A&P Thinking of trying to trade my canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    for a non IS and a 17-40 f/4L


    wonder if i can find someone to trade with
     
  2. the Rosswog

    the Rosswog OT Supporter

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    you dont like / need the IS? or you just dont like $1700 lenses?
     
  3. Tedrzz

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    so you're going to trade your 1700 dollar lens for a 600 dollar lens?
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    no, i'm going to trade it for a non IS version of the 70-200mm f/2.8L AND the 17-40

    i dont use the IS enough to keep it. i rarely have a shutter speed low enough. i'd rather have a wide angle L. right now i've got a tamron 28-75 f/2.8
     
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    i always say IS is a waste of money :run:
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    its not a waste of money if you use it. its invaluable. i just dont use it as much as i did when i first got it
     
  7. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    how bout instead of switching to a non-is 2.8, switch to a f/4is? they're around the same price as the non is 2.8 and plus that thing's sharp as hell.
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    b/c i'd rather have the larger aperture than IS. some stuff i shoot will be @f/3.5 or so and moving. if i use a larger aperture it keeps me steady but the subject will be blurred


    i just took pictures of the glass. i guess its time to put everything up on fm and see if anyone wants to trade. if i get someone to trade i'm going to sell my tamron 28-75 f/2.8 too
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    wtf!? fred miranda makes you subscribe to post in the buy/sell forum now?
     
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  11. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i put a feeler up on potn
     
  12. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    ill buy you a brand new 17-40 for your 70-200?
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

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    and find a used 70-200mm f/2.8L and its yours
     
  14. Pineapple Devil

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    ok so i've got a guy wanting to trade me his 70-200mm f/2.8L and $550 for my IS

    sound good?
     
  15. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    yeah, you can pick up a used 17-40L for 500... but honestly I'd go with a 10-22 instead
     
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    yeah it sounds good.. i got a 17-40 f/4L for $480 shipped before. sold it. not wide enough on my 1.6x 30D. went with the 10-22 instead. much better. id only get the 17-40 if i was going full frame.
     
  17. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i thought about that b/c i have a tamron 28-75 f/2.8.
     
  18. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    yeah i may just take the money and try to find a 10-22
     
  19. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    how do i go about saying..."send me your lens and a mo and i'll send you mine"
     
  20. bearsdidit

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    send me your lens and a mo and i'll send you mine.. NOW.
     
  21. chakup

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    Pretty much, he contacted you about the ad. He's comfortable with it obviously, so he can send his "money" (lens and $$) for your goods.
     
  22. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    woot woot! hes going to pay the paypal fee and ship me the lens, then i'm going to ship him mine. the production code is the same year as mine, too.

    whats the best way to test this lens when i get it? i know to use it, but whats the best way to compare the sharpness
     
  23. bearsdidit

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    you run your finger across the lense, if it cuts you, then its sharp enough! i kid.
     

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