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Jun 15, 2012 22:34 |  #601

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I'm seriously thinkin' of joinin' you guys here....decision...dec​ision :confused:

tag a 2x extender III on the 400...it is probably sharper than the old 600s ... bw!


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Jul 07, 2012 04:49 |  #602

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Jul 07, 2012 04:55 as a reply to  @ Ricardo222's post |  #603

/\ Great Heron shot Ricardo, very nice light on the bird :)




  
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Jul 07, 2012 04:59 |  #604

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/\ Great Heron shot Ricardo, very nice light on the bird :)

Thanks Mark. It was just before sunset and I was down to 1/500 sec...thank goodness for IS!


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Aug 04, 2012 18:38 |  #605

Had a 600 for a few months in the Spring. Here are the best ones I took with it, about all of them with a 1.4X TC on:

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Aug 05, 2012 01:41 |  #606

^^Lovely shots Rik.

I haven't had the lens out for a while so went out yesterday and took some winter flower shots! Not very challenging technically, but fun anyway!


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Aug 12, 2012 15:28 |  #608

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Aug 14, 2012 20:20 as a reply to  @ mfingar's post |  #609

One from the Sarasota offshore boat races:

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Oct 14, 2012 16:38 as a reply to  @ Goincarcrazy's post |  #610

First pic with the 600 and my new 5DMk3. Seems like they get along just fine ;)

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Oct 31, 2012 21:30 |  #611

For those that have used the 600 and 500 on a 1DIV, how does the AF speed compare? Once my 400 sells, I'm going to pick one or the other up for shooting waterfowl. Here in NC, I can't get as close as some, so I'm leaning 600, but I want to know the focus speed is there for flight work.


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Oct 31, 2012 23:05 |  #612

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For those that have used the 600 and 500 on a 1DIV, how does the AF speed compare? Once my 400 sells, I'm going to pick one or the other up for shooting waterfowl. Here in NC, I can't get as close as some, so I'm leaning 600, but I want to know the focus speed is there for flight work.

Birds in flight are hard. Jim Neiger at flightschoolphotograph​y.com teaches a technique for using the big lenses to catch birds in flight without using a tripod. Somewhere in the preceding pages are some of my shots with my 600mm L f4 IS. I'll be putting it on the market shortly.

Some of those shots can be seen here. I just added the lens info to the flight ones that I remember shooting with the 600mm.

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Nov 01, 2012 07:27 |  #613

advaitin wrote in post #15193121 (external link)
Birds in flight are hard. Jim Neiger at flightschoolphotograph​y.com teaches a technique for using the big lenses to catch birds in flight without using a tripod. Somewhere in the preceding pages are some of my shots with my 600mm L f4 IS. I'll be putting it on the market shortly.

Some of those shots can be seen here. I just added the lens info to the flight ones that I remember shooting with the 600mm.

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I'm used to shooting the biggies for in-flights, although I find it much easier to use a tripod and gimbal. So I'm not that concerned about the technique side right now. Just wanted to make sure the AF speed is up to the job.


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Nov 01, 2012 09:17 |  #614

Purely subjective. I've shot almost everything that fits a Canon camera and I have a 1D4, 1D3 and a number of lesser cameras. Among the big lenses, the only one I haven't owned is the 300 L f2.8 in any version. I'd say the response for the top 3 lens is pretty much the same--very fast. How to determine which, if any, might be faster would depend on ones style of focusing and the AF selection.

The one lens in my cabinet that comes closest to magic speed is the old 400mm L f2.8. If the improvements since up to the most recent 400 L IS II have done something to speed that lens up, it would be in focus when you raise it to your eye.

For all practical purposes, for a Canon user the big three L lenses with USM are what they are, incomparable in almost every way. Possibly the strength of batteries in individual cameras might make a difference, but fully charged 1D series camera is going to give you the best auto focus speed in the industry--or there is something wrong with either camera or lens or both.


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Nov 01, 2012 09:29 |  #615

Thanks advaitin. I kinda figured they were all right there together.


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