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Mar 19, 2018 19:32 |  #7846

Four years already? I can hardly believe it. The lens has served me very well and I'm sure it will continue to do so for a long time to come.


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Mar 19, 2018 19:51 |  #7847

The lens has been out for 3 years and 3 months. So, as Jake said, it is in its 4th year.

I'm curious how many shots everyone has taken with this lens. I'll never know for myself because I cull, so I can't count the pics, but I would estimate around 30,000. It still looks brand new.


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Mar 19, 2018 20:00 |  #7848

Archibald wrote in post #18589617 (external link)
The lens has been out for 3 years and 3 months. So, as Jake said, it is in its 4th year.

I'm curious how many shots everyone has taken with this lens. I'll never know for myself because I cull, so I can't count the pics, but I would estimate around 30,000. It still looks brand new.

I think I'm probably in that ballpark too. I do an awful lot of walking with it so there is some friction wear showing and there is one area that is almost worn down to the metal from riding in vehicles and having another body's strap lug rub against it. Gives it a bit of character I think ;) I think the one thing I like most about this lens vs the previous version is the reduced MFD. So nice to have.


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Mar 19, 2018 20:51 |  #7849

nqjudo wrote in post #18589620 (external link)
I think I'm probably in that ballpark too. I do an awful lot of walking with it so there is some friction wear showing and there is one area that is almost worn down to the metal from riding in vehicles and having another body's strap lug rub against it. Gives it a bit of character I think ;) I think the one thing I like most about this lens vs the previous version is the reduced MFD. So nice to have.

I stopped using a sling on cameras for just that reason. I carry by the lens foot since before the 100-400 showed up at my door. I'm 10x that with ease.


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Mar 19, 2018 21:05 |  #7850

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No where close to being sick of it.

I got back to the beaver pond; before daylight this time. Only had two tail slaps vs several my first visit so I must have stressed them that first visit leading to their early departure. They hung around a bit longer this visit so I had enough light to get some "whisker sharp" images. The male kingfisher gave me a pose on this nice looking old snag.
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GAJoe I've found beavers to be very short sighted to the point of darn near blind. I sneak in quiet as I can and just about sit on the hut or dam. But my fav time is ice breakup.. small holes of open water.. First thing in the spring they cant wait to sit out in the open air and soak up the sun. I'm right there now weather wise.
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Mar 19, 2018 21:14 |  #7851

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I'm holding out for version III of this lens. ;-)a

I'll be "Perfectly Frank " Your missing out :p


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Mar 20, 2018 00:18 |  #7852

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Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18589404 (external link)
I'm holding out for version III of this lens. ;-)a

I'll be "Perfectly Frank " Your missing out :p

Right on!

Two years ago I rented the 100-400 II for an air show. On another camera was mounted my 300 f2.8 IS II , using bare lens and 1.4xIII.

When I got home and viewed the photos on my monitor, I almost fell off my chair. I could not see a significant difference between the 2 lenses. The zoom is that good.

And if there is an update of this lens some day, I'm not sure how it could be made better.


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Mar 20, 2018 01:29 |  #7853

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18589404 (external link)
I'm holding out for version III of this lens. ;-)a

So about 2032?


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Mar 20, 2018 01:41 |  #7854

Archibald wrote in post #18589617 (external link)
The lens has been out for 3 years and 3 months. So, as Jake said, it is in its 4th year.

I'm curious how many shots everyone has taken with this lens. I'll never know for myself because I cull, so I can't count the pics, but I would estimate around 30,000. It still looks brand new.

Well as the lens lived on my 7dmkll and went on my 6D for a brief spell and neither had the company of any other lens, the 7D mkll had a shutter count 0f 15400 and the 6D only 620 so my lens had done 16,020. The lens was neoprene covered all the time I had it so it appeared mint. Jeeeeeeez, I'm missing it already :-(


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Mar 20, 2018 06:15 |  #7855

Pondrader wrote in post #18589669 (external link)
GAJoe I've found beavers to be very short sighted to the point of darn near blind. I sneak in quiet as I can and just about sit on the hut or dam. But my fav time is ice breakup.. small holes of open water.. First thing in the spring they cant wait to sit out in the open air and soak up the sun. I'm right there now weather wise.
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...just don't get too close.

Once saw a little girl get too close and the beaver slashed her open from hip to ankle with those sharp chisel teeth. Happened so fast couldn't do a thing but tourniquet the massive bleeding and get her to a hospital.

Beaver was just being a beaver, up to us to know where the respectful distance is.


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Mar 20, 2018 07:33 |  #7856

John_T wrote in post #18589918 (external link)
...just don't get too close.

Once saw a little girl get too close and the beaver slashed her open from hip to ankle with those sharp chisel teeth. Happened so fast couldn't do a thing but tourniquet the massive bleeding and get her to a hospital.

Beaver was just being a beaver, up to us to know where the respectful distance is.

Yes beavers can give a nasty bite.. As for respectful distance.. Man kind has never been good at that.


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Mar 20, 2018 10:10 |  #7857

How true. Beavers can get a guy in a lot of trouble!


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Mar 20, 2018 10:52 |  #7858

Pretty Night Heron plucking minnows.

He was there for a while.....snatching one after another. I didn't know I caught this minnow mid bite till I got back home.

No field chimping...:rolleyes:

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Mar 20, 2018 11:54 |  #7859

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Pretty Night Heron plucking minnows.

He was there for a while.....snatching one after another. I didn't know I caught this minnow mid bite till I got back home.

No field chimping...:rolleyes:

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