Friday, 9 December 2011

A new camera lens combo!

Tried out a new combination of the Canon 7D + Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM + Canon 2 x Extender III. The yanks rave about this combo, and I can now see why.

Very portable compared to hauling around the Canon 500mm f4, so a good option for foreign trips, or where there's a hike involved. And the Canon 70-200mm at f2.8 is superb for low light, and good to hand hold.

Could this be the end of the road for my Canon 100-400mm?


  1. What about the weight Tim? Fair bit of glass in there.
    How did you rate the 100-400. What about the "trombone" action on it?

  2. The weight of the 100-400 is about 3 1/2 pounds. The 70-200 with the extender is a pound heavier. Still half that of the 500mm.

    I've got no complaints with the 100-400. Mine has always been sharp and while the trombone design isn't ideal it's a very good lens. All my goa pics were taken with it:

    The 70-200 offers the f2.8 which is great for low light, and edges it in sharpness, just.

  3. I check out all of your images and they are all cracking. Not after a new lens at the minute but info. handy for later on. I've been thinking for a while now that getting a f2.8 with an extender had to be better than humping those big monstrosities about.
    Thanks for taking the time out, much appreciated.