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Which one would you prefer?

Canon 600mm f4 IS II
35 (40.2%)
Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
52 (59.8%)

Total Members Voted: 85

Voting closed: March 07, 2015, 09:24:56 AM

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #120 on: March 13, 2014, 07:43:22 PM »
I believe this thread is one of those who lost track of the theme ...  ::)

It has, but the derailment of the 600/300/200-400 & Tamron 50-600 thread makes this one look positively on the ball.
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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #120 on: March 13, 2014, 07:43:22 PM »

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #121 on: April 26, 2014, 12:06:40 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2014, 12:27:18 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan
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sagittariansrock

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2014, 01:10:27 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan

Why don't you use the 2x TC? Too much loss of IQ?
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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2014, 04:58:50 PM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

Couple CR buddies asked me about pulling trigger on 600mmish lens ;)

I have decided not to get the 600mmish for at this moment. Maybe when the kids grow up and I have more time for wildlife. It just too much money for one lens that I might not use often.

My 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x III TC will be my telephoto lens for now.

Dylan

Why don't you use the 2x TC? Too much loss of IQ?

I haven't try it yet. I expect similar result as 300mm f2.8 IS II with x2 TC III. With 1.4x TC III, the IQ is still wonderfull.

Primary reason I bought this lens is be able to shoot indoor @ f2.8. I use my 400mm very often for indoor swimming and ballet.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 05:04:19 PM by Dylan777 »

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #125 on: April 26, 2014, 05:37:25 PM »
if money is the issue why not look at the tamron 150-600?

I mean thats why I picked it up as its a bargain and for my usage its perfect. ie just getting into supertele shooting
and birding.

If I were shooting long stuff all the time or professionally I would opt for the 200-400 though, eventually I can see myself stepping up to this lens but until that time I think the Tamron suits my limited needs perfectly for now.
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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #126 on: April 26, 2014, 06:01:56 PM »
if money is the issue why not look at the tamron 150-600?

I mean thats why I picked it up as its a bargain and for my usage its perfect. ie just getting into supertele shooting
and birding.

If I were shooting long stuff all the time or professionally I would opt for the 200-400 though, eventually I can see myself stepping up to this lens but until that time I think the Tamron suits my limited needs perfectly for now.

"Not enough time in the day" is my issue. Still very busy with kids in the weekend,plus works. Maybe when the kids off to college ;D

We just got back from Spring Break, school festival - shooting with 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 1.4x TC III = AWESOME ;)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 06:03:55 PM by Dylan777 »

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Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« Reply #126 on: April 26, 2014, 06:01:56 PM »