I usually see the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS vs 70-200mm f/4 IS threads (one actually going on just below mine) however I haven't seen this thread before.
I'm new to the hobby and I've been finding myself shooting a lot of more of my little nephews football games. Being that I'm new to the hobby and expecting a baby in a few months, I don't have a whole lot of cash to spend on a new lens.
Currently I'm using my 28-135 when shooting games however I'm slowly finding that the 135 end is too short for me. I'm using it on a Crop Body (XSi) and due to my placement most of the time (sidelines or bleachers) it's extremely difficult for me to "GET IN" the game...
So here's my question; What do you guys think about the two lenses for what I've described. As of now, I don't see myself doing any indoor shooting with the 200 nor do I see myself doing any major low light shooting with that focal length. However, planning for the future is always better Also how important do you think IS is given my circumstances. Both are roughly the same (with the f/2.8 being a little more expensive)
I'm a little biased towards Prime lenses however I noticed when shooting with my 28-135, I'm always fixed at the 135 end.