200mm f/1.8 USM

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200mm f/1.8 USM

I have the 1.8 version but couldn't find it in the database so here goes.

the 200mm 1.8 USM lens probably have the best bokeh money can buy. Auto-focus can be slow sometimes, but for general portrait photography, it's fine. One of the sharpest lens I ever used. With the wide aperture of 1.8, I dont find myself needing IS. I mean, you are most likely going to use it with a monopod or tripod anyways.

Absolutely recommend it!

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
Telephoto prime lens • Canon EF • 2297B002
Announced: Jan 24, 2008
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HosseinG
HosseinG Regular Member • Posts: 288
Re: 200mm f/1.8 USM

EF200 F/1.8 is obsolete and did not have IS.

How do you say that you own it and not knowing there is no IS?

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OP (unknown member) New Member • Posts: 20
Re: 200mm f/1.8 USM
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You misunderstood me. I mean I don't feel the need for the 200mm f/2 IS version because I don't run into any difficulties using my f/1.8 version

sobrien
sobrien Senior Member • Posts: 1,623
Re: 200mm f/1.8 USM
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dousanmiaography wrote:

You misunderstood me. I mean I don't feel the need for the 200mm f/2 IS version because I don't run into any difficulties using my f/1.8 version

Your meaning was perfectly clear.

Any chance of a few pictures?

Thanks

Shane

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HosseinG
HosseinG Regular Member • Posts: 288
Re: 200mm f/1.8 USM

Sorry for misunderstanding.

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maiaibing Veteran Member • Posts: 5,139
Re: 200mm f/1.8 USM
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dousanmiaography wrote:

I have the 1.8 version but couldn't find it in the database so here goes.

the 200mm 1.8 USM lens probably have the best bokeh money can buy. Auto-focus can be slow sometimes, but for general portrait photography, it's fine. One of the sharpest lens I ever used. With the wide aperture of 1.8, I dont find myself needing IS. I mean, you are most likely going to use it with a monopod or tripod anyways.

Absolutely recommend it!

Great lens with top optical performance.

But also a few disadvantages.

First of all its a dog to hand hold. Not only because its very heavy, but even more because its unbalanced. Its the only lens I've used that  "wore me down" after a few hours (I shoot the 300mm f/2.8 IS L handheld all the time).

Focus by wire not only makes AF a little slower than it could be - its prone to mechanical faults too.

Lens buttons can sometimes "slip-and-slide" if you are carrying it over the shoulder.

I looked long and hard at buying the replacement 200mm f/2.0 IS L, which I have used some. However, I ended up only using the new version as a loan or rental. To a certain extent I found that as I got into higher MPIX cameras I could often use either the 135mm or the 300mm f/2.8 to much the same effect.

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