Best airshow lens ?

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Best airshow lens ?
Jul 4, 2009

Hi,

I am getting ready for the Nov 09 airshow here in Dubai. I am planning to shoot with my 50D and 300f4 L IS.

Now, with your experience, do you think this lens will server my purpose of getting fighter aircrafts sharp enough. Pls bear in mind that I will be doing a lot of cropping. Will it be a good idea to use 1.4X Kenko Pro with my 300f4? I have got good results in shooting flamingos in flight. Yes, the images were heavily cropped, but still ended up with a few sharp images.

OR - should I trade my 300f4 for a 100-400 ? Can I use 1.4X with this lens assuming bright light conditions. Please advise. I don't intend to use my 5D for this purpose as you might agree with me on AF issues!

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