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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:35 pm 
Need help with Lenses for the Canon T2i...Going to bring a EFS 10-22MM, a EF35 F1.4, a EFS 15-85mm and was thinking of a zoom lens....But which one??? Been thinking between the new 70-200 II IS USM or the 100-400mm f4.5L Which one? or which ones would you take?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:11 pm 
It seems you're only limited by the load size. I'd grab 70-200 2.8 if you have one.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:46 pm 
where about in Asia?

70-200mm 2.8 II USM IS just like Carloz said but if you want more focal length then the 100-400mm f4.5L.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:52 pm 
Would be Vietnam...Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Camodia, the capital, Angkor Wat...Bangkok...all the way to Krabi...then Kuala Lumpur, Singapore...Then Jakarta, all the way to Lombok Island.....Im calling it the National Geographic Tour...Hiking, beaches, islands, etc, etc....If it were up to you, what would you bring (not very interested in Macro Shots)......Seems to me, that Im kinda set with the 10-22, 15-85, 35mm f1.4....but that zoom just dont know which one of the two 70-200 or the 100-400!!!! Thanks for the help...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:18 pm 
well 70-200mm f2.8 II USM IS is a good choice but in Asia theres gonna be a lot of interesting wildlife out there (if your into it) I would take 100-400mm L lens its cheaper than the other choice and a weight-wise i think.

Knock knock dont forget your tripod haha :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:59 pm 
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Are you going on a motorbike or bicycle. Because if it's a bicycle all your kit seems a bit heavy. Also I definitely wouldn't get a macro as you are trying to capture Vietnam and not a close up of a flower. Sounds like a great trip whatever you do! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:06 am 
oh haha i forgot the bicycle on the title O_o.

Agree with james if its just a bicycle either 70-200 or 100-400 is heavy for you. Motorbike should be alright though since you don't paddle to make the motorbike move lol. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:48 pm 
Good Morning all... Thanks again for the recommendations!!! Forget about weight!! Going to have the bags on the bike itself... Let's just disregard it...for the trip kinda leaning for the 100-400 because of the reach and the unexpected photo. What worries me is the quality... I'm not a pro... I guess a novice amateur... Tested the 70-200mm f4 and to be honest was not impresses by the reach... Photo did look great but...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Hi proforeigner,

While you might not care about the weight the size may still be an issue, not only in terms of how much space you have left over for other essentials but also in terms of accessibility. But if size and weight are truly not an issue then for similar money to the 100-400 you might want to consider the Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM. Note that this is not a recommendation on my part, AF focus speed on your T2i may be slow at f/6.3 (technically it's out of spec for AF on that camera) and reviews are hard to come by. To get you started here's Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM review by Tobias Hjorth.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:27 pm 
Bob...thanks for participating...That Sigma does look AMAZING!!!! Now Im torn between the 70-200 f2.8, 100-400 and the Sigma...

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Regarding weight with all the Lenses...Some people have told me to get a all purpose general Lens...but I rather suffer with the weight than to get okay shots


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:45 pm 
Bob, what would be the "negatives" on getting this Lens on the T2i?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:59 pm 
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The only ones I can think of are the ones I've already mentioned. Sorry I can't be of more help. Perhaps you'll get lucky and a forum member who already has experience of this lens might care to chip in.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:12 pm 
Lets talk about scenarios where one Lens has an advantage over the other...The one scenario where I think the 70-200 would be superior would be in a kickboxing match or a night custom country dance thingy....One of the big reasons leanig towards the 70-200 II version is becasue dpreview has found a better fit that the IS USM 2.8 version on T2i...

Geez...what a complication....Been reading about the Sigma...Seems like a pretty good lens (tad less than the 70-200/100-400)...I know all 3 lenses are going to be awesome...in all regards just want the best of the 3...jijijji


Still, thanks again for the HELP!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:52 pm 
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I have been under the same crisis about the 70-200mm. I agree it is a very good lens with great image quality but I am not sold on it as am not sure it will have enough reach. I have considered a 1.4x or 2x converter, but then I am not sure it will be wide enough. I wish there was a converter that could be turned on an off by a switch on it rather than having to take it of the camera.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:54 am 
For sure I'd take the 70-200 2.8.

I don't have the Canon 100-400 but I do have the Sigma 120-400mm. Bottom line is, these lenses are heavy, and with a 1.6 factor sensor, you rarely need so much focal length when photographing landscapes, which is what I assume you will be mostly doing.

The 70-200 2.8 is fast, lighter, has great optical quality, and has an adequate focal length for landscapes.


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