A&P finally put some money together for a telephoto lens

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  1. nine

    nine OT Supporter

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    i have 10-22, and 17-55 IS.

    thinking about 70-200 f/4 IS

    OR

    85 f/1.8 + 135 f/2
     
  2. Dan Martin

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    What do you shoot most? The 70-200 is most versatile, but the 85 + 135 combo is better suited for portraits.
     
  3. nine

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    cats and random shit so i can say "wow look how sharp my pictures are"
     
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    Clearly you need L glass.
     
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    Lol at least you are honest.

    I'd go with the primes.
     
  6. Idyfohu

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    IMO, on a cropped sensor, those focal lengths have a bit too much reach. IMO, those two lenses will bode much much better on a FX body, which obviously is a whole new ball park. I'd go with the 70-200mm personally, which I think you'd use more because of the versatility and it's a bit wider at the same time.

    Plus, you get the "oooh" and "aaaah" factor if that's what you're going for with a big ol telezoom.
     
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    i'd go primes, since it would be f/1.8 and f/2 vs f/4IS because you're using it indoors for cats!!
     
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    Doesnt have to be indoors. Maybe he means Jaguars or Bengal Tigers :dunno:
     
  9. nine

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    yeah the f4 thing is what makes me hesitant. I've used the lens before and I liked it, but that was outdoors at a kart track in full sun

    plus the 135 will be 189 f2.8 if I pick up an extender down the road. i'm thinking that will be more useful to me than the 70-200 f4 or even the 70-200 2.8 non IS
     

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