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Monday, 22 April 2019

Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS III Review Better than Nikon, Sony, Sigma Tamron Versions

Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS III Review Better than Nikon, Sony, Sigma Tamron Versions
Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS III Review Better than Nikon, Sony, Sigma Tamron Versions
This is a review of the canon 70 to 200 2.8 version 3 now i'm gonna do an unboxing and sniff test in just a minute but i remember when i was on the phone with canon and they were telling us about this lens and i was like what's different and they're like nothing the color and some coating and i sat there and was like why the hell would you replace version 2 with a version 3 that just changes the color and some coatings well as soon as I used it I realized why but let's unbox it sniff it tell you who it's for tell you what it costs tell you some thoughts and here we go so it comes in a box just like all the other lenses get rid of that take this out throw that oh wait no don't want to throw the lens will throw that box hopefully they don't mind some dented corners it always comes with this pouch and I'm not sure why it comes with this pouch because nobody uses it the only person I could ever see thinking about possibly using this would be Ken Rockwell because it has a belt loop and you need to be up there with those khakis on putting this on his pants going yet Jarrod I'm using the 7200 it's lovely anyway let's take it out you've got bubble wrap boom and there's your lens and there should be a lens hood inside so here's your lens hood here's your lens and look at that color now the reason I talk about the color is because this is a 70 to 200 2.8 version one that is Stevens you can totally see the difference in color one is a little more yellow and one is a little more white now this lens clocks in at 2099 dollars which is pretty good considering that the Sony is 2600 bucks and it's whiter I actually think it is why oh yeah the Sony's definitely a wider lens and then the Nikon which is twenty-seven hundred and ninety six dollars and don't forget the 95 cents so these are super expensive compared to what Canon was able to do and unlike Nikon and Tamara in Sigma Canon was smart enough to leave the zoom ring on the inside and the focus ring on the outside because as you know I hate the fact that Nikon went ahead and switched up the Rings which makes it less stable when you're holding it now I took this lens out to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair and used it all day shooting and Steven got to take it out to probably three concerts where he stole I mean borrowed the lens one day when I wasn't here and then took it to shoot the concerts he had permission don't worry that's the perks of working here he took this out and got some great shots you can see how sharp and colorful even in low light situations pushing in the camera to 8,000 ISO the lens still renders everything beautifully it holds up really well and at the Renaissance Fair photographing the joust going on and getting the subjects which are wearing bright colors running directly towards me being able to track them even with the new Canon EOS R and the lens adapter it was seamless for autofocus I consider this to be the dream lens when I didn't have a system when I wasn't shooting Nikon yet and I was barely shooting Canon film I always wanted that white lens that's 70 to 200 this is the holy grail of lenses for sports photographers if you're a sports photographer this lens is going to kick ass it also is going to double very well for portraits and I was able to get some nice portraits of the Knights after they were done doing the joust it just looks so sharp and colorful and I have to say i sat there and I was like why would you get rid of the old version too if you already have it to get a three and I think the answer is you wouldn't but out of the three lenses here the Canon by far is better than the Nikon and it's better than the Sony now that's my personal opinion after using them all I personally own the Nikon version but I love how good the Canon version is especially at the price where it's at now let's talk about the colors I'm able to pull off of this lens at the Renaissance Fair shooting the Knights with all of the bright colors on and not even punching them up too far in the computer they look trim I'm just so amazed at how great this lens focuses how fast it is how colorful the the images are I really can't say enough about this lens on how much I love it but let's sniff it to see if I still love it oh yeah mmm strohman white bread i haven't had white bread in a long time but that's what it smells like so another thing is you've got a foot on this lens I always take this tripod monopod collar off I do this I take it off I put it back in the bag which is currently on the floor and I never use it when I go back to sell it that's when I go ahead and put that back on now the big question here that a lot of people need to think about especially if you're a Canon shooter is the EF line gonna be dead in the next couple of years I don't think it will be dead but you do have to think about they will be coming out with a 70 to 200 RF lens for the mirrorless cameras even though you can adapt this lens to the mirrorless cameras you do have to question should you be waiting for the future lens to come out now if that lens does come out the 70 to 200 2.8 RF version I do suspect that that will be around 3000 bucks when it comes out there's been no talk or announcements about it but that's my own personal guess on what's going to happen when they come out with that lens I think if you have a version 2 of the 70 to 200 Canon you don't buy this new one you really don't unless you can get a ton of money out of the old one and you really want to get you want to replace it and if you're like Steven and you have the version 1 then I do absolutely recommend going up to this version right here now if you're somebody deciding do you go with Nikon Canon or Sony as a new brand if you're just starting out the funny thing is with this being $2,000 or $2,100 and being one of the best lenses you could ever put in your bag to be a well-rounded photographer you're gonna save $700 over going with the Nikon you're gonna save $500 versus going with the Sony it may be a reason to kick you in the ass and say go with the Canon the question I want to answer is who is the lenz for now it is expensive at 2,000 bucks if you're just starting out so keep in mind this is a professional lens if you're a professional photographer the $2,000 well it shouldn't matter as much because you're gonna be making money off of your photography if you don't have the $2,000 to spend well maybe look for a version 2 of this used or even a version 1 or you could look to the Tamron 70 to 200 2.8 G - which is a fantastic lens at only 1,300 bucks and you're getting a two point eight so the 70 to 200 range is great for sports like I said earlier it's amazing for portraits it's great for concerts it's just an all-around amazing lens that I would build my entire kit around and that's exactly what I did when I started shooting with Nikon back in the day the first lens I bought was an 80 to 200 2.8 because I wanted to shoot sports you cannot go wrong with this lens now will it pass the Windtunnel tests I don't know but I'm gonna blow all three of them right now from the side here we go yeah I got some spit on that one but anyway yeah I don't think it passed the Windtunnel tests because it's a little more girthy it seems than yeah yeah I don't know the Windtunnel tests doesn't make don't tell anybody it doesn't make sense but it does make sense if you ever say the Windtunnel tests doesn't make sense I will delete your comment but really guys if you want to download sample raw files that I captured with this lens you can do that over on the website the link is down below and if you're ever looking to purchase any camera gear you can support Adorama by going to Adorama calm slash fro when you support them you are supporting our ability to continue to make the free content that we make so we thank you in advance for checking them out so that's where I'm gonna leave it let me know what you think about this....

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