Which 70-200 f2.8?

Started Jan 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
calson Veteran Member • Posts: 8,397
Re: Which 70-200 f2.8?

If you want VR for hand held shots of non-moving subjects in very low light without a tripod then get either of the 70-200mm f2.8 lenses. I have had both and the VR II adds very little in 90% of my pictures. If you do not need the VR capability then get the 80-200mm f2.8 ED IF lens instead. It is as sharp as the VR II lens, sharper than the VR I lens, and a better value.

Do not get the other versions of the 80-200, in particular the push pull as they were not very good when new and they tend to collect dust inside. Cleaning a lens like this is going to be very expensive and best avoided altogether.

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