Typical 70-300L vs 70-200 IS f4L vs 70-200 2.8 mark I question....

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Typical 70-300L vs 70-200 IS f4L vs 70-200 2.8 mark I question....
6 months ago

It seems each has its merits, all 3 great IQ, some better at some areas.....but I need to decide....

70-300 might have best all around sharpness...

(you can fool around here):

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=738&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=4&API=1&LensComp=404&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=5&APIComp=2

I see a 70-300L 4-5.6 for sale for around a grand...Very nice, more compact but extends out. Extra 300mm and focuses fast. Has IS

70-200 F4 IS: Faster in the telephoto range constant f4. Longer lens.

70-200 f2.8 nonIS: softer wide open but 2.8 advantage.

The latter two can have extenders without problem.

Has anyone owned or used several of these to really get a feel for which is better in the long run after using them for a while?

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