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Jul 23, 2012 11:32 |  #1

I really feel that eventually picking up a 100-400 to add to my kit. I know there is some redundancy but I really feel my 70-200 is a people/stage/school function type lens where the 100-400 would be my lens for the sports. 200 just comes up short.

anyone have both and/or feel both makes for a good combo?


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Jul 23, 2012 11:45 |  #2

Been wondering the same thing. I hardly use my 70-200 F2.8/L at night and even on a crop I need more distance when birding. I considered the 400 F/5.6L but the 100-400 L is only $250 more and comes with IS.


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Jul 23, 2012 11:47 |  #3

Talley wrote in post #14757012 (external link)
I really feel that eventually picking up a 100-400 to add to my kit. I know there is some redundancy but I really feel my 70-200 is a people/stage/school function type lens where the 100-400 would be my lens for the sports. 200 just comes up short.

anyone have both and/or feel both makes for a good combo?

I have and use both but since I primarly shoot Eagles and wildlife I use my 100-400 much more.

I see lens for sale because they don't use it enough but my 70-200 don't get used much but I will not sell it.

I have 32 different lens that are seldom used but they are not for sale.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 11:48 as a reply to  @ Rabid's post |  #4

I have both for the same reasons you are contemplating. Except for the money it ties up, it is a great combo. The only sport I shoot is softball. I buy a 100-400 used every year in the spring and then sell it at the end of the summer. That way I have one every softball season and don't tie up the money all year and I don't ever really lose much on the cost of the lens.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 11:49 |  #5

I went through the same issue after buying a 100-400. The 70-200 was rarely used so I finally sold it and filled in that gap with primes for school functions and portraits.


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Jul 23, 2012 12:59 |  #6

I consider my self an advanced amateur in photog. and I get and sell different lenses as I need them being that I ma limited with $ as I am sure other are...

For a while I had both (2-3 years) but I used the 70-200 more often as it was a faster lens so I sold the 100-400 and I must admit it was hard to part with it but I only really missed it once or twice since I sold it.


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Jul 23, 2012 13:46 |  #7

I have both and typically use them when shooting racing events (typically bicycle and auto). They complement each other well.


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Jul 23, 2012 13:58 |  #8

I went with the 70-300L, but I don't own a 70-200 of any flavor. The 70-300L pairs very well with a crop camera and I picked it over the 100-400 for size and for me a more useful focal range. Also better IQ (very sharp wide open), AF, and IS, along with dust and weather sealing.


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Jul 23, 2012 14:02 |  #9

I have both, but my 70-200 is the f/4 IS version. I kept the 70-200 as a lighter weight alternative when I do not need the reach of the 100-400L. The f/2.8 version is about the same size & weight as the 100-400L, so it wouldn't offer this advantage.


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Jul 23, 2012 14:03 |  #10

I own both, but the 100-400 is rarely ever around these days...
I never seem to be in a position to need it, but my friends do, so it gets to see a lot of places that I never will... it's been to 5 or 6 air shows in the last 2 years (I have been to zero). Its been to Italy, and is currently in Turks & Caicos for the next 3 weeks....
Last time I used it for pics, was 1.5 years ago on my own trip to the Carribeans.

I have thought about selling it, and getting a 2X III converter for it instead


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Jul 23, 2012 15:32 |  #11

I have both and use the 70-200mm 2.8 more than the 100-400mm. I do have opportunities with animals and sports to use the 100-400mm and would have to be without either one. I think it depends on the individual and what you shoot.


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Jul 23, 2012 16:10 |  #12

I have both as I feel that each fulfills a different requirement. I use the 70-200 mostly when shooting portraits, and the 100-400 for the odd occasion when I can drag myself along to a MotoGP.


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Jul 23, 2012 16:28 |  #13

I've just ordered a 70-200 2.8 IS L MkII today but I also have and intend to keep a Sigma 120-400 OS and a Sigma 150-500 OS, mainly for aviation shots on my 2 bodies. I can't wait to get my new MkII though.


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Jul 23, 2012 17:36 |  #14

Own and use both.
70-200 for NASCAR and NHRA.
100-400 for birds, critters and airshows.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 18:39 as a reply to  @ Skul's post |  #15

I have both .. and use both. Having a second body (FF and 1.6) makes it more useful to keep both. When shooting close to home I have them both in the car, with the 70-200 on the 5DII and the 100-400 on the XSi.
I know I'd regret selling either, so as long as you can afford to tie up money in lenses then I'd say keep them. It's not like they depreciate much ;)


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