200mm f/2.8L - How useful is it?

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200mm f/2.8L - How useful is it?
May 15, 2006

The Canon 200 f/2.8L seems to be a real bargain and a forgotten L prime. The 135 f/2L seems to get far more attention. I searched here and PBase and did not find many entries regarding 200mm f/2.8 (I did find some excellent images of 200 f/2.8 by Caveman Lee).

More people own one of 70-200 zooms, myself included. I use my 70-200 IS a lot but it is heavy to carry around. I am thinking about getting it for traveling and daytime outdoor use to complement my 70-200 IS. Is the 200 f/2.8 will be totally redundant to the 70-200 IS other than its weight?

What do you use your 200mm for, portraits, sports, travel or macro?

Please share your 200 f/2.8L pictures and usages.

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