« on: October 11, 2013, 06:43:13 PM »
I was in Tanzania in February and spent a week on the Serengeti....I took my 600 with the 1.4 extender and my 70-300L. Of course I also had my 24-105 and my 16-35 II lenses as well. With the extender, version III, there is absolutely no loss of picture quality so you are getting way out there and have enough length for just about anything that you would want to shoot. To my surprise we were able to get very close to the overwhelming majority of animals that we shot so the 70-300 actually produced some great shots....I am going back in February of 2015 and will take both my 600 and my recently purchased 200-400. Between these two I kind of feel that I have the bases covered but will still take my 70-300 along for my wife to shoot...shooting off of bean bags does make it easier but the heavier lenses are still tough to hand hold otherwise.