300 f/2.8 vs 200 f/2?
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David Frost
Registered: Jul 17, 2010
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Whether it be nikon or canon version if I mainly do outdoor swimwear shoots at beach would you opt for the 200 over 300? I was leaning towards 300 in case I needed longer focal length for things other than outdoor portrait type images?



Thanks all



Tony5787
Registered: Jul 04, 2011
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It's a tough choice since they're both great lenses. When I shoot sports I see much more 300mm 2.8's out there and I don't think I've ever seen a 200mm f/2 being used. For portrait shooting though I think the 200mm f/2 would be superb and paired with an 85mm 1.4 you would have one mean kit. The 200mm can also take a 1.4x TC and become almost a 300mm 2.8 too so that's something to consider too.



trenchmonkey
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He's a TROLL with multiple user names
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=348839 Check it out
Please ignore him, and maybe he'll quit wasting our time and go away.



ja_joyce
Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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You can't go wrong with either, but I would buy the lens for what I do most and if that is portraits you just can't beat the 200. I like the 200 with the TC-14 and 17 if you need a little more reach.



David Frost
Registered: Jul 17, 2010
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Trench monkey, if you don't like it refrain from viewing the posting!!!!! If it irritates u GOOD!!! All others thank you fit the replies.......



trenchmonkey
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Who will you be tomorrow, loser Folks could be helping a real photographer
with genuine questions...not a clown with pipe dream gear lists & swimwear shoots


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300 f/2.8 vs 200 f/2?
Whether it be nikon or canon version if I mainly do outdoor swimwear shoots at beach would you opt for the 200 over 300? I was leaning towards 300 in case I needed longer focal length for things other than outdoor portrait type images?



Thanks all
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David Frost
Registered: Jul 17, 2010
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Trench monkey, if you don't like it refrain from viewing the posting!!!!! If it irritates u GOOD!!! All others thank you for the replies.......



Andre Labonte
Registered: Dec 21, 2005
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^^^^ You're sounds a bit like a boaken record Davy boy.



David Frost
Registered: Jul 17, 2010
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Country: United States

Oh well



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
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Actually for beach shots, I use a 70-200. So neither of your list works for me.

I'm not sure why trench is upset, but as a well respected person and photographer, he usually has a good reason

get em Trench!



DennisC
Registered: Jan 08, 2008
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Country: United States

I've owned both. Put a TC14 on the 200/2 and, for all intents and purposes, you have a 300/2.8.