70-200mm f4 arrivals?
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wake1923
Registered: Oct 08, 2004
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I got a call today saying that they are in stock in USA today and tomorrow.



eltano
Registered: Jul 06, 2006
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Its soft for me.

Eltano



Ben Horne
Registered: Jan 10, 2002
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eltano wrote:
Its soft for me.

Eltano



Are you referring to the rose shot? Make sure you look at the full res file. The flower petal is very sharp, but there is definitely a shallow DOF as one would expect from a long lens.



Danner
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
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When I study the hi-Rez rose, it looks razor sharp along the plane of focus.



Alan Ness
Registered: Apr 11, 2007
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Just received notice from B&H that my order, placed on 10/24 shipped this morning.

Alan



jmcfadden
Registered: Oct 30, 2002
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Alan Ness wrote:
Just received notice from B&H that my order, placed on 10/24 shipped this morning.

Alan



Yep mine shipped today as well !

J



Danner
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
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B&H Shipped my 70-200/4 this morning as well.



Rooster L200
Registered: Jan 01, 2009
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the rose is sharp in the largest format, only very shallow dof though at 5.6.



Steve Beck
Registered: Sep 22, 2006
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Roberts camera has a few in stock....



Alistair1
Registered: Jun 02, 2006
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Steve Beck wrote:
Roberts camera has a few in stock....


Any UK sightings folks?



Chris Dees
Registered: Dec 24, 2002
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Country: Netherlands

Alistair1 wrote:
Steve Beck wrote:
Roberts camera has a few in stock....


Any UK sightings folks?


It's available in the Netherlands, but at a premium price; 1379,00
I'll wait for 6 months until then the 2.8VRII has to do the job. :-)



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
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jmcfadden wrote:

Yep mine shipped today as well !

J


Nice Josh! I can't wait to see your fantastic landscapes with that lens



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
Total Posts: 208
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I just bought an 80-200 2.8, and I think if it doesn't meet my expectations I will get this lens. The 5 stop VR looks really effective.



treacle
Registered: Jan 15, 2002
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Mine shipped today from Adorama should be here Monday. I'd like to see a comparison to the 2.8 VR II.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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treacle wrote:
Mine shipped today from Adorama should be here Monday. I'd like to see a comparison to the 2.8 VR II.


I was called this morning by the local pro shop - they are holding one for me until tomorrow afternoon. I certainly plan on comparing it to my:

70-200/2.8 VR II
80-200/2.8 AFS
70-300 VR
and
200/4 AIS

Mostly at 200mm. I may have to wait three months for a relatively clear/rain-free day here in Seattle though . . . .



treacle
Registered: Jan 15, 2002
Total Posts: 354
Country: United States

Quite a lens quiver you've got there! Shoot between the raindrops!

jhinkey wrote:
treacle wrote:
Mine shipped today from Adorama should be here Monday. I'd like to see a comparison to the 2.8 VR II.


I was called this morning by the local pro shop - they are holding one for me until tomorrow afternoon. I certainly plan on comparing it to my:

70-200/2.8 VR II
80-200/2.8 AFS
70-300 VR
and
200/4 AIS

Mostly at 200mm. I may have to wait three months for a relatively clear/rain-free day here in Seattle though . . . .



ChrisCoy
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
Total Posts: 383
Country: United States


I was called this morning by the local pro shop - they are holding one for me until tomorrow afternoon. I certainly plan on comparing it to my:

70-200/2.8 VR II
80-200/2.8 AFS
70-300 VR
and
200/4 AIS

Mostly at 200mm. I may have to wait three months for a relatively clear/rain-free day here in Seattle though . . . .



Just out of curiosity, why do you have so many lenses in that range?



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6037
Country: United States

ChrisCoy wrote:

I was called this morning by the local pro shop - they are holding one for me until tomorrow afternoon. I certainly plan on comparing it to my:

70-200/2.8 VR II
80-200/2.8 AFS
70-300 VR
and
200/4 AIS

Mostly at 200mm. I may have to wait three months for a relatively clear/rain-free day here in Seattle though . . . .



Just out of curiosity, why do you have so many lenses in that range?


Very good question. The story goes something like:
- Had a 80-200D, but it did not focus well on my D80. Got a screaming deal on a 80-200AFS, sold the D.
- My company needed a 70-200VRII to take some images for a client from a rocking boat and the 80-200AFS would not do..
- Have had the 70-300VR for quite a while, but hardly ever use it these days now that I'm shooting FX.

So the 70-300VR, 80-200AFS, and perhaps the 200/4 AIS need to go. Yes too many.

I'm not afraid to buy lenses to see if they fit with what I do and then either keep them and sell something else, or sell that lens if it doesn't work out.

I'm currently n the stage of needed to thin the herd . . .

John



Rooster L200
Registered: Jan 01, 2009
Total Posts: 256
Country: Netherlands

1249 euro already in The Netherlands..... that was quick, but still lots for a f4 lens....



Alistair1
Registered: Jun 02, 2006
Total Posts: 376
Country: United Kingdom

Rooster L200 wrote:
1249 euro already in The Netherlands..... that was quick, but still lots for a f4 lens....


Actually thats not bad - do you have a link for that?. First one on ebay here in the UK is 1,300! Very hard to go for the F4 past the F2.8 at that money. But the F4 is one for me.



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