Help me choose: 135/2.0 L vs. 70-200/2.8 IS L

Started Mar 28, 2009 | Discussions thread
toma1
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Re: Help me choose: 135/2.0 L vs. 70-200/2.8 IS L
In reply to David Gleason, Apr 11, 2009
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David,

I've had the 70-200 IS with my 5DII and just picked up a 135 f/2 (used, UT date code). 70-200 is definitely bulkier, yet more versatile - no surpise, but one other thing to consider -- what f-stop do you typically or intend to shoot? Wide open and especially around f/8 the 135 is much sharper edge to edge. However, if you're looking for a lot of depth of field and go out to f/32, it's surprising how little difference there is at the same focal length.
Good luck. Let us know what you ultimately do.

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