70-200f/4 IS L + 1.4tc or 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS L?

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
jitteringjr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,581
Re: 70-200f/4 IS L + 1.4tc or 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS L?

happysnapper64 wrote:

Yes,the sample variation is the main reason for me asking the question here on the forum. It gives a broader view of X No's of a lens rather than just the, perhaps worthy, findings of a test of maybe 1 or 2 samples.

Just me here, but I wouldn't use sharpness as a deciding factor between these lenses.  The question is do I need 201-300mm of the 70-300L more than I need the non variable aperture with 2/3rd of a stop at 200mm and lighter weight of the 70-200/4 IS.

I personally went with the 70-200/4 IS for the faster aperture and if I could have justified the cost of the II, I probably would have wnet with that instead for even more aperture.

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