Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

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Doneworkin Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: Which telephoto lens for taking birds?

H2ODoctor wrote:

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.

Have used both, sold 400 5.6 after I got zoom.  Used 400 5.6 for several years with excellent results.  Bif the better of two.   Yes agree for perched birds  zoom is better.  Sold the 5.6 to fund zoom.  Wish I would have kept it

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II
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