Is it worth buying a used 70-200 f4 L (NON IS Edition)

Started Dec 3, 2012 | Questions thread
brightcolours Forum Pro • Posts: 15,677
If it is in good condition, YES

TrevorNews wrote:

Low Light shooting is not of concern to me. I don't use IS either. What are your thoughts about the optical quality of this lens. Share your thoughts and any photos if you like. Thanks.

I have a few photos in my gallery. I use a Flash and will most probably use this lens with a Extn Tube for close-up photography and/or for the standard range the lens offers on a 7D or 5D MK II.

Would you suggest the collar for this lens?

I don't intend to spend the money on the IS version or the newer version, I would get the MPE-65 for that money.

It is a lovely lens, and well suited for close ups.

Most of these photos are made with a 12mm extension tube attached, brining it to 1mm MFD and 0.29x magnification (from the standard 1.2m and 0.21x). Obviously, with a 25mm ext. tube you will get higher magnifications. All photos handheld.

This lens of course is also nice for non-close up stuff:

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