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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


Another vote for the Mk II zoom.

AaronNegro wrote:
I vote for 70-200 F2.8 IS MII




Jan 06, 2012 at 08:00 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


And yet again, another vote for the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS MK II.


Jan 06, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


I had both the 70-200/4L IS and 70-200/2.8L IS II for about a year. I also have the 135/2L. I sold the f/4L IS.


Jan 06, 2012 at 09:07 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


Tom K. wrote:
One lens makes life so much easier than two lenses.



Yes. That's why I have the 28-300/3.5-5.6L IS. For those times when one lens has to do...



Jan 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


The IQ is very close and you will only notice differences if you start shooting newspapers or brick walls. It basically comes down to whether you need an extra stop. I personally bought it but decided to return it because of the weight issue. Otherwise its a superb lens.


Jan 06, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


I started with f4. then 2.8 non IS then 2.8 ISvII. Like many others I should have just gone straight to the f2.8. Great lens if you require f2.8, don't mind the weight, require zoom with great IQ.
Weight for me is no problem. I take my backpack whenever I go for a walk. Don't see any difference carrying a photo bag than wearing lycra whilst riding a bike or running with electronic gadgets at every facial orifice carrying Gatorade.
PS. I ride a bike but hate running & Gatorade.



Jan 06, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


for those keeping score:

70-200 2.8 MK II IS V2 - 12 votes

70-200 F4L IS - 3 votes

135L - 5 votes



Jan 06, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


So, you're a counter...


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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


Like all these questions, the right answer for you isn't a matter of a popular vote, but totally a function of your photo-taking habits.

For me, the 70-200 II is the answer to any such question. It's an amazingly good lens at all focal lengths and apertures; it's f/2.8 (real, usable f/2.8), has a very useful focal-length range, and, for all uses to which I put a lens, prime-sharp. There is very little (nothing, probably) for which I would prefer a 135L to this lens at 135. But I'm not a professional, but a serious hobbiest who hikes/travels a lot.

YMMV.



Jan 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


Well, one more for the count. We have the 2.8L IS II and also the F4 L IS AND the 135L.

We've decided that we need another f2.8 so we're about to post the F4 IS and 135L on the Buy&Sell forum, so if any one in the UK is after a swap we can maybe come to some agreement

So, I'm for the 2.8 IS over the 135+F4 IS.



Jan 07, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


I have both.


Jan 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


After trying different lens lineups I finally settled on using the 70-200/2.8 II IS in this range and getting rid of a few primes (including the 135L) and slower zooms. They're all great lenses and all have their +/- but this remarkable zoom covers a lot of situations allowing me to carrying less gear and do less lens changing. The size/weight thing is relative...after getting used to shooting handheld with the 500/4 IS by comparison the 70-200 seems small and light!

That said, I could see owning the 135L again in the future if things change...it's a fantastic lens.



Jan 08, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


Another vote for the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.

I had the 70-200 f/2.8 IS (original) before I bought the Mk II.

Still have the 200 f/2.8, 135 f/2.0.

Personally there is no way I would take the 70-200 f/4 IS and the 135 f/2.0 over the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.



Jan 08, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


eskimochaos wrote:
I have both.


+1



Jan 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Would you rather have the 70-200mk ii is or


I think I'll be keeping the 135 especially for video, alongside the 70-200II. Time will tell whether or not I want to lug both around though.


Jan 08, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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