Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Steve Balcombe
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Re: Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+
In reply to erbtype, Jul 1, 2013

erbtype wrote:

If you need 500mm then buy that focal length, surely your budget will stretch to at least a used 500mm F4L IS (MkI).

There are alternatives but it means a cheaper zoom (sigma) or a combo with TCs, and while they are good, they are no substitute for the 500 prime IMO as you're losing stops of light and AF speed.

This is all true - it's easy if you have the money. (And don't mind carrying a 4kg lens!)

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