6th July 2005, 12:36 AM
What Tele Zoom to buy?
I'm considering getting either a Canon 70-200 2.8L IS or a Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6L IS for my Canon 10D. Here's what I have already:
28-135 3.5-5.6 IS
I prob use the tele more for sports and nature. What would you go for? The 100-400 is actually about $500 cheaper i believe.
It will be interesting to know your tots on this...
6th July 2005, 09:10 AM
Get the 70-200 F2.8L IS. Range is more useful for general shooting. Besides, the 100-400 is too slow for shooting sports since you want to get as high a shutter speed as possible.
6th July 2005, 09:18 AM
The 70-200 f/2.8 IS has a bigger apperture that allows you to use a faster shutter speed.
Originally Posted by superdave
6th July 2005, 09:25 AM
if you do sports, 70-200 is defintely more practical else the 100-400 will be good for nature shots and you have a better range for faraway shots.
Although some would advise getting the 70-200 with a tele-convertor as a better setup, however the total cost would be quite substantial.
hope my comments helped as I just got through this dilemma~
6th July 2005, 09:40 AM
Canon 70-200 2.8L IS is probably more versatile in that you have a lens that could give you faster shutter speeds when you need it (due to the wider aperture). you could put on a teleconverter when you need to get close-ups.
Alternatively, you could consider the EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6DO IS USM which offers a lighter choice with pretty alright image quality or Sigma 50-500 HSM which is quite popular and offers even further range.
7th July 2005, 03:15 PM
mpenza r u confident that the IS on 70-200 will work with a teleconverter?
7th July 2005, 03:21 PM
from what I read, it works. I could test if you sponsor me the lens
7th July 2005, 03:40 PM
7th July 2005, 03:52 PM
i dun have that lens either, that's why i want to know.
7th July 2005, 05:45 PM
It works fine, both with the 1.4x and the 2.0x kenko, and even stacked. Image quality for stacked is quite bad though (but not as bad as stacked with the 70-300 DO IS )
Originally Posted by dRebelXT