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    Question Photography canon pro/amatures... Which lens would you go for?

    Which one would you go for ideally?

    Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM L IS
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    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS
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    The 2.8 IS if the funds allow but at £1,200 it's a lot of money and you will obviously need to try before you buy.

    To throw a spanner in the works have you considered the 70-200 f2.8 non-IS?

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    f/2.8 for me, but it is expensive. I'd rent one for a day or two to make sure it was worth it. Do you have a Calumet nearby?
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    Smile To "IS" or not to "IS"... That is the question!

    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l
    The 2.8 IS if the funds allow but at 1,200 it's a lot of money and you will obviously need to try before you buy.

    To throw a spanner in the works have you considered the 70-200 f2.8 non-IS?
    Hi, is there a major difference without the "IS"? I'm worried that my shots will just come out jerky with out a tripod, especially long range.

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    Thumbs up Hire a lens! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by ChriS3
    f/2.8 for me, but it is expensive. I'd rent one for a day or two to make sure it was worth it. Do you have a Calumet nearby?
    Cool! That's an idea... cheers, didn't know services like that existed.

    Is that http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk ? There seems to be 2 in London. Must check it out this weekend.
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    Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS everyday of the week

    love mine to bits

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    I'm a pro photographer, I am a member of the NUJ, and my recent work includes such variety as the New York Times, and Big Brother....

    SERIOUSLY consider the Sigma 70-200 F2.8

    Its 95% as good as the non IS Canon L and a huge amount less money.

    I have kit that would be scoffed at by some amatuers I expect, as I run all sigma lenses, however the fact remains, I get paid for my stuff, so the kit can't be all bad, it IS about your skill, not about whos got the biggest whitest lens.
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