Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Barry Pearson
Barry Pearson Veteran Member • Posts: 7,473
Re: Ahhh, so many choices in Canonland.....

miles green wrote:

I'm surprised nobody has mentionned the DA* 300mm f/4 yet (or maybe i missed the post).

I spent several hours in hides over a weekend on a residential workshop at Gibraltar Point near Skegness a couple of weeks ago. I used the 300mm f/4 but it was inadequate. Others on the workshop with bigger Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, or with 300mm lenses plus teleconverters, were better equipped.

(Why didn't I use my Sigma 500mm f/4.5? Because I didn't know about the hides, and left it at home! Aaaaaarrrggh!)

I think my 300mm f/4 will keep being eclipsed by my 60-250mm f/4 for flexibility, and my Sigma 500mm f/4.5 for length, until I buy the Pentax Teleconverter when it appears. Then it will be a useful lightweight intermediate lens.

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