70-200mm f/2.8L IS II or 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

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70-200mm f/2.8L IS II or 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

  1. 70-200mm f/2.8 ISL II

  2. 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

  3. Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3

  4. Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3

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  1. sudhirss77

    sudhirss77 TPF Noob!

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    I have Canon 6D with 24-105mm and 50mm f/1.8 II right now and I mostly use it to take family and landscape photos. I am really happy with 24-105mm and it will be my goto lens. last time when I was in Zoo, I was handicapped by lack of zoom lense and I am planning to add it to my collection.My budget is 2K and I want to get sharpest lens with best image quality. I am leaning towards 100-400 IS II as it was released recently and obviously has newer technology. I can also consider Sigma and Tamron lenses if they have same image quality as Canon lenses. Any input is appreciated.


     
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  2. runnah

    runnah Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    70-200 all day long. Plus if you ever need a bit more reach you add a teleconverter and get the same reach and almost the same quality as the 100-400.
     
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  3. EIngerson

    EIngerson Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    70-200 is a must have tool in your kit. Honestly, I am not impressed with the 100-400. It's an okay lens, but useless in low light. Maybe it's my own bias, but I have never been impressed with that lens.

    Now I'll go against the grain. I've had the 70-200 IS version 1 and 2 and I am now a die hard F4 non IS fan. I find it noticeably sharper than the others. I even use it for night football and love it. At over $1000 savings you can not beat it
     
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  4. runnah

    runnah Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Funny because I have the f/4 no IS version and I was considering trading up to the more expensive option. Renting the 2.8 IS version for this weekend so I will have to do some head to head comparisons.
     
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  5. EIngerson

    EIngerson Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I admit they have their purpose, but I'm REALLY glad I didn't give up my F4
     
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    DB_Cro No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    70-200 is maybe the best zoom lens on the market right now, regardless of brand or range.
    Even if you need/want the 100-400, get the 70-200 first.

    There's nothing as sharp.
     
  7. JacaRanda

    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    If you are not doing much wildlife shooting or birding, then 70-200. However, the version two of the 100-400 (version II) is very nice.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    70-200. Easy choice.
     
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    Yep 70-200 and you can alway slap a TC on it for extra reach.
     
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    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    The last minute and 15 seconds of the digitalrev review video pretty much sums things up.
     
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    Yup, back to need or need most.
     

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