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    Enjoy it.


    I love it. One of my favorites. If a new one comes out, it doesn't make me love the one i've got any less.

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    hotsecretary:


    I hope that you'll enjoy the lens. It can do quite well, if you can tolerate the weight. I got it solely to use for indoor sports (horse shows) and it's often still not fast enough, so I use a faster prime (e.g., 85mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2--eventually, I'll get a 135mm f/2). For outdoors, I usually use the 70-200mm f/4L IS I had for quite a while before getting the f/2.8L IS. It's a lot lighter, faster focusing, sharper and has better IS. (Ken Rockwell, among others, found that he could shoot handheld at lower shutter speeds with the f/4L IS than with the f/2.8L IS. I can often get decent shots handheld at 1/15 while at 200mm. The best I can do with the f/2.8L IS is about 1/25-1/30.)


    Of course, if I'd bought the f/2.8L IS lens first, I wouldn't have bought the f/4L IS.


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    Well, I'm pretty sure I'll love it no matter what!



    But I really like the 2.8 over the 4 as I plan to use it indoors and low-light. Plus it's built like a tank and of course feels like it weighs the same []


    But for the price I paid, I can't really complain. It was $400 less than the cheapest I could of got it locally if it was even in stock.


    At first I was tempted to go with something cheap like the f4 Non-IS but after playing with the 2.8 IS in the store, I was sold


    Now to save for the next batch of splurges!

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    Adorama's got a referbished 70-200mm f/2.8 IS. I put it in my cart but chickened out when I thought about what my wife would do to me if I got it.
    T3i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 L, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 430ex (x2), 580ex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhead5811


    Adorama's got a referbished 70-200mm f/2.8 IS. I put it in my cart but chickened out when I thought about what my wife would do to me if I got it.
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    LOL...I don't have a wife, but whenever I'm thinking about making a big purchase, I just go ahead and do it--then tell my girlfriend about it later. She just rolls her eyes knowing that getting mad and arguing with me won't make any differencepost-purchase. :-)

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    My g/f already asked the.. "Why do you need a Lens that cost $2,000???"



    I just bought her some new shoes and clothes and it's all good

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    It's all about continuous upgrading...buy something, sell it for nearly what you paid for it, use the proceeds to buy something that costs just a little more. I've gone from a 20D with kit lenses to a somewhat respectable respectable kit (40D, Tokina 12-24, Canon 24-105, Sigma 100-300 f/4, flash, tripod, etc) in about two years, $100 at a time The fiance rarely complains, and it gives me time to plan out what will help me most...

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    Does anyone know Canon will release new 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince


    Does anyone know Canon will release new 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens soon?
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    There is speculation that Canon may do that very thing...but nothing confirmed.

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    I've been told by my local shop guy that they're meeting with Canon Canada on the 25th... so I'm assuming we'll see press releases around that date on any new releases, etc.



    They have to announce and release them soon IMO, the Olympics is fast approaching!

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