I am really sweating a 70-200 zoom decision.
I am generally a prime shooter, but this range gets too much good press for me to ignore it.
I'm waffling between the 2.8 and the 2.8 IS. Probably version 1, as I am not that flush.
A few questions. I truly appreciate any insights anyone may have to offer here.
1) Would you consider the IQ on these lenses (IS aside) to be the same? Are they optically identical?
2) How do they compare the the 200 2.8L prime optically, which I have, and am familiar with. It has no IS and has not been an issue for me.
3) is the 2.8 non-IS the same lens it has always been? By that, I mean there is no version 2.
4) have you found the weight difference between them (IS vs non-IS) to be significant? I have sold lenses in the past, that went unused, as I just didn't want to carry the weight around. Specs say about 150 grams difference.