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Canon 70-200 L USM (non IS)


GazzaG2003 11 252 England
9 May 2013 10:20AM
Hi
I have the oppotunity to buy this lens at a good price but I'm trying to justify as to why I need it. my photography is mainly wildlife, I use a Canon 7D with a 100-400 L lens this combo suits my needs for the reserves I visit. what would I gain with this lens, im not worried about IS as 75% is tripod work.

thanks
Gary

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mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 10:23AM
For wildlife I doubt it would offer you anything - I have the 7D, and the 70-200f4L and the 100-400 and the shorter lens does not get used much nowadays. I would spend the money on a 100f2.8 macro if you do not have it already.
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
9 May 2013 10:32AM

Quote:For wildlife I doubt it would offer you anything - I have the 7D, and the 70-200f4L and the 100-400 and the shorter lens does not get used much nowadays. I would spend the money on a 100f2.8 macro if you do not have it already.

Thanks Mike thats along the lines I was thinking, as for the macro lens I have the Sigma 150mm which is awesome so im ok with that

cheers again Smile
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 10:35AM
When I was shooting wildlife, I used my 70-200 with a 1.4tc for what my 400mm prime struggled to cover,
however, with a 100-400 you have almost all of that area covered.
If you had any plans to start sports/portrait/fashion photography, then the 70-200 works well,
but if not, you might find it sitting in your camera bag more often than not.
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
9 May 2013 11:00AM

Quote:When I was shooting wildlife, I used my 70-200 with a 1.4tc for what my 400mm prime struggled to cover,
however, with a 100-400 you have almost all of that area covered.
If you had any plans to start sports/portrait/fashion photography, then the 70-200 works well,
but if not, you might find it sitting in your camera bag more often than not.


Thank you Andrew that was extremely helpful with regards to "sports/portrait/fashion " i do intend to gather all the family at some point this year for portraits etc, so will keep an open mind once again

thank you
Gary
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 12:43PM

Quote:
Thank you Andrew that was extremely helpful with regards to "sports/portrait/fashion " i do intend to gather all the family at some point this year for portraits etc, so will keep an open mind once again

thank you
Gary



For use on a 7D Gary, you might want to consider something wider for family(group) portraits - like the 24-105mm.
I use the 70-200 on a 5D, mainly for headshots except when there is plenty of space available.
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
9 May 2013 1:35PM

Quote:For use on a 7D Gary, you might want to consider something wider for family(group) portraits - like the 24-105mm.
I use the 70-200 on a 5D, mainly for headshots except when there is plenty of space available.


Thanks Andrew, going quickly off topic regarding the 5D (classic) I have just come back looking at one (good price) and wondering if its worth investing in this aged camera.

cheers!
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 2:31PM
Well, before I got the 5D mk2, I had a 7D for 18months and a 1Dmk2n before that, and I'm still pleased with it,
and I was never that happy with the 7D.
I've also noticed a few wildlife photographers are now using the 5Dmk3, which is I assume due to the upgraded AF and weather sealing.

As for the 5Dmk1, that's your decision Smile
GazzaG2003 11 252 England
9 May 2013 7:31PM

Quote:As for the 5Dmk1, that's your decision Smile


yup true, thanks Andrew Smile

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