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Old 17-06-2008, 13:23   #1 (permalink)
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Whilst the good folk of Fixation were repairing my camera yesterday, I had a play with the new Canon 200mm f2.

Totally unscientific and very limited testing but it's a lovely bit of kit .

Physically similar to the 300 f2.8 but a bit shorter and arguably much more comfortable to handhold. I did have a chance to have a go on one of the famous 200 f1.8's a couple of years ago but found that heavy and really nose heavy to boot. This new one is a much better balance (on a 1D series body).

The 4 stops IS certainly looked to do the job with an acceptable 1/15th shot.

Sorry I don't have any pics but the chap who runs The Digital Picture has some crackers.

Unfortunately the £4K+ price is a joke though, and I'd still think long and hard if it was £2.5K. I was quite close to hiring it for a while but decided that the £150+ for a week wasn't money well spent, as I don't have much planned for this week.

Having recently used a 500mm f4, 300 f2.8 and this, I'd say the 300 is the most versatile for what I do, the 500 the most fun and the 200 probably the most specialist.

Just need to try a 400 f2.8.....
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Lovely shots, pity I don't have that kind of money to hand Still I might win the lottery
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Wow I am sure it will come down once the Sports and Fashion togs have sated their lust. The Nikon 200 F2.0 is now a relative bargain at just over 2K.
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