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Apr 12, 2012 18:19 as a reply to  @ post 14255369 |  #31

Thanks a ton! Alan for your time and showing with example. I should get basic post processing skill first. Thanks again!


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Apr 12, 2012 22:02 as a reply to  @ arcgang's post |  #32

Here is another shot. Post processed as per Alan's simple method. Let me know your comments plz.

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Apr 13, 2012 00:29 |  #33

looks purple...i'd suggest auto wb as well...it works pretty well for me...


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Apr 13, 2012 01:31 |  #34

arcgang wrote in post #14256987 (external link)
Here is another shot. Post processed as per Alan's simple method. Let me know your comments plz.

Look a bit soft to me.

Otherwise, lots nice shoots.


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Apr 13, 2012 07:05 |  #35

I wasnt too pleased with the performance my 100-400 gave when combo'd with my 7d. Then i came across a thread here about micro adjusting...

Now its awesome!

If your camera has the micro adjust option, id recommend it if your copy of the lens seems a bit off. Its worth the try.

Here is one i took a few weeks ago:

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Apr 13, 2012 17:57 |  #36

DreDaze wrote in post #14257575 (external link)
looks purple...i'd suggest auto wb as well...it works pretty well for me...


How is this ? May be soft again..

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Apr 13, 2012 18:19 |  #37

arcgang wrote in post #14261484 (external link)
How is this ? May be soft again..

yes, but the EXIF data is not there. (shutter speed, aperture)
why don't you try focusing on something closer, perhaps an inanimate object for your tests


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Apr 13, 2012 20:02 |  #38

Shoot the screen of an LCD monitor or laptop. Make sure the lens is perpendicular to the screen. If it is sharp, you'll see a moire pattern in the image.


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Apr 13, 2012 21:06 |  #39

Arcgang congratulations with your purchase!

The 100-400 is a terrific and versatile lens that requires a learning curve to master, IS helps but it is no magic, you still need to use your best telephoto technique:

http://www.naturephoto​graphers.net/ejp0801-1.html (external link)

If you have a solid tripod, use it. It's hard to evaluate lens performance under handheld conditions

And, as other members said, use auto white balance

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Apr 14, 2012 03:33 |  #40

Some interesting points raised in this thread. I have just received my 100...400L and look forward to testing/using it. One question arises is that mine will be coupled to a 550D body so I will not have the microfocus capability, is there a way to compensate for this uisng my set up.

Another issue I have concerns is the weight of the lens, when walking around is the camera body and strap strong enough to support the weight or is additional support for the lens required ?


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Apr 14, 2012 04:35 |  #41

birderman wrote in post #14263445 (external link)
Another issue I have concerns is the weight of the lens, when walking around is the camera body and strap strong enough to support the weight or is additional support for the lens required ?

When i had it on my 450D (now sold) i carried it around with the normal camera strap. Never had issues, besides my neck hurting like mad after a day out. :)

Nowadays i just hand carry it.


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Apr 14, 2012 05:06 |  #42

birderman wrote in post #14263445 (external link)
Another issue I have concerns is the weight of the lens, when walking around is the camera body and strap strong enough to support the weight or is additional support for the lens required ?

I reckon that if Canon didn't think I should be carrying a lens around hanging from the camera then they'd put strap-attachment lugs on the lens itself - like they do for the big zooms.

Once you've carried a 500 f4 around all day then the 100-400 will seem like a featherweight.


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Apr 14, 2012 07:30 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #43

I love my 100-400, I don't use a filter. I find that the IQ depends more on my settings, finding that sweet spot between ISO & shutter speed. I love to shoot at 100 ISO but I find by upping my ISO to 400 lets me increase my shutter speed and get a better, more detailed shot. Just my $.02. Jeff

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Apr 14, 2012 08:02 |  #44

Once you've carried a 500 f4 around all day then the 100-400 will seem like a featherweight.

Boy if that isn't the truth!




  
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Apr 14, 2012 08:09 |  #45

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That is a corker of a shot !
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