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

Started May 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do I need a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II?
In reply to Phil Geusebroek, May 25, 2014

Phil Geusebroek wrote:

Thinking a long time on this but keep backing off. I have the F4 IS and it's wonderful. Am I missing something really special in not trying a lens most working pros consider a given?

I'm a photojournalist, so I'll chime in. If you shoot under low light or low light action, especially for a living, the f/2.8 is the way to go. Sports, podium shots, existing light head shots, etc. make the f/2.8 a wonderful tool for working pros.

But if you shoot under "normal" light and daylight, to heck with it. The f/2.8 is heavy and expensive and, if you need it, you already know it. Otherwise, the f/4 lens is terrific.

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