Telephoto lens for use in Kenya

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sarahbee Regular Member • Posts: 345
Re: Telephoto lens for use in Kenya

You have plenty of opinions on the quality of various lenses so all I'm going to suggest is that you rent the new 80-400 (if possible) now and see if you like it.  If you can rent the 300 2.8 at the same time you could try them out side by side and see which one produces photos you like better and which one you want to carry and which of those 2 criteria is more important to you.

Ok, so I'll throw in one other thought:  you already have the 70-200 which is an excellent lens and can be used w/ TC's for more reach.  In that case I'm not sure I'd bother with the new 80-400 although I've seen really impressive photos from it.  Also, you get 2.8 on the 70-200 and only 4.5 on the 80-400 ...

I'm hoping to go to Africa (Tanzania) next year so I'll be interested to hear what you decided to take and how well it worked for you!  Good luck and have fun!!!

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