100-400 paired with A9/1.4x TE or A7IV in crop mode?

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Geekapoo
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Re: 100-400 paired with A9/1.4x TE or A7IV in crop mode?

john_name_taken wrote:

What you really want is the a1, which you excluded. It gives you usable 600 and 1.4x 840 @ 20.6MP in APSC. Someone mentioned that pairing up an a1 with 70-350 will give you a very capable and lightweight package for 525mm, but it's hard to justify when I can get a R4 in very good used condition for less than 2/5 of the price.

Don't bother with 2xTE.

Yea, the A1 or the Canon R5 (as suggested earlier) would be the best way to go given my issue with weight. Interesting comment about the 2XTE..my gut feeling is to steer clear of it as well, otherwise I'd more seriously consider the A9/100-400/2xTE.

The A7RIV does seem like my best option given the particulars...just need now to reduce my concerns about high ISO noise, though I think at most I'll go 6400 but in general, try to keep the camera at 3200 max ISO with the camera in crop mode.

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