a recent thread about the 70-200 f4 got me thinking

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a recent thread about the 70-200 f4 got me thinking
5 months ago

I have this lens, I don't use it much, its part of what I call my travel kit. My working tele is an old 80-200 AFD - that I am very happy with it as my main work is action in bad light, but would not take anywhere on the off-chance that there would be 'something serious to photo'.

Anyway, as I say in the topic title, i've been thinking.

Variable aperture zooms tend to be smaller for reasons i've asked about before and even though i don't quite understand the answers, I accept them in good faith.

Wouldn't a 70-200 f2.8-f4 be an interesting compromise between speed and size? in fact wouldn't the 24-120 be a little more interesting too as a 2.8-4 variable aperture? And on a side note, wouldn't they be smaller or less complicated to make than the fixed aperture F4 lenses?

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