Digital SLR Cameras Forum

Digital SLRs Forum Discuss digital SLRs, lenses, RAW conversion, or anything else related to digital SLRs. You may also want to see the Nikon, Canon, and Sony camera forums.
Digital Camera Pro Reviews >>
Read and Write Digital SLR Reviews >>
Digital SLR Buyer's Guide >>
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    2

    New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I need help deciding on camera lens.

    I am a casual photographer. I shoot a lots of live concert pictures. I own Canon 30D camera and looking for new lens. I've heard so many good things about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and my mind was set on this lens. Now that the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM is out. I'm torn on which to get.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

    Saul,

    Welcome to the forum! You have two great lenses that you're deciding between.

    I would suggest the f2.8 since you do live concerts. I think you need the faster lens. Both are awesome lenses.

    Liz

    Quote Originally Posted by Saul
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I need help deciding on camera lens.

    I am a casual photographer. I shoot a lots of live concert pictures. I own Canon 30D camera and looking for new lens. I've heard so many good things about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and my mind was set on this lens. Now that the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM is out. I'm torn on which to get.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. #3
    Captain of the Ship Photo-John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    Posts
    15,422

    Re: New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

    Liz's answer makes sense. For live music photography, one more stop can make the difference. The f/f lens will save you some money and some weight. The f/2.8L weighs a ton. I have the non-IS version. Working with that sucker all day does a number on my shoulder and arm. But I do like it. I've thought about getting the f/4 lens myself, just to have a lighter option. In the end, you have to decide if that extra stop is worth the weight and cash. Think about this - how will you feel when you're trying to shoot at f/4 and you need one more stop and your lens doesn't have it. Is that going to happen a lot? If so, the f/2.8 lens is probably the right way to go. If not, buy the f/4 version and save a little money and protect your arm.
    Photo-John

    Your reviews are the foundation of this site - Write A Review!

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    2

    Re: New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

    I know that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM weight a ton, I wish is as light as the
    f/4. Also this len is good in low light situations which is a plus.

    Thanks for all your help guys.

  5. #5
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,983

    Re: New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

    Saul,

    Let us know what your final decision is.....and post some of those photos!

    If you have any questions, we're still here.

    Liz

    Quote Originally Posted by Saul
    I know that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM weight a ton, I wish is as light as the
    f/4. Also this len is good in low light situations which is a plus.

    Thanks for all your help guys.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •