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Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

 
Jan ­ Jasinski
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Jun 07, 2013 18:04 |  #2941

Great shot! I always find it interesting to see what the birds get in their beeks.


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Jun 07, 2013 20:41 |  #2942

Candor wrote in post #16007135 (external link)
Bringing this thread back from the dead with a recent shot.

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Nice looking Common Snapping Turtle. Wise indeed to use a 500mm lens on this denizen of the deep. They can move surprisingly quickly.




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Jun 18, 2013 02:22 |  #2943

Time to wake this thread back up...

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Jun 18, 2013 03:08 |  #2944

Here are a few model jets.
I'm actually not very impressed of the sharpness of my copy. My 100-400 is sharper than the 500, even when the focus hits it's target. It's at Canon now for a check up.

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DT0A7940 (external link) by larshkj (external link), on Flickr

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Jun 18, 2013 03:12 |  #2945

You're joking, yes?

Those are all tack sharp (and very impressive models to boot)


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Jun 18, 2013 03:18 |  #2946

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #16041283external link
You're joking, yes?

Those are all tack sharp (and very impressive models to boot)

Nope, not joking :)
Those are 1024 pixels long side. Look at them at 100%, and they are not as sharp as the ones @ 400 mm from my 100-400.
I expect Canon to look at the lens today. Absolute sharpness aside, the image quality from this lens is amazing!

BTW. I may have a very sharp version of the 100-400. Anybody else who has both and have compared the two?
Yes these are impressive models! The 3 models above are high end model jets.




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Jun 18, 2013 03:45 |  #2947

I have both lenses and my 500 makes my 100-400 look like crap...


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Jun 18, 2013 08:15 |  #2948

Jay - do you have a MKI or MKII 500?


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Jun 18, 2013 08:57 |  #2949

larshkj wrote in post #16041278external link
Here are a few model jets.
I'm actually not very impressed of the sharpness of my copy. My 100-400 is sharper than the 500, even when the focus hits it's target. It's at Canon now for a check up.

Lars

I'm not getting off to a great start with my new-to-me 500 either...FedEx seems to have misplaced it. I don't know how sharp my 500 will be, but FedEx isn't looking very sharp at this point. Grrr.

Lars, your photos look great to me.

Hollywood1053 wrote in post #16041700external link
Jay - do you have a MKI or MKII 500?

No need to ask: This is the EF 500mm f/4L IS USM (version I) thread; there is a separate lens thread for the EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM: http://photography-on-the.net ...?t=922581&highlight​=500mm Any image you see posted in this thread is (should be) from the version 1. :)


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Jun 18, 2013 11:01 as a reply to post 16007984 |  #2950

I was kind of hoping there would be a brown bear in this shot, but this is all I've got to show for three 14hr nights in a hide. Those are some big spiders' webs. (Of course the night after I left, two bears, two wolverines, five wolves and a lynx showed up...:rolleyes:)

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Jun 18, 2013 15:20 |  #2951

larshkj wrote in post #16041292external link
Nope, not joking :)
Those are 1024 pixels long side. Look at them at 100%, and they are not as sharp as the ones @ 400 mm from my 100-400.
I expect Canon to look at the lens today. Absolute sharpness aside, the image quality from this lens is amazing!

BTW. I may have a very sharp version of the 100-400. Anybody else who has both and have compared the two?
Yes these are impressive models! The 3 models above are high end model jets.

I have both the 100-400 and the the 500. The 500 is considerably sharper than the 100-400 with my 1D Mk IV and Mk II. My 100-400 is what I consider to be a sharp copy but the 500 beats it. Have you micro adjusted your 500 and camera? My sharpness improved quite a bit after micro adjustment.


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Jun 18, 2013 15:34 as a reply to Nighthound's post |  #2952

Nice to see this thread revived, thanks Jay. Great shots everyone.

Here's a few from this spring.

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Jun 18, 2013 17:21 |  #2953

larshkj wrote in post #16041292external link
Nope, not joking :)
Those are 1024 pixels long side. Look at them at 100%, and they are not as sharp as the ones @ 400 mm from my 100-400.
I expect Canon to look at the lens today. Absolute sharpness aside, the image quality from this lens is amazing!

BTW. I may have a very sharp version of the 100-400. Anybody else who has both and have compared the two?
Yes these are impressive models! The 3 models above are high end model jets.

Like the good majority, my 500 eats my 100-400 for breakfast when it comes to sharpness.

I did find it a bit awkward to get used to at first though and initially focus was a bit hit and miss.

One thing I noticed was that while on the 100-400 I used to leave the stabilizer on and always get very good results even if I was shooting moving subjects. I know you're not supposed to do this, but it was one of those things that I found worked quite well for me. On the 500mm in similar scenarios though, I absolutely had to switch it off as results were a significantly poorer than what I was getting on the 100-400.

Playing with the camera's focus settings also increased my sharpness (particularly when tracking moving subjects). I also noticed that at 500mm Heat haze also has a significantly bigger effect than I expected when compared to my 100-400.

Lovely shots, by the way.


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Jun 18, 2013 17:41 |  #2954

Nighthound wrote in post #16042953 (external link)
Nice to see this thread revived, thanks Jay. Great shots everyone.

Here's a few from this spring.

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These are awesome...


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Jun 23, 2013 03:41 |  #2955

@ Steve Ellwood
Amazing pictures.

I've used this lens on a 7D and nowadays on a 1D markIV.
Once I've done some micro adjustments this lens really increased it's sharpness.
The red on the head looks almost 3D.
Awesome lens.

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