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marv_b

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Would you sell yours ? or did you ?
« on: June 29, 2013, 05:45:56 PM »
Hi everyone
I currently own a 7D, and have a 50mm 1.4 canon
                                                17-55mm 2.8IS
                                                100mm Macro L
I have an opportunity to purchase a 70-200 2.8 mkii but will have to sell either the 17-55 or the 100L.
So what I am basically asking is would you sell a 17-55 to be left with the 100L, 50 1.4 and a 70-200 mkii ?
Macro is my 2nd love !
thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 06:02:40 PM »
It depends on what is your first love.  ;)

If it was me shooting only on a crop sensor, I'd be reluctant to give up the wide to mid FL range and be left with nothing wider than an 80mm equivalent in the 50mm f1.4. I'd find some other way to make it work.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 06:12:22 PM »
I would keep the general purpose zoom...
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 07:24:17 PM »
If I was forced into that choice I'd let the macro go, though macro isn't my second love; but I wouldn't be forced into the choice, I'd keep what I use until I could get the additional lens. There will always be another opportunity to get the lens, always.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 07:27:24 PM »
I would keep the general purpose zoom...

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 08:23:21 PM »
Do you use the 100mm as a macro or just a 100mm with IS. 

THE 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM II is just as sharp at 100mm as the macro is so if you do not need macro get rid of it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 08:47:21 PM »
I would keep the general purpose zoom...

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 09:27:22 PM »
So will you not need the wider FL at all? You'll be limiting yourself to the telephoto end which is fine if that's all you shoot. If you had a FF body then maybe it would make sense but I would keep it. You have a decent kit. May I ask the reason for the 70-200II purchase? Have you considered the f/4L IS? that way you could keep the 17-55.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 10:13:04 PM »
Hi everyone
I currently own a 7D, and have a 50mm 1.4 canon
                                                17-55mm 2.8IS
                                                100mm Macro L
I have an opportunity to purchase a 70-200 2.8 mkii but will have to sell either the 17-55 or the 100L.
So what I am basically asking is would you sell a 17-55 to be left with the 100L, 50 1.4 and a 70-200 mkii ?
Macro is my 2nd love !
thanks
Marv.

 Fyi,  when I bought my 70-200 mkii,  is was  just as impressive as my 100L.  I  didn't do much macro,  so my 100  became expendable.   I haven't sold it yet,  but it is on the block. 

 if you did sell the 17-55  you are probably liking at 750  for it...  and you would give up all of your wide angle.  I  don't think it is worth losing that.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
7D + 17-55, 50, and 70-200 mrk II is my vote.

I'm thinking getting Fuji x20. Why? SUPER MACRO mode, 1cm.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 10:49:10 PM »
allow me to say that I  LOVED my 100  L  for a year.   it was easily my favorite lens.   it is obviously great for macro,  it was a solid sports lens for me,  it was a great  portrait lens,  etc. 

 but the 70-200  can do all of that save for macro...

 the 100  is light and spectacular...  but with these options...  it has to go.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 11:04:49 PM »
Sell the lenses that you don't use!!  What focal lengths we use is irrelevant, we each have our favorites for the subjects we shoot.
 
For example, In your situation, I would not even consider letting my 17-55mm or my 100L go because I use them.  The 70-200 focal length was seldom used on my 7D.  But --- that will not be the case for others, sell a lens if you don't use it enough to justify it.

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 11:09:08 PM »
Hi everyone
I currently own a 7D, and have a 50mm 1.4 canon
                                                17-55mm 2.8IS
                                                100mm Macro L
I have an opportunity to purchase a 70-200 2.8 mkii but will have to sell either the 17-55 or the 100L.
So what I am basically asking is would you sell a 17-55 to be left with the 100L, 50 1.4 and a 70-200 mkii ?
Macro is my 2nd love !
thanks
Marv.

If macro is your second love, why are you even considering selling your only macro lens?  ;)

Looks like you made up your mind before you even posted this.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 11:09:08 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 07:18:47 AM »
G-V I guess you hit the nail.
After taking on board what has been said here is what I have decided.
The 70-200 has been offered to me for £900, which I didn't have.
I have sold a 70-300 IS (non L), a Sigma 17-70 OS HSM (mki), I am going to also sell the 17-55 because it will generate the balance of my needs. After purchasing the 70-200 I will sell the 50mm 1.4 and then replace the 17-55.
In photography I guess Macro is probably actually my first love, it's something I do at least 3 or 4 times a week.
I very rarely use the 50mm, it seems to get used out of guilt hehe.
I thank you all for replying as it has helped me to decide that I do need the 17-55, and along with the 100L and the 70-200 2.8 I would have a complimentary range of lenses.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 07:19:36 PM »
Got the lens...................wow
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