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EOS 7D + 100-400mm for wildlife photography

 
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Aug 02, 2012 11:56 as a reply to  @ post 14804568 |  #16

Comparable are the following:

Option 1:
5D Mark III and 100-400mm would not work for wildlife. So only option with this is adding a 1.4 Extender, but then image quality is expected to be poor.

Option 2:
7D and 100-400mm would result in 640mm though and aperture 5.6, so this is a real option!

Option 3:
And 5D Mark III with 200-400mm/4.0 and 1.4 extender would result in 560mm (which is O.K. for me) and aperture 5.6mm, so this is comparable with option 2. But here I expect superior images over option 2. But high weight and price!!!! :cry:




  
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Aug 02, 2012 11:59 |  #17

archer1960 wrote in post #14804532 (external link)
I've always preferred push-pull zoom; much faster than a rotating ring.

This. It is a long zoom range to rotate through. Love how quickly i can move through it with push-pull.


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Aug 02, 2012 12:13 |  #18

What about using the canon 2x mark 3?




  
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Aug 02, 2012 12:14 |  #19

Does anyone know the difference in iq between the 2x mark 2 vs 3?




  
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Aug 02, 2012 12:20 as a reply to  @ vipergts831's post |  #20

I have this combo and I like it very much. Push-pull zoom is very handy.
EOS 7D + EF 100-400L 400 mm @ f/5.6 1/4000 sec. ISO 800 -2/3 EC
Not the best that this combo is capable of but just one example.

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Aug 02, 2012 12:39 |  #21

Surprised at how many times the 100-400 gets bashed for the push pull design. It really is very easy and faster than than twisting a ring to zoom.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 12:40 |  #22

berlinfrank wrote in post #14804822 (external link)
Comparable are the following:

Option 1:
5D Mark III and 100-400mm would not work for wildlife. So only option with this is adding a 1.4 Extender, but then image quality is expected to be poor.

I am using 5D3 and 100-400L without an extender and it works pretty darn well thank you very much. I actually think my photo has never been better (coming from T2i).


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Aug 02, 2012 13:03 as a reply to  @ fogboundturtle's post |  #23

5D Mark III and 100-400mm would not work for wildlife.

100-400 has been my main lens for two South African photo safaris and numerous trips out west. I rarely needed my 500mm. This shot was taken in June with 5DIII using 100-400, F8, and ISO 3200. Works for me.


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Aug 02, 2012 13:08 |  #24

7D + 100-400L Love this combo for the pixels on target it delivers:

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Aug 02, 2012 14:54 |  #25

jwcdds wrote in post #14804568 (external link)
Pfff... that's a joke of a lens. What you need is this:

Canon 5200mm
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=IRq18WpQZC0 (external link)

Had it my cart ready to buy, but changed my mind after I saw the price of the tripod ring.


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Aug 02, 2012 15:02 |  #26

Larry20d wrote in post #14805612 (external link)
Had it my cart ready to buy, but changed my mind after I saw the price of the tripod ring.

Don't be such a baby, Hand-hold it ;)


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Aug 02, 2012 15:03 |  #27

According to the early info/pictures on the test models of the 200-400, it has a built in 1.4x that you can engage by flipping a switch. Pretty neat feature if it ends up on the final version.


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Aug 02, 2012 15:29 |  #28

vipergts831 wrote in post #14805154 (external link)
7D + 100-400L Love this combo for the pixels on target it delivers:

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WOW!!! Nice shot, man!!!


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Aug 02, 2012 15:30 |  #29

Nature Nut wrote in post #14805639 (external link)
Don't be such a baby, Hand-hold it ;)

:lol: Not too bad to hand hold it :D


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Aug 02, 2012 15:56 |  #30

vipergts831
Great shot. I am going on safari to the Serengeti with the same set up. If my shots come out as good as yours I will be happy.




  
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