Hi everyone I have recently joined and posted a question re Canon EOS 5d and 24-70 2.8 L usm lens. Now ready for my next question which is the best lens for my 20d to take pictures of birds in flight while in tighter areas of work. My 300 prime is great across the field but when I take my camera into more closer places like our river trail I don't have the room to manoeuvre.
Today I asked a guy who was taking pictures while I was flying birds, he had a 50mm 1.8 on his 20d and said it was good but the 1.4 was best. In reading reviews many have said the 85mm is far superior and probably best value lens for money Canon lens. I understand the 85mm will mean I wont get as close to subject but as it is actually cheaper by £15 and if it means better faster focussing then it sounds ideal. Anyone used one or some thoughts etc would be appreciated.
I have also put up some pictures in new album have taken over past couple of years as some sort of measuring stick for my future development, please take a browse if you are interested in Birds of Prey in flight.