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70-200G price
« on: May 30, 2008, 04:15:53 PM »
As mentioned in Fud's post the 70-200g can be got from cameraworld at £1199.99...

Spoke to them on the phone as to when it would be in stock and I was told that they don't actually stock this lens but can get it within 2 to 3 days if an order is placed...:)

Now I am sooooooo tempted I may have to hide my debit card or phone for an overdraft...???

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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 07:33:00 PM »

Thats a much better price!
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 09:07:59 PM »
I guess it will come down further soon especially if the 70-300 turns out to be good.
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 12:32:38 PM »
It's only £1 389 at Sony.co.uk!
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 03:58:10 PM »
Surely the best way is Warehouse Express who will price beat Acmeraworld by 125% of the difference? As they are selling the 70-200 for £1729 at the moment and Cameraworld are £1199.99 I make that £1067.70 - bargain!!

Now where was my credit card?

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 05:11:19 PM »
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 08:05:36 PM »
Warehouse Express are currently out of stock though :-(



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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 08:54:39 PM »
Just some food for thought...

My opinion is just that...an opinion...but here goes!

I have stated many times that my goal was always to have the 28/2, the 50/1.4, the 100/2.8 macro and the 200/2.8G.

I had all but the 200mm when I had a mental lapse and spent the big money on the Sony 70-200 SSM G.  I have since sold the others.

Why?  After all, there are tons of reviews saying that the zoom does not compare to the 200G.  There are pics to prove it.  There is a thread all about it again right now on the black forum.

I took a chance.  I prefer primes.  They are usually bettor corrected, have less CA and better bokeh.  They are smaller and lighter.  Yet I bought the big zoom.

I have used the 200HS G a few times.  It is STUNNING!!  Quite frankly, if I don't pixel peep, so is the zoom.  The zoom is bigger, but it is nearly the same IQ at 200mm.  However, the IQ of the SSM is even better at 70mm and better still at 135mm.  I have a full range of focal lengths to choose from.  It means less time changing lenses and less chance of a dusty sensor.  This zoom is so good that I am actually looking at buying the 24-70 SSM Z.  These two lenses plus perhaps a TC and maybe a replacement 50/1.4 (for portraits) will be my lens colllection.

This lens is worth the money, and the pics I have posted here show how good it looks at different focal lengths.

If you can afford one, I highly recommend it.  It was a big stretch for my budget, but I am extremely happy with it.

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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 11:09:54 AM »
Bill thanks for your thoughts. I an fully see the appeal to downsize the number of lenses you own. As said in other threads it was quite a relief to just travel light with one lens the other week and not spend time to choose hte "right" lens while missing opportunities. I think every lens has its purpose and if you have time on your hand and a lot of strength than by all means lurk the stuff around with you. What I "hate" is having numerous lenses which discredit each other. In my case: do I take the much beloved beercan or my new Sigma 100-300mm and which gives me the better quality? And much more important do I actually really see the difference on an A4 print? I do know owning a lot of lenses if fun in itself but I think thsi can sometimes be more hindering than helpful- at least for me.
In a nutshell I fully understand your approach with the 24-70 and the 70-200!
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P.S. The reason why I did not go for the 70-200 yet is exactly because of the beercan and the Sigma...but perhaps if they come down further in price...
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 11:31:31 AM »
Stef,

The 70-200 SSM does not travel lite!!!

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Believe me, I am all about IQ, but how often do we really need or want to blow up to 100%?  With the fox kits, I had to...they were only about the size of my hand and they were a very long distance away.  Normal shooting does not require this, and I plan to get a TC for the times it does.

About your beercan / 100-300 dilemma...I owned several beercans.  One was awesome, but the others were just "OK".  I have used both lenses and a good copy of the beercan should smoke the 100-300 in its range.  The 100-300 has the added reach.

I always wanted the 200G.  It is smaller and lighter and might be a touch better when pixel peeping, but the zoom is more convenient and is incredible at 135mm.  It also has ADI for nice flash results.

Thanks for the kind words Stef!

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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2008, 05:19:18 PM »
Bill- it is soooo tempting to buy that lens... but I am a bit worried that there is a new one in the pipeline fairly soon ??? At least if you follow this thread
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=31698&PID=332833#332833
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Re: 70-200G price
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 07:06:26 PM »
I read the roumors, but I would rather have a well built expensive lens that a cheaper made economical lens.  Bodies will be outdated, but history has shown that good glass is around for a looooong time. 

I have always used primes.  This lens changed that.  I could see where the new 70-300G could do the same.  If it was a 70-300 f/4 SSM G, I would REALLY be tempted to switch.  Large apertures are addictive.  Shooting in low light at the reciprical shutter speed of the focal length, with SSS on, is a new and exciting experience for me.  I always shot 160 speed film and a good percentage of pictures were blurred.  This is outstanding.  I may never again use a lens under f/2.8, and I can be fairly certain I will never use one under f/4, except for T/C losses.

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2008, 07:09:30 PM »
Yes Bill but there is a rumor that there will be another replacement for the 70-200 which is a new 70-200 and not the 70-300. Your lens is optimised for digital use eventhough ff? I am very tempted indeed...
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 07:09:53 PM »
and to throw another rumor into the mill, i have heard that the new (if there will be one) 70-200 will be lighter and of a cheaper build

i cant wait to get ahold of mine, as my 300 2.8 has hooked me on g lenses

stef if you get one you may just want to keep your 7d for those wonderous colours, anyways i am pumped i hope it lives up to my 300 2.8 original

and yes bill i agree fast glass is addictive as well, i have one lens that is smaller then 4.5 and that is my sigma 10-20 with 4-5.6 in aperature size
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 07:13:38 PM »
... but than it will be much cheaper as well I suppose ??? Are there any available at the moment of the "older" 70-200 here in the UK or do all shops need to order them first. (Obviously for the around £1100 mark or I could immediately go to the Sony store ;) )
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