Is it worth buying a used 70-200 f4 L (NON IS Edition)

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Is it worth buying a used 70-200 f4 L (NON IS Edition)
In reply to TrevorNews, Dec 4, 2012

TrevorNews wrote:

Low Light shooting is not of concern to me. I don't use IS either. What are your thoughts about the optical quality of this lens. Share your thoughts and any photos if you like. Thanks.

I have a few photos in my gallery. I use a Flash and will most probably use this lens with a Extn Tube for close-up photography and/or for the standard range the lens offers on a 7D or 5D MK II.

Would you suggest the collar for this lens?

I don't intend to spend the money on the IS version or the newer version, I would get the MPE-65 for that money.

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If it's in good condition buy it.  It's a superb lens and I would defy anyone to be able to see any difference between its results and those of the IS version (taking camera shake and regurgitated test reports out of the equation).

One thing you will not have to worry about is possible malfunction of the IS system.

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