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Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 07:27:46 AM »
and where i find this review? i don´t see it...

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 08:03:52 AM »
It's at the top bar on the main page Canon-F1  :)

I'd really like to see a review for the 135L, 85L II, and the 50L. I love how these reviews go, Thanks CR guy  ;D
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 08:19:51 AM »
It's at the top bar on the main page Canon-F1  :)

I'd really like to see a review for the 135L, 85L II, and the 50L. I love how these reviews go, Thanks CR guy  ;D

yes i saw it then.. i looked under "reviews" -- stupid me.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 08:34:01 AM »
I like the EF 200 f/2 L IS lens. It´s one of my favorite lenses too.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:49:07 AM »
Great review, to the point, capures the 'feel' of the lens.

This one is on my list of 'wants', along with the 300/2.8 II.  Owning one supertele makes me want more!
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 10:07:13 AM »

Craig,
I added the "Lens Review" page in my favorite. LOve the reviews
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 10:45:39 AM »
Craig (CR Guy), Nice shot of 'Little CR Guy' - I recall seeing this in the store in Owen Sound - really nice 16x20 print!

What are your other two favourite lenses? I dream of owning this one day...

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 12:04:08 PM »
Craig there's a Lens Gallery thread for the 200/2.0 that you may want to link to.

The image quality, one f-stop advantage, 5-stop of IS and ability to separate subject from background makes this my favorite lens.

My complaint is that Canon did not make this a f/1.8 like the discontinued 200/1.8 (1989-2004).

Some may argue that 5-stop of IS would make up for the 1/3rd f-stop light loss but IS does not allow more light in to stop subject motion.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2012, 02:43:04 PM »
I noticed a typo in the review.  Look at the very top you have "Review – Canon EF 200 f/2L IS" then right underneath you have "Review – Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II (Tilt-Shift)"

Or maybe it was intended to be that way?

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2012, 05:14:16 PM »
The 200/2 is therapeutic.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2012, 06:52:57 PM »
This one is on my list of 'wants', along with the 300/2.8 II.  Owning one supertele makes me want more!

And I would like to thank you for your personal efforts to stimulate the global consumer economy in these distressed times.   :)

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 07:25:41 PM »
Loved the review. Thank you!

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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2012, 07:48:40 PM »
If you have one of these lenses (or even any of the other Canon L long telephotos), I highly recommend the lens caps made by Don Zeck (http://www.donzecklenscap.com/) over the bulky "bag" lens caps that Canon provides with them. They are easy to install and remove, and will protect the front element in case you decide that you don't want to use the lens shade.
I've been very happy with this lens, and I also find it very useful in shooting pictures of my grandson because I can get farther away from him so he's not as conscious of my taking his picture.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 200 f/2L IS
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2012, 07:57:49 PM »
*sigh* One of the lenses that I can only dream of holding one day, much less owning.

@eli72: Those look pretty nice, and quite reasonably priced as well. I bet you could make one using any of the home 3-D printers as well, although that's a lot more work. Cost a lot more if you don't already have the printer, for sure.
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