Gasman wrote:I've owned that lens in the past. It's good without being great - you do get what you pay for.
gh6912 wrote:I’m mostly taking photos from the crowd line at Air shows or from the fence at the end of runways so I just wasn’t sure of what zoom I truly need.
vikkyvik wrote:Now, my honest opinion: if you're intending to keep this as a hobby for a good while, don't waste your money on beginner or even midrange lenses. You can find a used high-end lens for a reasonable price. I've bought two high-end Canon lenses used, and they've both served me very well.
if you're intending to keep this as a hobby for a good while, don't waste your money on beginner or even midrange lenses. You can find a used high-end lens for a reasonable price. I've bought two high-end Canon lenses used, and they've both served me very well.
a cropped image from the 70-200 to make it the same relative size as an image taken at the 300mm end of the other lens was still noticeably better quality in all respects.
I’m mostly taking photos from the crowd line at Air shows or from the fence at the end of runways so I just wasn’t sure of what zoom I truly need.
HarryLi wrote:Some part of the 150-600 is plastic which is not reliable i think. My friend's Tamron 150-600 was broken into to part while he spotting in Hong Kong this year. Well, I would still recommend to consider Canon L series for Long Length Lens. If you want to consider some other length lens you might consider Sigma or Tamron. Although the price of 150-600 seems reasonable i don't think it worths. As I said before 100-400 or other L series long length Lens can provide good quality of photos for all length even in 400mm the sharpness is still very nice. But 150-600 can't do it.
Besides, I think 100-400 would be easier to carry than 150-600.
gh6912 wrote:I can see where having plastic construction could lead to durability issues. Im leaning towards the Canon 100-400 L as it seems to be the most reliable and durable construction.
gh6912 wrote:I ended up picking up a used Cannon 100-400 L first generation at my local camera shop for a pretty good bargain. I’ll be headed out to DFW this week sometime to break it in. Hopefully will get some worthy photos to post here! Thanks again for everyone’s help! -Garrett
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