Telephoto zoom for wildlife

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JerryriggedTECH Senior Member • Posts: 1,066
Telephoto zoom for wildlife

I'm planning a trip to Yellowstone for the next year or so. Hoping to get some good wildlife photos. Between now and then, I'm planning to pick up the R5. I am very satisfied with my current glass setup, but don't have anything super long. My 70-200 is an awesome lens, but I think I'll need at LEAST 400mm if not more. So I have a few options:

1) Current EF 70-200 2.8 IS with 2x extender ($430 for the extender).

2) EF 100-400mm II ($2400)

3) Sigma 150-600 f/5.0-6.3 sport ($1850)

4) RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1 ($2700 - ouch)

5) Other??

Where I live in California, I have lots of options for wildlife photos - not too far from Yosemite. I'm willing to go as high as the mid $2K range. Experience or advise for me on any of these options or other option I haven't considered much appreciated! Thanks!!

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EOS R (x2), 5D4
EF-S 10-18 IS STM
EF Zooms: 16-35 f/4L, 24-70 f/2.8L II, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II,
EF/RF Primes: 35mm f/1.4L II, RF 50 f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.4L IS, 100mm f/2.8L Macro

 JerryriggedTECH's gear list:JerryriggedTECH's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS R Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM +5 more
Canon EOS R5
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