Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Light lens for birding?
In reply to kipling, Jun 16, 2013

From my experience the 55-300 is a slow lens with slow focus but good IQ in good light. It is too short for birding, but a 1.4x gets in in to the ball park but with a stop less off course. The alternatives - bigma etc - are quite heavy.

I would stick with Canon if I were you. A crop camera like the 7D or 60D with the 100-400 or 400 5.6 is far lighter and sharper than the Pentax bigma combo.

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