What Lenses for Hawk Conservancy Trust Photography Day?

Started Jun 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Lawrencew Veteran Member • Posts: 4,861
What Lenses for Hawk Conservancy Trust Photography Day?

I was given a voucher for a Photography Day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, UK. http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/Activities_and_Events/PhotographicDay.asp

I don't possess any L class lenses for my Canon 600D, but though it might be worth hiring one or two for the day as rental prices are good at http://www.lensesforhire.co.uk/index.asp

What would you recommend? I have been to the Hawk Conservancy Trust before, so I know what to expect.

Obviously some fast lenses to enable fast shutter speeds for birds in flight, and also for the low-light in the owl flying display - and of course to accommodate the wonderful British weather.

But what focal lengths will I need? I can see the guys in the photos on their website using the biggest Canon lenses, but to be honest I am not sure I want to go that far... Photography is good fun to me, but not a way of life

Would a 70-200mm F2.8 + extender be a good all round combination?
Or would a 100-400mm be a better bet?
Or would I be better off with a fixed focal lenght?

Or what about something like a Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 as an alternative?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Sony RX10 III Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS M5 Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM +8 more
Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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