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Old Aug 23, 2005, 6:59 PM   #1
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So is it going to be the new walk around?Is it going to be expensive?What do you think?



I think I would like to have it but wont be able to afford it right away.



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Old Aug 23, 2005, 7:08 PM   #2
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pre-orders have it at 1299USD... (ouch!)
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Old Aug 23, 2005, 10:28 PM   #3
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Ouch is right! I'd drop $1299 in a hearbeat if it was f2.8, but f4... that's a bit harder to justify.
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Old Aug 23, 2005, 10:36 PM   #4
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well you are getting L-series quality glass with a 3stop image stabilization system... if you are not stopping action, that equates to sharp pictures at 1/15 at 105mm.. which isn't too bad.. its also engineered for smooth bokeh, with perfectly round barrel or something i read...
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Old Aug 23, 2005, 10:53 PM   #5
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$900 tops for me without f2.8. I wonder what an f4L 70-200 with IS would sell for...
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 12:21 AM   #6
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you don't always need 2.8.. you can getplenty of backgroundwith f4 at many focal lenghts..

a 70-200 f4 IS... probably 1299USD.. :lol:
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I think canon would have more profit if they dropped the IS... but the MTF charts for it look pretty good...

I think one advantage people may overlook at first sight is the weight compared to the 24-70. 670g vs 950g!

If I had that much to spend on a lens, I would take this into consideration.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 10:59 AM   #8
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I think you are right, I really have no need for IS at 105mm.
Yea great, so if nothing moves I can shoot a slower shutter, unfortunatley everything I shoot always wants to move :G 200-400mm is where it is really useful for me.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 11:25 AM   #9
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IMO IS is most useful for long lenses when the shutter speed is like 1/500s minimum (and the lens is not fast enough), and I guess it depends on the subjects you shoot... ie stationary. For landscape - such as @ 24mm one can easily rest the camera down.

From my experience with bird shots in flight, 1/750s is still not fast enough... and I do this on purpose to keep the impression of motion - too fast of a shutter speed is also not very good because the birds look like they been 'frozen'!


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