Upload & Sell: Off
Well, I've done gone and done it - after weeks of brain wracking, I went ahead and placed my order from B&H for the 135L. I'm pretty excited.
I had to debate quite a while because another object of my desire is the 70-200 MK2 - just a sexy beast IMO and everyone gives it rave reviews (as with this lens).
I'm just hoping I made the right choice - Sometimes I really like getting candid shots of whoever, and my logic was the 70-200 will make it nearly impossible to do so unless I'm pretty far away - a big long white stick on an already largish camera (5D gripped) isn't exactly stealth mode
The point of the post - I see lots of people seemingly giving up their primes for the 70-200 because of its performance, and of course it still casts doubts in my mind whether I made the right move.
Since I'm only shooting 5D, my max ISO is 3200. My logic is that I'd rather have 2x the shutter speed for any movement-freezing I need instead of the IS of the 70-200 - I'm a pretty steady shooter, so going 1/focal or even a little slower isn't normally a problem for me.
But, I can see myself now thinking "crap, if I could only back up a few feet and/or step forward a bit".
If anyone wants to donate a 70-200 to abate my mental anguish, please feel free