Do I need a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II?

Started May 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Schwany Forum Pro • Posts: 10,151
Re: Do I need a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II?

I would say if you have to ask, you must not need one. Maybe you just want one?

I see a lot of pros using the cheaper lens these days at outdoor daytime sports events. I don't do the indoor dark stuff, but would never buy an f/4 70-200. Too much subject isolation lost at f/4, which does limit some forms of creative expression. It also lowers the shutter speed in poor light for any given ISO setting. The f/2.8 is a tad heavy, but if you can afford one, I doubt you'd be disappointed. If it is a financial stretch, I'd say forget about it. You might get some buyers remorse, and talk yourself into regretting the purchase.

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