Danpio From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5190 times:
Right now I use a Canon 20D with a Canon 100-400 L IS. The 100-400 I have never been quite happy with. It seems mine is alot softer than everyone else's. I think i'm going to sell it in favor of a two lens system.
I'm looking at both these to replace my 100-400:
Canon 70-200mm F/4 L
Canon 300mm f/4 L IS
I would also get the Canon 1.4x extender.
What are your thoughts on my choice? Will the new lenses only be marginally better or tons better? Or will the 100-400 be better? I did drop my 100-400 on concrete from about 3 feet in height 2 days after I bought it, but it didn't even get a scratch. Maybe I should have mine looked at first to see if anything is wrong with the AF or IS, or maybe even a bad copy.
Also, if I did go this route, would the 300mm prime with IS be better than the 400mm prime without IS? I've heard great compliments about the 70-200 f/4, so is the f/2.8 even better? I need to control my $$$ at some point so I think i'll have to stick with the f/4.
Any help or opinions appeciated!
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Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5183 times:
Quoting Danpio (Thread starter): What are your thoughts on my choice? Will the new lenses only be marginally better or tons better? Or will the 100-400 be better? I did drop my 100-400 on concrete from about 3 feet in height 2 days after I bought it, but it didn't even get a scratch.
Is the 100-400mm still under warranty? Send it in, they should be able to fix the issue you are having and then make you're decision.
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1330 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5166 times:
I can't say much about the longer lenses, but I am saving up for maybe the 50-500 from Sigma. As for the 70-200 f/4 I find it is a great lens. It is crisp and has a good AF, it is also light and easy to travel with. The only lacking feature is the zoom. 200mm is not enough in some situations. I've shot with the 100-400 and was more impressed with the quality and sharpness of the 70-200.