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May 06, 2016 15:02 |  #16

Jericobot wrote in post #17997919 (external link)
If limited to one lens I'd get rid of my dslr altogether. And that's what I did almost 2 years ago. Sold everything and got the Sony RX1.

What kind of focal length range do you have on that?

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May 06, 2016 15:23 |  #17

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If money was not an obstacle, would you like a 200-400 w/1.4X? From a few previous posts of yours, I know you find the 100mm a bit too long for some of your applications..... hence my question.

Same question to CyberDS: have you have a chance to use a 200-400 f/4 w/1.4X? and if so, would you consider having it instead of your 500 f/4?

No, the 200-400mm weighs as much as a 500mm prime, in which case I'd take the 500mm.

But the hand hold-ability and ease of use of the 100-400mm is a big part of why it would be my "only lens"

Frankly, if "money were no object", I'd still not take the 200-400mm. It would be 7D2 and 100-400mm around my neck and 1Dx2 attached to a MkII 500mm prime on tripod/monopod depending on situation.

My "money is an object" solution is about the same currently. 7D2 on 100-400mm MkII and 1D4 on 500mm IS version 1.

Like Tom, I totally agree that the 200-400mm is an awesome lens and for some applications it may be a best choice. But frankly for the price, and the fact that the MkII 100-400mm essentially equals it in IQ, well, I'll save $8K

If you really want a 200-400mm, another lens to look very closely at is the SIGMA 120-300mm f/2.8 IMHO a much more useful lens. A little lighter weight, and you get wider down to 120mm, faster aperture @ f/2.8, and with a 1.4x your besting the reach of the 200-400mm.


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May 06, 2016 15:24 |  #18

My 24-70 II is on my body almost all the time, I think this would be the 'one' lens I would keep.


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May 06, 2016 17:03 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #19

Thanks for your reply, Jake


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May 07, 2016 22:00 |  #20

I love my Sigma 50 - 150. It pretty much stays on my 7d.


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