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Mar 05, 2011 16:58 |  #1

Trying to decide between 70-200 f/2.8 IS & 70-300 f/3.5-5.6 Does anyone have any thoughts?




  
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Mar 05, 2011 17:17 |  #2

What are you going to be using it for ?


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Mar 05, 2011 17:25 |  #3

Hi jgeesey, welcome to the forum. You don't give us much to go on do you? For a start you seem to have made a mistake, as I don't know of any Canon 70-300 lens that is f/3.5-5.6, and if you meant 4.5-5.6 there are at least two, so you haven't specified the lens sufficiently. There are also two versions of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS. And as CountryBoy points out, you haven't given any clue as to what you want. Is f/2.8 throughout the range useful to you, or is a 300mm long end more valuable? People here are happy to help, but you've got to give us a chance.


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Mar 05, 2011 17:44 |  #4

These two lenses aren't really all too comparable. You should state a few things like your budget and intended use.


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Mar 05, 2011 19:44 |  #5

jgeesey wrote in post #11962501 (external link)
Trying to decide between 70-200 f/2.8 IS & 70-300 f/3.5-5.6 Does anyone have any thoughts?

Two completely different lenses (despite their similar focal lengths)

Would you like to eat an apple or see a movie? :confused:




  
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Mar 06, 2011 12:46 |  #6

Yes.

I think you need to tell us what you shoot so we can make an informed decision. "Should I get a Chrysler Town & Country or a Chevrolet Corvette? I like to take my 6 kids to State Parks.


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