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70-200mm f/4L IS + 1.4x TC vs. 100-400mm f/4-5.6 IS

 
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May 05, 2009 20:29 |  #1

Title pretty much says it all. I have the 70-200 f/4L IS. It felt plenty long enough when I had a crop body, but it is simply too short on my 5D. We have a pond in back of our house, and I like to shoot the ducks and birds that hang out there. But 200mm is not long enough. I am considering getting a 1.4x TC, but it seems like I could probably do a trade of the 70-200 + cash for the 100-400 and come out roughly the same out-of-pocket, but with a substantially longer focal length (400mm vs 280mm).

I do want to get another crop body eventually, but that will have to wait. I do not think I would mind the push-pull design of the 100-400. Are there any other things I should consider? It seems like the image quality should be pretty similar between the 70-200 + 1.4x combo and the 100-400.


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May 06, 2009 05:19 |  #2

do not own either YET but do understand the 100-400 is a heftier unit.


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May 06, 2009 05:21 |  #3

may want to consider a 300L f/4 or 400L f/5.6


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May 06, 2009 05:25 |  #4

I'd go with the 100-400 over a 70-200 and a teleconverter

The 100-400 is a little heftier, but not a heavy lens by most peoples standards...

As for ditching the 70-200 for a 300 or a 400 prime, i wouldnt, it would leave a large gap in there that he wouldnt have covered...


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