So. . . .
question to the group, I'm on the fence between the 80-200 2.8 and the 70-300 VRII
yeah yeah, I know, can't really compare them, and price-wise, I'm torn since the 80-200 is about $1089 new and the 70-300 is about $540 new. . .
I want something that I can actually take around with me (currently trek around a 17-55 2.8/50 1.4/35 1.8/11-16 2.8), and I feel like the next zoom I get will LITERALLY break me.
that's why I started leaning towards the 70-300 (1.2 lbs?). . .since I shoot events with a flash (typically) and landscapes, the 70-300 makes more sense. . .
BUT, 80-200 gives me several stop advantage on the long end, and if i decide to NOT use my flash indoors, I feel like the 70-300 VR might lag. . .
Any thoughts from people?
I currently have $175 in amazon.com gift certificates, so pricing is largely contingent on them (in case ppl bring up buying from vendor x or y). . .