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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎10-25-2019

Re: Lens Choices

Sorry, it was a used len too. Thanks

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Re: Lens Choices

OK, I figured it was.  That is even more of a reason to do the test exactly as I outlined it. How long ago was the purchase and is there a guarantee that came with it?

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Re: Lens Choices

two weeks ago and a 30 day money back on ebay.

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Re: Lens Choices

Mr. Biggs

 

You DA Man! Just got home and followed your instructions and presto! My T5i/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS II USM is taking great pics in TV, AV, P and M modes.  

 

Thank You so much. 

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Re: Lens Choices

Welcome dmb.

 

If you aren't wedded to needing an f/2.8 max aperture the Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens can be had used for about $700.

 

A lighter fitment to a Rebel series body.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Lens Choices

"You DA Man!"  Smiley Happy

 

Fantastic now go out and enjoy it.

 

"the Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens can be had used for about $700.

A lighter fitment to a Rebel series body."

 

Not!  Smiley Frustrated  Don't do that. You have the world's best 70-200mm zoom lens. Period, there is no better lens made.

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Re: Lens Choices


@ebiggs1 wrote:

 

 

Not!  Smiley Frustrated  Don't do that. You have the world's best 70-200mm zoom lens. Period, there is no better lens made.


Not disputing that. But if you read closely, OP said "Ideally I would love the 70-200mm Canon lens but right now at $2000 that isn't practical even finding it used or a third party used"

 

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Caon+70-200+f%2f4L+vs+f%2f2.8L&&view=detail&mid=FA4DB525ABC2FA5...

 

But maybe Matt Granger isn't a serious photographer.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Lens Choices

However, he has the f2.8, "My T5i/ 70-200mm 2.8L IS II USM is taking great pics"

Absoluely no reason to exchange it for the f4, no matter what Matt Grainger says.

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Re: Lens Choices

You are confusing postings because the T5i guy jumped on to dmb’s initial posting. Go back to the first posting.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

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OK I see that we have two posters now.  Smiley Embarassed  However, my advice still stands as that guy says, "This will have to be on my wish list to save for the next 6+ months".

 

If you have to save up for the best, do it! I hate to see people 'settle' and later wish they had not.  Usually compromising on a less anything winds up costing you more. Not saving you anything.

 

I do like Matt Grainger but I hardly ever put much stock in what inner web reviewers say or think. I rarely watch them.  Don't care a bit for Northrup or DXO. I prefer my own experience. I know a lot of you guys do, though.

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