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Old 04-11-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens vs Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L lens

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...Lookin to pick up the canon ef 70-300 IS USM.. the 70-200 USM f/4.0L is real close in price.

Gonna be using it a lot of handheld, lots of moving stuff... you think it's beneficial to stick with the 70-300 or go with the 70-200L ??...
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L lens

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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If it was me:

I would buy the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L lens.

Better glass is

At B&H Photo in NYC it is $579.95 US.
Which IMO is a steal for that type of glass quality.

Note: the Tripod collar is sold seperately.
$89.95 US at B&H


The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens is $549.95 US at B&H anyways.

But for the price, get the better glass.

The only "advantage" to getting the 70-300 over the 70-200 is:
it has more magnifacation,
it has IS

But the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L lens will kill it in image quality.

PS: If you want the newer Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 IS L lens, it will cost you $480 US more (at $1059.95 US)
& the tripod collar mount for it costs $54 US more (at $143.95 US).
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:35 PM   #3
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See... the IS is important to me coz I'll prob be taking pics of moving things most of the time...

bah, maybe I'll just get the 70-200 IS . didn't want to spend a grand on a lens but oh well
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:42 PM   #4
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See... the IS is important to me coz I'll prob be taking pics of moving things most of the time...
Use faster shutter speeds then.

It will freeze any handheld shake caused by you.
That is what the IS is for, camera shake.

Plus the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS lens will be no fun at 300mm at f/5.6.
(that is 1/2 the light, 1-stop less than f/4.0.)

Yea, a good IS lens is nice.
But I could/have lived without it.

I have an old school Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8 lens that weighs about a ton (almost 1,220g / approx. 2 lbs 10.3 oz).
Back in the day of the Nikon F4s generation

PS: If you want to go all out & be a
Get the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L lens ($1,699.95 US)
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:23 PM   #5
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yeah, I know moving stuff, will be using faster shutter speed anyways.. yadda yadda, gotta make a decision i spose. :Ec:
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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Alright Mike...

Ended up going with the Sigma f/2.8 70-200mm. Tried both that and the Canon 70-200, I couldn't justify the extra cost, especially for the IS version.

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:36 PM   #7
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Nice, compromise

Once you use f/2.8 zoom lenses, you don't want anything else but
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Yeah.. friend has the same lens, and from what I've read, it's on par or better than the 70-200 canon 2.8. So, I can use the extra coin for other stuff

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Old 08-06-2007, 09:33 PM   #10
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Nice, compromise

Once you use f/2.8 zoom lenses, you don't want anything else but
Well, got a bunch of good pics w/ this thing.


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