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11-09-2015, 01:24 AM   #1321
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The DFA 70-200 looks way smaller than I thought.
I think the wide shot is rather misleading. Look at the apparent size of the camera, it looks rather small as well. When I saw the 70-200 in the flesh, it looked absolutely substantial, in fact, to the point that I worried it may be a bit much to carry around.

It is longer (203mm vs 198mm) and heavier (1755g vs 1490g) than a Canon 70-200/2.8 USM II L lens.

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The 70-200 is pretty big in reality. The guy in that picture must have massive hands. I wonder if he's any relation to the giant woman in the infamous K-S1 advert.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
I think the wide shot is rather misleading. Look at the apparent size of the camera, it looks rather small as well. When I saw the 70-200 in the flesh, it looked absolutely substantial, in fact, to the point that I worried it may be a bit much to carry around.
it's super heavy and huge !!! I tried it yesterday and I doubt that I can carry that thing around for one day @__@

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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
I wonder if Ricoh is going to release the new glass or hold it until the body is ready.
I asked the Ricoh rep in Paris yesterday, the 70-200 will be on shelf in 2 weeks !
11-09-2015, 03:45 AM   #1324
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
I think the wide shot is rather misleading. Look at the apparent size of the camera, it looks rather small as well. When I saw the 70-200 in the flesh, it looked absolutely substantial, in fact, to the point that I worried it may be a bit much to carry around.

It is longer (203mm vs 198mm) and heavier (1755g vs 1490g) than a Canon 70-200/2.8 USM II L lens.
I agree. I dunno about Nikon and Canon versions but I can say both DFA70-200 and DFA150-450 prototypes were both:
  • very sturdy
  • weighty

Don't even think about 50-135 as a comparison, the 50-135 really is a toy next to the DFAs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
I asked the Ricoh rep in Paris yesterday, the 70-200 will be on shelf in 2 weeks !
That means an announcement this week?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
That means an announcement this week?
On Thursday if any.
11-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #1327
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
The 70-200 is pretty big in reality. The guy in that picture must have massive hands. I wonder if he's any relation to the giant woman in the infamous K-S1 advert.
Yes it is my buddy that was holding it, and indeed, he has pretty large hands...
The différence of DFA vs the sigma latest version is indeen substantial! the DFA looks like an uniform barrel ... I would compare it more with a DA 60-250 or 300mm, but with a larger diameter...
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You can see sizes here. 200, 300, 70-200 and 150-450 side by side.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
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It is longer (203mm vs 198mm) and heavier (1755g vs 1490g) than a Canon 70-200/2.8 USM II L lens.
It's even 1,950g with the tripod collar and 2,030g with the hood attached. FA★ 80-200/2.8 ED [IF] weighted 1,510g and was shorter (195mm vs 203mm) and thinner (88mm vs 91.5mm).
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I've said it before...
High performance FF zooms are big. I had a my time with a FF system, and as much as I loved the IQ, it was not worth the hassle factor FOR ME. If I got paid for my photography, this would be a no brainer.
But if you have never handled a FF DSLR, I would very strongly suggest that you rent a D750 + 24-70 + 70-200 for 2 weeks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
I just pre-ordered my copy (there was a reasonnable deal for the show, which was below B&H price, but in CAD$ ),
my local reseller was able to honor the same price too... so I ordered it from my local store!
Yep they had great prices in Quebec city too!

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The DFA 70-200 looks way smaller than I thought. I am surprised. My Sigma 70-200 HSM II is probably larger. I am bit disappointed. The DFA doesn't look big and 'pro' enough.
It's very large, positively drawfing the 60-250. I found it larger than I thought, though no larger than competing products from Canikon.
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Since we are doing comparisons, I put together this table:


All the stabilised 70-200 f2.8's out there are basically in the same ballpark as the DFA in terms of weight and size - give or take 10%.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Since we are doing comparisons, I put together this table:


All the stabilised 70-200 f2.8's out there are basically in the same ballpark as the DFA in terms of weight and size - give or take 10%.
Thank you for your work. The Pentax lens is by far the heaviest: 24 per cent. heavier than the average of the four other lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
heavier than the average of the four other lenses.
Note that there are some variables that can alter the weight specs and length dimensions a bit - like tripod foot on/off, hood on/off.
11-09-2015, 05:41 PM   #1335
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That also doesn't specify the level of weather resistance.. it may be more significant on the Pentax. At least I hope it is for the weight and price..

The bargain in that list appears to be the Tamron lens.
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