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

 
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Mar 05, 2013 05:04 |  #6991

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Anyone else find this lens just makes everything look like sand at low shutter speeds? I'm using a 7D and maybe I got a bad (UZ) copy but I'm usually more disappointed with results than I am happy. I can shoot any other lens I own at 1/40 and get a good sharp image but this thing just wrecks 80% or more of them. I'm not convinced sending both the body and lens away for a tune will fix this.

most of what I shoot ends up being 200mm or further but even 100mm it's rather average.

Handheld at 1/100.

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Mar 05, 2013 05:10 |  #6992

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Mar 05, 2013 06:05 |  #6993

doofuss wrote in post #15678427 (external link)
Love the flames pixel basher. My local drag venue has Nitro funny cars happening in a couple of weeks time, so very keen to check them out and get a few pics.

I can't get enough of the top fuellers, I just don't get down to them very often.

I took this to show how the media guys REALLY earn their money in this sport!

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Mar 05, 2013 06:23 |  #6994

I took this to show how the media guys REALLY earn their money in this sport!

haha, looking at that, maybe I should settle for not being directly trackside and should just continue to use my 100-400 from a safe distance. (I still feel ringing in my ears from several days ago despite wearing good quality plugs)


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Mar 05, 2013 06:54 |  #6995

doofuss wrote in post #15678566 (external link)
haha, looking at that, maybe I should settle for not being directly trackside and should just continue to use my 100-400 from a safe distance. (I still feel ringing in my ears from several days ago despite wearing good quality plugs)

I'd like to do that at least once though!

Thing is those guys should have plugs and muffs on as the magnitude of the noise is literally felt in your chest as you probably already know. And if you have your mouth open it gets down in your throat and does some funky stuff! The pressure waves hitting the side of this guys face make the plugs on their own better than nothing of course, but at around 150 dBa will still cause hearing damage. The NHRA apparently had some seismologists out at a track once and measured 2.3 on the richter scale!!

Another son to be deaf photog. panning at 1/500th still smashes the background, and this is just off the line!

I'd still love to sit there and get some shots though!

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Mar 05, 2013 07:47 |  #6996

I know what you mean about "feeling" the noise as I experienced the exact same thing last weekend. It reverberates through your whole body. And the pic above is a ripper!!!!


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Mar 05, 2013 09:50 |  #6997

I use mine down to 1/60 handheld on the regular.

1/60 ƒ/22 ISO-100 120 mm

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Mar 05, 2013 22:24 |  #6998

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Mar 05, 2013 22:48 as a reply to  @ T2i4me's post |  #6999

Australian International Airshow :D

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Mar 06, 2013 00:57 |  #7000

That last shot is awesome ^^^^^^^^


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Mar 06, 2013 01:10 |  #7001

I just sold my 100-400 :( Im going to miss it but onwards and upwards 70-200f2.8mk2 on the way


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Mar 06, 2013 10:32 |  #7002

tonylong wrote in post #15678036 (external link)
Mike, that looks pretty good to me, this type of shooting stretches the limits of our gear and our skill -- practice, practice, practice!

I actually preferred the 70-200 lens for aviation, auto and sports because it seemed to perform better AF-wise. It was my go-to lens for that stuff! But, the 100-400 is still what I grab for reach!

Thanks Tony. I sure do practice a lot but it can be frustrating with this lens sometimes. I've thought a lot about going to a 70-200 f/2.8 II with a 1.4x tc III. Tried this last year (rental) but the TC was a ver II and it didn't work out so well with the ver II lens. I'm told using the ver III TC is much better with things like AF speed.

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What I do notice is that diffraction has wrecked just as many shots if the light is good and I need to get the shutter right down. I bought a 2 stop ND filter to try and help, and whilst it did help, taking 2 stops of light out doesn't help a lens that needs as much as it can get!

catch 22. As soon as the sun ducks behind a cloud this lens goes to sleep.


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Mar 08, 2013 07:24 |  #7003

Went out testing the lens via a rental and overall impressed, but not really for me due to then need for sports.

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Mar 08, 2013 16:46 |  #7004

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Mar 09, 2013 13:09 |  #7005

low light, low shutter
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