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14th of January 2010 (Thu), 23:07
I'm taking a weeklong trip to Gatlinburg TN in July and will be visiting the GSMNP.
I currently have an XTI with these lenses.
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
Canon 75-300 F/4.0-5.6
I am interested in renting a lens for the week. Specifically for wildlife photos. (Dont wanna get too close!)
Any thoughts on what lens I should rent would be appreciated!
15th of January 2010 (Fri), 06:55
I think 400 mm will be enough reach, f4 if you can, or f5.6.
15th of January 2010 (Fri), 08:10
When I went this fall 400 is long enough most of the times. However I kind of struggled alot of times with my slower 400 5.6, When I go back this year I will prob rent the 500 f4.
22nd of January 2010 (Fri), 03:37
I would go with the 500mm f4 with the 1.4 teleconvertet as an option. Also make sure you have a good tripod with a wimberly type head on it. Good luck and have fun.
2nd of February 2010 (Tue), 18:16
the 400 will work just fine, most bear shots will be from 50yds to 100 yds
water falls wide angle, and most of all in july there will be plenty of people with you,
6th of February 2010 (Sat), 18:14
In Cades Cove the 100-400 will work fine out in the open. While in the woods a 70-200 2.8 works better..
22nd of February 2010 (Mon), 13:29
Try renting a 70-200mm 2.8 and a 1.4X, I wouldn't recommend a 2x but if you were ok with that it would make the lens a 140-400mm at 5.6
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