I've talked a bit the past two years about possibly letting go of my 70-200 f/2.8 II, and exchanging it for the f/4 IS. Well, with the recent discount refurb sale, I picked up the f/4 IS and it arrived today
First impression: so SMALL and LIGHT! The f/2.8 II is a behemoth in comparison. And for that reason alone, I haven't taken this lens out in a long, long time. The f/2.8 vs. f/4 really doesn't matter for me anymore since I am not doing much, if any, event shooting. For low light, f/2.8 isn't giving me much more over f/4, especially since I have primes for just such occasions. Portraits? I've recently added the 135L to the line up, so am covered there.
Basically, after just holding this lens for a short time, I can already tell it'll be fantastic for traveling and general walk around use. Just need to do the usual check and see if this copy works correctly, and in short time I may have my f/2.8 II for sale.
Anyways, I'll throw up some comparison photos here in the next few days, and then announce the decision. I know, I know, everyone cares soooo much about my lens choices