rebelsimon wrote in post #18143928
Thread title says it all. I'm looking for something long on a budget. My longest lens is currently a 135mm f2.
While I'd love a 100-400 ii, or a 120-300mm, I'm trying to keep this to a maximum budget of $1500 canadian.
Mostly for a bit of wildlife, but a bonus if I can work it into my wedding work.
As of right now it looks like the 300mm f4 is going to be it, thoughts?
I started with a 150-600 both on APS-C, APS-H and Full Frame.
I most commonly now use a 300 F4L IS on an APS-C and Full Frame.
It's a very personal preference for the user. It's not universal. It really depends on what wildlife you're targeting, how close you can get, the look you want, etc.
I bird and shoot in very low light, so 300 F4L IS on a monopod for me is ideal, and great hand held. The image quality is great and the IS is useful even if it's older tech. You can get this lens for fairly cheap these days 2nd hand. I got mine for $550 USD from KEH.com.