05-01-2019 12:31 PM
I bought a Canon T4i a few months ago and I'm new in photography. I'm thinking of buying a new 70-300 aps-c lens that I want to use for nature or wilde life photography. But the lens doesn't have stabilizer and I'm worrying if it's ok for shooting fast moving objects while being a super amateur photographer. Thanks in advance.
05-01-2019 12:57 PM
What 70-300 lens are you considering? The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens has image stabilization. A "friend" of mine on this forum gets amazing results from this lens. It is a good buy at $450 and it is all Canon.
"I want to use for nature or wilde life photography"
I would rather see you get one of the 150-600mm super zooms for wildlife photography, Of course they are twice as expensive. The lens you can afford and use is the best one, however.
05-01-2019 02:59 PM
As stated, the Canon 70-300 II is a good next step up. If you continue with wildlife, you might need to go for one of the 150-600's, but for now, the 70-300 should fill your needs. I have the older 70-300 and it is my second most used lens, after the 18-135.
Third most used is a tie between the 60mm macro and my 150-600, which is only used for special occasions like airshows and when I am on a purposeful wildlife trek like to Yellowstone.
05-01-2019 04:00 PM - edited 05-01-2019 04:01 PM
I live in Canada & prices are quite different than in the US but another oprion which is getting good reviews is the relatively new Sigma 100-400. Likely a bit more money & a bit heavier but more reach is never a bad thing when it comes to wildlife. It does have OS (whivh is Sigma's name for IS.
05-02-2019 02:44 PM
05-08-2019 02:38 AM
For wildlife work the longer the lens the better, depending on your targets, but as has been said there is a cost for the longer lenses. and also as has been said you are better off buying a name brand such as Canon or Sigma.
I recommend you read my post on the Canon 70-300 Non-L lenses
you may find it useful.