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How many wedding pros use a 70-200 f4?

 
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Apr 21, 2016 09:49 |  #31

f/2.8 mk ii @ f/4 has better IQ than a 70-200 f/4 @ f/4. However, a better lens isn't going to make a better photographer. I'd much rather give David Hobby or someone similar a sl1, 50 f/1.8, and a couple of manual flashes than give the the average wedding photographer an unlimited budget of lenses, cameras, and second shooters.




  
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Apr 23, 2016 12:37 |  #32

Bottom line. The 2.8 just looks better. Yes the F4 is lighter, but I have more depth of field and faster flexibility with 2.8.

To me, there is no upside to the F4 vs the 2.8 other than weight. I can live with that.

Now, a 135 L IS would be something I would be highly interested in.




  
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Apr 27, 2016 00:42 |  #33

Before the Version II came out, you could mount some arguments for using the f/4L IS

After the Version II came out, there are no more arguments

The f/4L IS is like a Mercedes C-250. The f/2.8L IS II is a Mercedes C-63 S.

(the 200L is a Ferrari 488)


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Apr 27, 2016 00:48 |  #34

smorter wrote in post #17986563 (external link)
Before the Version II came out, you could mount some arguments for using the f/4L IS

After the Version II came out, there are no more arguments

The f/4L IS is like a Mercedes C-250. The f/2.8L IS II is a Mercedes C-63 S.

(the 200L is a Ferrari 488)


Did you have Merc S-63 in mind or you'r serious about comparing a C class with another?


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Apr 27, 2016 00:51 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #35

No a C63S (in Australia we have a C63S, not C63. It's just a slightly better version of the C63)

Beautiful car :)


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Apr 27, 2016 10:48 |  #36

I'm not a pro. I used a 70-200 F4 IS and did very well but my 70-200 2.8 II is better.


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Apr 03, 2017 00:41 |  #37

I think too many people get hung up on equipment, you can take a good photo with a box brownie if you are any good and are creative. I'm a wedding pro and shoot with a 70-200 f4 IS. Yes the 2.8 is faster but after carrying two cameras (one fitted with the 70-200) for up to eight hours, weight becomes more of an issue than an extra stop. (mind you I would definitely have IS over non IS) Don't use your equipment as a barrier to taking shots, know the limitations and work round them.

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Apr 03, 2017 09:29 |  #38

For wedding work my first choice is the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS Mark II. However if it should fail during that day, absolutely nothing wrong with having my 70-200 f/4 L IS nearby. Like others have said, knowing the the lenses "Range" will allow you to get a shot.
For years my f/4 L IS sat in the corner all by it self. Being an f/2.8 "Snob" the f/4 just sat and sat all quiet.
Then one day when the 50 plus old body wasn't as spry one day, I decided to carry my smaller, lighter equally impressive f/4 L IS. What a nice way to work without putting the load on me when f/2.8 is not crucial.
Good thing I never sold my f/4 L IS when many people told me in 2011 when I bought the f/2.8 L IS Mark II.
If you have the f/2.8 L IS Mark II and do not my the weight at all times, DO NOT Sell it, however if you are looking to lighten the load at times when f/2.8 is not desired, I can certainly recommend ADDING the equally impressive smaller, lighter f/4 L IS.


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Apr 03, 2017 14:07 |  #39

No weddings, but indoor, dimly lit corporate events are pretty similar. My F4 on my 5D3 gives me wonderful results. As stated, I wouldn't really want to go more than F4.


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