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Consultant Environmental Health Officer (and trainer) Husband and bag carrier for a very keen bird, insect and plant photographer.


Jun
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accepted Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Jun
17
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Thanks jrista, unfortunatly the 500 and the 600 are well out of my price range.Can you use the 1.4 extender with the 400 and the 100-400?
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
15
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Thanks chuqui, Looks like you and Jrista are of the same opinion which puts the vote so far at 2 all. I have had a look at your site and certainly you have taken some magnificent photographs. My quest continues.
Jun
15
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
You are right jrista the 500 and 600 are well off my budget.
Jun
14
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Thanks Nick, yours looks like good advice to me . The main thing my wife is looking for is image quality, together with a camera and lens that is not too heavy
Jun
14
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Thanks fmark. Weight is more important than cost. I have bought her a heavier camera, a much heavier lens could be too much for her to manoeuvre easily.She has other lenses for closer work which she could use with her original camera.
Jun
14
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Thanks Aaron, My wife has other lenses to use for images closer to the camera. Looks as if there yours and Nicks advice is the same.Sharp images , particularly of flying birds and birds at a distance is what she is after.
Jun
14
asked Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Jun
12
accepted Can I use a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 450D?
Jun
12
accepted Is Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 stabilized, can it be used for handheld shots?
Jun
12
accepted What are the pros and cons of lab prints versus using a printer?
Jun
12
accepted What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
Jun
12
accepted How important is ISO speed?
Jun
12
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
Still musing over the lens!!
Jun
12
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
I have now bought my wife the 7D, she tried it out for the first time on birds to the south of the Humber (Far Ings). Results so far very encouraging.
Jun
11
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
I have now got the 7D for my wife and am still considering which lens. 4 Choices I am considering. The 2 Sigmas and the Canon 400 and the Canon 100-400. Being a total amateur, this choice is not easy. jristas comments to an earlier question of mine are helping.
Jun
11
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
I have now got the 7D for my wife and am considering which lens. 4 Choices I am considering. Canon 400, Canon 100-400, Sigma 500-500 and Sigma 150-500. Being a total amateur, this choice is not easy.
Jun
1
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Nick. As the 50-500 is more expensive than the 150-500 I require advice as to what benefits I would gain from buying the 50-500 rather than the 150-500. My wife has lenses from Macro to 300 (all Canon) and the Sigma has been recommended by friends as an alternative to the Canon 400 and the much more expensive 500.
Jun
1
asked Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?