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I saw a 400mm F/2.8 mkII today

 
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Sep 10, 2011 22:42 |  #1

I saw a photographer from getty today at the MLS Sporting KC vs Huston game. Was pretty sexy but not as sexy as my 300mm mkII =)

I guess getty bought it for him and he gets to use it when ever. Must be a pretty legit deal lol. He said he has had it for two weeks and its 1 of only 20 or so in the country.

He was pretty impressed with my 300 though.


Has anyone else seen/used any of the new MkII lens "300/400" ?


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Sep 10, 2011 22:52 |  #2

Yeah at 11k I wonder how many of that lens will ever be sold :D
I am sure not many hobby photographers will even consider it


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Sep 10, 2011 22:59 |  #3

Nope... I have more pressing uses of my money, especially since all the photo jobs I do don't require such a long focal length.


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Sep 10, 2011 23:07 |  #4

yeah for us hobbyists the 200L f2 IS would be a cheap alternative :D


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Sep 10, 2011 23:11 |  #5

Yea, 400 is too much for a hobbyists. I'm happy with my 300mm.


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Sep 10, 2011 23:32 |  #6

BLD_007 wrote in post #13082688external link
I saw a photographer from getty today at the MLS Sporting KC vs Huston game. Was pretty sexy but not as sexy as my 300mm mkII =)

I guess getty bought it for him and he gets to use it when ever. Must be a pretty legit deal lol. He said he has had it for two weeks and its 1 of only 20 or so in the country.

He was pretty impressed with my 300 though.


Has anyone else seen/used any of the new MkII lens "300/400" ?


I am just curious, how well does the 300 mm fit in with your lens line up?
I have the 70-200 is II too and a 1.4x II and feel that the next telephoto would be either the 400 or 500 because the 300 range is covered.
Congratulations on the 300 though. I am sure it's an amazing lens, I wish I could afford one.




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Sep 10, 2011 23:44 |  #7

BLD_007 wrote in post #13082688external link
I saw a photographer from getty today at the MLS Sporting KC vs Huston game. Was pretty sexy but not as sexy as my 300mm mkII =)

I guess getty bought it for him and he gets to use it when ever. Must be a pretty legit deal lol. He said he has had it for two weeks and its 1 of only 20 or so in the country.

He was pretty impressed with my 300 though.


Has anyone else seen/used any of the new MkII lens "300/400" ?

I have one of the 300 MKII's. Got it online from Pictureline on Sept 2. It was the only one they received. They were holding it for someone else but after checking with that person they called me back to say it was available so I purchased it. Received it on Saturday the 3rd. Been using it this week at the San Diego Zoo while I am on vacation from work. I also have the version I IS but I am really liking the new one so far.




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Sep 10, 2011 23:47 |  #8

BLD_007 wrote in post #13082688external link
I saw a photographer from getty today at the MLS Sporting KC vs Huston game. Was pretty sexy but not as sexy as my 300mm mkII =)

I guess getty bought it for him and he gets to use it when ever. Must be a pretty legit deal lol. He said he has had it for two weeks and its 1 of only 20 or so in the country.

He was pretty impressed with my 300 though.


Has anyone else seen/used any of the new MkII lens "300/400" ?

We're all very impressed with your 300 II


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Sep 10, 2011 23:48 |  #9

day1953 wrote in post #13083035external link
I have one of the 300 MKII's. Got it online from Pictureline on Sept 2. It was the only one they received. They were holding it for someone else but after checking with that person they called me back to say it was available so I purchased it. Received it on Saturday the 3rd. Been using it this week at the San Diego Zoo while I am on vacation from work. I also have the version I IS but I am really liking the new one so far.

What's the difference in the two lenses? I have the MK 1. I just don't see how a lens could be much sharper than it.


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Sep 10, 2011 23:56 |  #10

JonK wrote in post #13083061external link
We're all very impressed with your 300 II

Yeah, I'm over it too... :rolleyes: (I'm assuming you had a thick accent of sarcasm while typing that?)


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Sep 11, 2011 00:10 |  #11

ewheeler20 wrote in post #13083117external link
Yeah, I'm over it too... :rolleyes: (I'm assuming you had a thick accent of sarcasm while typing that?)

Bingo ;)


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Sep 11, 2011 01:02 |  #12

MT Stringer wrote in post #13083067external link
What's the difference in the two lenses? I have the MK 1. I just don't see how a lens could be much sharper than it.

Hi. My first impressions of what I like about it so far over my version I IS is that it is slightly lighter and that along with the updated IS enables me to handhold it for shots I would have struggled getting with my version I. I left my tripod on my roller bag and entirely handheld the lens all day Friday at the Zoo just as a test and I had no problems taking nearly 3600 photos. The new version III extenders also work great IF you can get them to lock on your subject. I had some problems with both the 1.4 and the 2x where it was hunting for focus at times but when it did lock focus on the subject I was very impressed with the image quality. Definitely an improvement over my version II extenders though. I like the new velcro lens cap also which you can remove from the lens hood compared to that old E-145 cap from the previous version which took forever to untie it and take off. The new cap will also fit on the old version as well for whatever that is worth. I am going through a bit of a learning curve with the position of the controls on the new lens like the manual/auto focus and the IS modes as they are in different locations on the new lens then where they were on the old one but that will come with more time using the lens. Going from landscape to portrait mode on a tripod is also so much easier now. A definite improvement from the previous version. As far as the sharpness comparisons go, I have not set both lenses up on tripods to do any tests at targets or anything like that but when I can take from it so far is that the new lens gives me a better chance to get a shot handheld that I would have had to set up a tripod for with my old one. Is it worth $7299 minus what you could sell your original for to help finance the upgrade? I guess that would be the $7300 question so to speak. The reason I did it is that my left wrist is fused from an accident I had 17 years ago and the lighter weight and 4 stop IS on the version II is worth it to me as I have no mobility in my left wrist. Hope that is of some help.




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Sep 11, 2011 01:13 |  #13

Even if the MkII was not sharper than the MkI, If I had one, I'd be sure to tell myself that it was!..
Just to keep me from having serious buyer's remorse.


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Sep 11, 2011 01:59 |  #14

ewheeler20 wrote in post #13083457external link
Even if the MkII was not sharper than the MkI, If I had one, I'd be sure to tell myself that it was!..
Just to keep me from having serious buyer's remorse.

Just wait until the Mk III versions come out! :p


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Sep 11, 2011 17:49 |  #15

MT Stringer wrote in post #13083067external link
What's the difference in the two lenses? I have the MK 1. I just don't see how a lens could be much sharper than it.

Canon turned it into a walkaround lens for little kids :D
You are paying a premium for the lighter weight.

Canonswhitelensesrule wrote in post #13083575external link
Just wait until the Mk III versions come out! :p

Along with a completely new mount making the EF lenses completely unusable on new bodies :D


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