it causes me to do. I've been telling myself for a year now that I would get the F4 in 2010, oh dear, what have I done. :pfft::eek7::cry::ugh2:
     
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    is it the "IS" version I just ordered the f4 IS
     
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    Yes it is the IS. I probably should have done what you did. I'm going to order the 17-40 F4 L today and sell my 24-105 F4 L. Then I'll have three good lenses that are all full frame ready. I love my 24-104 but I want a bit wider and since I already have the 50mm this plan makes sense i think.

    17-40 F4 L
    50 1.4
    70-200 2.8 IS L

    :bigup:
     
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    ok, now I'm so jealous. There is an f4 on kijiji
     
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    You will LOVE it! I do. I've had mine for over a year and it was worth every penny of the debt I still carry :rofl:

    Luckily (in a perverse way) I have a rare blood condition that causes me to absorb too much iron - so I'm not allowed to drink much - which keeps me from being too foolish - but then again, when I ordered MY lens I had no excuse for my behaviour other than greed. :bigup:
     
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    I absolutely adore my f4 IS. Congrats.. I'm jealous. :D

    Oh and whassat? A 24-105 coming up for sales? :brows:
     
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    For sale now! :D
     
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    I would keep the 24 - 105. Is it the IS version? you may regret losing that range.
    I also have the 70-200 2.8 IS and it is a great lens, but twicw the weight of the F4 IS

    The F4 on Kijji is not an IS version.
     
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    Yes it's IS. If money was no object i would keep it and I'm sure it would be great to have as my walking around lens but I can't justify keeping it for the little it would get used. If I don't get what i want for it I will keep it for sure, not giving it away for sure.
     
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    Great purchase, you won't be sorry. I traded my 70-200 f4 for an f2.8 and don't regret it for a second. I didn't go with IS because it doesn't really help me for the kind of shooting I do but by all accounts the IS version is just that much better. Its excellent for indoor available light shooting.
     
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    I am debating whether or not to pick one up this summer or just get another prime or two.
     
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    Thanks, I just wish it just a bit cheaper. I keep thinking I could have got the 5DMKII for the same price as the 2 lenses I ordered yesterday. :confused:
     
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    I have the 70-200 f4L and got it for $400....can't complain
     
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    No that's a good price Tanya. That is probably the best value for money of any Canon glass and like I said I should have done that too I'm sure, I just have these 2 friends that both have the 2.8 IS and they originally had the F4 and say I'm crazy if I can afford the 2.8 from the start and don't get it, so there I am. I'm tired of buying and re-buying so going for broke this time, and I do mean broke... and single if my wife finds out. :brows:
     
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    Enjoy it :) Can't wait to see some sweet images with all this new bling!
     
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    Sorry same mediocre photographer here.... :eek3:
     
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    :rolleyes: Nice try buddy... I'm sure you'll have some fine results to share!
     
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    You're going to love the 17-40 and 70-200 F/2.8 IS man - my two favorite lenses. I doubt you'll miss the 24-105 (while on a crop cam at least)
     
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    Why do you think I would miss it more on a FF, cause it's a better walk around length on FF I'm thinking? :)
     
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    17-40 is a great lens as well
     
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    Precisely, I think 24-105 IS would be an ideal walkaround all-purpose lens on FF, to me it seems like an awkward range on crop camera. Personally I'd rather have the 24-70 F/2.8, but that's just me. I think you'll love the 17-40 / 70-200 combo, I don't find myself in too many situations where those don't cover all my needs. Sometimes I wish I had the 16-35 instead, but I've been using and loving the 17-40 for over 3 years now, stellar performer.
     

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