replacement lightweight telephoto inquiry

Discussion in 'Canon Lens Discussion' started by pizzaface7, Feb 8, 2024.

  1. pizzaface7

    pizzaface7 New Member

    Feb 8, 2024
    Like some ideas/thoughts on what lens y'all might recommend.
    I have owned for some years the Canon EF 70-300 1:4-5.6 IS II USM with image stabilizer and I bought it for how light it is. The problem is it is so SOFT that I almost hate to use if for much. I needed a travel lens that was light and easy to carry, along with my wide angle lens that is very very good. For hiking and travel I just needed the light telephoto. I own the canon 70-200 EF 1:2.8 L IS USM, which is one of the greatest lens's I have ever owned or shot with, but for general travel I just can't carry the weight anymore (unless it's Africa or by car).
    The question is what can you recommend, even really good off brands (like Sigma)(that can mount to a canon body) that could give me the reach of the Canon 70-300 1:4-5.6 but has the clarity and sharp focus of the 70-200mm 1:2.8, and is light, the most important factor. The 70-33mm is about 16.8 ounces, just over 1 lb.

  2. Caladina

    Caladina Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2020
    Canon M50
    Canon 18-45mm m, Canon 18-150mm m, Canon 55-200mm m, Canon 22mm m, Canon 28mm m macro,
    Sigma 100-400c ef, Sigma 18-35mm art ef,
    7artisans 7.5mm m, Laowa 100mm macro ef, laowa 9mm zeroD m, Vintage M42 Lenses:
    Ashi Super - Takumar 1.8 / 55mm,
    i use the canon canon M50 so i'm running some pretty lightweight set ups when i use the native efm lenses, as for an ef long range, i have the sigma 100-400mm c which comes in at 43.1 oz / 1220g which is an EF mount.
    (the efm lenses only work with efm bodies)

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