Canon Lens EF 100-400 F4-5.6 or EF 70-200 F2.8 with x 2 converter
BrendonParticipantAugust 26, 2013 at 11:19 amPost count: 25
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
pisst_olde_fartParticipantAugust 30, 2013 at 6:19 amPost 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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