Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by JBLoudG20, Jun 3, 2010.
What price range should I be looking at for this lens? I can get it new for $595 on Amazon.
I would highly recommend getting the IS version. not only does it have the best IS canon makes (4 stops worth I believe), but it's also sharper than the non-is version.
Its too far out of reach. I need to replace my crappy sigma 70-300, and the f/4L is, IMO my best option for the price.
I'd keep saving... it would be worth the wait. I see f/4 non IS lenses on Craigslist from time to time here in south florida... I don't remember how much they're going for.
I went with the Canon 70-300 IS instead of the f/4 without IS. When I hit 150mm +, I tend to require the IS on these cameras. I'm keeping the 70-300 for a while, as its a great copy, until I can save up for an IS'ed 70-200 (2.8 or 4, still undecided)
If its new at $600, then used shouldnt be too far behind as its a great lens that retains its market value.
I think the 70-300 might be a better idea than the 70-200 f/4 without IS. As long as you're not cropping (which the extra hundred mm should more than preclude) you'll be better off.
I think mine was around $450 from adorama. I can't remember exactly.
Everything I read about the 70-200 f/4 is great. You seem to think its pretty bad, no?
FWIW, I almost always have my camera on my manfrotto when I'm shooting longer than about 150.
I don't think it's a bad lens... I just think you might be able to do better for the money. I'm not going to lie though, having a lens that doesn't move when you zoom or focus is really nice.
got mine for CDN$577 shipped.
a lot of my photography has fast moving metal objects so IS doesn't really help there.
Thanks I'll think about it a bit more, but I've got the 'L' bug
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