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70-200 f2.8? / 100-400 - Canon v. Tamron ???

 
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Aug 12, 2018 18:23 |  #1

Hello all,
I'm getting ready to head out to Glacier National Park in two weeks. Soooo EXCITED!! I have a Canon 6DMii and a 24-105L f4.
I'm going to rent a lens as I can't afford one. I have the lower end covered well enough with my 24-105, but wondering about a longer lens.. Hoping to get some wildlife shots. Maybe the 70-200? 100-400? A prime 300 or 400?? Going to be hiking quite a bit so nothing too heavy.

Thoughts on what lens I should use? I've also been told Tamron lenses are great lenses as well. Just a shade under the "L" lenses. The are about half the cost to rent as well, which is fairly attractive.

Any advice is welcome and actually WANTED!! Right now I'm leaning towards the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 or maybe the Canon Prime 300 f2.8. UGH..too many choices.

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Aug 12, 2018 19:05 |  #2

100-400 no question since you are covered up to 105 already. Hope that helps.


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Aug 12, 2018 19:34 as a reply to  @ gossamer88's post |  #3

Thanks..... That was the 3rd option. I see you have quite a few Tamron lenses.... How are they.....quality-wise??




  
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Aug 12, 2018 19:44 |  #4

308Shooter wrote in post #18682989 (external link)
Thanks..... That was the 3rd option. I see you have quite a few Tamron lenses.... How are they.....quality-wise??

They're very good especially for the price. Build quality exceptional and they both have IS (VC)...something I need...LOL!

I picked up a 24-105 recently as I have regretted selling mine. Great walk-around and not afraid to beat-up, so to speak.

I've been wanting a super zoom for a while now. I would love the 100-400 V2, but it is prohibitively expensive! I borrowed my friend's Tamron 150-600. That thing is a beast!


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Aug 12, 2018 19:51 as a reply to  @ gossamer88's post |  #5

I'm with you on the finance part of it... That's why I'm renting. Do you have any shots to share with the 100-400 or the 150-600? I'd love to have a lens on the trip to "reach out and touch them". In terms of the IS... I'm as shaky as they come... Investing in a tripod and trigger release because of it.... IS is a MUST!!

Would love to see some samples.




  
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Aug 12, 2018 19:52 |  #6

Longer than 200. It is very rare that I carry my 24-105 and 70-200.

Have owned the 100-400, but it is a lens that would sit on the shelf. I did buy used and resold it for the same price. If you can carry the price of a lens for a while and resell it, it would almost certainly cost less than renting.

Sigma 150-600 contemporary would be my choice. Sport version if you have the funds.


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Aug 12, 2018 20:00 |  #7

308Shooter wrote in post #18683005 (external link)
I'm with you on the finance part of it... That's why I'm renting. Do you have any shots to share with the 100-400 or the 150-600? I'd love to have a lens on the trip to "reach out and touch them". In terms of the IS... I'm as shaky as they come... Investing in a tripod and trigger release because of it.... IS is a MUST!!

Would love to see some samples.

Here you go:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk​CRbArK (external link)


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Longer than 200. It is very rare that I carry my 24-105 and 70-200.

Have owned the 100-400, but it is a lens that would sit on the shelf. I did buy used and resold it for the same price. If you can carry the price of a lens for a while and resell it, it would almost certainly cost less than renting.

Sigma 150-600 contemporary would be my choice. Sport version if you have the funds.


Thank you.. Just curious. Why was the 100-400 a shelf sitter? Was it just the overlap? Quality? Just curious...




  
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Aug 12, 2018 20:13 |  #9

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18683007 (external link)
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Sigma 150-600 contemporary would be my choice. Sport version if you have the funds.

How much will it cost to have Arnold hump it for you all day?




  
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Aug 12, 2018 20:38 |  #10

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Thank you.. Just curious. Why was the 100-400 a shelf sitter? Was it just the overlap? Quality? Just curious...

Studio is the vast majority of my actual paid work. I hike and camp with my 9 year old boys, no way I'm carrying 70-200 and 100-400 at the same time, and the 70-200 is needed for some paid work and is sharp as hell at 200.

Both Mk I, btw.

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How much will it cost to have Arnold hump it for you all day?

After all the forum talk about how mirrorless is so much smaller/lighter, I'm convinced I am a bad azz Tennessee stud.

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Aug 12, 2018 20:39 |  #11

Also, the boys carry the water and food.


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Aug 12, 2018 20:58 |  #12

Cann 100-400, MkI, preferably.

I have the 70-200 f/4 IS MkI and the 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS MkI. While the 70-200 is a fun and excellent lens, it doesn't have the reach of the 100-400.

Below is a link to photos I took with the 100-400 at a local park, Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, VA, back in July. Most of the photos were shot at 400mm, and the heron and osprey shots are cropped considerably. This lens is the push/pull zoom, which has a great advantage with bird in flight shots. If I lose the bird, I can quickly zoom out to reacquire and zoom back in once i have it.

https://grahamglover.z​enfolio.com/p74174234 (external link)

On focal length I'd strongly recommend the 100-400. I wouldn't go prime. If you can go with the Canon MkI version, it may rent for less than the MkII. While not exactly a walk-around lens, I've used it that way for multiple days in a row and it was fine.

On Canon vs Tamron, I'd read reviews before choosing the Tamron. I've heard both good and bad about them.

Whatever you take, have a great time!

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Aug 12, 2018 21:22 |  #13

Great shots... great case for the 100-400. Not sure I can afford the Canon, but if the Tamron is even close to the quality, I'm thinking that may be the one.

Thanks for the wishes on the trip. It's gonna be a blast.




  
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Aug 13, 2018 13:54 |  #14

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Here you go:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk​CRbArK (external link)


Wow... Great shots... thanks for sharing. Those are really nice.




  
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Aug 13, 2018 13:57 |  #15

Decision made.... Between everyone's input and in speaking with my local camera shop...... I'm renting the Tamron 150-600 for my trip. Thanks for everyone's help and suggestion/information you provided.

MUCH APPRECIATED.

Wish my luck.

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