I hope a new one comes out too so that I can get the old one at a cheaper price (although....the new one might be 2500 bucks, which would keep the old one hovering at its current 1200-1350 used price. If the new one is 1600 new, then the old one will become much more affordable, but I doubt that will happen).
I loved the push-pull dust-pump action. I found it incredibly useful for tracking. You start at 100, and find your target, then in a split-second you can thrust to 400 and focus, nailing the shot. I rented it a couple times. Love it.
That lens is one of the best ever (in my opinion). Wish I had one. I'd make my wife sleep on the couch and put it on the pillow next to me.
This picture isn't that good, but I'll tell you what: This puppy of ours (she's now two and still looks just like that) is darn near impossible to photograph because of the dark eyes surrounded by dark fur. This is one of those rare shots in which I was actually able to get the eyes. I think it's because of the glass.
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This picture isn't good either, but it shows that the lens (in better hands than mine) has potential. Those mountains with snow are about 75 miles away (as the crow flies......or any bird for that matter), and a lot further than that if you drive. This photo was taken from thirty miles north of San Diego, but those mountains are in San Bernadino, relatively close to LA.
I think I'll double-post this one in the "show me your photographers" thread. This guy is a real kook (and I don't know if I mean that in a good way or a bad way).
Take a close look at this picture and you'll notice that not only is that a boat made to look like a car, but the dude is driving it with his feet. And if you further notice, he's holding L-glass. That's a-freaking-mazing. San Diego Bay.
Here's a 90% crop of the above image.
That dude is serious. He has a video camera mounted on top of his camera with the L-lens.
Anyone care to guess what that lens might be? I thought it was the 100-400 but someone else thought it was the 70-200L 2.8.