70-200mm L f4 is or spend nearly 50% more for 70-300 L?

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70-200mm L f4 is or spend nearly 50% more for 70-300 L?
Nov 28, 2013

I'm currently using a 600D but plan to upgrade to a 6D.  I want to get a telephoto zoom and the current contenders are the 70-200mm f4 L IS and the 70-300 L IS.  At the moment where I am based the 70-300 is nearly 50% more expensive than the 70-200 (with cashback).  As much as I'd love to get 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 IS II but that setup is just too expensive and too heavy.  The telephoto is mainly for landscapes; I don't really do sports shooting or birds or stuff like that.  I'm used to using a Sigma 18-200 on a crop and the 200mm is fine as max zoom so I'm not sure I absolutely need the extra 100mm of the 70-300.

I am suffering from reading too many reviews - my concludion is the 70-200 is the better lens but if I want to go to 300 it is best to get the 70-300 rather messing around with teleconverters.

Is it worth the extra 50% to get that 70-300?

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Canon EOS 6D
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