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Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« on: December 23, 2013, 11:52:06 AM »
Well, will it?
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Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 12:10:17 PM »
I sincerely hope not ;)
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 12:21:55 PM »
not even for the better?
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 12:48:30 PM »
While I really enjoy my hobby, I sincerely hope that owning or not owning a lens will not dramatically affect my life.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 01:10:50 PM »
Assuming that's a non-L 70-300 you have, then yes, it will be a much better lens.  As for changing your life, that could only happen if it's your first lens, lands you paying shoots, or enables you to become the next master photographer :)

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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 01:45:33 PM »
It might.  If dropping $2K on a lens means you can't make your mortgage payment and gets you foreclosed, it could change your life.  If dropping $2K on a lens means you can't afford food for you and your family, it could change your life. 

It's a very good lens.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 04:13:51 AM »
you lot are the worst salespeople ever! I expected to be told "yeah, amazing lens, it'll improve your photography lens by infinity!". But no, just a bunch of nay-sayers worried about me meeting my mortgage...

Urgh... I'll buy it anyway and tell you about how I've become a better master photographer than before.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 05:28:54 AM »
You´ll love it :)
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 07:05:25 AM »
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 08:04:41 AM »
you lot are the worst salespeople ever! I expected to be told "yeah, amazing lens, it'll improve your photography lens by infinity!". But no, just a bunch of nay-sayers worried about me meeting my mortgage...

Urgh... I'll buy it anyway and tell you about how I've become a better master photographer than before.

I still haven't got one. :P

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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:29:36 AM »
So we're supposed to become enablers for your GAS?  Oh, wait...that's actually quite a reasonable expectations around here!

FWIW, it my second most-used lens on FF, although I found the focal range a bit awkward on APS-C.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 08:53:23 AM »
Well, will it?

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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 08:57:23 AM »
Well, will it?

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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 09:12:28 AM »
I took the time to look at your linked website. From a photographic point of view I believe you will really like the lens and it certainly has the potential to take you to higher levels, the focal length is longer than most of your people shots and this gives not only a different look but a different dynamic to the shoot, I have always found giving the subject more room to be better. Having said that, with your loose style, I believe you would really get the use out of IS and would suggest a secondhand MkI IS over a new non IS. Of course you don't need one to get better and in and of itself, especially on web sized images, your output won't look much different, but using one can give your shooting style a kick.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2013, 10:01:24 AM »
So we're supposed to become enablers for your GAS?  Oh, wait...that's actually quite a reasonable expectations around here!

FWIW, it my second most-used lens on FF, although I found the focal range a bit awkward on APS-C.

Oops, I have the IS II version, missed that the OP is talking about the f/2.8 non-IS.  Maybe now I should gush about how the IS II changed my life?   ;)

I'd get the f/2.8 non-IS only if I planned to use it almost always at f/2.8 and fast shutter speeds or flash, else I'd get the f/4 IS.
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Re: Will a 70-200 f2.8 (not mk2 or is) change my life?
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