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(100 - 400) or (70-200 2.8 + 300 4L+ 1.4x III/ 2x III) for wildlife photography

Started May 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: (100 - 400) or (70-200 2.8 + 300 4L+ 1.4x III/ 2x III) for wildlife photography
In reply to Shilpaksphotography, May 9, 2013

What type of wildlife photography do you do?

Birds from a boardwalk?

Wildlife from a roadside using a tripod?

Hiking and shootibg wildlife on the go?

Right now I'm using a T2i.

I'm getting on and will be 69 this month. I'm not as steady as I used to be. I also go on hiking trips to national parks that have a fair amount of wildlife.

I used a 55-250 because it's very light. However, I found that at a reasonable distance the wuality dropped way down. It also front-focused and would cost more than the lens is worth to adjust.

I tried to carry and used the 100-400 and decided I couldn't. I tried the 70-300L and decided I could carry and used it. Handheld.

I've spent a couple of complete days at a wetlands park near my house shooting birds and a few gators.

If you'll be on the move without a tripod you have to make sure you can carry and use it.

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