Canon 100-400mm V1 or 2X III extender with 70-200mm III for Safari?

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Re: Canon 100-400mm V1 or 2X III extender with 70-200mm III for Safari?

Wendy6 wrote:

Hello - I just upgraded my camera and had to purchase new lenses. I have the 24-70mm L II and I just bought the 70-200mm L III. We had to postpone or Safari in Tanzania until this coming February so before then, I need to make a decision on which option will be best quality-wise for my safari shots when I need to zoom.

I just don't feel like I'd probably get a ton of use out of the 100-400 and I really can only afford the original version if I buy it. My other option is to purchase the 2X III extender to use with my 70-200mm III lens. I know that I will lose 2 stops in the aperture with the extender so I don't know if things will just sort of equal out using it with my 70-200 or would I get better image quality with the original 100-400mm lens?

I appreciate any thoughts on this. : )

if it was me, i'd take the EF 24-70 f2.8 II and a canon 100-400 II, not v.1. that should cover a wide usable range. 70-200 is basically overlap if you to take a 24-70/100-400 setup.

i have all 3 lenses you noted and i wouldn't take all 3 on a safari, too much weight to carry and overlap in FL (focal length) as well. just my 2 cents.

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