I smell Nikon fanboys
That's got to be the kinkiest fetish I've ever heard. Your mother would be ashamed.
On a separate note, yesterday as I glanced up at the sky I was sure I could see a dead pixel. Should've taken a picture to prove it...
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I smell Nikon fanboys
Hey, what's wrong with pissed aussie rowers?
(although technically, I gave up rowing at the end of highschool, a few months before I started uni and started drinking instead, so I was never both at once...)
One of my uni mates is in the Quad Sculls in a few hours, hope they kick your UK butts...
I was in the same boat as you. Without using both, the F4 made a compelling case, almost half the price, lighter and insanely sharp. However I watched very nice pictures taken and they were the 2.8 mk.ii often. So I got one.
It is simply an Amazing lens…. Heck, it is almost magical.
The f2.8 is fluid , soft and dreamy (and sharp) while the F4 is clinical and analytical and cold. Yes these are adjectives used for Audio, but they fit perfectly here. I can take many lenses and shoot portraits, but the ones people pick out as their favs is the F2.8 mk.ii. There is no lens that gets me the “Ooohs” and “Ahhhs” like the f2.8 does. (Granted I have not used the 135 f2 yet)
There is a quality of the f2.8 mk.ii that cannot be quantified, it is just amazingly beautiful, creamy…. Dreamy.
I may have the wrong 2.8. The 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is sharper than the 70-200 f/4L IS. There are other versions of the lenses and I've lost track of which ones we're doing here, but the ones I mentioned, the 2.8 is far superior.
well maybe when you do shots of testcharts.. i doubt you can show me real life pictures where the difference is visible.Quote from: GuyFNow that the sun has come out for the first time this summer I better take advantage of it and go shoot some stuff. Ah, not even f2.8 can rescue a Scottish summer....
the main advantage of the f4 is weight.
i shoot landscapes with my 70-200 f4 most of the time (means hiking and travelling)
i rarely ever want to use the 70-200 lens at something faster then f5.6.
when i want to do portraits or something with a narrow DOF i use my fast prime lenses (85mm f1.2 or 135 f2).
70-200 f4 + 85mm f1.2 = 1785g in my kata backpack
70-200 f2.8 II + 85mm f1.2 = 2515g in my kata backpack
that´s why i have the 70-200mm f4 and not the f2.8.
it´s lightweight and fits my needs... your mileage may vary.
the 70-200 f2.8 II is sure a fantastic allrounder.
and the corner sharpness is impressive.
Since there are pretty much equal numbers saying keep the f4/no, no get the f2.8 II, I'll have to flip a coin.
So now the question is: what coin should I flip and how many times do I flip it to get a statistically valid result?
I used to use pennies, but once I switched to nickels I haven't looked back. Sure, they weigh a lot more, but you can do more with them and the quality difference is amazing. Plus once I started using quarters, I hardly notice the weight difference. Compare for yourself: