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Enthusiast Birding Lenses

posted Jun 19, 2019, 1:00 AM by MUHAMMAD MUN`IM AHMAD ZABIDI   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 11:05 PM ]
Birding enthusiasts do it for fun, not for money. Therefore, they are always on the lookout for affordable equipment. Here is a list of affordable (<RM10k) birding lenses:

 Lens
Focal Length 
 Compatibility
 Weight
(g)
 Length
(mm)
 Filter Size
(mm)
 Price (RM) ex-Shashinki
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
300  C 1,190
221
77
 5938
Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR AF-S
300  N  755  148  77  6640
M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO 300  O
 1,475  227
77
 9494
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
400  C 1,250
257
77
 5268
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
100-400  C  1,590  193
77
 8539
Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S ED VR
80-400  N  1,563  203
 77  7745
Nikkor 200-500mm F/5.6E ED VR AF-S 200-500  N  2,300  268
 95  4690
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
150-600  CNS 2,010 260  95 4159
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary 150-600  CN  1,950  260  95 4290
Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 FE G OSS
200-600  S  2,115  318  95  (USD2000)

The Sony 200-600

Notes:
  • The Sony 200-600 is not available locally yet.
  • Tamron & Sigma lenses are categorized as third-party.
  • Olympus, Tamron & Sigma make 100-400 lenses too. They cost less than RM4k but they don't seem too popular.


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