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Dylan777

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Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:38:46 AM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
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Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:38:46 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 10:41:31 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
Particularly when combined with the 5DIII for sure.  It's the trio I recommend to everyone who asks me what to buy.  It isn't cheap, but the best never is :)
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 10:45:40 AM »
Hmmm, 85% + 15% = 100%. This means that the  400mm f2.8 IS II was left unused...

Someone was greedy  ;D ... lens greedy  ;D  ;D

Any similarity in the way of thinking with the person writing this very post is totally coincidental...  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 11:18:20 AM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Working towards that trio - I've got the first piece, the 70-200 IS II and I love it.

:)
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 11:20:31 AM »
Dylan777,
Those are superb combination.
For a large differences of shooting styles.  From portraits to landscapes to animals ( not too far ), from bright to low light, high f/stop to low f/stop.  Really is a great setup for us who like zoom lenses.
This combination is what I have been using for years, (sure, it was only 24-70 vI before November of 2013).
You do have two bodies negating the need for switching lens.  Bravo for you.
Your photos you share is great, too.  Hope you had a great New Year/Tet.
-r

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 01:47:41 PM »
Hmmm, 85% + 15% = 100%. This means that the  400mm f2.8 IS II was left unused...

Someone was greedy  ;D ... lens greedy  ;D  ;D

Any similarity in the way of thinking with the person writing this very post is totally coincidental...  ;D  ;D  ;D
Could not help it ;D

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 01:48:50 PM »
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

Working towards that trio - I've got the first piece, the 70-200 IS II and I love it.

:)
Hope that day will come soon ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 01:48:50 PM »

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 01:51:11 PM »
Dylan777,
Those are superb combination.
For a large differences of shooting styles.  From portraits to landscapes to animals ( not too far ), from bright to low light, high f/stop to low f/stop.  Really is a great setup for us who like zoom lenses.
This combination is what I have been using for years, (sure, it was only 24-70 vI before November of 2013).
You do have two bodies negating the need for switching lens.  Bravo for you.
Your photos you share is great, too.  Hope you had a great New Year/Tet.
-r
Thanks lion rock


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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 03:06:19 PM »
That dep!

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 03:09:25 PM »
Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599125 
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
Very colorful and beautiful images ... yeah, the 24-70 + 70-200 is indeed a great combo.
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 03:14:49 PM »
Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599125 
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
Very colorful and beautiful images ... yeah, the 24-70 + 70-200 is indeed a great combo.
+1, great work, Dylan.  Your work continues to impress!
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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 03:25:11 PM »
Typically my most used combos. I'm moving towards primes for weddings/events now but until I have the money for a full quiver of good primes I find these two lenses on my 5dII and 1Dx. Throw in the 16-35II and I have a great range covered. Very happy I went with these 2 lenses plus the wider end to start.

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 03:56:38 PM »
Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599125 
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
Very colorful and beautiful images ... yeah, the 24-70 + 70-200 is indeed a great combo.
Thanks reins

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 03:56:38 PM »

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 03:57:40 PM »
Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599125 
Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
Very colorful and beautiful images ... yeah, the 24-70 + 70-200 is indeed a great combo.
+1, great work, Dylan.  Your work continues to impress!

Thanks man

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Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 12:55:29 AM »
Yes it's definitely a great combo!

I recently shot a wedding and I'm still amazed how sharp and how detailed my photos were.
I currently have a 24-105, which a great all rounder but at times I've noticed it being soft at f4.
The f2.8 lenses also have the advantage of letting twice as much light as a f4 lens. This just means I don't have to use such high ISO, although it's more forgiving on the 5d3 body. Then there the bokeh... Wow it's just stunning on these lenses, the 24-105 f4 just can't compete.

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 12:55:29 AM »