Lenses For Wildlife Canon D40
Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:24 AM
I'm on the lookout for a telephoto zoom for my D40, mainly to be used for wildlife shots.
I've read much about Canon L series lenses as well as some other Sigma lenses, more affordable.
I've had a look on the Canon 70-200 F4 and F2.8...the price is different in about $700...is the edge of 2.8 compared to 4.0 that significant for telephoto?
Also, the edge os having an extra 100mm to the 300mm...could i regreat not having it if buying an 200mm?
What about sigma lenses? Is the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 comparable to teh canon one? I'm an mateur on this...eventhough have been taking picts for some years now...hobby.
Any ideia...guidance is very much appreciated,
Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:16 PM
Go for the longest IS lens you can afford..john
Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:58 AM
Posted 26 May 2008 - 03:38 AM
I agree with Tim about the 100/400, it is a fabulous wildlife lens with AF ans IS and not too heavy, and it is an L series which speaks volumes.
As for putting a x2 EXt. on it, useless for wildlife. At the 400mm end you start at f/5.6 and with the ext. on you go to f/11. So no AF now, and a dark image in the eyepiece which makes it very hard to get sharp focus manually. As well, at 800mm even with IS a tripod is needed and good light on a very still subject, or all you images will be soft. It may be good for shots other than wildlife though. Still a fabulous lens, and would recommend it to anyone. If you can afford it, go 400mm, not 300 and definitely not 200.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:14 AM
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