Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 25, 2013, 10:33 AM   #31
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,528

Phil - for what purpose does she plan on using a 2nd lens - where you have suggested the 100-400? Knowing what she plans to shoot will help us determine if the 100-400 is a good solution.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26, 2013, 3:45 PM   #32
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Australia, New South Wales central coast
Posts: 2,808

G'day all

I have had another long chat with my friend ...
In the last few years she had done trips to Alaska - the Antarctic & Africa, and she's now off to the Galapagos later this year then Peru next year

She has a desire for 'better' wildlife images than she's managed to get via her existing camera with its 70-300 lens

I have explained [crop factor] the differences between her APS camera at 300mm vs a FF at 400mm - and she's happy with it and understands image sizes

She is well aware that the 6D + the 100-400 will need a good solid monopod and it is not to be taken off the 'big' boat and into a rubber-ducky runabout ~ she's talking a pocketsized waterproof P&S for those events

I have asked whether she would like a 'travel companion & photographic advisor' but says that her hubby will just have to 'suffer' it all with her
Has Fuji & Lumix superzoom cameras and loves their amazing capabilities
Google me at Travelling School of Photography Australia
Recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/
Ozzie_Traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 26, 2013, 7:09 PM   #33
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,528

Phil, the focus system on the 6d would be a poor choice for improvements in wildlife photography. Since wildlife photography is her main concern, a 5dIII is a much better choice.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 27, 2013, 2:18 AM   #34
Senior Member
wave01's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North West England
Posts: 1,742

yes i agree the 5d mk3 is the better choice as the af is better
wave01 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 AM.