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Jun 30, 2010 23:37 |  #8626

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True, that could work.... you don't mention the 100-400 here Tony... any reason?
I guess they are all L lenses so how bad could they be surely? Or am I wrong?!?

100-400's are a bit of a mixed bunch by all accounts, I don't think there's anything wrong with my one, but Tony thought it was a bit soft (he was comparing with primes really so no suprise there)

In terms of 70-200 f/2.8 IS plus TC's and comparison with 100-400 (I've got both) I'd say the 70-200 with a 1.4x TC is every bit as good as the 100-400 on it's own so unless you need the 300-400mm range you can easily get by with a 70-200 + 1.4x TC.

I've heard that the 2x TC makes the IQ on the 70-200 a bit lower in quality than the 100-400 but haven't tried it myself...


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Jun 30, 2010 23:52 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #8627

The 100-400 never impresed me the Sigma 50-500 was a better bet. The sigma 120-300 was very sharp.
2xTC are only good in the big whites.


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Jun 30, 2010 23:58 |  #8628

mmm... 200+1.4 isn't really enough I wouldn't think though... it would need to be the 2x or a new lens.... Does anyone have a 2x they can loan me for a spell?!?


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Jul 01, 2010 00:32 |  #8629

Can't you just stand closer?


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Jul 01, 2010 00:57 |  #8630

tim wrote in post #10457941 (external link)
Can't you just stand closer?

:rolleyes:


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Jul 01, 2010 01:38 as a reply to  @ Sancho's post |  #8631

Moppie wrote in post #10452697 (external link)
That showed up on Thursday, cost all of $17 and its all metal.

The lens is very small, considerably smaller than the 24-70.
Similar diameter to a Nifty, and about 1.5 times the length.

I think I missed something... what'd you buy? :)


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Jul 01, 2010 01:51 |  #8632

lil_miss wrote in post #10458213 (external link)
I think I missed something... what'd you buy? :)

A really expensive 135mm

Well it would have been expensive 30 years ago.

Its an M42 mount, 135mm F2.8 Soligor :cool:


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Jul 01, 2010 02:21 |  #8633

Moppie wrote in post #10458255 (external link)
A really expensive 135mm

Well it would have been expensive 30 years ago.

Its an M42 mount, 135mm F2.8 Soligor :cool:

Do you like it? I have a 135 mm Soligor as well.

The lastest purchase in my m42 colection is on the way - a 35 mm Zeiss. Time to see what all the fuss is about.... :)


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Jul 01, 2010 02:36 |  #8634

I havn't had a change to get out and use it yet :(

Its a nice lens from what I can, well built etc.

The focus ring is very easy to use, nice resistance and lots of travel. But I'm going to need lots of practice with it :)

I just need to organize a model and get out and shoot and see what the results look like :cool:


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Jul 01, 2010 03:15 as a reply to  @ Moppie's post |  #8635

I think I have posted this before, but this is the first photo I took with mine.
These older lenses tend to have less saturated colours than modern Ls with a little more CA but still quite sharp and I like the bokeh. This was wide open....


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Jul 01, 2010 03:50 |  #8636

Hey david, you got the adapter ok?


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Jul 01, 2010 03:53 |  #8637

Sancho wrote in post #10458525 (external link)
Hey david, you got the adapter ok?

Yep all good. Cheers!


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Jul 01, 2010 03:59 |  #8638

Sancho wrote in post #10458525 (external link)
Hey david, you got the adapter ok?

You don't happen to have Pentax K mount which is a bayonet to Canon EOS by any chance?


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Jul 01, 2010 07:40 |  #8639

Sure do, carry a good selection of mount adapters.... don't have our best price in front of me as tardme is down :| Flick me a PM and I'll get you a deal as soon as its alive again :)


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Jul 01, 2010 09:26 |  #8640

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Saying all that... any thoughts on the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM ?

The lens I use most. Yes it's not quite as sharp as the primes, the IS could use an update (It's only 2 stop), and it likes light since it's 5.6, but for me the lens is so versatile it makes up for it. As I've seen commented elsewhere, the lens is a compromise, but a _very_ good compromise. For what I shoot the zoom aspect means I capture a lot more shots than I would get with a prime, as the subjects are not normally so nice to stay far enough away that 400mm is required (Birds/Planes). Yes sometimes I miss a shot because of the 5.6 side of things, but overall, it's the best lens for me.

When I moved to the US, I rented the 100-400 for a Shuttle Launch, and a trip to the everglades (10 days total). The first thing I did once I had a job offer - buy the 100-400.

I've seen accounts that the quality control early in the lenses life wasn't as good as now - after all the lens has been made for 12 years, they probably have learnt quite a bit in that aspect.

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