EF 70-300mm DO IS USM or EF 100-400mm F/4 L IS USM

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
NancyP
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Re: EF 70-300mm DO IS USM or EF 100-400mm F/4 L IS USM
In reply to icgonzo, Jan 30, 2013

DDG forward deployed? Thank you for your service, whatever that ship might be.

What focal length do you need most? Do you shoot small items at a distance and really want that  400mm reach? For birders, I would say, go with the 100-400mm.   A lot of people shoot 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS hand held with good results. Have you considered the 70-300mm non-DO L IS? That lens is slightly longer than the DO, considerably shorter than the 100-400, and is said to be sharper than the DO.

Do you need weather-proofing? You might consider a plastic bag system or a Lens Coat RainCoat (standard) to keep salt off your kit. But you are likely doing this already.

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