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Jan 14, 2016 08:01 |  #16

I have a 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 300mm f/4 and the one I WOULDNT choose is the 100-400mm.


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Jan 17, 2016 09:50 |  #17

I use the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM as my sports lens (on a 70D). I primarily shoot indoors: dimly lit hockey arenas, and I need the wide aperture.

For outside, when I don't need F2.8, I can add my 2X extender if I want more reach.

This system works well for me.


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Jan 19, 2016 07:21 |  #18

dsas wrote in post #17818449 (external link)
Here are the three choices (all Canon):

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

You can only choose one. You want great action photos from the soccer game. Which do you choose?

Thanks!
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So which one of the three choices did you choose?


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May 15, 2016 21:30 |  #19

Hannya wrote in post #17857713 (external link)
I have a 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 300mm f/4 and the one I WOULDNT choose is the 100-400mm.

You obviously haven't used the version II of the 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS. I would pick it over the 70-200/2.8 IS for the OP's need - and I wouldn't even consider the 300/4 IS..


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May 16, 2016 08:58 as a reply to  @ cwphoto's post |  #20

There'a a thread in here about the new 100-400. It's supposed to be very nice. Can't find it right now.


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Jun 03, 2016 08:50 |  #21

cwphoto wrote in post #18008334 (external link)
You obviously haven't used the version II of the 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS. I would pick it over the 70-200/2.8 IS for the OP's need - and I wouldn't even consider the 300/4 IS..

The reason I wouldn't choose even the newer version is the lack of a wide aperture. f/4.5-f/5.6 is the key here. I also have a 300mm f/4, which is great in daylight. I wish I could run to a f/2.8 but can't justify it. I shoot under floodlights during the winter months. Wouldn't cut it for me.


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Jun 04, 2016 21:43 |  #22

Hannya wrote in post #18027742 (external link)
The reason I wouldn't choose even the newer version is the lack of a wide aperture. f/4.5-f/5.6 is the key here. I also have a 300mm f/4, which is great in daylight. I wish I could run to a f/2.8 but can't justify it. I shoot under floodlights during the winter months. Wouldn't cut it for me.

It doesn't really matter what cuts it for you though does it? The OP's primary need is sports under daylight conditions.

On a bigger field, 200mm is a compromise.


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Jun 05, 2016 05:39 as a reply to  @ cwphoto's post |  #23

I have no wish to argue, just putting my experience out there, take it or leave it.

The OP is shooting kids, they play on smaller pitches until 16 over here. Long reach is hardly necessary.

The OP can draw his own conclusions from this discussion. End of.


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Jun 05, 2016 18:23 |  #24

dsas wrote in post #17818449 (external link)
...looking to get a new lens with more reach for photographing my kids' sports. Now that they are a little bigger, my 24-70mm f/2.8L is no longer cutting it on the bigger fields.

Looks like bigger fields are indeed important to the OP.

It's all about understanding requirements.

Oh, End.


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