« on: October 01, 2012, 01:21:40 PM »
Thank you all for the good info. I bit the bullet and purchased a 70-200 2.8 IS II last night. I'll save for a macro lens when I absolutely need 1:1 magnification. The 70-200 will be coming in this week! I can't wait to play with it.Just thought I'd give a little input on this since I've done some testing lately on this. I rented a set of extension tubes for my most recent wedding. I tried it on the vast majority of my lenses (both owned and rented for the weding). Of the zoom lenses I tested it on, the Canon 70-200 IS L II did very well. I actually ended up using it for some of the macro shots. I still like using the 40 2.8 better but I would highly recommend getting a set of KENKO extension tubes if you find the maximum magnification to be too small. After renting the tubes I went ahead and bought a pair. I'm sure I'll eventually get a true macro lens but I don't have the money for that right now and the extension tubes will give me even more possibility with a true macro lens. Hope this helps. Enjoy the lens.