Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
aglake Regular Member • Posts: 394
Re: Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

Jim Ehrmin wrote:

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

This is what I use as well.  When I went looking for a telephoto, I tried both the Sigma 150-600C and the Canon 100-400 II.  For me, the large objective lens way out on the end of the Sigma was just too difficult to handhold but the 100-400 balanced better.  I'm not doing as well for BIF (except for the red-tailed hawks soaring above me) as I'd like, but that is a problem with my technique, not my camera.

 aglake's gear list:aglake's gear list
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Canon EOS 80D Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5–5.6 IS STM +3 more
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