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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2006, 01:11:35 AM »
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But if we are just wishful thinking here, I wish for a 70-200/4 IS or a 200/2.8 IS long before I wish for an additional wide zoom.
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This is an interesting discussion on its own.

I think Canon doesn't make a 70-200/4L IS because it would be only a stop off the 70-200/2.8L IS (including IS "stops"), and thus they feel it would eat too much market share.

As for a 200/2.8, I wouldn't bother, probably.  IS = more elements = less image quality, in the typical case.  True, they've somehow pulled off *not* doing that in the case of lenses like the 300/2.8L IS, but the 200/2.8 is a sub-$700 lens, so either the price or the image quality would suffer, I'd think.  I didn't wait to see if a 135/2L IS came out, because I figured nothing was going to appear at the same price/image quality point any time soon.
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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2006, 05:11:09 AM »
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As for a 200/2.8, I wouldn't bother, probably.  IS = more elements = less image quality, in the typical case.  True, they've somehow pulled off *not* doing that in the case of lenses like the 300/2.8L IS, but the 200/2.8 is a sub-$700 lens, so either the price or the image quality would suffer, I'd think.
The price would be the easiest sacrifice.

Nikon has pulled off a good one with their 200mm f/2.0 VR lens, but I don't know whether it's good enough for full frame 135 format (even though it's not a DX lens). A similar product from Canon is over due, I think.
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2006, 09:55:46 PM »
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The price would be the easiest sacrifice.

Nikon has pulled off a good one with their 200mm f/2.0 VR lens, but I don't know whether it's good enough for full frame 135 format (even though it's not a DX lens). A similar product from Canon is over due, I think.
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I agree with that, sure the 200 1.8 didn't sell enough for them to keep making it, but just look at the resale prices...somebody wants one.

(other than me)
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