Who It’s For:
This is a very special purpose lens for those who need to have f/2 at 200mm. Portrait and Indoor Sports photographers will love this lens despite it’s price.
What We Like:
f/2: At this aperture, you’re going to be able to shoot in much lower light than the 70-200mm f/2.8, and you’re going to have some incredible bokeh.
Build Quality: This is a tank of a lens. It’s built for professional use so it’ll stand up to whatever you throw at it.
What We Don’t:
Price: Yes, this is a very special purpose lens, yes, it’s a very special piece of equipment, but $6000?! It’s rather pricy, but if you need it, or just have that kind of money to throw around, you’re going to absolutely love it.
No Front Filters: The front element is too big for filters so you have to use drop in filters at the back.
Size: This is a very big lens, the front element is the same size as the 300mm f/2.8 but it’s considerably shorter, which is a plus. That being said, carrying this lens around all day will be sure to give you a workout.