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| p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Is the new Canon 70-200 2.8 II L too heavy as a walk around Lens |
My family and I just spent the last four months circumnavigating the globe, and in hindsight, I'm so, SO glad that I swapped my F/2.8L IS for a friend's f/4L, I just cannot tell you. It wasn't so much the weight, though it is significantly heavier, it's the bulk. That lens/hood combo is nearly untenable for everyday traveling, at least in my opinion. If you have a specific need for the extra stop, that's one thing, but the f/4 L is so much smaller and lighter, you're effectively losing the capacity to carry two lenses by taking the f/2.8L.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to have my 2.8 back now that we're home, but unless I have a sherpa, it's the f/4 for me for (int'l) traveling.
PS: I must admit that I wasn't happy with the performance of the 1.4x TC II on the f/4L, and I pretty much quit using it halfway through the voyage.