Hello there guys.. i am bit newbie to all this called photography.. atm i keep reading forum manual etc from my camera and try to learn things..
while at same time watching some photo samples and dreaming..
i already started saving up money for my 1st L lens. (not that i gonna buy other anytime soon-some years, as my wife gonna kill me)
regarding my budget and what i wanna shoot..
well i only got the kit lens 18-135
i would want my new lens to be max about the size of 70-200 to use it for "all around" lens .as possible it is for this focal range.
(for the better image quality rather than my kit lens)
i would like to combine one of my trips with f1 and shoot photos there..
400L 2.8L is a dream lens but out of my budget..
so i want to try shoot f1 as near as possible regarding the focal range but with the image quality of this lens(as near is possible)..
(i guess not the same using the extender i got in mind and with lower apperture capability)
so for versatile and budget reasons i was thinking for 70-200 IS USM II+ 1.4x III or 2x III canon extender. or 100-400mm
(but i read reviews saying its a bit soft in addition with 70-200 reviews)
i keep watching differences between 70-200 different extenders ISO 12233 Chart 100% Crops (280mm and 400mm)and compare them to 100-400 crops but i got confused..
its hard to guess what are the differences at normal photos
regarding IQ i guess 70-200>100-400 but when extenders come to play
for 70-200 i am confused to what would be make my life easier for f1 shooting..
70-200 with 1.4 or 2.0 extender or 100-400 with max 1.4 extender if i see i need it...
so any opinions are welcome plz..
if u say 100-400 without extender is better than 70-200 with extenders
i may live with 18-135 for all around lens (till-if my next all around upgrade comes) and the 100-400 for special occasions.
damn you airvincent u made me want more range with your dream lens:p
also any help appreciated also from f1 shooters as to what focal ranges are a must for good shots..