birding with canon glass on sony bodies and TC ?
Hello Canon shooters
A sony shooter here but still use a lot of canon lenses and have some questions on a few things to get your opinions and feedback
I have been getting into more birding as of late and have been using some of my canon lenses to do so
I currently have the 70-200mm F4 version 1 No IS but very sharp and small easy to carry around can except tele converters but not nearly the reach for optimal birding native or even with 1.4x TC
70-300mm f:4-5.6 IS USM L nice lens I like the way it zooms over the push pull of the 100-400 version 1 a bit lighter and smaller than the 100-400 but not quite as sharp (but very close at least my copy) as the 100-400 doesn't except any TC's
100-400mm f:4.5-5.6 IS USM L version 1 nice all around long zoom for wildlife and birding. not a fan of the push pull design but I live with it. sharpest of the three canon zooms I have at this time but the 70-200 is pretty darn close. it will except TC's but only the 1.4 is practical at leas for me with as f8-f11 would be tough to work with with any dim light shooting i.e. dusk and dawn
I aslo have the canon 1.4x II TC for use with the 70-200 and 100-400
so question for those that have the 100-400mm V1
with the lens I have would you trade the 100-400 lens to the 400mm 5.6 prime which is what I am contemplating
also for those the use the 1.4 TC's how much better is the version III over the II is it worth the upgrade?
I use all of these lenses mostly on a sony a6500 and sometimes on a A7III both of which have IBIS so that would not be an issue with the 400mm 5.6 prime
I am getting older and packing the big heavy lenses is not my thing as much as it used to be and that is one of the main reasons I am considering the swap of the 100-400 to the 400 prime
I know going native is alway best with any system but since sony doesn't make a 400mm 5.6 prime yet and I can't afford the 200-600 right now either the 400mm canon prime is looking very attractive
so whats your thoughts on what may be my best options with canon glass for birding on somewhat of a budget (1200 -1400) range. Im open to all suggestions and opinions
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