xflyinghighFeatured By OwnerJan 25, 2013Hobbyist Photographer
hey I have a question for you, do you always shoot in your f2.8 or have you ever shot in a f4? I looking to upgrade my lens (still have my ancient f4-5.6) but I'm on a starving-student budget, so I'm on the fence on what to get. I would love to get a f2.8 but if its not much different then the f4 then I'd rather just get the f4, catch my drift? Opinions? I have a Canon too, not sure if that makes a difference but I know that Steve loves his Nikons lol.
i shot with the the f4 once, and the 70-200 f2.8 VRII with a teleconverter that made it a f4 lots of times. i have a few complaints with it to be honest, i found the f4 not as tack sharp also, when shooting the commercial type shots people tend to buy, i prefer the amount of bokah the 2.8 gives me vs. the f4....less post editing and more of the person paying attention to their horse rather than the odd golfcart or jump crew in the background. also, it is a rare occasion where everything goes right lighting wise where you wouldnt get ever so slightly screwed with the f4. on more than one occasion we will be shooting at ISO 1250 with a 1/500 shutter speed in the middle of the summer. Thats when the f4 would just be debilitating.
julia would be able to give you a better opinion of the f4 80-200 in the canon lens, she shoots with it