Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
H2ODoctor Regular Member • Posts: 338
Re: Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

I have both the 400 F5.6 and the 100 - 400 II.  I use both.  If my intent is to photograph BIF only, I use the 400; if I expect to get perched birds, always the zoom.  The main advantage of the prime is that it s lighter, while the zoom has IS.  When I use a tripod the IS loses it’s advantage.

 H2ODoctor's gear list:H2ODoctor's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM +5 more
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