I've just sold my 70-200/2.8 and 35L to finance a new multi-purpose 70-200. I found the 2 copies of 70-200/2.8 (non IS) that I had really soft (I have a 135L in comparison).
During a short time, I had a f4IS that I loved. I really loved the f4s, much more than the f2.8 : softer, heavier.
I'm looking for a debate between f4 IS vs f2.8 IS mk2.
I will mainly shoot sports & portraits (indoor and outdoor). Today, I'm happy with 24-105 + 135 when having a walk-around.
Taking the 70-200 2.8 II won't be redondant with my other lenses (85LII + 135L) ? I don't wonder about the 85L wich is not in the same league with f1.2 (and mine is sharp at this f-stop) but much more about the 135L that have only one more f-stop. But it's sharpness is incredible. And I like it's format for some times : light, compact, discret.
My other zooms are f4 (17-40 + 24-105), the f2.8II looks like an intruder in this set up, no ? Otherwise, I could share a 77mm filter on 3 of them.
Thanks for helping