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| Re: Canon 70-200 f/4L vs. Canon 70-200 f/4L IS |
You could also get the original f2.8 lens for about the price of the f4 IS one, but it would be larger/heavier.
IQ of the 4.0 IS is better than the original 2.8s is.
I was willing to buy the 4.0 when the 4.0 IS came out. I did one test and decided to buy the IS. Never had such a fine lens. It was much better than the 2.8 non and IS before Canon brought out version II.
Itīs still an excellent lens and my first choise. IQ is superb and half the weight is an great advantage if you walk around for six hours (or even only one). The IS is superb, too and gives you additional for stops at the long end I guess. It lets you get rasorsharp images at 200mm with a 30th second easily (if your motive does not move, of course). I am sure I would not be able to get any hit handhold (except for luck) at 200mm beneath a 180th second with the no IS.
Itīs not only worth the additional 400-500 $. Imo It is one of the finest lenses one can buy at cheap money compared to every else lens.