2019 update?: Which lens with 80D for sports (surfing) - Canon 400mm-f/5.6 or Canon 100-400mm ii?

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ohaya
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Re: 2019 update?: Which lens with 80D for sports (surfing)

borno wrote:

I love the 100-400mm ii for versatility, but I wish I still had the prime also. Shooting at a sandy salty beach from a gimble, I'd get the prime. JM2C

Actually you bring up a good point.

Checking, according to this, https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-5.6-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx, the 400mm f/5.6 is "partially weather sealed". Apparently that means " A lens mount gasket is not present, but the switches and focusing ring have moderate dust and moisture resistance. A front filter should be used for sealing purposes."

For the 100-400mm ii, I've found different "opinions", both ways :(.

Also, FYI, where I shoot from usually, it's not on the beach itself, or on sand (not so far, at least).

Jim

P.S.  I am like you, I wouldn't mind getting both, but I have a hard time justifying that, logically :)!

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