Considering the 80D with 100-400 II

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AverageJoe123 New Member • Posts: 8
Considering the 80D with 100-400 II

Hi everyone,

I posted this question in the 300D-760D forum as well but I would be happy to hear your opinions as well because I see many of you have experience with the 80D.

I apologize for the long post

I currently have the 600D with the Canon 70-200 f4 IS that I bought before a safari trip to Africa a few years ago.

I had to crop a lot but most of the time I got decent shots, although I thought this lens will provide sharper photos than what I get.

Now I'm planning another trip to Africa and I'm having trouble considering an upgrade.

Based on this comparison on the 60D which has the same sensor as my 600D-

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=972&Camera=736&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=404&CameraComp=736&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0

the 100-400 looks even less sharp than the 70-200.

Will it actually be so not sharp?

I also saw this video which confused me even more-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDbUIfB5YUc

He says that EF lens will not provide sharp results on an APSC body compared to FF but when cropping it will provide photos with larger resolution.

I'm considering these options:

1. buying a 80D and using with my 70-200. The 24 MP will help me with cropping compared to the 600D 18MP.

2. buying both 80D and 100-400 II

But based on reviews I read, I'm not sure how much improvment in sharpness (mainly with the 70-200), ISO preformance and focus system I will get compared to the 600D.

We don't have the 80D and the 100-400 to rent here yet, so I can't try them out.

this is a 100% crop with the 70-200. not sharp in my opinion..

Thank you,

Avi

Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5) Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 80D
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