Does anyone shoot with the 70-200 f4?
I have been looking to buy the 70-200 f2.8. However, the 70-200 f4 at lower cost and lower weight is starting to look like a nice option.
Some YouTubers say that with today's modern cameras and low ISO settings, there is less need for that wider 2.8 aperture and the f4 is fine. The bokeh is better with 2.8 though.
One YouTube photographer said the f4 goes all the way down to f32 (vs. the f22 limit on the 2.8 lens), although I'm not really clear on that advantage.
A couple YouTube reviews suggest the f 2.8 is for "pros" who can't afford to give up a shot with that extra stop (like weddings or indoor sports scenes), while the f4 would be a better value for hobbyists like myself.
I like landscape photography a lot and mostly shoot that. However, I also like macro, and with a longer lens (and a teleconverter) would like to try some bird photography. I also would like the ability to do some outdoor sports and local airshows. Maybe someday I'll get courageous and even get into portraits. The 70-200 seems like a great versatile lens for someone like myself who is just starting and exploring everything. The only question remaining for me is f/2.8 vs f/4
Any thoughts on the f/4 in comparison with the 2.8 which I know many of you have and enjoy?