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Which is the best?
« on: May 05, 2013, 04:40:27 AM »
I just compared between Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM and I saw no difference between them. Could you guys tell me if there is a different or not?

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Which is the best?
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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 07:55:36 AM »
Both are some of the best lenses one can get. Do you mean difference in IQ between them?
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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 07:58:13 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.
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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 08:33:20 AM »
Both are some of the best lenses one can get. Do you mean difference in IQ between them?

I mean difference between them in everything

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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 08:37:41 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.

If both of them are best. Why they (Canon Company) put a high price between them.

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 09:25:47 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.

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Q8-MC - Your question makes no sense. There is 100mm difference, and that grows when you start to use TCs. What do you want to shoot, why and what is your budget?
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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 09:37:18 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.

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Q8-MC - Your question makes no sense. There is 100mm difference, and that grows when you start to use TCs. What do you want to shoot, why and what is your budget?

I want to shoot wildlife and I have around $10000

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2013, 09:41:43 AM »
If both of them are best. Why they (Canon Company) put a high price between them.

Who knows?  Canon decided to make the 400 II over 3 lbs. heavier than the 300 II as well. I guess they felt like putting bigger glass and more titanium in the 400.  Silly Canon.
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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013, 11:06:02 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.

Funny. 

If I were to throw in my two cents... get the 300 and crop... I historically prefer to be wider than my subject and then crop in and do my composition that way... but I know you tend to lose a bit of the effect...
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 11:54:43 AM »
I want to shoot wildlife and I have around $10000

well if you ask such questions and have so much money to spend.... at least get a good book about photography too....  ::)

a book that explains focal length and such basic stuff...

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2013, 11:59:28 AM »
I want to shoot wildlife and I have around $10000

well if you ask such questions and have so much money to spend.... at least get a good book about photography too....  ::)

a book that explains focal length and such basic stuff...

Thanks for the advice. what's your recommend?

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Re: Which is the best?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013, 12:35:02 PM »
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I want to shoot wildlife and I have around $10000

Then the 500mm f/4 is best.

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Then the 500mm f/4 is best.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013, 12:46:04 PM »
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I want to shoot wildlife and I have around $10000

Then the 500mm f/4 is best.

I agree with you.

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2013, 03:24:44 PM »
Wildlife is a pretty general term.  For birds, even 800mm is often not enough.
 
As others noted, the 500mm f/4 is considered to be the best all around wildlife camera, and its light enough to take it out without needing a porter to carry the lens and tripod.

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