What Tele Zoom to buy?


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superdave

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Hi,

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:

16-35L 2.8
28-135 3.5-5.6 IS
50mm 1.8
100mm 2.8

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...
 

Denosha

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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.
 

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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~ :bsmilie:
 

mpenza

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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.
 

dRebelXT

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mpenza r u confident that the IS on 70-200 will work with a teleconverter?

Thanks.
 

billpepsi

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Here are some photo shot with Nikkor 80-200. Given a choice Canon 70-200 vs 100-400, I would pick 70-200 f/2.8, b'cos it is more versatile for sports and events.







 

dRebelXT

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i dun have that lens either, that's why i want to know.
 

Dr_ARCHer

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dRebelXT said:
mpenza r u confident that the IS on 70-200 will work with a teleconverter?
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 :) )
 

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