Is 1 stop worth $1200 to you?

Started May 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Phil BH Contributing Member • Posts: 595
Re: Yes

ARShutterbug wrote:

The only reason I'd accept an f/4 aperture on a telephoto lens is if it has a focal length longer than 250 mm.  Paying $1,200 for 200 mm f/4 is kind of silly to me, and if I need f/2.8 more often than not, 200 f/4 and 70 f/4 also becomes useless.  I did try to move to the 70-200 f/4 IS, but decided that it didn't do what I needed.

It was worth it to me. I travel extensively and got the f/4 for the size and weight, as well as its performance. The IS lets me handhold a low shutter speeds and, at the time, it was the sharper of the two lenses, but not by much. The new version of the 2.8 is better than the older one, but both are excellent. The f/L IS was one of the best lenses Canon made and still is. I have not been disappointed even after over sis years.

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