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Sep 12, 2009 22:07 |  #1

Hypothetical:

Lets say you have a 70-200F4 and were looking to upgrade. Would you rather have F4 IS or 2.8??

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Sep 12, 2009 22:12 |  #2

IS.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:12 |  #3

Honestly, neither are a significant upgrade over your existing 70-200 f/4.0. Looking at the other lenses in your kit, I'd keep the 70-200 and use that money to upgrade the other lenses.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:13 |  #4

Not an upgrade? You gotta be kidding.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:16 |  #5

gasrocks wrote in post #8633941 (external link)
Not an upgrade? You gotta be kidding.

Notice that I said "significant" upgrade. Are the 70-200 f/4.0 IS or 70-200 f/2.8 better than the 70-200 f/4.0... sure. But is the difference night and day? No. In my opinion, his money is better spent on other parts of his kit.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:16 |  #6

Yes, adding IS is night and day to most people.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:20 |  #7

gasrocks wrote in post #8633954 (external link)
Yes, adding IS is night and day to most people.

That's your opinion, unless of course you feel you opinion applies to everyone. Tell that to the person trying to stop motion why IS will be night and day better for him.


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Sep 12, 2009 22:21 |  #8

I'd have to say IS


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Sep 12, 2009 22:25 as a reply to  @ joosay's post |  #9

Depends on what you plan to shoot. If you need a lower light lens then the 2.8 would be great. But the f/4 IS is one bad lens and really shines. But if it were me and I was in your shoes a few months back, I would save more and get the 2.8 IS.

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Sep 12, 2009 22:28 |  #10

By-tor wrote in post #8633981 (external link)
Depends on what you plan to shoot. If you need a lower light lens then the 2.8 would be great. But the f/4 IS is one bad lens and really shines. But if it were me and I was in your shoes a few months back, I would save more and get the 2.8 IS.

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the f4 IS has a 3-stop advantage over the f2.8. it is clearly the better lens in low light.

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Sep 12, 2009 22:29 |  #11

Personally, I would get the IS version.


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Sep 13, 2009 00:31 |  #12

I got the IS version. Without it, I would probably never use it.


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Sep 13, 2009 00:36 |  #13

ed rader wrote in post #8633992 (external link)
the f4 IS has a 3-stop advantage over the f2.8. it is clearly the better lens in low light.

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Sep 13, 2009 01:15 |  #14

Not necessarily true.

IMAGE: http://www.bwkphotography.com/photos/647690433_BgVop-M.jpg

This pic is at 75mm f2.8 and his face is in focus, her's isn't. You can't tell on a downsized web image but this is not printable at 8 x 10. You can't always give away DOF for shutter speed.

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Sep 13, 2009 01:40 |  #15

Spend that money on a 17-55mm f/2.8 IS OR a 24-70mm f/2.8!

ORRR spend it on lighting/tripod/fishey​e/wide angle...any combination. So many options when you have a grand to spend lol


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