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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM - AKA The Dust Pump

 
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Dec 17, 2012 13:37 |  #6721

Wow, colorful!!


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Dec 17, 2012 23:14 |  #6722

robertwsimpson wrote in post #15333029 (external link)
Example:
This hyena was jogging along the side of the road. I think it's a pretty decent result for the 100-400 with the 1.4x.

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Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
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Focal Length 560 mm
ISO Speed 1600

Very nice for this lens with a TC!


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Dec 17, 2012 23:20 |  #6723

snyderman wrote in post #15232506 (external link)
Got lucky on the focus:

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5D2 focus system isn't on par with a 7D or a 1D4!

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Very cool shot!


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Dec 19, 2012 22:22 |  #6724

From a recent trip to Tsavo West:

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Verreaux's Eagle-owl (external link) by babasujaan (external link), on Flickr

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socilising (external link) by babasujaan (external link), on Flickr

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Dec 19, 2012 22:53 |  #6725

Stunning images, the owl is amazing.


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Dec 20, 2012 09:09 as a reply to  @ post 15330907 |  #6726

I bought the 100-400 because I wanted to carry fewer lenses and have more versatility.

I had a tougher time learning to use my 100-400 compared to other lenses. Even with IS on, I find I need fast shutter speeds at 400mm. I've been told I'm nuts (and I can't rule that out :) ), but it seems like the lens is more susceptible to camera vibrations compared to my 300 f/4L. For example, on a tripod at 300mm, I see more vibration from mirror slap than my 300mm (I don't have the samples handy, not even sure I have them anymore, and I eventually sold the 300). I was having trouble getting sharp images from the zoom and it struck me that there was vibration, even with my Gitzo carbon fiber 3530 tripod (and Kirk BH-1), at speeds I'd used to good effect with my 300 (and even with my 1.4x attached). So I did this test: Tripod low and locked solid, remote release, live view focusing on the same point, varied shutter speeds, mirror locked up and not, with both lenses, the 300 prime and the 100-400 at 300mm. Both lenses were sharp with the mirror locked up, but the zoom showed more mirror vibration even at 1/250. So I started shooting at 1/1000 and higher. The fast shutter solved the problem.

I spend a lot of time at a local wetlands, on a boardwalk. I used to be a tripod fanatic. When other people are present, the boardwalk vibrates so much that using a tripod is worse than hand-holding. Plus, with two young kids of limited patience walking with me, I completely changed my shooting style and often don't use a tripod for wildlife. The kids are learning to love and respect the wild. I get to continue my favorite hobby and have quality time with them, it's fun.

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Dec 20, 2012 18:19 |  #6727

Not happy with the tiny bit of motion blur, but I was pleasantly surrised with the bokeh considering it was shot through glass and a mesh fence

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Dec 20, 2012 22:09 |  #6728

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Dec 21, 2012 11:38 |  #6729

from a recent vaca in Pensacola Beach...
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Dec 21, 2012 16:13 |  #6730

sawsedge wrote in post #15389182 (external link)
... but the zoom showed more mirror vibration even at 1/250.

I find this hard to believe, because there is no mirror in either lens....Most here on this board get stunning results at 1/400 handheld, thus 1/250 on a tripod should be perfect.

Maybe you forgot to turn IS off when using the tripod?

Cheers.


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Dec 21, 2012 17:53 |  #6731

RAW-Shooter wrote in post #15394561 (external link)
I find this hard to believe, because there is no mirror in either lens....Most here on this board get stunning results at 1/400 handheld, thus 1/250 on a tripod should be perfect.

Maybe you forgot to turn IS off when using the tripod?

Cheers.

No, IS was off. Some part might be loose. Like I said, I did the same thing with the same settings on the 300 prime and there was a noticeable difference depending on the lens used.


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Dec 21, 2012 21:34 |  #6732

sawsedge wrote in post #15394831 (external link)
No, IS was off. Some part might be loose. Like I said, I did the same thing with the same settings on the 300 prime and there was a noticeable difference depending on the lens used.


Weird indeed. Maybe you should consider sending the lens to Canon to get it checked.

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Dec 23, 2012 11:01 as a reply to  @ rockygarcia's post |  #6733

XSi /450D
260mm
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1/200

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Dec 23, 2012 18:00 |  #6734

Some beautiful images here, and proof that this lens is no slouch. Moreover, it is quite versatile for this who take the time to learn its ins and outs.

Attached one of my photos taken with this beast (published in Nature Photographer magazine).

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Dec 24, 2012 13:12 as a reply to  @ JuliusUpNorth's post |  #6735

I love my 100-400mm. I mostly use it on fishing trips and I occasionally cover pheasant shoots. At both of these it is on about 50% of the time. I've used it on a 40D, a 7D and now on a 5DIII and it has been a great performer on all 3.

I only get occasional chances to get a few bird shots, and as I don't have a specialist lens like the 400mm f5.6 (or anything pricier!), the 100-400 gets pressed into service and does OK by my reckoning.

Here are some shots of fulmars nesting at Duncansby Head (5DIII).

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Fishy action on Orkney...


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And a few from a trip to South Uist last year (7D).

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