Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM or Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM + 2.0 TC

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Xterra, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Dan
    I am debating about the 2 combos Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM or Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM + 2.0 TC
    There is price to consider
    There is the obvious f/2.8 from 70-200 which the FE 100-400 wont offer
    There is Image Quality to be considered (has anyone tried both?) what are the results?
    The other consideration is sealing of the 100-400 as it extends vs the 70-200 is all internal.
    Which would you prefer if price is irrelevant but IQ?
     
  2. adwb

    adwb TalkEmount Regular

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    Alistair
    Subscribed , I wondered this my self and cannot find decent comparison or reviews to compare
     
  3. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Paul
    I would consider getting the 70-200 f2.8 with the 2x TC.
    To some degree you get the best of both worlds, a 70-200 f2.8 that can be extended to 140-400 f5.6 with slight but probably not significant loss of IQ.
     
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  4. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Dan
    Thanks Kiwi! Well I made the move 70-200 f2.8 with the 2x TC. Will post photos soon 200mm vs 400mm (w. 2x TC)
    Bought the setup on Xterradeals
    Stay tuned and see what money can buy!
     
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  5. Henipah

    Henipah TalkEmount Rookie

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    Liam
    I had this dilemma for wildlife with the a6500, bought the 100-400. The IQ, AF and aperture are decent, and most of my shots have been around 400 mm so I’m happy with my choice.

    Sample shot: Grey-Headed Flying Fox by Liam Skoda - Photo 226284547 / 500px
     
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  6. pesto126

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  7. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Dan
    A7RII ; 400mm with Sony GM 70-200 and 2X Teleconverter ; f/5.6 ISO 320

    38272758131_6299c6d18a_b.

    Turtles
    by Xterrapixel , on Flickr
     
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  8. Xterra

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    Dan
    another one at 100% @ 400mm f/5.6 ISO 200
    upload_2017-11-18_17-58-31.
     
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  9. Xterra

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    Dan
    here comes the A7R3 with the 70-200 f2.8 and 2x TC
    Focus point was on the Left Parakeet..
    38819770825_1262857e51_z.
     
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