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telephoto over 400

Best telephoto over 400 ?

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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: telephoto over 400

Best:

 

Either the EF 600mm f/4 IS II ($11,500.00) or the EF 200-400 f/4 IS with built in 1.4x teleconverter ($11,000.00).

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: telephoto over 400

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EF 600mm f/4L IS II

 

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: telephoto over 400

Without know the task at hand and amount of magnification needed may as well recommend the Canon 1200 L

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/newsLetter/Canon-EF-1200mm.jsp

 

http://petapixel.com/2015/04/28/bh-is-selling-a-used-canon-1200mm-f5-6l-lens-for-just-180000/

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Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: telephoto over 400

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@cicopo wrote:

Without know the task at hand and amount of magnification needed may as well recommend the Canon 1200 L

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/newsLetter/Canon-EF-1200mm.jsp

 

http://petapixel.com/2015/04/28/bh-is-selling-a-used-canon-1200mm-f5-6l-lens-for-just-180000/


The EF 600mm f/4L IS II with a 2X teleconverter actually gives better image quality than the EF 1200 f/5.6L. While it may be a stop slower, the EF 600mm f/4L IS II does have image stabilization.

 

The EF 600mm f/4L IS II truly is the best lens over 400mm regardless of the price.

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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: telephoto over 400

But practically speaking, what the OP needs is portability. The $100k 1200mm lens is great but hard to move. He needs a small camera transporting vehicle, like a Ferarri or a Porche.  Smiley Wink

 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Re: telephoto over 400

Troll ?  Smiley Frustrated

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