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    Canon 70-200 f4 non IS

    I'm getting one of these and just looking for some feedback. Anyone own one? Image quality? I'm no where near affording the 2.8 or even the IS version of the f4 (wedding to pay for 10/08/17). I wanted a 70-200 for my 5D mkii so I went with this.

    Wont have it for a few days but if anyone has some sample images I could check out... I'd appreciate it!

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    First place I look when searching for non-promo photos: The Flickr lens specific photo pool.
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    I used to have it and enjoyed it. I replaced with the 70-300L for more focal length and IS. I don't notice much image quality difference in the 70-200 range.

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    I own it and love it, and it gets plenty of use in a household that also has a 70-200/2.8 IS (old version though), 70-200/4 IS, 70-300 L, and 100-400 II. Honestly, it comes down to weight for me: I've had the 70-200/2.8 IS since December 2007, and it was a great workhorse even though it's a little soft at the long end wide-open. Then my wife got the 70-200/4 IS, and I realized that I'd often "steal" hers if I didn't need f/2.8. I then realized that most of the time that I don't need f/2.8, I also don't need IS, so that made the decision to get the non-IS a lot easier.

    I was using it for headshots, as I follow Peter Hurley and it's the lens that he uses daily on a 5DsR. I've recently switched to the 100 Macro because I realized that my hand/eye coordination wasn't where it needed to be for zooming, and the 100 prime gives me a lot more consistency. I do suspect that I'll go back to the 70-200/4 in a few months to get just a touch wider (Peter can set his to 91mm without looking, and that's usually where he shoots headshots). I still use it for lots of other things though, and it probably competes with the 70-300L more than anything else in our fleet.
    We're a Canon/Profoto family: five cameras, sixteen lenses, fifteen Profoto lights, too many modifiers.

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    Thanks guys. I just started using it and I must say I am loving it on the 5DMKii

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