Canon 6D and Lens question 70-200 F2.8 V2 or F4 IS

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
JackM
JackM Veteran Member • Posts: 8,076
Congrats, enjoy.

Dane01 wrote:

All great feedbacks, well I went ahead and borrowed a 70-200 f2.8 VII, as was curious, of course the images are excellent no doubt but at the same time the lens is way too heavy for daily use and way too big. Definitely not a casual use lens. Have decided to get the F4 after using the 2.8 and also reading all the discussions. Hope the F4 turns out to be almost similar sharpness as the F2.8 as quality was really sharp.

Also with the 6D could always use the extra stop as am sure will be sharp enough. Cant wait to get the F4 and update. Thanks for all the posts.

Congrats on your new lens, you won't regret it.  I've had both lenses in question.  The f/4 is very sharp.  The issue of one more stop of light is almost insignificant now, because the 6D is at least one stop better than the 5D2 in terms of noise.  And the DOF difference from f/2.8 to f/4 is pretty small and over-hyped.  The 70-200/2.8II is now really only for people who need/want to turn the volume up to 11.  I think the biggest advantage to the f/2.8 is the extra sensitivity it unlocks in the autofocus system, but I have not done a side-by-side test in that regard.  The advantage of the f/4 is the size, weight, and savings, and all three are very significant.  Enjoy!

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Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM +5 more
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