What would you choose: Canon 70200 f4 L USM vs 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM

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What would you choose: Canon 70200 f4 L USM vs 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM
Mar 24, 2013

I narrowed my choices to these two lenses, and would like advice from those who are familiar with one or both of them.  I have a Canon 60D.  I do not care about the extra 100mm zoom.

I usually do all my shooting with a tripod (mainly flowers and trees).  Will these lenses "fit" on my Manfrotto tripod and ball setup?  Sometimes a see reference to tripod device for the lens--will this be necessary?

For the occasional non-tripod shot will I miss the IS function if I get the L lens?

The prices are about the same for these lens, approximately $650-$675 range.

Thanks for your advice.

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