Missing the 70-200 f2.8 (warning, long post)

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Re: Missing the 70-200 f2.8 (warning, long post)
In reply to karl722, Apr 2, 2013

blue_skies wrote:

The EA2 gives you AF, but usually no OS - perhaps with the Sigma it does, I don't know.

karl722 wrote:

Thanks for reply.  The Minolta 200mm f2.8 does look like a very nice lens!  Nice and small.  But for the price, without zoom or OS/IS/VR it's a non-starter for me.

It really depends on the intent of the lens. I take out my 200mm/2.8 only for action/sports photography when OS doesn't really help. In fact, pretty much 100% of my photography with NEX uses no OS. I find OS/IS more useful with medium range FL (50-135mm) with static objects. However, a 70-200 zoom would cover that range.

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