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Dec 31, 2014 09:05 |  #16

DreDaze wrote in post #17358004 (external link)
you don't really need a fast aperture for shooting wildlife...you need reach, with the ISO capabilities of todays cameras you can easily shoot at f5.6-f8, and have a fast enough shutter speed...

the 100-400L is a good lens, but i wouldn't pay $950 for a used one...there are a bunch flooding the market right now, and imo the value is below that

Good observation, thanks. I always shoot at faster than 1/1000 for birds, but somehow I was not connecting to the IS performance.

Where did you see a flood of the 100-400's for under $950? I'd be interested. Out of five ads here on POTN there is only one below that.


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Dec 31, 2014 10:23 |  #17

Lbsimon wrote in post #17358868 (external link)
Good observation, thanks. I always shoot at faster than 1/1000 for birds, but somehow I was not connecting to the IS performance.

Where did you see a flood of the 100-400's for under $950? I'd be interested. Out of five ads here on POTN there is only one below that.

if you look at ebay completed listings you'll see the price is dropping:
http://www.ebay.com …omplete=1&LH_So​ld=1&rt=nc (external link)

also, just because those ads are asking more doesn't mean they are getting it...the guy asking $1,200 must be high...the one that was the lowest price wasn't even getting any action at $890, he's dropped the price to $850


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Dec 31, 2014 10:38 |  #18

I justified my purchase of the EF 70-300 L IS USM specifically for boat travel to the Bahamas and attending an Indy Car race in Baltimore. While it does not offer more speed (Aperture) that you requested, it does offer outstanding "IS" (4 Stops) and the greater reach you would want for travel. I have been amazed at what it allowed me to accomplish. I did purchase a 100/2.0 for Indoor Concerts to stop the motion blur at times, but still switch to this lens for all its versatility in so many situations. Oh, and priced at about $1450 USD now, it can be had in Excellent Used for about $950 USD. There is no better 70-300 mm Zoom at Wide Open than this from anyone. Consider it carefully. I'd never take it over the 100-400 Ver 1.

Perceived concerns were Reach, Travel, Wildlife, Portrait, Speed, IS, Quality, Price at 1K... 7 out of 8 isn't bad!


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Dec 31, 2014 10:41 |  #19

I guess what you need is the 70-300L

As the 100-400 v2 is out there i'm pretty sure you'll find a good deal on that one within your budget.


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Dec 31, 2014 11:07 |  #20

DreDaze wrote in post #17358004 (external link)
the 100-400L is a good lens, but i wouldn't pay $950 for a used one...there are a bunch flooding the market right now, and imo the value is below that

Tell me about it. I have one for sale. Pricing seems to be in turmoil now ... KEH (external link) sells used ones for $1200-1300 and offers $780 to buy one, but I can't sell one for $850.

Anyway, the Canon 100-400 is a wonderful lens and is very compact and relatively light weight, big advantages when you are travelling.


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Dec 31, 2014 14:08 |  #21

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #17359004 (external link)
There is no better 300 mm Zoom at Wide Open than this from anyone.

i consider the 120-300Sport better...


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Dec 31, 2014 21:48 |  #22

True, I meant 70-300 Zoom. Forgot about the Sigma. I've corrected my post.

The Sigma is certainly very nice!

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