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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@Waddizzle wrote:

“The 1.4x III works fine on my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.”

 

I have never thought about trying that.  It probably works because of the constant f/2.8 aperture.


I actually have and it worked fine with both the 1.4 and 2.0 MkIII extenders.

 

DP Review showed this post recently:

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1190653250/report-canon-to-release-new-70-200mm-f4l-and-f2-8l-lenses-n...

 

I have the 70-200 MkII, It will be interesting to see what exactly they do to this excellent lens...

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

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And they are finally here.  Shipping 8/30

 

New 70-200's

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@shadowsports wrote:

And they are finally here.  Shipping 8/30

 

New 70-200's


Canon Youtube video with Rudy Winston

New EF 70-200mm Lenses Provide Improved Performance and Results

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@TTMartin wrote:

@shadowsports wrote:

And they are finally here.  Shipping 8/30

 

New 70-200's


Canon Youtube video with Rudy Winston

New EF 70-200mm Lenses Provide Improved Performance and Results


 

 

Rudy's videos are always good.  I watched Fro-Knows (Jared Polin) too.  Looks like the new coatings are the biggest differences and ring placement. I'm happy with my v2.  I'm sure they will do well.    

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~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.01)
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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release


@shadowsports wrote:
I watched Fro-Knows (Jared Polin) too.

I've never been a fan on Nikon users trying to review Canon gear. His review of the EOS 6D was one of those that perpetuated the myth that its AF had inadequate tracking which was nonsense. The only thing that was inadequate was how he set-up the AF since he was unfamiliar with Canon products.

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

My question;

Would you buy the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for $1200 or the real deal Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for $1300 ?  A $100 bucks a one stop !  I would go Canon all day long.  How about you?

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

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If I had to choose... Canon even if its more. 

 

Otherwise brand pref is:

 

1. Canon

2. Sigma

3. Tamron (Don't own any currently)

 

 

 

 

Rick
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~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.01)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 1.03) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro nVidia GPU 1803
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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

My question;

Would you buy the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for $1200 or the real deal Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens for $1300 ?  A $100 bucks a one stop !  I would go Canon all day long.  How about you?


The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM:

 

It will be sharp wide open. If you have to stop down the Tamron for full sharpness, the one f/stop advantage goes away.

Wide appertures for light capture are less important with the high ISO performance of modern cameras with post processing.

 

Plus the Canon has better coatings and is the whiter white. ;-)

 

I think the real deal is going to be on the remaining EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II lenses.

However, I would NOT pick up a remaining EF 70-200 f/4L IS lens. Having been released 12 years ago, it was really starting to show its age.

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Re: New 70-200's In the Hopper Nearing Announcement & Release

"Otherwise brand pref is:

 

1. Canon

2. Sigma

3. Tamron (Don't own any currently)"

 

Sorta agree but to me it depends on which lens and not which brand.  In the 70-200mil arena the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens will own it, IMHO, of course.  The price it too close to consider off brand, again IMHO. And, as pointed out just one stop difference.  A no brainer!

However, between the Sigma and Tamron 70-200mil's the Tamron G2 is a far better lens.  And, in the 24-70mm, the Tamron is also the better lens.  I have them and I use them.

 

I don't have the G2, (probably won't buy it either) in the 150-600mm range but until that lens was released the Sigma was/is the best (IMHO).

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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