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Let's say a magic ginie arrives at your door, granting you 1 of 2 lenses.

canon 70-200mm f2.8 L II IS USM
60 (96.8%)
canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 L IS USM
2 (3.2%)

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Dylan777

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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 05:16:06 PM »
The only pro on 70-300 has is lenght, otherwise the 70-200 f2.8 IS II is a better lens in over all. Fast AF, sharp end to end, and it's f2.8.

Just like 24-105 Vs 24-70 II = I'll take 24-70 II, so don't ask same question :-p
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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2012, 05:16:06 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2012, 05:55:42 PM »
A Ginie showed up at my house but it wasn't a magic Ginie. She just wanted to sell me a subscription to N-Photo.

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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2012, 06:11:04 PM »
I have the 70-200 f2.8L II and the 70-300 f4-5.6 non-L.  The 70-200 is my most used lens (on a 7D), largely because it's sharp at f2.8 and I often shoot wide open.

The 70-300 is retired now, saving it for the kids to use.  Now, there's a big difference between the L and non-L version of this lens, but I'll trade the extra 100mm for the speed and bokeh of the 70-200 at 2.8.  It's liberating not be limited to f4-5.6.
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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2012, 07:31:39 PM »
Owning both of these lenses makes it a tough call. My 70-300L is a great copy; sharp end to end but does lack the speed. I would go with the 70-200L II.
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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 11:43:11 PM »
I'm sure some people would find the 70-300 (2 votes so far someone loves it!!)  useful but when asked to choose between these it's not even a fair fight! The 70-200 is KING!!
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Re: Why would you get this lens?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2012, 11:43:11 PM »