EF500mmf5.6LIS

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
mattr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,527
Re: EF500mmf5.6LIS

Steve Balcombe wrote:

That was a big part of my motivation for choosing the 300/2.8L II plus Extenders. It's light enough to carry on my back all day in a reasonably sized bag, and it's hand-holdable for moderate periods. It's a pleasure to use on a very light monopod.

I've had the rather odd experience, two or three times now, of people with 500/4's looking approvingly (longingly?) at my smaller, lighter 600/5.6 combo. It's quite funny really - like lens envy in reverse!

Do you have a link to 100% crops wide open from your 2xTC combo (with 7D)?

I used extensively a 70-200/2.8II with the 2xTCIII with a 60D and 5D2 in the past. Results were quite good when stopped down 2/3 stop, however autofocus suffered and I hesitate to buy a lens with the plan to use it most of the time with a 2xTC. Moreover, such a system needs to be excellent wide open IMO. The idea to always stop down a little seems wasteful to me (why carry the glass for the wide aperture if it is not used most of the time?).

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