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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Review WOW!

 
Pondrader
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Apr 29, 2015 08:08 |  #946

I could have typed that Kim, ...it is my experience exactly


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crisotunity
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Apr 29, 2015 09:55 |  #947

So what do people think about using the 100-400Mkii with the Canon x1.4 mkiii?

I have the classic 100-400 and when I shoot BIFs (1DmkII and 5d MkIII) with the extender, I find the results "ok".

Will upgrading to the new 100-400 make any difference in picture quality when used with the extender (I am happy enough with AF speed and accuracy)? What's been your experience?

Or should I keep my classic 100-400 and sell the extender to part-finance a 150-600 Sigma Contemporary?

Really grateful for any first hand experiences.




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Apr 29, 2015 11:20 |  #948

With the talk about the 1.4II, I put it on and went out for a bit. I think I like shooting the lens bare but the 1.4 can be a help sometimes

The first bugs of the year are the tastiest. 7DII, 100-400L II, 1.4III,

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Apr 29, 2015 12:22 |  #949

crisotunity wrote in post #17537152external link
So what do people think about using the 100-400Mkii with the Canon x1.4 mkiii?

I have the classic 100-400 and when I shoot BIFs (1DmkII and 5d MkIII) with the extender, I find the results "ok".

Will upgrading to the new 100-400 make any difference in picture quality when used with the extender (I am happy enough with AF speed and accuracy)? What's been your experience?

Or should I keep my classic 100-400 and sell the extender to part-finance a 150-600 Sigma Contemporary?

Really grateful for any first hand experiences.


I used the 7D-I and EF 100-400 IS-I extensively for birds in flight. I was never completely satisfied. When I upgraded to the 7D-II it gave new life to my EF 100-400 IS. Focus was faster and better. Overall image quality was much better. But image quality with the 1.4-II extender still suffered. I just recently received the new EF 100-400 IS-II. WOW. I really didn't expect to see much difference between the Mark-I and Mark-II. Night and Day. The Mark-II is faster, sharper and images with the 1.4-II extender are very very good. This is probably one of the best upgrades I have ever made.

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Mike...G9; 7D; 7D Mark II; EF-S 10-22mm; EF-S 18-135mm IS STM; EF 28-300mm F3.5-5.6L; EF 70-300mm IS USM; EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS-II; EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS; EXT 1.4-II & 2.0-III; The more I learn the less I know.

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crisotunity
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Apr 29, 2015 15:04 |  #950

Thank you guys - very helpful. The 100-400 mkii is a lot of cash in the UK ($3,000 give or take) and not too far, price-wise, from a used 300mm f2.8 IS.
The feedback here has been reassuring. I knew that AF speed and IS would be better , but great performance with the extender is the decider for my needs.




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Apr 29, 2015 15:13 |  #951

crisotunity wrote in post #17537493external link
The 100-400 mkii is a lot of cash in the UK ($3,000 give or take) and not too far, price-wise, from a used 300mm f2.8 IS.

If it helps; these guys are good: http://www.hdewcameras​.co.uk ...PHa-taonMUCFQzHtAodpWwA4wexternal link

I believe it's all grey import, but I've bought bodies, lenses and TCs from them, and have had no problem registering them on Canon's CPS site. It can take a couple of weeks for delivery, but I generally only hear good things about them. They do apparently have a store in Surrey, but I've never visited. I've no links other than being a customer.


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LisaBlue85
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Apr 29, 2015 19:25 as a reply to post 17536962 |  #952

That's a great price! I definitely do not have a problem buying used! I'm still shooting with a 6d for everything & love my camera , but will be buying the 7d mkii & the extender for wildlife.




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Apr 29, 2015 22:38 |  #953

^6D is an awesome camera. I just spent 3 weeks comparing it to a Sony A7s, another great camera.
Anyway back to the topic of the 100-400ii, not that I missed it but I'm finally back home and now shooting in
the backyard, this one SOOC, probably could have use a wee bit of denoise but I'm too tired-

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Apr 30, 2015 05:37 as a reply to MedicineMan4040's post |  #954

It IS an awesome camera MedicineMan! Wow! Sooc? Beautiful!




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MedicineMan4040
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Apr 30, 2015 11:56 |  #955

I use the 6D mainly for nightime/astro but I've done BIFs with it too, that one center cross point is amazing. I do love the phoneability of the 6D too, anyway here's another via the 100-400ii

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Apr 30, 2015 21:59 |  #956

Finally got mine in today, It is indeed a very fast and sharp lens.

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Body: 5D MKIII Gripped, 7D MKII
Lens: EF 85mm f1.2L II - EF 50mm f1.2L - EF 16-35mm f2.8L II - EF 17-40mm f4L - EF 24-70mm f2.8L - EF 24-105mm f4L- EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS - EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II - EF 15mm f2.8 fisheye - EF 1.4x II
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May 01, 2015 06:09 |  #957

My main complaint about this lens is I can't put it down.

For example, it's raining out there and it's dry in here and I keep on messing around. :D

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Canon : 5DIV : 5DS R : 5DIII : 7DII : 40 2.8 : 50 1.4 : 35L : 85L : 100L IS Macro : 135L : 16-35L II : 24-105L IS II : 70-200L II : 100-400L IS II : 1.4x & 2x TC III : 600EX-RT : 580EX : 430EX : G1XII : Markins Q10 & Q3T : Jobu Gimbal : Manfrotto Underware : etc...

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May 03, 2015 20:03 as a reply to post 17536441 |  #958

(Here are a few more shots all with the 1.4TCIII attached to the lens. This lens is a winner.)

Arbitrage, is this with your 7d or full frame? Outstanding.




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May 04, 2015 05:08 |  #959

Finally 100-400 II & 7D mk II received. here is some sample ...


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Nikon D810 | Tamron 15-30 | Nikon 24-120 | Nikon 200-500 5.6| Nikon 50 1.8 | Tamron 85 1.8, ...
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May 04, 2015 05:12 |  #960

Really impressive ...

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