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Thread: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

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    Default 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Hi , just a quick question/ recommendation. Im going to bali in september and was wondering which telephoto lens would best suit me in terms of travel photography, mostlikely taking pictures of birds and villages on mountians .

    Thanks

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    70-200 f4L wins hands down legs down everything down haha. Just short of that 100mm but you a faster lens and much better build+ image quality.

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    My pick will be the 70-200mm f/4.

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Both lenses don't have a focal length for wide angle

    you'll have problem with landscape, unless you do a pano and stitch.
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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Actually I just came back from Australia trip using a 70-200mm lens... yep it is a great lens, got alot of good photo... but as bro dingaroo had said... the wide aspect is really lacking.

    I would recommend a wide lens and 70-200mm for your trip.
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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    What's your current set-up?
    5D3|1740L|70200F4L|40

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Im using a 500d

    Lenses that im brining:

    -50mm f1.8
    -18-55mm
    - 10-22mm

    So im just looking to rent either the 70-200 or 75-300

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Both lenses don't have a focal length for wide angle

    you'll have problem with landscape, unless you do a pano and stitch.
    Im brining a 10-22mm , just deciding on tele now

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Of coz the 70-200 F4L if price is no concern..

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    Ha thanks for the replys guys, any thoughts abt using extenders with it? The one where it can double the focal length

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    Im using a 500d

    Lenses that im brining:

    -50mm f1.8
    -18-55mm
    - 10-22mm

    So im just looking to rent either the 70-200 or 75-300
    I'd go with a 70-200. Can also pair it up with a 1.4 extender.
    5D3|1740L|70200F4L|40

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    i hv a 70-300IS. At 200mm, it's already at f/5.6... if u r not taking fast moving objects and light is sufficient, it should be ok.

    i hv played with my friend's 70-200 f/4... the quality is much better, and u have the advantage of fixed f/4.

    imho, go for the 70-200mm f4, with IS, if possible

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    75-300 cheap and good!

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    Ha thanks for the replys guys, any thoughts abt using extenders with it? The one where it can double the focal length
    I would go for 1.4x instead of 2x since 2x the image degrade would be obvious. 1.4x the IQ degrade is more acceptable.

    If you are richer: get the sigma 50-500 LOL (just joking).

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    Default Re: 75-300mm f5.6 or 70-200mm f4

    If you're renting, then get the 70-200 IS
    If you're buying, I would go with the 75-300 if you need the range

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