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Old 10-07-2004, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any reason why I should not go with one of these lenses? I was looking at the 70-200 but I think its not going to work for me in the studio....

Should I go with the L series or the IS???
I am shooting a canon with a 1.6 mag factor..

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Old 10-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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or can I go with an adapter/extender thing-e that lets me use the 70-200 but get closer to my subject?
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Old 10-07-2004, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Save the IS for a long lens. Buy the 2.8 lens as it will allow you to shoot in lower light situations. At 105mm, I think IS would be a waste of money.

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Old 10-07-2004, 11:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Definitly leave the IS alone. Though it helps in low light and at long zooms lengths. unless it's a "L" series, the picture quality isn't gonna be as good. I worked in a camera store and had the oppurtunity to shoot with both "L" and non "L" seris IS lenses and though it helped, The non "L" lenes just weren't clear enough. Also, the non "L" IS lenes aren't fixed focal lengths and could be a pain in the @$$ in a studio setting. If you can afford it, go with the 24-70 2.8L, I shot with it, sold one to a friend and it kicks butt [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] If you want to save some dough like me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] , look into the Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di series. It shoots 99.5% as good as the Canon, weighs less than half and costs a third less. I've shot almost everything on my website with it, check it out. As for the zoom, I went with Canons 70-200 f4L. An awesome lens, very clear and not to heavy, although I lose a stop to the 2.8, I also saved over $600 and I just couldn't justify the difference. It may not be necessary in a studio, but you'll be glad you have it when on location and Mother Nature inhibits you from getting close enough. Good luck in your search.
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't the 70-200IS an L lens? Mine is and this is basically the only lens I use.
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Why yes it is [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I've shot with it and I'm jealous of anyone who owns one. It's truly an awesome lens. However, Tyler asked about going with the "IS" or the "L" series. I was referencing to the non "L" IS lenses as not being of equal image quality to the "L" series. Also, on the most part, I would think the 24-70 2.8L would be better in a studio unless you're fortunate to have enough room in your studio to shoot with a 70-200. Even then, I'm not sure why you'd want to be that far from your model when shooting, especially full length shots.
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK, What about this...
my studio lens as Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di
and my zoom as the $1500 70-200 is Canon....

Anyones opion?
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds great to me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] If you can afford it/justify the cost, by all means get the 70-200 2.8L IS. You'll never be sorry...unless you break it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I get a bunch of crap everytime I say this, but here goes again...

If you want the BEST possible shots use a Canon lens. (Yes there are some bad Canon Lenses, but I am refering to their "L" glass).

If you want the BEST Canon lenses, buy the "L" glass.

If you can't afford them, you can do one of these things:
(1) Save up until you can afford one (this is what I did).
(2) Buy an off Brand and tell yourself and others they are ALMOST as good as a Canon Lens..


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Old 10-07-2004, 02:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use the Canon 24-70L glass in my Studio on my (now gone) 10D and currently my 1D Mk II and it preforms great. I'm sure some Primes would perform better, but at this point I do not want to be a Glass collector.

I have the Canon 15mm fisheye, 24-70L, 70-200L IS and the 1.4x II.

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