Gear Talk > Lenses

Good telephoto option for birds.

(1/4) > >>

KKCFamilyman:
Recently I have been interested in taking shots of birds but when you stop at 200mm on ff. your limited. Any suggestions?

I grabbed a 100-400 from a friend. I don't think its that great of a lens. Just seems like my 70-200 2.8 iiis way sharper. Anyway considering 1.4 ext, 2.0 ext, 70-300l or open to other suggestions. Beyond this use I don't see much use for that range with the exception of my kids in the summer running around. One other thought was a crop body with my kit even though the iq will not be as nice. Here is an example of what I'm going after with lots of cropping. The last one was with the 100-400l at 400mm

neuroanatomist:
The 100-400 is not as sharp as the bare 70-200 II - but then, very few zoom lenses are.  My 100-400 is slightly sharper than my 70-200 II + 2xIII.  If you didn't already have the 70-200 II, the 100-400 would be a good choice (if you found the one you borrowed soft, it might be a copy issue or need AFMA).  But you'd do fine with the 2xIII on the 70-200 II.

KKCFamilyman:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on February 03, 2013, 11:28:24 PM ---The 100-400 is not as sharp as the bare 70-200 II - but then, very few zoom lenses are.  My 100-400 is slightly sharper than my 70-200 II + 2xIII.  If you didn't already have the 70-200 II, the 100-400 would be a good choice (if you found the one you borrowed soft, it might be a copy issue or need AFMA).  But you'd do fine with the 2xIII on the 70-200 II.

--- End quote ---

Ok so you would recommend the 2x over the 1.4 for wildlife? Just curious. That sounds more economical. I still want to get a 35mml or sigma 35 1.4 later this year and that would be easier to swallow. Do you by chance have an iq sample with/wo the 2.0 you could post?

neuroanatomist:
Not on my iPhone...   ;)  The ISO 12233 crops at TDP will show the differences.

KKCFamilyman:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on February 03, 2013, 11:43:14 PM ---Not on my iPhone...   ;)  The ISO 12233 crops at TDP will show the differences.

--- End quote ---
Ok ill take a look thanks.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version