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Old Nov 30, 2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hi, Some advice please. I want to purchase a Canon 70-200mm L Lens
I cannot afford to buy the the model with F2.8 so will be the F4.0
I will use it 99% of the time for in Land/Seascapes
Also on a tripod 99% of the time.
Will the model with IS make a big differance in the uses I intend for as above or will using it on a tripod out weigh the price F2.8 to F4.0 model.
Seems to be a large gap in price.
I already have the 10-22mm and 17-40mm
OR is there another lens you would add/recomend for Land/Seascape?
Thanks and hope you understand the question
Russ

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Old Nov 30, 2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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Russ, for landscapes / seascapes I just don't see a whole lot of need for wide aperture. So I don't see you shooting much at f4, let alone f2.8. Now, with a tripod there is zero need for IS. Having said that, the IS version of the f4 lens is sharper - but that sharpness is negated if you're stopping down the lens.
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Generally, for land and seascapes, most use a wider angle lens. 70-200mm is a mid-range telephoto, better suited to other purposes, unless you have obstructions and need to narrow the FOV to see between buildings, trees, etc. A wide angle lens in the 18 to 24 mm range (or even wider) might suit your needs better. brian
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Get the f4 version, IS not required if on tripod. You will most likely be stopping down to get greater DOF anyway.

Some people find a telephoto lens useful in certain types of landscape work. :-)
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I own a 70-200 f4 L lens and I absolutely Love it! It goes with me and my camera always! Very rarely do I ever put the camera on a tripod, especially with the 70-200 L. There is no real need to do so.
I have used the 70-200L inside a darkened Auditorium for my Grand daughter's band concerts and had wonderful results. I just bumped the ISO from 400 to 800.

I have also had fantastic luck hand holding a Canon 400 (Non IS) L:



You will love the 70-200 f4 L lens!

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Thank you for the replies and as money is an issue I think the none IS for me.
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I own a 70-200 f4 L lens and I absolutely Love it! It goes with me and my camera always! Very rarely do I ever put the camera on a tripod, especially with the 70-200 L. There is no real need to do so.
I have used the 70-200L inside a darkened Auditorium for my Grand daughter's band concerts and had wonderful results. I just bumped the ISO from 400 to 800.

I have also had fantastic luck hand holding a Canon 400 (Non IS) L:



You will love the 70-200 f4 L lens!

Dick
That is a fantastic shot! I had the 70-200 F4 (traded to the F2.8 to gain indoor light for sports) It was a great lens! you will enjoy it!
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Canon EF 70-200mm Ring Tripod Mount on Ebay from China and Japan has anyone tried them please and thoughts
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