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May 01, 2012 16:34 |  #1

I have a Canon 460D with a lens 70 X 300 I'm thinking about upgrading to a bigger lens is there any pit falls I should look out for
I have around £1000.00 – £1500.00

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May 01, 2012 20:01 |  #2

are you buying used? or new?




  
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May 02, 2012 03:24 |  #3

I'll be buying new one




  
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May 02, 2012 03:31 |  #4
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Canon 460D?


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May 02, 2012 07:11 |  #5

My mistake it is Canon 400D




  
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May 02, 2012 07:16 |  #6

I would recommend the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM. But more information on what you are shooting would be helpful.

Not sure what you mean by pitfalls. Either get a new one, or a used one in good shape.


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May 02, 2012 07:22 |  #7

Since you haven't given us any details I'll fill them out for you and suggest you buy an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with a Canon EF 2x III extender. I went a *little* bit over your budget, but what the heck, we only live once! :D


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May 02, 2012 07:23 |  #8

I was thinking of wild life birds etc, I would buy a new one, pitfall watch should I look out for before I buy




  
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May 02, 2012 07:33 |  #9

Assuming you are keeping the 70-300mm, Warbird's suggestion of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM is a good choice for wild life and birds. Keep in mind that the effective field of view of the 70-300mm is 112-480mm and the proposed 100-400mm will take you out to 160-640mm. At these zoom levels and lens weights you will need a quality tripod.




  
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May 02, 2012 09:32 |  #10

100-400 isn't my favorite lens, I don't care for the zoom mechanism. If I were looking for more reach I'd look at the 400mm f/4.

you might look into if one of the Kenko TC's will work with your current lens (not sure which one you have). you'd get more reach and not spend a lot of money with one of those.




  
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May 02, 2012 12:40 |  #11

Excuse my ignore what is a Kenko TC's




  
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May 02, 2012 12:45 as a reply to  @ Bob 38's post |  #12

Sigma 150-500 is another good lens within the price range


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May 02, 2012 12:50 |  #13

Bob 38 wrote in post #14362232 (external link)
I have a Canon 460D with a lens 70 X 300 I'm thinking about upgrading to a bigger lens is there any pit falls I should look out for
I have around £1000.00 – £1500.00

Thank you

My pick would be the Canon 100-400




  
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May 02, 2012 12:58 |  #14

Kenko TC's...Kenko is a manufacturer and TC=teleconverter, an inexpensive way to increase the focal length of a lens. Unfortunately light loss is substantial and image quality as suffers.




  
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May 03, 2012 07:38 |  #15

Sears Auto 3X Tele Camera Lens Converter for 35mm SLR camera Canon FD fitting
Would the above fit onto Canon 400D




  
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