100-400 L and newborns/kids

Started Dec 21, 2009 | Discussions thread
AOKH
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Re: on the contrary
In reply to Stephen Christie, Dec 22, 2009

It's actually 3 stops for the 2.8. Anyway, with my three small kids, I feel the 70-200 is invaluable, especially when the kids are old enough to be quick on their feet and playing on their own in the park (they are 6, 4 and 1). IMHO, there is no better lens for "getting the shots" in those circumstances. I also find that the F2.8 does get me a lot of kids indoor event shots. Probably my most used lens. Regards.

Stephen Christie wrote:

the 2.8 70-200 isn’t worth the 1 stop of light and has only 2 stop IS vs 4 stop IS, it’s also said to lack some IQ the f/4 has.

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