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

 
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Jan 15, 2018 18:25 |  #7202

great shot Shorty. I see the inspiration for a helicopter!




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Jan 15, 2018 18:34 |  #7203

chuckmiller wrote in post #18541774 (external link)
great shot Shorty. I see the inspiration for a helicopter!

Thanks, Chuck. Imagine if we could make the wings work like these guys.


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Jan 15, 2018 19:06 |  #7204

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OK I understand the little edge in IQ.. but here's the letdown.. 7 frames a second.. 21 images in raw before you hit the buffer... BOOM that little thing just put the 5DIV back on the shelf and out of the running for a wildlife shooter camera for me. The 7DII at 10 frames a second is on the edge of yesterday im not sure of the number of raw's before I hit the buffer.. I only know its not nearly enough and 7 frames is 7D territory in dog years thats a life time.
For me in real life shooting wildlife I need AF that sticks it and a good long string of raw's so I can pick the right head turn or body movement. There is always one that is the clear winner in 30 or 40 images in a string. and with the slower camera its more than likely the one you didnt get. I have some clear requirements now in camera's, I know they will all shoot super images. but getting the one people will click the like button on well that could be shot number 28 1/2. the IQ sounds awesome but at what cost. I know the 5DIV guys will say they have got some awesome images with it and they have. But I'm wondering just what They left in the field.
Its a wicked discussion thread topic I would think.

Hopefully Canon can get us a 7dIII that is the best of both worlds!!!!




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Jan 15, 2018 19:28 |  #7205

markesc wrote in post #18541823 (external link)
Hopefully Canon can get us a 7dIII that is the best of both worlds!!!!

No kidding... I have some spec's they need to know about lol


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Jan 15, 2018 19:43 |  #7206

WHOA! Quite intimidating look. Definitely not what I was expecting when I turned the page.

Looks like the 100-400 has a pretty good MFD at 200+, considering how close you must have been to get that shot at 263. Or is this a pretty tight crop?

Great shot regardless!


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Jan 15, 2018 19:52 |  #7207

pbrimages wrote in post #18541841 (external link)
WHOA! ... considering how close you must have been to get that shot at 263. Or is this a pretty tight crop?

Great shot regardless!

I'm guessing around 10 feet distance to the fly.




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Jan 15, 2018 20:34 |  #7208

pbrimages wrote in post #18541841 (external link)
WHOA! Quite intimidating look. Definitely not what I was expecting when I turned the page.

Looks like the 100-400 has a pretty good MFD at 200+, considering how close you must have been to get that shot at 263. Or is this a pretty tight crop?

Great shot regardless!

Thanks, it was about 8-10 foot. I backed it off to get the whole fly in case i needed extra makings for id. The lens is capable of getting closer but the fly would not let me and yes it is a fairly large crop.


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Jan 15, 2018 23:47 |  #7209

100-400 Mk II vs 100-400 Mk II with EF Extender x1.4 Mk III example.

#1: Eye of an Eastern Water Dragon taken with the 100-400 Mk II at the 400mm end with no extender attached.

#2: Same EWD taken with 100-400 Mk II and the 400mm end PLUS Canon Extender EF x1.4 Mk III fitted.

The EWD was some 2 metres away and did not move its position whilst I fitted the x1.4 Mk III.

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Asian Koyel... male and female

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Jan 16, 2018 02:31 |  #7211

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ooooooo-eeee!

Is that the sound they make?


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Jan 16, 2018 04:25 |  #7212

Lucky I got it in focus

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Jan 16, 2018 06:43 |  #7213

Choderboy wrote in post #18542043 (external link)
arsurendran wrote in post #18542035 (external link)
Asian Koyel... male and female


ooooooo-eeee!

Is that the sound they make?


Yes that high pitched sound! And also (I may be wrong), but I thought one of them made a distinct "cchhaat cchhaat cchhaat" sound - probably under stress from a crow that was harassing them.


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Jan 17, 2018 00:35 |  #7214

arsurendran wrote in post #18542093 (external link)
Yes that high pitched sound! And also (I may be wrong), but I thought one of them made a distinct "cchhaat cchhaat cchhaat" sound - probably under stress from a crow that was harassing them.

That's the call of the female. Described here as "eek eek eek"


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Jan 17, 2018 04:42 |  #7215

nardes wrote in post #18542002 (external link)
100-400 Mk II vs 100-400 Mk II with EF Extender x1.4 Mk III example.

#1: Eye of an Eastern Water Dragon taken with the 100-400 Mk II at the 400mm end with no extender attached.

#2: Same EWD taken with 100-400 Mk II and the 400mm end PLUS Canon Extender EF x1.4 Mk III fitted.

The EWD was some 2 metres away and did not move its position whilst I fitted the x1.4 Mk III.

Cheers

Dennis

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Perfectly illustrating one of the main reasons why the 100-400 II is Canon's best lens. One minute you're macro shooting the eye of an Eastern Water Dragon, the next minute capturing Asian Koyels in the tops of trees.

Now, if only they'd add a Tilt-Shift function :lol:


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