« on: December 04, 2013, 09:02:09 PM »
I have the 600 II and I am very happy with it. I use it with the 1.4xIII extender most of the time. If you´re not used to long lenses, you´ll be surprised to how many times you´ll say 840mm isn´t enough.
I had the 400 f2.8L IS II, but the 600 gives that extra level of sharpness at 840 vs. the 800 I could get by combining the 400 with the 2xIII extender. And with the 600 I can also go to 1200mm. But practically that is only usable on fairly stationary subjects. I combine the 600 with the 200-400 f4L IS 1.4x. A phenomenal lens you also should consider.
The 600 is a big lens and I actually find the size of it more of an issue than the weight. But from both a reach and optical quality perspective, it is awesome, but so is the 500 II.
Thanks Eldar, the 200-400 didn't come to my mind at all. . I think it makes good sense to get the 200-400 after the 600 for wildlife shooting where a zoom is much more handy than a prime.
I've decided to plan on these two lenses next. For the moment 300 2.8 is being ordered today