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#1 WFD



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:27 AM

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I was thinking about getting a 2x (ii or iii) extender to use with my 5D ii and or 7D and 70-200 2.8 IS.


Is that a bad idea? Will I lose to much quality compared to a 100-400?

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:54 AM

What version of the 70-200 do you have if its the series II and a Mark III version the hit is not bad at all and it's sharp. As good as the new Canon 100-400 lens.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 04:16 PM

In my experience the quality from the 100-400 mm IS L MK II is better than the 70-200 mm IS L and using the 2x converter, another consideration is that you loose 2 stops of light with the converter.

I had a 70-200 and the 1.4 x and a 2 x converter set up they where ok but the quality didn't hold a candle to the 100-400 mm IS L MK II.



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Posted 30 June 2016 - 07:39 AM

My son shoots two beauty pageants a year and part of it is video.  He uses a Canon C100 for that part which uses Canon EF lenses.  I just lent him my 70-200 f2.8 II and my 1.4 Extender which he'll use on his video camera.  I saw the videos from the last pageant and it is really high quality stuff.  He has the Mk II version of the extender and there is a profound difference in quality.


However, I've never fooled around with the 2X version.



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