70-200mm L IS f2.8 II v f4 for bokeh

Started Mar 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Lots of samples here and info on what to expect
In reply to Peter 13, Apr 3, 2012

Peter 13 wrote:

Weight and size is the most important consideration for me since I do most of my shooting when I travel. The f/2.8 would have stayed home most of the time.

Yep, weight of the 2.8 is almost double (1490g vs 760g). Ditto for the travel consideration. With 2 bodies and other heavy lenses, that matters. I personally would like to have both lenses eventually. I love my 4.0, and for much of my work (in the wilderness or in urban situations, or anytime I walk a LOT) the 4.0 is way better for me. When shooting performers on (indoor) stages, I do wish I had the 2.8 at times. I just got myself a new 5d3, so I plan to wait a while.

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