For landscapes, 70-300 or 100-400?

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Strangelight Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: For landscapes, 70-300 or 100-400?

I rented the 100-400 GM a couple of years ago for a trip and, as you say, carrying it plus another lens to cover other focal lengths on long walks is no picnic - especially if you're also bringing along a tripod for the benefit of the 100-400.

I'd like to have the GM (or a 100-400 more generally) in a 'money / weight no object' world, but I can't justify it given how little use I think it would see.

I do agree in principle with Foto4x4's comment about 70-300s sitting in a no-man's land: when I had one, I found it too short for anything but the largest and closest birds (huge Andean condors in the Colca Canyon in my case).  I also agree that at 3-400mm, atmospheric effects will wipe out a lot of differences in sharpness etc. between these lenses.  In my experience the idea of taking super-long landscapes like that has always been more appealing than the outcomes.

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