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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 09:57:45 AM »
The 70-200 f2.8L IS would be a noticeable step up in image quality from the 70-300L, and would give you a much nicer background blur as well, but it is definitely bigger and heavier, so you would have to consider whether or not this would suit your shooting style.

If you don't mind the size and weight of the f2.8 zoom, then you should really look at the newer 70-200 f2.8L II IS - it's a big improvement over the previous 70-200 f2.8L IS (and a huge leap above the 70-300L - even if you use it with a 1.4x-III extender).
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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 04:09:37 PM »
I'm going for the 70-200 2.8 II and an extender 1.4 (I was told 1.4 Mark II and Mark III are pretty much tthe same with the new 70-200). Since it's Canon's sale season on B&H I'm hoping to sell my old stuff quikly !

 
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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 09:30:39 PM »
I'm going for the 70-200 2.8 II and an extender 1.4 (I was told 1.4 Mark II and Mark III are pretty much tthe same with the new 70-200). Since it's Canon's sale season on B&H I'm hoping to sell my old stuff quikly !

I just purchased the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii.  I'm also leaning towards getting the 1.4 extender and I haven't done much research between the two options.  I guess I should get on that.
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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 09:05:29 AM »
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I just purchased the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii.  I'm also leaning towards getting the 1.4 extender and I haven't done much research between the two options.  I guess I should get on that.

If you do before I do, I'd appreciate some more feedback !
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Re: Trading my Canon 70-300 L for a 70-200 2.8 L ?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 09:05:29 AM »