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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Mar 15, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $7.80 | Rating: 10 

Pros: It's a clear choice for Birders - It's that simple - 600F4IS

If you are like me you have never had a lens that was long enough for birding (my 500F4IS has not been out of its case since the 600 arrived). The 600 solves this problem as much as any lens can solve it. I use my 1.4TC on it nearly all the time - and the results are excellent. I'm all about using the right tool for the job - and in this case I'd recommend going with the IS version although I have never used the non IS. If you are in the market for this lens you already know that you need a heavy duty tripod and head - Most folks including myself use the Gitzo 1548 and Wimberly - its really a KILLER combo.

My Advice - If you want Long don't settle for anything less than the 600IS.