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Old 06-05-2018   #1
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I have a full frame Canon and a 120-400 f 4.5-5.6 zoom and would like to extend my reach but an extender will reduce my light.

So, am I better off buying a longer zoom for the full frame or a body with a 1.5 / 1.6 sensor for my present zoom? Please offer your suggestions. Thanks.

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Getting an APS-C sized camera will have the double benefit of making your lens seem longer, and it will do so without light loss. Tradeoffs include perhaps a bit more noise with the smaller sensor.

Another option might be a 300mm f/2.8 lens... with a 2X teleconverter it will still be f/5.6.
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I have a full frame Canon and a 120-400 f 4.5-5.6 zoom and would like to extend my reach but an extender will reduce my light.

So, am I better off buying a longer zoom for the full frame or a body with a 1.5 / 1.6 sensor for my present zoom? Please offer your suggestions. Thanks.
Looking at a 80D could be an option. Supposed to handle noise well for a crop sensor.
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Please give us more info. What full frame camera do you currently own? Why do you need the longer reach? What do you intend to photograph with the longer reach?

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