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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 3, 2006, 11:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 12

Thanks for the replies my other question. Here is one more question...

For taking handheld photos (with relatively steady hands), which do you believe would better results for the following scenerio:

Photographing birds at birdfeeders say 15 feet away, and cropping the photos with pretty much just the bird and the feeder in the picture.

Basically I'm trying to compare plusses and minuses with range and IS vs. cleaner/crisper photos with the L glass when wanting to crop photos.

I see both lenses are about the same cost (~$550 to $600) right now on amazon.com and other like sites.

Other lenses under $600 to consider for this type of application?

Thanks again!

stacenator is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 11, 2006, 6:38 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 9

I have both the 70-300IS and the 70-200 2.8L IS. The image quality is about the same. The 70-300 has excellent image quality. I don't know about the 70-200 4L. If it were my decision, I would get the 70-300 lens. This has a longer focal length and IS.
Sawyer Duvall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2006, 8:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
bluwing's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 592


Unless you are hooked into only Canon lenses you might want to look at the Sigma 70-300mm APO lens. For around $200.00 there are not many lenses that can beat it.

bluwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 13, 2006, 10:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
Striderxl's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 300

I agree with bluwing,if you dont need IS then I would go with the 70-300 APO sigma.I have it and love it.But out of the 2 lenses you have listed I would go with the 70-300 for the length as you never have enough length for bird photography.
Striderxl 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 4:33 PM.