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Gary Linzer
which lens?
on Nov 13, 2010 at 5:09:48 pm

Hi, I'm wanting to get a zoom lens for my T2i. I want to get the Canon 70-200 2.8 lens. My question is which one? Should I get the older one with IS or the new one IS II? the price difference is now only about $170. I've read that the newer lens enhances moire patterns in the video(the reason that the lens resolution is to sharp for the sensor), hence my question. Also is there a way to minimize the problem with moire? Thanks


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Bob Farnsworth
Re: which lens?
on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:15:44 pm

You hear many opinions. One tends to like those opinions that save money. Some have voiced that the newer lens is "too sharp" for video purposes, excellent for photos. I cannot give you a real world comparison, however, I shoot with the older one and the quality is fantastic.


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Michael Sacci
Re: which lens?
on Nov 13, 2010 at 10:51:16 pm

The big difference between the two lenses it the IS on the II can be used on a tripod. It was a $400 difference. I would differ to others on the sharpness/moire issue. I would kill for either. There are a lot sharper lenses out there being used (Zeiss Primes for example) so I'm not sure I would pass on the better IS in the II version.

One key to help minimize moire is to shot flat color and turn the camera sharpening all the way down.


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