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Old Jun 29, 2010, 4:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by StripPoker388 View Post
I just bought the Canon 7D with the kit lens 28-135is, its not long enough and Im wanting up to 400 zoom.I shoot car shows inside and out and boating events,also from my boat, street shots etc.Im trying to deside which is a better way to go.Its about $700 differance.Thanks for any sugestions,


Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS vs Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS w/ canon 2x converter
If you are saying it is $700 difference, I think you are referring to 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens - is that correct? If yes, it is a magnificent lens ... if budget permited, I would buy 70-200 f/2.8L IS II even though I'd loose the additional 200mm in the bargain.

Originally Posted by JohnG View Post
But f2.8 isn't much good if you need more DOF for boats - in which case flash is the answer.
Small question ... if I shoot at f/4.5 or higher (with 70-200 f/2.8 lens) wouldn't I be able to get the required DOF or match the DOF of 100-400L?
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