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Author Topic: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."  (Read 3639 times)

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I saw this ad on craigslist and thought it was amusing enough to share... ;D

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/pho/4313342024.html
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who would put that on their listing lol

that's like putting on your online dating profile "not as cute as many have told me"
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That guy is a troll.
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He had it on A7R :o..............DAM Canon shooter ;D
« Last Edit: January 31, 2014, 06:37:32 PM by Dylan777 »
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Is there some alternate meaning to 'fast zoom lens' that I'm unfamiliar with? The ad reads as if fast is a bad thing :o
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Is there some alternate meaning to 'fast zoom lens' that I'm unfamiliar with? The ad reads as if fast is a bad thing :o
Not really, the guy is saying that the lens is not as fast as others may claim, and that he has faster lenses, and therefore is getting rid of the 70-200 II, for being too slow.

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I just tossed mine in the rubbish bin, thanks for the heads up.
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Is there some alternate meaning to 'fast zoom lens' that I'm unfamiliar with? The ad reads as if fast is a bad thing :o

Sort of.  While most of us think of a 'fast lens' as having a larger f-stop, I suspect that this fellow is referring to the speed at which it autofocus.

The question is, why does he have two?


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Why would he have 2? Because he either stole them, or he is a scammer...
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The way that ad reads, translates like this to me:

"Come with your $4000 and get jumped"

The whole not fast thing is to spread it around like the OP is doing, lol

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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 09:25:26 PM »
The way that ad reads, translates like this to me:

"Come with your $4000 and get jumped"

The whole not fast thing is to spread it around like the OP is doing, lol

+1. 

My 70-200 2.8 IS II's AF is comically fast. 

That craigs poster wants to take your money.  And likely your kidneys.

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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 11:01:42 PM »
Someone needs to teach this dude a lesson about proper marketing. Thanks bchernicoff for this one, always nice to see some Friday humor on the forum.
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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 02:19:30 AM »
I love the line "actually it's very slow for shooting in low light"

They are either damaged or using it on a older xxD series camera or a Nikon.
If on an old xxD series, maybe they aren't using the centre focus point or have the correct focus mode.

It's a great lens super quick and worth every dollar!

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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 02:19:30 AM »

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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 03:36:06 AM »
This Americanism of using the word "shoot" instead of "photograph" always makes me wonder, as in this particular advert, of whether he's selling a gun or a lens.
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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 10:49:46 AM »
This Americanism of using the word "shoot" instead of "photograph" always makes me wonder, as in this particular advert, of whether he's selling a gun or a lens.
There are other "Americanisms" that make the Google Translator go crazy. Here in Brazil (and many countries) F2.8 or F1.4 lenses are called "luminous lens" and understand fast lens like faster autofocus. When we hear "faster" think of shutter speed, and never lens aperture. Another very odd Americanism is "stopping down", and here we say "close the iris". If in the USA say that a lens is "two stops slower" here say "two points more dark". The manner of speaking in Brazil no longer seems logic for my north american friends?
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Re: 70-200mm 2.8L IS II is "...not a fast zoom lenses that many have claimed."
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 10:49:46 AM »