New Wildlife Set-up -- from 7D ii to Canon/Sony Mirrorless

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Norm Neely Senior Member • Posts: 2,586
Re: New Wildlife Set-up -- from 7D ii to Canon/Sony Mirrorless

Mike-G wrote:

I use a Canon 7D ii with the Canon 100-400 IS II lens for wildlife photography (probably 90% birds, other critters as able). I also have a 1.4 iii TC that I've used sparingly.

I'm primarily looking for improved AF and image quality. My favorite flying subjects are swallows, Kingbirds, and waterfowl, but quite honestly I'll try to shoot anything that flies. I live in Nebraska, where even the Robins and Grackles can be skittish, so reach is always an issue.

With my $6K budget,

I have two thoughts, one is a lttile over budget the other is under budget

1) Canon 400/2.8 L IS II USM condition 9 $6,398.95

With the 1.4 iii TC your at F/4 2.iii TC your at F /5.6

2) Canon Telephoto 600mm f/4.0L EF USM Auto Focus Lens condition 8+ $4,199.95

1.4 iii TC your at F/5.6

Both at B&H Photo

Both of these lenses will be great on the 7D mark ii

With choice number 1 you will be able to get a lot of shots in the morning and evening you can't get now. Even the 600mm at F/4 is very good

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