Do I need a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II?

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kevindar
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Re: Do I need a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II?
In reply to Phil Geusebroek, 7 months ago

I own both. I am a hobbyist. The 2.8II gets far more use. I dont see how you have to be a "Professional" to use it, whatever that means. the 600 f4L is several times the size and weight, not to mention the price, and is used by hobbyist wildlife photographers all the time.

do you have the money? do you not mind the weight, are the two questions. You will use the 2.8, I will assure you of that, unless you are shooting landscape, or in studio group/product shots at f8.  then the 70-200 f4 non IS is perfectly fine, as is the 70-300L.

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