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    hi, no offence. just want to find out from you all which one will you choose to buy?
    1. canon 70-200 f2.8L
    2. canon 70-200 f4 IS
    Thank you

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    Definitely the f/4 IS.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    sorry.

    and why please?

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    Default Re: which one will you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Definitely the f/4 IS.
    Lighter, easy to handle and IS.

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    ok. how about the bokeh?

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    ok. how about the bokeh?

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    any reason?

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    I have used both and i will go for the F4 version. The weight of 2.8 is really a killer.
    Having expensive gears do not make you a better photographer. Period.

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    all depends on what you need it for. if you do a lot of low light action, the 2.8. if for casual shooting. the F4....it's much easier to handle.

    as for the bokeh, they both have 8 aperture blades, so they should be similar. you'll just be able to get a shallower DOF with the 2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by iboey View Post
    I have used both and i will go for the F4 version. The weight of 2.8 is really a killer.
    the size of the f2.8 is better, easier to hold and more comfortable. provides a better gripping surface.

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    2.8 for me anytime............ You can get whatever you expect from F4L IS with 2.8L provided using it with correct holding technics or monopod. But not the other way round.

    2.8 is heavier but it is something anyone can get used to after sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chjing View Post
    sorry.

    and why please?
    Other than weight, i don't need f/2.8 at all and cheaper as well. But these are personal prefs so do try them out yourself and then make your final decision. Pic quality wise, both are similar.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    well, tho i don use canon, i would still choose the f2.8, with newer camera popping out so often with better and better NR, one can easily bump the ISO to get pretty decent shutter for handheld without IS.
    I use to find my 80-200 too heavy, but now when i handheld my other lens, i find them too light... -_-", but i still prefer light load when it comes to carrying gear around.
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 11th January 2008 at 11:14 PM.

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    F4 IS

    IQ much better at tele end and weight for travelling. If i need a faster lens, i would prefer primes

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