(100 - 400) or (70-200 2.8 + 300 4L+ 1.4x III/ 2x III) for wildlife photography

Started May 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
lightandday Regular Member • Posts: 230
Re: (100 - 400) or (70-200 2.8 + 300 4L+ 1.4x III/ 2x III) for wildlife photography


I have a 5D Mk2 and use 70-200 f4 L IS +1.4 TC which I love ( I need to stalk small birds ).This combination with a 7D would give you a bit more reach i.e.420mm.

The event of modern sensors and use of higher ISO's has deminished the need for large apertures but the 70-200 f2.8 + 1.4 TC has a benefit when using Autofocus when compared to the f4 version .

The weight of the 70-200 f4 +1.4TC is so light and can be hand held in normal daylight conditions ( Shutter speed allowing )

The 100-400 has been called a vacum cleaner due to the push/pull zoom so if your heading off to Namibia it's not for you .

As far as the 300 4L +1.4 TC I cannot comment except no Zoom ,cost ? ,size?,weight ?seals?

I understand you dilemia - - BUY A 1D-X and 500mm f4 L IS Mk11 - but don't tell your partner !

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