Old 01-06-2010, 04:52 AM   #26
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Being from the film era, when I started shopping for a 70-200, I knee-jerked to looking at the 2.8.

But then the other knee reacted and said "Hey 'tu-pid! ISO is not 64 anymore!"

So while I would like to have the paparazzi's favorite lens, I'm happy with my f4's value, compactness, lightweight and fantastic color/sharpness.

Small, that's ironic. I put it on to shoot at a party recently and they all said "Whoa! Look-it that BIG camera!"
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:58 PM   #27
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Small, that's ironic. I put it on to shoot at a party recently and they all said "Whoa! Look-it that BIG camera!"
And then did they ask, "How far can you see with that??"
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #28
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Like most have already said, it's all in what you shoot. I have fast glass so I will have all my bases covered. If I need to shoot in low light I know I can and not have to worry about it. My favorite lens is my 50mm f/1.2L when I am shooting weddings and portraits. It allows me to shoot almost anywhere without flash and gives me a beautifully soft DOF. It's not right for everything but I find it on one of my bodies most of the time.
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