Any cheaper alternative to the 100-400 lens?

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  1. Lord Commander

    Lord Commander Servant of the light Supporting Member

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    Been drooling over the 100-400 since I've only got primes and feel like I wanna try my hand at a bit of wildlife photography. But the price is soo much. Is there a cheaper alternative that works with autofocus? So far I've not been able to find anything. Guess my best bet is to look for a used one?


     
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    55-200 with a 2x tele converter? Will set you back about $1000 new compared to the 1699 for the 100-400
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    300mm F4 or 400mm F5.6 are both excellent sharp options.

    The above 2 options will make this look very soft.
     
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    What 2x adapter is compatible with the 55-200?
     
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    TC's on zoom lenses are usually not a good idea.
     
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    As stated above the TC won't help.

    Canon TC's are specifically designed for the top range of lenses.

    If you put any TC on on the 55-200 it will just be a softer image.
    Sorry to be a downer on this but I've run a few TC's on my 500mm and even then some just make the image worse.
     

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