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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

 
therobveiller
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Apr 11, 2015 09:59 |  #4861

Just spotted this beauty in my back garden waiting for a passing snack.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/s4Qh​ia] (external link)Sparrowhawk 20150411 (external link) by Rob Swain Photography (external link), on Flickr



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Apr 11, 2015 11:34 |  #4862

Fabercula wrote in post #17512773external link
Hi, I am plannning to buy in the nesti months one between thse two lenses: Canon 400 mm F5.6 or Tamron 150-600.
Will the Canon lens work fine with a teleconverter 1.4 or 2.0 to get more reach?
Thanks,
Fabrizio

1.4 should work, not sure about 70D
2.0 will be manual focus only
the 400 is much sharper than the 150-600, in all reviews I have seen.
I am extremely happy with mine.


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Apr 11, 2015 11:59 |  #4863

Fabercula wrote in post #17512773external link
Hi, I am plannning to buy in the nesti months one between thse two lenses: Canon 400 mm F5.6 or Tamron 150-600.
Will the Canon lens work fine with a teleconverter 1.4 or 2.0 to get more reach?
Thanks,
Fabrizio

As regards TCs: the 1.4 on the 400mm f/5.6 takes the widest aperture down to f/8. It will only AF on the 5dIII or 1 series bodies, not 70D unless you use liveview which isn't much use for wildlife in motion. The 2xTC will reduce the widest aperture to f/9 so even worse. Best not to bother with TCs on the 400 5.6, to get you closer, crop images which are taken with the bare lens. The lens is excellent, you'll enjoy it.




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Apr 11, 2015 16:55 |  #4864

Ok, Thank you both for replying.
I also like the weight of this lens; as far as I have understood from reading it's light.
I think that for my next birthday I could buy it.


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moraleda
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Apr 11, 2015 21:12 |  #4865

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Apr 12, 2015 01:05 |  #4866

Sorry, just one more thing.
Should I use this lens with a tc 1.4 and a Canon 70D, but with a tripod, could IT solva the problem?
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Apr 12, 2015 04:39 |  #4867

Fabercula wrote in post #17513801 (external link)
Sorry, just one more thing.
Should I use this lens with a tc 1.4 and a Canon 70D, but with a tripod, could IT solva the problem?
Thank you

The 'problem' is lack of AF at f/8 with the set up you're talking about so no, a tripod wont solve that. Depending on what you're shooting, it may be possible to use the 1.4TC + 400mm on a tripod and either focus manually or AF using liveview (assuming your camera has liveview). My advice though would be to forget about the TC and just use the lens on the camera. If you need to be closer then either use your legs or crop the images on your computer.
Here's a couple of examples, from my archives, of what I achieved with the 400mm. These are both with my 7D. The first is at f/5.6 and ISO 2500:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oNmm​8n] (external link)Old Bluetit image (explored) (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

The next is at f/11 1/2000 sec ISO 3200:

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/gQgS​9n] (external link)Chaffinch in flight (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr



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Apr 12, 2015 08:16 |  #4868

Ok, thanks.
Nice pictures!


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Apr 12, 2015 12:16 |  #4869

7D MKII and 400 F 5.6

F 5.6 1/1250 iso 1600

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Apr 13, 2015 06:04 |  #4870

Cape Barren Goose

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Apr 14, 2015 21:02 |  #4871

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Apr 19, 2015 02:35 |  #4872

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Apr 19, 2015 12:41 |  #4873

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Apr 19, 2015 19:44 |  #4874

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Apr 20, 2015 02:27 |  #4875

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Very nice shot of a female RWBB. Point Pelee nature reserve?




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