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Connor ­ P ­ Price
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Sep 13, 2007 14:29 |  #1

Sorry about the long post. Due to finances this will be a few months away so I've got all the time in the world to think about it, but i want something with a bit more reach than my 70-200. I'm currently considering:

Canon 300 f/4L IS
Canon 400 f/5.6L
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
Tamron 200-500 f/5-6.3 Di LD IF

While the shortest of the bunch, the 300 will have the best IQ, widest aperture and IS.

The 400 will reach a little farther, and still have wonderful IQ, but lose a stop and IS.

The 100-400 still has great IQ, a reasonable wide aperture although not fixed, and IS but is the most expensive.

The Tamron wont quite match up optically, but would be the most versatile focal length as its the only zoom and the cheapest of the bunch. Does anyone have experience with this lens? (I don't know much about tamron)

These lenses are all in the 1000 dollar range give or take a couple hundred, if there are any other lenses i should consider, throw them into the mix. Any and all input is appreciated.


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Sep 13, 2007 14:30 |  #2

100-400


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Sep 13, 2007 14:43 |  #3

second the 100-400




  
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Sep 13, 2007 15:04 as a reply to  @ kaitanium's post |  #4

hey
why don't you considere the 300-800 mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
ok i am jocking
the 300mm lens is very nice one but i think it will be not enough it is to close to the 200 i would probably step up one and try the 400


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Sep 13, 2007 16:51 |  #5

300 + 1.4x tc. gives you IS which is useful for such a long focal length.


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Sep 13, 2007 16:53 |  #6

Thanks for the input guys, i kinda figured the majority would be for the 100-400, expensive but quite possibly worth it. I feel like most of the time I'd have it at 400 anyways which makes me think the 400 prime might be a better choice but i would hate to miss something up close because i've got a really long prime on. So many things to consider, its driving me crazy! lol


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Sep 13, 2007 16:58 |  #7

I was trying to make thid choice not long ago and I opted for the 100-400. SO far I have been pretty happy with it. I have not really put it through it's paces but have taken it out for some quick outings. I don't know if i would give up the IS to get the 400 unless you knew that you would always have a mono/tripod attached.

Yoy could also look at the Sigma 80-400. From what I have read and seen (on the webs) the IQ is pretty good, the downside may be the focus speed.


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Sep 13, 2007 17:07 |  #8

sell 70-200 and buy 70-300IS :)



  
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Sep 13, 2007 18:08 |  #9

100-400 ftw!


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Sep 13, 2007 18:34 |  #10

100-400. You're lucky, you can go down the road to Canoga Camera and do a hands-on with all of your choices.




  
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Sep 14, 2007 01:00 |  #11

Check this post. There was already talking about similar items...
https://photography-on-the.net …light=best+wild​+life+lens


My current status: Canon 7D Mark II / Canon 5D Mark II / 17-40 f4.0L / 24-70 f2,8L / 70-200 f2.8L / 300mm f2.8 / 50mm f1.8 / 100mm f2.8 macro/ Speedlight 550EX / 1,4 extender
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Sep 14, 2007 01:01 |  #12

Connor P Price wrote in post #3923875 (external link)
Thanks for the input guys, i kinda figured the majority would be for the 100-400, expensive but quite possibly worth it. I feel like most of the time I'd have it at 400 anyways which makes me think the 400 prime might be a better choice but i would hate to miss something up close because i've got a really long prime on. So many things to consider, its driving me crazy! lol

After 10 days I'm still crazy and can't decide what lens to take so get used to it ^^


My current status: Canon 7D Mark II / Canon 5D Mark II / 17-40 f4.0L / 24-70 f2,8L / 70-200 f2.8L / 300mm f2.8 / 50mm f1.8 / 100mm f2.8 macro/ Speedlight 550EX / 1,4 extender
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Sep 14, 2007 01:06 |  #13

100-400 for sure! I love mine!


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Sep 14, 2007 01:52 |  #14

Have you considered the Sigma 50-500?


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Sep 14, 2007 02:02 as a reply to  @ angryhampster's post |  #15

What do you shoot with a telephoto?

All this advice yet we dont know what your subject matter is


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