200mm f/2 VRI, am I crazy?

Started Jul 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
TwistaCatz
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Re: Very heavy, I rarely use
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bgmonroe wrote:

maljo@inreach.com wrote:

It's just too heavy to carry around. If you need to shoot at f2 and 200 mm then that 's the lens to get, but I have found I rarely use it. The 70-200 zoom is also excellent at the long end.

The 200 f2 is truly an excellent lens, but I find my 300 f2.8 and 500 f4 much more useful.

maljo

I agree with malio 100%. I rarely ever use mine as well (will probably sell it). If you really want a new lens, you would do better to sell your 70-200 VR1 and buy the 70-200 VR2. You will find it a MUCH more useful (and lighter) lens than the 200. The 200/2 is really a specialty lens. If you really feel strongly about getting it, I'd say rent it for a weekend first and see how you feel about it then.

Brett

Brett,

I appreciate your comment but why would I buy the 70-200 VRII and how is that relevant to this discussion? How is the 70-200mm VRII more useful then the older version?

I thought about renting the 200mm it but the pricing to rent it seems to high to me. Also I really don't feel the need to as I'm more interested in the results that it produces which I can view online, ya know? I know it's heavy but I really don't care. Beyond it being heavy you really can't knock it.

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