Canon 70-200L f4 IS or 70-200L f2.8 non-IS

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I'm picking up a new lens and cant decide between these two: Canon 70-200L f4 IS or 70-200L f2.8 non-IS. Does the extra stop of the 2.8 worth giving up IS? With this lens I will be shooting mostly outdoor action shots, airplanes, cars, sports.
 

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If you're shooting action/sports etc., then you'll need a fast shutter speed anyway, so go for the F2.8 version. IS can be great, but it won't help freeze the motion of something you're shooting...only the movement of the lens.
 
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Or the 70-300L f4-5.6 IS? More zoom for when I get full frame
 

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If outdoor & sunny/bright; the f/4 IS is great. I use it all the time.
 

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If outdoor & sunny/bright; the f/4 IS is great. I use it all the time.

I've read that the f/4 IS is not weather sealed. I was thinking how this impacts being in very to extreme humid countries (like Thailand and Dubai in the summer?)
Since you are in Thailand, I would love to hear your experience with this?
 

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Thats tough due to the IS will help with panning but the F2.8 will get you a stop faster on the SS. Maybe rent them first?
 

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I had the same debate. Decided on the 2.8 just so it will work better indoors if needed.
 

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