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Dec 22, 2013 07:41 |  #1

For shooting wildlife and general outdoor shots with my 60D would I be smarter going to a Tamron 70-200 2.8 with teleconverter which I could also shoot indoors with out converter or going with a canon 100-400 L to get the best and sharpest images.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 08:03 |  #2

Heya,

400L.

Don't get teleconverters unless you want slower glass and less sharpness. Get a lens that works the focal length you need without a teleconverter. Get a teleconverter only if there's no possible way to get a full length lens. Even then, I'd still try to avoid teleconverters.

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Dec 22, 2013 08:06 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #3

I agree with MalVeauX.

IMO the 100-400L would be more versatile than the 400L. Other than that (and IS) the 400L.


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Dec 22, 2013 08:19 |  #4

For wildlife, you'll find the 100-400L is always at 400mm. For that reason, the 400mm f/5.6L (400L) is a better choice - BUT - the 400L does not have IS so you'll have to do things to control camera shake if you want good results.

Optically the 400L is a better lens than the 100-400L. I ended up going from the 400L to the 100-400L simply because I am shooting outdoor sports and needed the zoom more than the slightly better IQ.

For general outdoor shots the 70-200 f4L IS is a better lens than the Tamron (see the-digital-picture.com review of the Tamron) and will cost you less $.


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Dec 22, 2013 08:21 |  #5

^^ That. And if you want a 400 prime you can carry, try the 400 DO. I own it, and the 100-400.

The 100-400 at 400 is excellent, and much cheaper than the DO.


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