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Canon Lens EF 100-400 F4-5.6 or EF 70-200 F2.8 with x 2 converter

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    • Brendon
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      Good Day,

      I see there are similar questions that have been asked but not exactly what I need, would really appreciate a few opinions, have read a few reviews but can still not make a final decision.

      We will be doing a 3 week trip in Kgalgadi at the end of the year and I am in the market for a good quality lens for wildlife photography, the options that I was considering in my budget (+-16K) are the following;

      at present will be using with a Canon EOS 600D Body

      Canon EF 100-400mm F4-5.6 L
      Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 L
      Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L

      Canon EF 400 F5.6 L
      Canon EF 300 F4 L

      After reading reviews by Grant Atkinson and a few others I seem to be leaning more towards the;

      Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L and adding a 2x converter.

      Unfortunately the Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM is a bit out of my price range,

      I see Grants review was done on the MKII, how did the predecessor compare ?

      or should I rather be considering the Canon EF 100-400mm F4-5.6 L

      Thank You

      Brendon Muller

    • pisst_olde_fart
      Post count: 16

      The 70-200m is a slightly sharper lens than the 100-400mm but some people say that by using the 2x converter you will lose a bit of that sharpness. If you are going on safari the 100-400mm would probably be more versatile because of the bigger zoom range

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