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


Jun 22, 2010
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Sengkang
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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
 

Dec 12, 2009
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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.
 

dingaroo

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

you'll have problem with landscape, unless you do a pano and stitch.
 

rhino123

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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.
 

Jun 22, 2010
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Sengkang
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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
 

Jun 22, 2010
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Sengkang
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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
 

Blur L

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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
 

An drew

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75-300 cheap and good!:thumbsup:
 

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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
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).
 

fleaz

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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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