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Canon 200mm f/2L IS

Perspectives from Readers

Perspectives from readers of this review.

Reader Carl H

I am currently a Nikon owner and have both the 200/2 VR and 70-200/2.8 VR, so I can possibly add a comment on your conclusion page for the Canon 200/2.

I do theater and indoor sports most of my time and experience shows that under both circumstances the 70-200 is the clearly better choice. The ability to zoom is far more important than the 1 - 1.5 stops of light you get with a 200/2 (specially with the D3S). Image quality differences between the zoom and the prime are not so apparent under the sports and theater circumstances, I have done several sessions with both lenses and most of the time I can't tell which image was from which lens without looking at the EXIF. The bulk of the 200/2 is really a problem when doing theater, specially if you work with 2 bodies like I do.

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