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Jul 23, 2012 00:24 |  #1

I currently own a Canon 70-300mm L lens which I use mainly to photograph wildlife (am a frequent traveler to Costa Rica). Generally I have been very happy with the lens. I have an opportunity to buy a Sigma 120-400mm (Canon mount) for what seems like an excellent price: $600 and it's less than 2 years old. I don't absolutely need to have it but seems like the deal is too good to pass up and I do plan to taking more trips to Costa Rica as well as Brasil and Amazonia. So my question is: is this overkill, having both the Canon 70-300mm L AND the Sigma 120-400mm or can there be justification for owning both? Thank You.


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Jul 23, 2012 01:43 |  #2

it's probably overkill...although i'd think you'd come up short quite often with only 300mm...so something longer than that would be good...maybe a 400L?


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Jul 23, 2012 11:18 |  #3

You're not gonna like the IQ compared to the 70-300, but the extra reach might be beneficial. I would concur with the 400 5.6 instead.


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Jul 23, 2012 12:36 as a reply to  @ huntersdad's post |  #4

I should have also mentioned that I also own a Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS lens. Based on both replies thus far maybe the better thing to do is to forego the Sigma and sell the Canon 70-300mm L for the Canon 400mm L.


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Jul 23, 2012 12:39 |  #5

Bogino wrote in post #14757337 (external link)
I should have also mentioned that I also own a Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS lens. Based on both replies thus far maybe the better thing to do is to forego the Sigma and sell the Canon 70-300mm L for the Canon 400mm L.

That's what I'd do.




  
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Jul 26, 2012 23:48 |  #6

Keep in mind doing that, as wonderful as the IQ is of the 400mm L prime, you use the ability to zoom, if that's something important to you.


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Jul 27, 2012 06:13 |  #7

Forget the zoom... get the 400mm 5.6 prime!




  
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