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Choosing a lens for some back counrty filming
I've recently been offered the opportunity to film some back country work, and am now looking to purchase a new Telephoto for the job.
The lens needs to be Canon EF mount, and am looking to max out at around 400mm.
I've mainly been looking at the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, so my budget is around $1700.
Does anyone have any experience or recommendations?
Yeah, that's a pretty solid lens. If your'e using a crop body, the equiv. range is a pretty ridiculous 160-600whatever. Kinda heavy, but built completely of metal, so it can take some punishment.
I know Tamron has a 150-600 f5.6-6.3 or something that's pretty fucking beast, too, and would give you some extra range if you're using full frame.
Ok nice, I will be switching between a crop body and full frame, so it should be a little more versatile. Definitely need that extra build quality, as I can imagine its going to end up taking a few knocks and eating a fair amount of snow.
Yeah, I mean, from what I know, the Tamron is built pretty tough, and is very sharp, as it's supposed to be a pro wildlife lens, but it's probably not the sharpest at it's longest lengths which is where it's supposed to benefit you. The Canon 100-400 is pretty sharp the whole way through and you can get the same focal range as the Tamron if you put it on a crop sensor, so I'd just go ahead and recommend that.
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