sirquack wrote in post #16205033
Do it Mike, you really wont regret it. Several people said I would hate it since it does not have IS. Hasn't been an issue for me. Would like the 2.8, sure if I was independently wealthy, but from everything I have read, the F4 is sharper than the original 2.8 and I have to say, it is really a dream to shoot with.
The weight is there, but I think it is not unruly. It is about 1.5 pounds and that is a lot less than the military weaponry I used to use back in the day. So it is all good. I just need to get a Rapid Strap and that will solve the issue of it hanging oddly off my current OEM neck strap. LOL
It might be my fault, but from all pictures I've taken with the 70-200mm/f4, they are all tack sharp. But all pictures on this forum from the 70-200mm f/2.8 II, too many are popping subjects ... it's an exceptional lens, but very heavy and obvious to carry around.
I switched to the 135mm f/2 and my god, how I love the results ...
The 70-200/f4 is very good, but you have to consider what you are really after