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    Canon 70-200mk 2

    What do you think about the canon 70-200 II
    For the money ?
    Or can you recommend some thing else for same money.
    I'm going to Santorini and uk in sept so I have been saving for a while and looking at a fish eye as well so any help on what to buy would be great.
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    Bloody great lens! As sharp as some prime lens. Color rendering is great. Versatile if you are into portraits and you have a full frame (I use it on a 1.3x crop and still find it great) Generate smooth, creamy bokeh if you are into shallow DoF. Weather seal is always a plus and build quality is awesome. Focus is darn quick + silent. Last but not least, the 4-stop IS is MUCH better than the gen I IS!!!

    Running around with it can hear the IS rattle a little It is a heavy lens. And with all of above great features, the RRP in Australia is still a bit of a joke, especially I got my from HK effective under $2K!

    If you are into Landscape, maybe also consider one of the Tilt-Shift lens? (and I really want one myself )
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    Unless you already have that range covered, I think you'd get a LOT more use out of any 70-200 than you would a fisheye.
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    I love mine
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    Just bought the 70-200mm F2.8 ll and love it.
    It's a lot of money but it brings a lot of joy.
    I think you would get a lot more use out of it than a fish eye.

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    as an option..... sigma have a 70-200 2.8. mega quick focus.. image stabilisation. for approx 800 off net or $1000 in store

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    On a FF like the 5D2 and with a 24-105 already in your pack I would rather go for something with longer reach. When I travel overseas I usually take my 24-105 and my 100-400 with me. Covers most situations. Been to Santorini and there the 24-105 was doing the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylo View Post
    Bloody great lens! As sharp as some prime lens. Color rendering is great. Versatile if you are into portraits and you have a full frame (I use it on a 1.3x crop and still find it great) Generate smooth, creamy bokeh if you are into shallow DoF. Weather seal is always a plus and build quality is awesome. Focus is darn quick + silent. Last but not least, the 4-stop IS is MUCH better than the gen I IS!!!

    Running around with it can hear the IS rattle a little It is a heavy lens. And with all of above great features, the RRP in Australia is still a bit of a joke, especially I got my from HK effective under $2K!

    If you are into Landscape, maybe also consider one of the Tilt-Shift lens? (and I really want one myself )
    Hi where did you get your lens from the cheapest ive seen it is for $2300 from over seas
    Last edited by britinozz; 17-08-2011 at 11:28am.

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    Awsome lens! I swap btw the 70-200 mk2 and the 17-55.... and realise that most of the time the 70-200 stays on as i don't really do much landscapes these days. The extra reach helps a lot with some street shooting.

    Thing about fisheye is that there are not many situations that you can effectively use it ( IMO ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by britinozz View Post
    Hi where did you get your lens from the cheapest ive seen it is for $2300 from over seas
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