RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and RF extenders

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gimp_dad Senior Member • Posts: 1,810
Re: I missed the part where Canon claimed this was a birding lens

BirdShooter7 wrote:

Yes 200mm is short for soccer and that’s where the frustration comes in and all the TC’s. They get the 70-200 because they are getting blurry shots so the salesperson says they need the f/2.8 to replace their non-L 70-300. Unfortunately that is too short so they buy the 2x TC but then it’s too slow again. Then they see what your 400mm f/2.8 costs and they give up and crop the 200mm shots.

I almost never see any white lens on a soccer parent's camera and certainly not a 70-200/2.8L of any kind. For the price issue you mention they usually get a first party 70-300 or  tamron 100-400. It actually works fine on a Nikon 7200 or T7 class body for entry to mid-level soccer action. Until high school and college they play in bright daylight 100% of the time. I've spent 30 years on these soccer fields up to college level but mostly competitive youth leagues. Once they are in high school the parents realize they cant really follow the action well enough anyway so they ask me to get some shots of their kids.

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