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DonC65
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Oct 19, 2003 15:34 |  #1

Hi All,

I'm looking to get a longer lens for wildlife. Was thinking either the sigma 50-500 ex or the 100-300 ex with a 1.4 tc. Just wondering which would be better.

Thanks,
Don




  
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defordphoto
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Oct 19, 2003 17:17 |  #2

Pretty much spend as much as your budget can afford. How about a 400/500/600 prime and a 1.4TC?

I sure can't afford it, but that'd be my first choice.

But I sure have seen some amazing stuff from that 50-500.


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Oct 20, 2003 07:49 |  #3

DonC65 wrote:
Hi All,

I'm looking to get a longer lens for wildlife. Was thinking either the sigma 50-500 ex or the 100-300 ex with a 1.4 tc. Just wondering which would be better.

Thanks,
Don

You will lose your AF when you put the 1.4 teleconvertor on those lenses. That's not the end of the world but you should be prepared.


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bfaust
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Oct 20, 2003 09:04 |  #4

I use a 75 - 300 canon IS with a 1.4 doubler and only lose auto focus at the extreme 300 end. At about 250 (?) it works fine.




  
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