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Old Sep 12, 2012, 9:09 AM   #11
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From what I am reading I suspect the 70-300 IS would provide more bang for the buck in your situation.
It is a bit longer and is stabilized which would prove advantageous if you do not plan to carry a tripod with you.

A more expensive alternative would be the 70-200 f/4 L IS and a matched EF 1.4 TC, That gives you a stabilized L lens, that can be extended to a 280mm f/5.6 with the TC if needed.
Note that the EF1.4 TeleConverter is over 300$ itself so this is definitely a much more expensive option.
But you do not have to buy both pieces at the same time, could be spread out as funds become available.
And with this option you are buying top end lenses.
Remembering that with DSLR's lenses can last a lifetime so get the best you can afford, the bodies quickly become obsolete and are almost a disposable item.

Imaging is all about light and your ability to sculpt it.
Equipment is just a secondary nuisance.

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