100/400mm Vs 400mm Prime

Started May 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
bobby1781
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Re: The 100-400 is "sharp enough".
In reply to mailman88, May 16, 2012

those shots are awful, it looks like gaussian blur was applied

tell you what, you send me that 100-400, I'll see if I can't get it caliberated over the next 2-3 years

I'll send you my 70-300 in the meantime so you aren't without a telephoto

I think I cut myself on some of those feathers....nice work

I am renting the 400 prime and 100-400 this weekend

Right now the single biggest issue with the prime for me is the close focusing distance, while I feel it will be great for a larger birds, or BIF, I literally have humming birds that will come and feed out of my hand, my 70-300 @ 300 gives greater magnification there, so I have a feeling the 100-400 will be the best compromise and the IS sure doesn't hurt.

I am gonna have my wife and I shoot both and then swap and try to get a good overall impression. If I find anything that hasn't already been beaten to death by others, I will give some feedback

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