Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username  

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1      
2
       end
  

70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?
  
 
AEnigma
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


What about the 70-200mm ii with a 2x extender?


Nov 10, 2017 at 06:07 PM
TeamSpeed
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


Will be interesting with what Tamron brings to the table, the 100-400 must be a huge market for Canon to redo theirs and then have the 2 largest 3rd party manufacturers come out with theirs as well amidst their other offerings. I have a hit or miss relationship with Tamron lenses though.


Nov 10, 2017 at 07:51 PM
RobDickinson
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


alundeb wrote:
The 70-300 L would not be my preferred lens for landscape over the 100-400 L II.


Well it is mine, for one reason. It fits in my bag where a 100-400 would stay at home.



Nov 10, 2017 at 08:43 PM
BrianP
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


I have the three lenses as well. I agree with what has been said here.

The 70-200 f/2.8L IS II is one of my favorite lenses, and very versatile. I would have a hard time living without this one. With this said, the 100-400 seems the best for what you are wanting. I think you will appreciate the reach. The one thing that isn't being discussed here is that the 70-300 is a much lighter/smaller lens which can be a real determining factor for some people or situations. So if I was you, I would determine if weight/size takes priority over reach and select between these two. They are all good lenses, but only you can say which is the best for you.



Nov 10, 2017 at 08:58 PM
TeamSpeed
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


The 70-200 with a 2x works very well though too, something to think about. If you primarily shoot where you need 70-200 (portraiture, etc) and sometimes want long reach in decent lighting, it might make sense to look at the 2x III.




Nov 10, 2017 at 10:29 PM
fplstudio
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


The new Sigma 100-400 C is also very capable (some say impressive) and packs very compact and light if this is a deciding factor.


Nov 11, 2017 at 12:53 AM
marklankton
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


The most versatile lens in this list is definitely the 100-400 II. It is really a gem. For wildlife it is a real winner. Just my personal experience: I use the 70-200 for horses and horse events. It has a perfect range for critters that size, and the speed helps indoors. Both of them are nice portrait lenses too.
Mark



Nov 11, 2017 at 02:57 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



TeamSpeed
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


fplstudio wrote:
The new Sigma 100-400 C is also very capable (some say impressive) and packs very compact and light if this is a deciding factor.


We already covered it in this thread...

1) No tripod ring
2) Hit or miss in fast sports events

2 things that makes it a no-go for many folks.



Nov 11, 2017 at 03:46 AM
RustyBug
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


TeamSpeed wrote:
some reviews that say in a sports environment, the HSM is still not quite 100% reliable and misses focus more than Canon lenses.


Any idea if those reviews were conducted after the Sigma had been calibrated with the Sigma Dock ... or just straight out of the box without performing a calibration?

It's not likely to take the place of my 100-400 II, but just curious if the Siggy is being sold short without the calibration being performed.



Nov 11, 2017 at 05:32 AM
TeamSpeed
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


The 150-600 had the same basic calibration around fast AF vs smooth AF, it doesn't help much in a fast sports situation. Sigma hasn't yet made a lens that has the consistency and speed of the Canon lenses like the 70-200. The 100-400 would be the first if it can perform the same. I like Sigma, i have bought many of them but I know when they can't be used.

Dustin agrees, I found his review just now, and he brings up interesting points.
https://dustinabbott.net/2017/06/sigma-100-400mm-f5-6-3-contemporary-review/



Nov 11, 2017 at 06:43 AM
Khun Hans
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


Same here. 300mm is much more useful for landscapes. The 70-300L IS is most underrated Canon lens and 600gr lighter then the 100-400L IS II.


RobDickinson wrote:
Well it is mine, for one reason. It fits in my bag where a 100-400 would stay at home.





Nov 11, 2017 at 12:46 PM
schlotz
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


It comes down to what you shoot and how much. There really isn't a one-size fits all solution. Low light action requiring higher shutter speeds quickly negates lenses that aren't f/2.8. Issue with the 70-200 is its limited reach in those same conditions. Ergo why this scenario is the arena for big fast glass (300 & 400mm f/2.8). If these conditions are rare for you then maybe one of the others might be more appropriate.


Nov 11, 2017 at 04:14 PM
nathanlake
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · 70-200mm ii, 70-300mm l, or 100-400mm II?


If you decide on a 70-200 (IMHO every photog should have one) I strongly suggest the Tamron 70-200 2.8 G2


Nov 11, 2017 at 06:55 PM
1      
2
       end






FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1      
2
       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username     Reset password