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I decided on a one year plan to pay for some big glass. I do portraits and the 135mm f2 is my money maker but i'd like more compression but I have a problem.

I've read the 200 F2 is the best portrait lens ever made but its more expensive than the 300mm. Also if i buy it and a 1.4 Extender, i will also have a 30mm 2.8. So why does any one buy a 300 2.8 for portraits?

What should i get for my situation?

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Re: Need First Hand Advise- 200MM IS 2.0L + 1.4 EXIII VS 300MM IS 2.8L
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 11:36:21 PM »
a 300mm lens is not very practical for portraits at all, i lust over the 200 f2 so i would go for that   

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Re: Need First Hand Advise- 200MM IS 2.0L + 1.4 EXIII VS 300MM IS 2.8L
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 11:40:36 PM »
Interesting question.I occasionally use the 300 f/2.8 for portraits if I'm after a particular look, but it's certainly not a "go-to" portrait lens.

If the AF was up to speed with the 200 f/2 with 1.4X this would be a combination well worth considering. I hope someone posts some real world first hand experience with this combo.

A lens you may want to consider is the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8. The newest release has OS (that's Sigma for IS) and really is incredible value.

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Re: Need First Hand Advise- 200MM IS 2.0L + 1.4 EXIII VS 300MM IS 2.8L
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 11:40:36 PM »