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> I just got the Canon 70-200 f2.8L II
DonJuanMair
post Mar 21 2012, 04:02 PM
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Its amazing, the weight if it with the IS means i can get really nice sharp images at shutter speeds i usually wouldn't. Also the lens is really nice n sharp at f2.8 which is awesome. It completes my lens collection now.

If anyone is debating whether to get it, just get it. You'll love it
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post Mar 21 2012, 09:11 PM
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Yeah the 70-200 2.8 IS is one of the lenses I'll almost always use for people stuff/studio work. Its either that bad boy or its a prime: 135 f2.0, 85 f1.8, 50 f1.4.
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post Mar 22 2012, 12:05 AM
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I or II?
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post Mar 22 2012, 10:55 AM
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oh shit ill edit that i meant II

QUOTE(Seethegrim @ Mar 21 2012, 09:11 PM) *
Yeah the 70-200 2.8 IS is one of the lenses I'll almost always use for people stuff/studio work. Its either that bad boy or its a prime: 135 f2.0, 85 f1.8, 50 f1.4.


how often do you use the 50mm Seagram?
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post Mar 24 2012, 03:47 AM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Mar 22 2012, 08:55 PM) *
how often do you use the 50mm Seagram?


A lot. If I'm not using the 24-70 its the 50mm (at those focal lengths). Actually in recent months I've done entire shoots with just the 50mm. Something about f1.4 that just looks so good. Although I shoot it at 1.8 for razor sharpness.
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post Mar 25 2012, 07:30 PM
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i was thinking of getting the 50mm f1.2 off my friend. Its mint he rarely uses it, but i have the 35mm f1.4 already so i feel theyre so similar
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post Mar 26 2012, 05:03 AM
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QUOTE(DonJuanMair @ Mar 26 2012, 05:30 AM) *
i was thinking of getting the 50mm f1.2 off my friend. Its mint he rarely uses it, but i have the 35mm f1.4 already so i feel theyre so similar


For shooting people, I think there is a massive difference if you had to put them up next to each other.

I'm sure you've seen these before:

http://annawu.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/...-comparison.jpg
http://stepheneastwood.com/tutorials/lensd...MAGES/tile1.jpg
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post Mar 26 2012, 03:57 PM
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now you show it like that its a big difference, thing is i would never shoot someone at 35mm that close, but no i am tempted
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post Mar 27 2012, 09:40 PM
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Nice! It's a phenomenal lens. The 70-200II and 50 1.2 are all that my camera ever sees, unless I absolutely need a wide angle or IS. The sad part is that the 70-200 is every bit as sharp as the prime, and it's actually usable wide open, unlike the 50.
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post Apr 3 2012, 12:26 AM
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do you have any examples of the 50mm 1.2 wide open?
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post Apr 10 2012, 02:22 PM
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It gets some funky CA wide open, and the sharpness drops off. It's still possible to get some decent images, but I rarely open it up past f/2.


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