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| p.1 #1 · Packable wildlife lens |
My wife and I moved to Whitefish, Montana in the fall, which puts us about 30 minutes from the West entrance to Glacier National Park. I'm pretty happy with my setup for landscapes (5D, 7D, 24-70, 17-40, small army of filters). I'd like to pick up a long lens that I can pack on multi-day trips for the occasional encounter with eagle, osprey, marmot, deer, elk, moose, goats, sheep, and (from a safe distance) bears. I have a 70-200/2.8 and a 2x TC it's just too big and heavy for the reach I get with it. I've read all the reviews and am leaning towards one of:
300/f4 + 1.4x TC
Whichever of these I end up with would land on my 7D, so there is some additional reach with the crop factor. I'm leaning toward the 300 + 1.4x TC. Has anyone pitted these against one another for use in the backcountry?