Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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RJPeter Regular Member • Posts: 360
Re: Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

I think it depends on your ability to carry either lens. The 600mm will restrict you far more than the 500mm. The 500mm is practical on a monopod.

How far from your car are you going to move with either lens ? If you have specific subjects in mind maybe the 600mm would be ok.

I think the 500mm with a 1.4x TC is more versatile. Too many people say longer is better; I don't agree when more weight and size means you will not be as quick. The extra money spent will cause some shots to be missed.

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