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Mar 03, 2009 23:37 |  #16

Bubble wrote in post #7445976 (external link)
more reach is better. you will need AT LEAST 400mm for surfing. Ideal is 500mm, best is 600mm. But since budget is your limited, 400mm f/5.6 is the best choice. 100-400 is also good due to the zoom ability but if you don't have a bright sunny day then you're done.

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check unders sport. 90% of picture there taken with 600IS lens.

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If I only shot surfing, then the 400 f/5.6 would be the best choice for a modest budget. however, the flexabilty of the 100-400 allows me much more scope with other subjects
My surfing gallery (external link)with the 100-400


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Mar 05, 2009 20:31 |  #17

400 5.6
if you can afford it, get the 500 f4. everything else is going to be too short.




  
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Mar 05, 2009 20:56 |  #18

Remember guys he's on a crop too.

Is this lens hand holdable? If not, a tripod may be in your future as well...




  
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Mar 05, 2009 21:50 |  #19
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cccc wrote in post #7464128 (external link)
Remember guys he's on a crop too.

Is this lens hand holdable? If not, a tripod may be in your future as well...

either 400mm f/5.6 or 500IS, you can handhold them all. :)


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Mar 05, 2009 23:46 |  #20

Bubble wrote in post #7464459 (external link)
either 400mm f/5.6 or 500IS, you can handhold them all. :)

Although handholding a 500/4 will turn you into arnold holding it all day :D

I don't think you will go 500/4 but just remember if you do, the costs associated with the tripod/head/gimbal setup for the best use of it.


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Mar 07, 2009 00:35 |  #21

Get a Bogen 3421 gimbal head. Great gimbal style head for the price.




  
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Mar 09, 2009 00:12 |  #22

my job better pay well this summer eh?


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Mar 09, 2009 02:58 |  #23

I'd start with a used 400/5.6L. It would be great if you got paid for it.


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