EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM vs EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Has anyone tried these lenses before? I haven’t tried these lenses, so if my review is wrong someone can comment me and give some suggestions. EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM and EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM are excellent lenses for telezoom lenses. The question is what should I choose if you can choose one of them; because the price isn’t similar so you probably can compare EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM + money that you can use for other lens. You can see the review about them here:



After you see the detail of them, I guess maybe you still confuse to choose them. IS can help reduce the handshake but there are a “big” difference about the price that maybe make you confuse. If the money isn’t a problem for you maybe you will buy EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM because it has IS which can reduce handshake.

I found this lens test, this test actually made by William L. Castleman. He tested some lenses include EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. You can see image in his webpage and compare it., here the link. For me, I think EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM has better sharpness and contrast compare with IS version. In reality if you use non-IS version maybe you need to bring tripod anytime; if this isn’t a problem for you, maybe you should take non-IS version for the sharpness, contrast, and also the price. For me, I will choose EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, not choose one of them, hehe.

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