AC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4685 times:
Sorry to bother you again with my purchasing decisions, but I yet again have a big decision to make, and not a lot of field experience to base it on. I need a big telephoto for aviation photography, but there are two I have my eye on that are about the same price. Here goes:
There have been a lot of posts lately asking a similar question. Thankfully it's been answered unanimously each time - the 70-200 f4.0L is a superior lens without question and worth any price variance (higher).
Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
Aero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4598 times:
70-200L @ 200mm is of course better than the 70-300 IS @ 200mm, but 70-200 doesn't have a 300mm zoom, and with the teleconverter on the 70-200L, the focal length is only 280mm, and the quality decreases. If you want a lens with 70-300's focal length and with an IS, go for the 70-300. If IS and 300mm (200mm-300mm isn't as much as 17mm-24mm) doesn't matter to you, go for the 70-200L.
Flyingzacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4588 times:
Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 2): There have been a lot of posts lately asking a similar question. Thankfully it's been answered unanimously each time - the 70-200 f4.0L is a superior lens without question and worth any price variance (higher).
I was one of the people posting the exact same question, and like Glenn said I went for the L glass. I would love to tell you how it is, but my birthday is not till tomorrow. I can't wait though.
Canon 40D + 24-70 f/2.8 L + 70-200 f/4 L + Speedlite 430EX