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Canon 200-400/4,​0L IS USM 1.4X Teleconverter

 
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Aug 10, 2013 15:43 as a reply to post 16194516 |  #166

I got mine a few days ago. Carried it for four hours today at the zoo. Seems much lighter and smaller than my 400 2.8. To have the freedom with the focal length is amazing. I would have never gotten half the shots with the 400. Shot a swim meet earlier during rain and and overcast sky. I was worried about a 4.0 vs 2.8 lens. Not a big deal with the 1dx. Used 1000 ISO and could keep the shutter speeds above 1000. I think I may sell the 400 2.8 at this point.




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Aug 12, 2013 01:44 |  #167

Three From EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013

Sea Harrier now in private hands performing...

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Now, you may say this is a rather unflattering portrait, and I would have to agree. What's rather remarkable, is that this was shot at 400mm with a shutter speed of 1/45. Yeah, the new IS is pretty damn stable! ;)
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Aug 12, 2013 01:54 |  #168

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Now, you may say this is a rather unflattering portrait, and I would have to agree. What's rather remarkable, is that this was shot at 400mm with a shutter speed of 1/45. Yeah, the new IS is pretty damn stable! ;)

Impressive but I would say that YOU also must have a very steady hand to be able achieve this. I seriously doubt that I could get the same sharpness handheld.


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Aug 12, 2013 02:02 |  #169

Honestly Tommy, I tend to be a little "twitchy" when shooting statics. eg, I have an absolutely abysmal keeper ratio with the 135L.

No, I have to give the engineers at Canon a LOT of credit here! :lol:


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Aug 12, 2013 02:05 |  #170

Are you using the new mode 3 ?


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Aug 12, 2013 02:05 |  #171

This was Mode 1 and all my in flight stuff was Mode 2. I confess I'm not up to speed on Mode 3 in either operation or employment. :(


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Aug 12, 2013 02:07 |  #172

Hmm ok. I have not done any handheld tests at these slow shutterspeeds. Migth get plenty of oportunities in africa in a few days.

And I have not tried mode 3 yet but they say it should be even more effective when shooting action like motorsport of planes like in your case.


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Aug 12, 2013 15:16 |  #173

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Aug 12, 2013 18:36 as a reply to FlyingPhotog's post |  #174

Flyingphotag, awesome plane pics.




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Aug 12, 2013 18:46 |  #175

Thanks...

Guess it's kind of my "thing" ;)


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Aug 12, 2013 20:45 as a reply to FlyingPhotog's post |  #176

Jay, if you owned this lens, how much would you be using your 500 f4 and 300 f2.8
for flying shots? I wonder if you see the 200-400 as a complete replacement for your other two lenses. Just curious.


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Aug 12, 2013 20:49 |  #177

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #16202812external link
Jay, if you owned this lens, how much would you be using your 500 f4 and 300 f2.8
for flying shots? I wonder if you see the 200-400 as a complete replacement for your other two lenses. Just curious.

It very much could replace both for aviation shooting.

However, the 300mm f/2.8L IS is SUCH a nice lens for other things and let's face it, f/4-f/5.6 ain't f/2.8!

Someone on Facebook pointed out that while the 200-400 could replace the 300, the 100-400 and the 500 as an "all in one" solution, what happens if you're out shooting and the 200-400 packs it in for some reason? You're left with no real alternative(s) for long glass.

To that point, I'm going to wait and see how durable this lens proves to be before committing to any course of action. The 200-400 is vastly more complex than the primes which it could replace.


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Aug 13, 2013 17:58 as a reply to FlyingPhotog's post |  #178

Spent some time at the zoo with this lens this weekend. Like the results so far.

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