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This review is from: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Camera)
I never owned the previous version of this lens, so this comes from the perspective of this lens only. I do, however, own a few other lenses ;)
I was just about to buy the older version of the lens and then this lens came out. Well, then everyone decided to start charging almost the original price for the previous version, so I decided to just get this one... Maybe that was their plan??? hmmm
This lens is fast and clear. I have used this only a few times now and maybe my review will change in the future. But, I used it recently for an engagement session and was able to get great shots, clear, colorful, outstanding!
I also used it indoors recently and was standing next to 2-3 other photographers when I snapped a picture in a dimly lit room. They saw the result on my camera even before I paid attention. Their response was one of awe, they could see detail in the picture that you could not see standing there with the naked eye!
All I can say is read the first reviews here and believe, is it worth it, Yes! Would I do it again? Yes!!