Congrats Dylan... So you did beat me to this lensThanks jr.
I rented last week. Love it. I cancelled my pre-order Sony a7 + zeiss 55mm and went with this.
Hint: If you love your 70-200 f2.8 IS II, then you will love 300mm even more . This is hand-on experience feedback. I'll add x2 TC III soon.
Thanks for the info.
I plan to get the 300mm f/2.8 L II as well as the 600mm f/4 L II (I'm susceptible to the "GAS" as well) next year. I was already close to saving sufficiently for the 600mm but the savings account is blown because there were some other things which I didn't quite need that I ended up buying
Anyhow, the 300mm now takes priority because my daughter will be performing on stage at her new school (indoors). I guess this lens will help plenty because I will have to shoot from the back. I may try to convince the school to get close in exchange for free photos for their yearbook though
I intend to sell the 100-400mm to fund the purchase of the 300mm - I already have the mark III extenders - I got them when I purchase the 70-200 II.