Canon 70-200 F4 IS vs 70-200 2.8II IS

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Questions thread
Marcos Villaroman
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Re: Canon 70-200 F4 IS vs 70-200 2.8II IS
In reply to MASTERPPA, Nov 10, 2012


I have a 70-200 F4 IS.. I am thinking about upgrading to a 70-200 2.8II. How sharp is the 2.8II at 2.8? I had the version 1 of the 70-200 2.8IS and did not like 2.8. The 70-200 F4 is very sharp at F4, but I need more light.. But Their is no point in getting F2.8 if it is not VERY SHARP

I owned the 70-200/4L IS at the same I owned the 70-200/2.8L IS mk II and borrowed a friend's 70-200/2.8L IS mk I.

The mk II is definitely superior, even wide open.  It's definitely very SHARP; much sharper than the mk I.  I don't hesitate recommending buying the 70-200/2.8L IS mk II.

My personal big mistake:  I sold the 70-200/4L IS over the idiotic guilt of spending all that money.  There's times when I would have really preferred lugging the f/4L IS around vs. the f/2.8L IS.

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