IlliniFan99 wrote in post #16751111
Going to the zoo later this week. I'll be taking my 70-200L
f/4 IS and a 1.4X extender. What's a good compliment for taking pictures of both the animals in the zoo and my animals (kids)?
I'm thinking the 135L
It has the added benefit of being a decent choice for indoor sports it seems.
Seems like a good time to buy one with the rebate Canon has right now.
Any other suggestions?
I don't see why you'd want a 135L for this purpose when the 70-200 F4L IS is more appropriate in general. Animals/kids, they don't tend to sit still, and having a static long focal length means you're required to be a certain distance away and it really affects your ability to do lots of compositions. The 135L is a phenomenal lens of course, but, in this particular usage, I wouldn't go for it. I would actually have said the 70-200 F4L IS but you already have that lens. And an extender. So you're actually good to go as it is, since that already covers the next suggestion I would have made, which is the 300L or the 100-400L.
As for kids, I would go for a shorter focal length zoom, or a medium prime. 35~85mm.