Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

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Jim Ehrmin Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

I'm using a Canon 80D with a Canon 100-400 II lens for birding. I'm getting excellent results with the crop sensor.

I have one of the custom modes set to focus on one focus point. If I can get the one point on the bird's body, I usually get the shot. The other custom mode is set to nine focus points and Al servo. The focus is very fast. I don't feel a need for more "reach". Works great on tiny birds in trees or on drippers and large birds.

We moved to Corpus Christi, Texas a year and a half ago from Seattle. I've shot landscapes for decades but not much in the way of landscapes here. CC is a birding migration route and amazing birds and many good viewing platforms. I love this lens. It is tack sharp and the IS works great. I never use a tripod.

Jim Ehrmin

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