70-200 f4 or 70-200 f2.8

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
greenmanphoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,238
Re: 70-200 f4 or 70-200 f2.8

There's another reason to consider the new f4 over the older f2.8: lens warranty of a new lens versus a used lens. Unless you can find a new VRI f2.8 so you have the warranty, then that's a consideration, IMHO. YMMV.


westcoasthd wrote:

The only reason to buy the new f4 lens over the older VRI is size. Optically from early reports the f4 lens should be very sharp, but you have less flexibility with TCs. They will cost the same almost the same with a foot, so the f4 version would have yield the same quality with out stopping down and that is very difficult to do.

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