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Old 5th of October 2008 (Sun)   #1
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Default Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS

I searched and searched, and didn't see a thread for this lens that nobody cares for apparently

Shot with a 1Ds Mark III, both photos at f/4



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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:20:01
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:32:31
Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Exposure Time 0.001s (1/1000)
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 100



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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:20:14
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:32:52
Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Exposure Time 0.0015s (1/640)
Aperture f/4.0
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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:21:18
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:37:53
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Exposure Time 0.008s (1/125)
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 400mm (520mm in 35mm)



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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:20:58
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:34:53
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Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 400mm (520mm in 35mm)



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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:20:29
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:33:15
Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 400mm (520mm in 35mm)



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Date Modified 2009-02-22 21:24:33
Date Taken 2009-02-22 16:33:38
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Exposure Time 0.004s (1/250)
Aperture f/4.0
ISO 100
Focal Length 400mm (520mm in 35mm)



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Default Re: Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS

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Here's ~100% crop showing the bokeh of the 400 DO.

This is the famous "doughnut" look in the extreme. I rarely see this impact.
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Doesn't look any worse than my 100-400mm or the 300 f/4

Have you noticed any of the low contrast issues that are often cited as a reason for not getting this lens (by jpeg shooters especially). I can see from your wide open crops that sharpness is definitely NOT an issue.

Do you have any wildlife samples, especially critters with hair or feathers, that you could post up as unprocessed 100% crops? I'd like to see how this lens resolves detail on those fine features.
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Unprocessed wildlife, not on hand -- But, I promise, when I (finally) get moving through all of the Yellowstone pics, sure, I can post a couple just for this thread. (EDIT: See above, shot two wildlife tests, posted 22 Feb 09)
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Default Re: Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS

I'll keep my eyes on this thread then. The light weight and native 400mm is what keeps me interested in this lens vs. the 300 2.8 with TC. The high price is hard to swallow though (but then so is the 300 2.8's price)

There were a bunch of shots by George Lepp in the latest Outdoor Photographer, using the 400 DO from a kayak for wildlife, and they all looked fantastic.
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I don't really understand the bad reputation for the 400 DO
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You can see small fish leaping from the jaws of these bubble feeding humpback whales.



Crop from a similar image:



The above were taken with a 5D, the following, a 10D

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Default Re: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS

Just found this thread, will contribute a couple of ducks.

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Blue-winged Teal

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Cinnamon Teal

These were fairly distant, about 40% crops. 50D, 400DO w/1.4X, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, Partial metering +1/3 EC, handheld. I always shoot handheld and the 1.4X is always on this lens. Only had the 50D a couple months, love it with this lens. The entire rig weighs 7lbs and is 18" long.
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With 1.4 TC, ~100% crop

Date Modified 2008-08-30 21:30:55
Date Taken 2008-06-17 18:39:42
Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/7.1
ISO 320
Focal Length 560mm (728mm in 35mm)


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