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 Post subject: Canon Lenses
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:35 pm 
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28-300 3.5-5.6L IS USM

i need info on this lens.DQ,since ive already bought the 100-400 do i need this lens as well?
i have a friend in Malaysia coming to SA this Friday and i need to ask him to bring me afew lenses.


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It's not a super lens... I'm not a big fan of 10x zoom anyway.

If you have the 100-400 all you need is the short end, from wideangle to 100 mm, like the Canon 28-135 F/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
You may want to consider having him bring over the Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, or the 10-22 one that Madach has used a lot on his latest trip. He has posted a lot of photo's taken with that on his website.

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If i were u i would invest in a wide-angel lens.
Then you have the whole area covered

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DQ,ive got both these lenses i.e 17-40 and 10-22.its about time i go for some lessons.after my i other lenses arrive i will post in kit parade.
hoping this hobby doesnt turn to mental illness


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Muhammad wrote:
DQ,ive got both these lenses i.e 17-40 and 10-22.its about time i go for some lessons.after my i other lenses arrive i will post in kit parade.
hoping this hobby doesnt turn to mental illness


too late, you are already inflicted, just prepare yourself for HUGE dents in your credit card :wink: :lol:


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Muhammad wrote:
DQ,ive got both these lenses i.e 17-40 and 10-22.its about time i go for some lessons.after my i other lenses arrive i will post in kit parade.
hoping this hobby doesnt turn to mental illness


Dont mess around with Muhammad :D

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 Post subject: Anyone using a 70-200mm F2.8 L or 17-40mm L
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Am interested in purchasing either one of these for my 20D in the next 6-10 months. I am covered on 200mm Prime currently with my 200mm F2.8 L MK2 and I do have the 17-85mm IS (EF-S). Only reason I am considering the 70-200 f2.8 is because of the flexibility of the zoom. Is the IS really worth it?

The 17-40mm is just a thought as I have a friend who want to get rid of his for R4350 and its L glass.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone using a 70-200mm F2.8 L or 17-40mm L
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Is the IS really worth it?

Oh yes! It's worth every dime you pay for it!

But if you have a look at the kit-topic you would see that i.e. Madach has both these lenses.
The 70-200 f/2.8 IS is called the sharpest lense ever made.

{Making space for Madach here....}

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Will wait for his response (hopefully)

What about the non-IS version of the 70-200mm, have been offered it for around R7200


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delboysafa wrote:
Will wait for his response (hopefully)

What about the non-IS version of the 70-200mm, have been offered it for around R7200


Same quality glass. Know a few guys how use it

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It is one stop slower (f/4) but great glass. But if you can pay it go for the f/2.8 IS.

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Planning to buy the same lens but nikkor! I have red fantastic comments on these kind of lenses. On a DSLR it gives you a focal distance of 105-300mm which is ideal for game and f/2.8 means superfast + on top of that IS (VR): no wonder it is super sharp.

Only the price keeps me from buying it today. (at the speed I'm saving money it will probably be in at least two years :cry: )

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Ah-ha - another person with champagne taste & beer budget - like myself.

If only 2 years - but yes, that's what I'm aiming for - same lense

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Just something to consider.

I use a 70 -200 IS f2.8 but do not think it is the sharpest lense ever made especially if you are using it hand held. ( Might be the sharpest for hand held images) My sharpest lense ever was the 300 F4 L which got stolen a long time ago so I upgraded to the 300 2.8. But I would seriously question spending so much more money on any 2.8 lense now with digital. In the days of Velvia 50 asa it was a big advantage but not when you can easily shoot with 200 asa. The lense I have heard so many people rave about is the 100 - 400 IS Not a 2.8 but perfect with digital. In Antarctica I know proffessionals who almost use nothing else.

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Another advantage is that the 4.0L lenses weight a lot less and it easier to carry around. I only use 4.0L

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