Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS vs EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II (with 2x converter), which one is better?

Tony Northrup on YouTube compares the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM (mounted on a Canon 2x teleconverter).

Which is better? If you get the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens and add the Canon 2X III teleconverter, you’ll be able to use the 70-200 at f/2.8 when you need to and two stops more light (and background blur) in that range than you can with the 100-400 II. When you need the extra reach, you can add the teleconverter and jump to 140-400mm f/5.6. The total cost is pretty similar, so which is better? Will the teleconverter make the 70-200 noticeably less sharp at 400mm?

Watch the video review to learn how the two lenses compare.

EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

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First Deals of the Day (EOS 6D, EF 100-400mm, EF 70-200mm, and more)

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  • Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS on sale for $299 at B&H Photo ($300 off!!)
  • $300 off on select Canon products at the Canon Direct Store
  • 30% off on 500px Plus and Awesome subscriptions
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS II on sale for $2,127.21 at seller Big Value Inc on eBay (99.4 positive ratings)
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L on sale for $1389 after $200 mail-in rebate at Adorama, includes 1 year camera lens service plan, Pro Optic 77mm essential filters kit, Flashpoint CapKeeper lens cap leash, Adorama cleaning kit,
  • Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,299 at seller Big Value Inc on eBay (99.4 positive ratings)

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Stormscapes2 – An Astonishing Time Lapse Video

The amazing video above was made by Nicolaus Wegner, and it took him 5 months to put it together. He says:

High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. I spent May – September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a result of that effort. From rainbows to tornadoes, there is a little bit of everything in here.

To realise the time lapse video he used an EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 6D, and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USMEF 70-200 f/4L IS and Rokinon 14mm lenses.


Music: “Leader” by MODE

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