EF 100-400 II vs. EF 70-200 f2.8 III + 2x ext

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mikebinok Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: EF 100-400 II vs. EF 70-200 f2.8 III + 2x ext

Subject has been beat to death, and much of the information is very good, but I can’t resist adding my comment which I’ll try to make short. Truth in advertising, I have owned both versions of the 100–400, but have never owned a 70–200 F 2.8. I have owned the non-IS and the current version of the 70–200/4. So you can argue I am biased against the 70–200/2.8!

If you shoot weddings or photo journalism or other places in low light or you must make soft background Portraits of people, or have other absolute requirement to shoot at F2.8 regularly, or absolutely must have the 70–100 mm range, the 70–200 F 2.8 is your baby. Otherwise you should get the 100-400!

As an aside that doesn’t answer your question, note that I have owned two versions of the 70–200 F4. I love the lens, it is my favorite landscape lens, though not a substitute for the 100-400. If you don’t absolutely have to have F2.8, or shoot with 2X teleconverters, I would consider that lens over the F2.8 version.

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