Sheldon Hambrick , Mar 03, 2005; 01:18 p.m.
"?so again why would anyone pay an extra $500 if they are not interested in using it for the 70-200 range?"
I don't think they would. I just think that they came to the same conclusion as me - they want IS, 2.8, and OCCASIONALLY have the need to go out to 400mm (and don't want to sacrifice 2.8 to get there).
"And don't say buy a prime, any prime with that reach with IS will cost $$$$$$ were talking under $2,000 budget."
300/4.0 IS + 1.4 extender ~ $1,500.