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Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM (1 Viewer)

kneonlight

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I currently have a 7D with 400mm F5.6 lens.
However I am off to Mull soon and need a lens to photograph White Tailed Sea Eagles. Have been told that 400mm may well be too much.
As a result I am after a lens with less magnification. I was thinking of getting a zoom lens as it then gives me a bit of flexibility.
Does anyone have any experience with the Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM?
This is the one I have been looking at and was wondering what people thought of this lens.
 

Paul Jarvis

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I have just seen the for sale thread take it while it's a good price it would be a great flexible back up to your 400.
 

BodyResults

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The new 100-400 IS II is a fantastic lens. What about selling the 400f5.6 and getting the 100-400 IS II and that way you won't need two lenses.
 

Chris B.

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The new 100-400 IS II is a fantastic lens. What about selling the 400f5.6 and getting the 100-400 IS II and that way you won't need two lenses.

I couldn't agree more!!

I've owned the 70-300 L lens since it was released and it's one of the sharpest Canon lenses I've ever used. That said, even though I have that lens as well as the Canon 400mm f4 DO, I'm planning on acquiring the 100-400mm version II soon since reviews on it have been fabulous, and it will cut down on the weight I carry in the field plus give me more flexibility.

Chris
 

ternaround

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I've just returned from Mull and was on the Mull Charters boat trip twice, I used a 70/200 f2.8 non IS with a 1.4 EX, the same as I used last year. It is more than adequate for the job especially when the Eagles are taking fish off the water at no more than 15 feet away.
 

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