(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 Renier1, May 10, 2013

Renier1 wrote:

Looking at this line up the best option for versatility and quality will be the 70-300L. I have all those lenses and bought the 70-300L for my wife on her 7D for a Kruger Park trip last year. The pictures she got would not have been possible with any of the other lenses other than the 70-200 and 300 without TC in their respective range. While not giving you the reach of the 400 but the image quality is much better. The lens is small and performs well. The 7D has enough usable ISO range to work with the smaller aperture.

Renier,

Why do you say that the pictures from the 70-300L would not have been possible with the 70-200(F2.8)+1.4x TC? That would make it an F4.0 @280mm where the 70-300mmL would be F5.6. Is there something else about the 70-300mm that gives it the advantage?

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