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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »
Thanks, Florian!  Good to know, as the 600 II, 70-200 II, and 16-35 II would make a great travel kit. I'd add a 2xIII extender and the 40/2.8 pancake and be done.  ;D
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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »


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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2012, 01:17:12 AM »
Thanks all, I´ll post a a few pictures with it when I got some good ones.
Now the Winter is starting here in Germany.
I had the 50mm before and did not use it very often. I think I´ll go for the 24-70 II lens to complete the set and I already got the 1,4x and 2x III to cover everything from 16 to 400 and up to 1200mm.
The other lens that is very tempting to me would be a 300L IS II but not this or next year. Before that I´ll get a second big body.
I´ll wait what we will see as new equipment until March and if there isn´t anything new I like and the 5D III FW Update does not bring red AF points I´ll get the 1DX.

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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:52 PM »
I was in Alaska taking photos of bears, etc. and I was glad to have the extra reach of the 600mm f/4 IS.   I used the Really Right Stuff gimbal head but I've used the Wimberley before which is a bit smoother, lighter, and I highly recommend it.  I have the 1Dx now but I had the 1D Mark IV and if budget is an issue, I think that the 1D Mark IV is a great body for your purposes -- it's also a 1.3 crop factor.   
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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:52 PM »