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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2014, 04:47:57 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks
Absolutely no play on mine.

Nor mine.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2014, 05:20:58 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks
Absolutely no play on mine.

Nor mine.
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2014, 06:00:28 PM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2014, 06:05:18 PM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o
Priceless :)
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2014, 06:38:10 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2014, 06:53:50 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks
Absolutely no play on mine.

Nor mine.
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

Very minimal on mine, basically only detectable when "wiggling" (turning) the ring back and forth with two fingers barely without any force.
The focus ring makes a small clicking noise on the "far ends", the movement is something like a tenth of a degree, but it is there.

In normal use, it cannot be detected.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 07:14:04 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks
Absolutely no play on mine.

Nor mine.
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

Very minimal on mine, basically only detectable when "wiggling" (turning) the ring back and forth with two fingers barely without any force.
The focus ring makes a small clicking noise on the "far ends", the movement is something like a tenth of a degree, but it is there.

In normal use, it cannot be detected.

It's also very minimal on mine, only detectable when turning the ring with minimal force. Actually I think I was born with a "fault" that I notice every little detail. :) Perhaps, every copy has this amount of play (if I could call this a play).

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2014, 07:14:04 PM »

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2014, 10:08:30 PM »
I think most of the issues mentioned can be attributed to the attached.

I find with mine that it does rattle when shaken, depends on just how you want the result, I actually prefer "over ice but not shaken", I really hate that rattling noise in my 70-200.

When attached to your Camera Body you may find some mild to serious issues with weather sealing.

Attachment does cause light leak issues except when used in the dark.

Only real downside on mine is the Zoom Rings are very very difficult to Zoom with,

I can't speak for others of course, but I can say that mine does produce an amazingly good Cappuccino just when you need it, about dawn in the Okavango Delta.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2014, 11:46:53 PM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o
Priceless :)

hahahhahahaha. To OP: All is good. Keep playing. No seriously there is no issue with your lens.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 02:51:43 AM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o
Exactly, pointless  ;D

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 03:03:15 AM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring


What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o

Exactly, pointless  ;D

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2014, 03:38:28 AM »
 ;D  good one

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2014, 03:55:00 AM »
No play on my 5DIII
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2014, 10:52:12 AM »
I've had two copies of the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and both copies had the same amount of slight play/wiggle on my 5D MKIII.   

All of my other Canon and Nikon lenses fit like gloves on their bodies, so I'm not sure why the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II seems to have this issue.  Frankly, it is a bit annoying that the lens doesn't fit the body like a glove since it's a high quality lens.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2014, 11:52:37 AM »
I think most of the issues mentioned can be attributed to the attached.

I find with mine that it does rattle when shaken, depends on just how you want the result, I actually prefer "over ice but not shaken", I really hate that rattling noise in my 70-200.

When attached to your Camera Body you may find some mild to serious issues with weather sealing.

Attachment does cause light leak issues except when used in the dark.

Only real downside on mine is the Zoom Rings are very very difficult to Zoom with,

I can't speak for others of course, but I can say that mine does produce an amazingly good Cappuccino just when you need it, about dawn in the Okavango Delta.

 ;D ;D
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2014, 11:52:37 AM »