Becoming seduced by the 70-200mm 2.8 mk II

Becoming seduced by the 70-200mm 2.8 mk II

14 posts
16 March 2015
smooth_image
Photographer
smooth_image
I have seen so many fantastic reviews on this lens, pin sharp, build quality exceptional, IQ incredible, super fast auto focus, quiet, reliable, sports, weddings, events
it does the lot !
So i have been thinking, do I really need my 200mm 2.8 L, 100mm 2.8L, and 17-55 2.8 canon when I could do the same with with 
the 70-200L 2.8 mk II and my 24-105L lens. with my 50mm as trusty emergency back up.

So thinking of trading the 200mm and the 17-55 in possibly throwing in the 100mm 2.8 too although I will miss the macro. but if this lens lives up to the billing by many many reviewers and owners, then just have 3 lenses in the bag which should cover most eventualities....

Just wanted to gauge the thoughts of other photographers out there


Cheers

Graham
Posted 16 March 2015
eosfan
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eosfan
I too have the 70-200 2.8 mk2 IS and the 100 2.8 IS L but certainly wouldn't trade in the 100mm. There are occasions when I go out solely to shoot headshots so the 100mm is perfect and doesn't weigh the half hundredweight the zoom weighs. It is of course a fantastic macro lens as well.

I would lose the 17-55 and the 200mm prime, keep the rest and get the 70-200 - its worth every penny.

Dave

Posted 16 March 2015
Edited by eosfan 16 March 2015
mph
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mph
Well you may miss the 17-24 range......
Posted 16 March 2015
redbaron
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redbaron
How fit are you? I have the previous lens and it is a beautiful machine but boy is it a beast! You may not notice that too much during a one hour shoot. At the end of an eight to ten hour day of none stop shooting though it will start to tell.

In the studio these days nearly all my work is done on the 24-110 IS-L Much lighter, quite fast enough for studio flash and a better range. I don't regret buying the other though. Indeed I'm thinking of going back to it for some sessions so I can shoot at 2.8

Posted 17 March 2015
RedChecker
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RedChecker
redbaron

In the studio these days nearly all my work is done on the 24-110 IS-L Much lighter, quite fast enough for studio flash and a better range.


I presume you mean the 24-105 f4?
Posted 17 March 2015
gaffer
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gaffer
70-200 2.8 is my lens of choice whenever I have the space to use it, but it is a heavy beast. Second is 24-70 2.8

Posted 17 March 2015
RedChecker
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RedChecker
gaffer

70-200 2.8 is my lens of choice whenever I have the space to use it, but it is a heavy beast.


Ditto, it's hard to take a bad image with a 70-200 IMO, but the weight's actually a bonus if shooting with full-frame bodies (esp. with grip) as it balances nicely with those cameras.
Posted 17 March 2015
gaffer
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gaffer
RedChecker
Ditto, it's hard to take a bad image with a 70-200 IMO, but the weight's actually a bonus if shooting with full-frame bodies (esp. with grip) as it balances nicely with those cameras.
Yes, I use it with Canon full frame and grip. I also find that a sling strap rather than a neck strap is far more comfortable.
Posted 17 March 2015
Chandos
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Chandos
I have the EF 70-200 f2.8L MkII, it is claim to be much better suited to the 50MP 5Ds so don't be surprise if prices starting to rise when these cameras start shipping.
It is much sharper than the Mk1 and CA is better but the bokeh is not as smooth. The EF 100mm f2.8L Macro has a very nice bokeh and really shows up the EF 70-200 MKII so I will not trade this lens.

Posted 17 March 2015
Edited by Chandos 17 March 2015
redbaron
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redbaron
RedChecker

I presume you mean the 24-105 f4?


Probably. I find specs unnuterably boring. It does the job and that is all I am interested in
Posted 17 March 2015
eosfan
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eosfan
Wex are currently selling the 70-200 2.8 IS L at around £1460 - you should jump at the chance!

Posted 18 March 2015
RedChecker
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RedChecker
eosfan

Wex are currently selling the 70-200 2.8 IS L at around £1460 - you should jump at the chance!


+1 cheeky
Posted 18 March 2015
mph
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mph
eosfan

Wex are currently selling the 70-200 2.8 IS L at around £1460 - you should jump at the chance!



To get this price use discount code LENSES10
Posted 19 March 2015
alexcrawford
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alexcrawford

the 100-400 mk2 is getting a lot of interest too...



Posted 21 March 2015
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