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    Canon Lens?

    My DH for my 40th bday last year told me to go buy that lens I've been wanting (70-200mm f2.8 IS). Well, of course, I just couldn't justify spending that kind of money. So for Christmas this year, he went and did research and then purchased a 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS lens for me. So sweet, I know.

    So my question is do I want that lens or do I want to exchange for the other one??? My kids are 5 and 8. They are typical kids with their activities. My DH would not be upset either way.

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    Personally I would get the 2.8 lense.. especially if they're in sports you'll need that fast lense.. but what a great hubby to buy you such a great gift :-)
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    If you're looking for a long lens, go with the 70-200 f2.8 for the lower light capability and better quality glass. Do you have the 24-70mm f2.8 yet? That is my main goto lens and is a fantastic piece of glass (Nikon or Canon).

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    The zoom on the lens your hubby bought is great! I'd love being that 'close' to the action! And, whilst I'm so NOT the lens expert, I would think the f4.5 will be just fine in the daytime/with good lighting.

    That said, since I shoot sports (my DD is 17 and plays soccer year-round... the 'big girls' are fast! LOL) I NEED the 2.8... like Donna and Randy said, this lens is fast and clear and so, so worth it! Especially shooting nighttime soccer games!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyP View Post
    Do you have the 24-70mm f2.8 yet? That is my main goto lens and is a fantastic piece of glass (Nikon or Canon).
    Nope, not yet. Actually you put a list of your favorite lenses on another thread here a while back. I just printed the list. (I'm going to give a copy to DH so should the urge to buy another lens hit him, he has the sizes. )

    Thanks everyone for your input. That's what I thought, but I needed justification.

  6. Sorry I'm late to this thread. When I started buying new lenses I listened to what Randy said and bought the 24-70mm 2.8. It's totally fantastic and is my go to lens.
    Give that hubby of yours a big cuddle for being so generous..isn't it great that they support this passion of yours!?!

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