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Upgrade 70-200 2.8 is to version II and add 2x TC, or get 100-400L?

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Tcapp:
I figure the price would be similar between doing both of these things...

Thoughts?

Razor2012:

--- Quote from: Tcapp on May 31, 2012, 05:17:04 PM ---I figure the price would be similar between doing both of these things...

Thoughts?

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I guess you'd have to get about 1300 bucks out of your 70-200 2.8L IS.  The 70-200 2.8II is around $2500 + $500 for the 2xIII.  The new version is sharp & fast, but I'm not sure what you are primarily going to be shooting.  If you were most of the time using 400mm, then I'd probably say go with the 100-400.  But I'm not positive about the IQ with the 2x on the 70-200.  I'm looking at the 2x myself for occasional use, and from what I've heard it's working very well.  There are a few on here who own the 100-400, so they'll be able to comment more on it.

Tcapp:

--- Quote from: Razor2012 on May 31, 2012, 06:17:29 PM ---
--- Quote from: Tcapp on May 31, 2012, 05:17:04 PM ---I figure the price would be similar between doing both of these things...

Thoughts?

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I guess you'd have to get about 1300 bucks out of your 70-200 2.8L IS.  The 70-200 2.8II is around $2500 + $500 for the 2xIII.  The new version is sharp & fast, but I'm not sure what you are primarily going to be shooting.  If you were most of the time using 400mm, then I'd probably say go with the 100-400.  But I'm not positive about the IQ with the 2x on the 70-200.  I'm looking at the 2x myself for occasional use, and from what I've heard it's working very well.  There are a few on here who own the 100-400, so they'll be able to comment more on it.

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I do weddings primarily, but want the extra reach for wildlife/sport stuff. upgrading my 70-200 would give me better photos during ceremonies when i use the 70-200 for 80% of the photos, although i've never really had many complaints about the current version. Sometimes flair would kill my photo (with hood) but its a rare occurrence. Sharpness isn't perfect, but i never thought badly about it. I'm not one who gets overly obsessive about sharpness. Its more about getting the shot.

Random Orbits:
70-200II + TC, since you'll use it for your living.  Who knows, maybe the replacement for the 100-400 will be out when you're in position to get another lens.   ::)

neuroanatomist:

--- Quote from: Random Orbits on May 31, 2012, 07:09:53 PM ---70-200II + TC, since you'll use it for your living.  Who knows, maybe the replacement for the 100-400 will be out when you're in position to get another lens.   ::)

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