Upload & Sell: On
Thanks for the extra input Peter! I have the EF Extender 1.4x Mark II. Do you think the step up to the mark III would be worth it in this case?
I am going to list my 17 TS-E later tonight. May sell my 35L as well so I have enough to get a good 200 f1.8, I almost always reach for the 50L instead anyway.
I also wonder, do you really need the hood? What is my drawback for bying the $3k adorama lens with no hood, cap and box and just getting a different cap? I almost never use hoods on any of my lenses. I will use a card or my hand in an emergency. No room in my backpack.
Mike, the hood on 200 f/1.8 is very important for the following three reasons:
(1) Protects a large and difficult/expensive to replace front element.
(2) Ensures you get the best IQ possible.
(3) Improves the lens resale value significantly. Those hoods are very hard to come by, and I've seen them priced $400-$500 in excellent condition.
However, there are alternatives hoods, also on occasion an old cheaper hood surfaces with KEH etc. Burningheart might also have a spare 200 f/1.8 hood which he may be willing to sell. Check with him too.
I will also send you a PM on pricing now.
As far as shutter speed is concerned I shoot most BIF at 1/1250 to 1/2000. If light is low, I will drop that to 1/800 sec.