Original Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS with 2X teleconverters?

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rsn48 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,755
Re: Original Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS with 2X teleconverters?

As an experiment, try shooting from your car.  Birds are hardwired to not trust humans - smart birds.  But they don't fear cars. If you can do this and are happy with the results, you can try purchasing a cheaper "blind" from Walmart.

A Canadian wildlife photographer started using blinds and said it worked so well, he stopped using longer lenses. You set the blind up and after you go in, read a book for about twenty minutes, how long birds to take settle after seeing a human.

If you do use a TC, I echo using a 1.4, not a 2. More 2 converters have been sold over the decades and almost all of them were never used frequently - disappointment. Kenko has a good rep and are reasonably priced.

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