Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
Thread started 30 May 2013 (Thursday) 12:37
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon 200-400/4,​0L IS USM 1.4X Teleconverter

 
bigcountry
Goldmember
Avatar
4,485 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 148
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
     
Jul 27, 2013 23:21 |  #136

I've been in Africa for three and a half weeks. This lens has been awesome. There were afew shots I wish I had my 600 ii w me but overall this lens was plenty. I'll be sharing photos over the next months.


Louisville Kentucky Wedding Photographer (external link)
Travel the World and Photograph (external link)
Find me on Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
dinanm3atl
Goldmember
Avatar
3,123 posts
Likes: 109
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
     
Jul 29, 2013 18:30 as a reply to  @ post 16052979 |  #137

Canonised wrote in post #16139590 (external link)
Over the weekend, I met up with one of my photo buddies who recently returned from Africa photo trip. He managed to acquire a 200-400 before his trip and he kindly lent me his lens for the morning to test at my zoo. Here are a few of the captures.

First, it is much bigger than I first anticipated. Not handholdable over the course of the day. Needs a monopod at least. with the extender in operation the drop in F stop does slow down the shots and it pushed the capability of the EOS 5D3's noise management. Fortunately it was able to do it in most circumstances. Image quality for my eye is near or matching up to 300 f2.8. So prime superteles are in for a real fight. But apart from Safaris, I am not completely convinced that this 200-400 has another role. Most sporting events need faster lenses. The other drawback is the huge price tag. S$14k is serious lot of money.

Motorsports. In the Nikon world the 200-400 is pretty popular. And also a lot cheaper. Many motorspots guys are carrying a 300, 400 or 500. Or a 500 and a 300. Most races are during the day so the stop isn't terrible. Lots of people use the 400/5.6 with no problems. Most of the time trackside you have a 70-200 and then one of the main super tele photos. You give up something... if you had the 200-400 you have on two cameras 70-560mm covered.


Halston - MotorSports Photographer
1Dx - 1Dx - A7r - 400L f/2.8 - 70-200L f/2.8 - 24-105L f/4 - 17-40L f/4 - 50 f/1.4 - 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye - 1.4x TC - 2x TC
Photography Site (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hania
Senior Member
919 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Staffordshire, UK
     
Jul 30, 2013 11:18 |  #138

tommykjensen wrote in post #16052791 (external link)
@200 mm : 400 mm (external 2x)
QUOTED IMAGE

@200 mm : 560 mm (external 2x) + (internal 1.4x)
QUOTED IMAGE

@400 mm : 800 mm (external 2x)
QUOTED IMAGE

@400 mm : 1120 mm (external 2x) + (internal 1.4x)
QUOTED IMAGE

100% crop

No I am not going to post 100% crops of all shots. As I mentioned before I am not pixel peeper. But that last one I thought needed a 100% crop. I am blown away with the quality. In the last there is no autofocus of course since aperture is f11. But since the internal extender is so easy to switch on and off I just switch off, focus, kept shutter down, enabled internal extender again and took the shot.


Not that I will ever own one , however - I looked at hires in the UK and they had this warning:

NOTE - Switching the internal Extender in or out whilst the lens or camera is operating (e.g. shutter button half pressed, autofocus, image stabilization, continuous focus, live view, movie mode, etc.) can damage the electronics. Such damage WILL be expensive to repair and WILL NOT be covered by insurance. You have been warned.


Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bigcountry
Goldmember
Avatar
4,485 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 148
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
     
Jul 31, 2013 07:38 |  #139

some from africa. some of these are heavily cropped. i had an external 1.4x iii attached at all times. why? well mainly for small birds or wildlife that was far away and i could just flip the switch and get almost 800mm.

the lens is very versatile with some tradeoffs.

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-tTxhfXJ/0/L/AI3Q0441-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.0003s (1/3200)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 784mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-drbDS4Q/0/L/AI3Q1879-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.002s (1/500)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 420mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-nVhNwKM/0/L/AI3Q4777-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.0006s (1/1600)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 392mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-MPqcbMH/0/XL/AI3Q3395-XL.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1250
Focal Length: 560mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-5LNNHjB/0/L/AI3Q0099-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.001s (1/1000)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 477mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-jhDzGzN/0/L/AI3Q4902-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.0008s (1/1250)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 784mm

IMAGE: http://www.holzphotoclient.com/Gear/200-400/i-mDqJTGK/0/L/AI3Q7278-L.jpg
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure Time: 0.0006s (1/1600)
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1000
Focal Length: 784mm

Louisville Kentucky Wedding Photographer (external link)
Travel the World and Photograph (external link)
Find me on Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Evan
Goldmember
Avatar
1,327 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Oregon
     
Aug 03, 2013 01:16 |  #140

Mind sharing what you think its trade offs and limitations are? I have yet to see a solid review comparing the 200-400 with a 500ii or 600ii, and which they prefer.


--
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dioladetus
Senior Member
657 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 939
Joined Feb 2010
Location: DK
     
Aug 03, 2013 08:14 |  #141

I've been lucky enough to borrow one of these for the last month or so. I have been using it mainly for birds, I will upload some of that later. Now, its my dogs as models, f/4 and ISO2000, the 2 first are about 100%crops, the last 2 about 40%.
1

IMAGE: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5255816/dogs/200-400/Ida_B61P2996.jpg
2
IMAGE: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5255816/dogs/200-400/Ida_B61P3070.jpg
3
IMAGE: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5255816/dogs/200-400/Ida_Else_B61P3117.jpg
4
IMAGE: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5255816/dogs/200-400/Ida_B61P3143.jpg

www.phodiography.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
scpictaker
Goldmember
Avatar
1,385 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Edgerton Wis
     
Aug 03, 2013 13:02 |  #142

Wow this lens is awesome! How much can my kidney sell for these days?


My Flickr (external link)
Canon 5D MKIII l 7D MKII l 24-105L l 16-35 L II l Sigma 50 1.4 ART l 70-200 2.8 L II l 24-70L l EOS M l 2X III l Rok 14mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Sirrith
Cream of the Crop
10,545 posts
Gallery: 50 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 36
Joined Nov 2010
Location: Hong Kong
     
Aug 03, 2013 13:07 |  #143

scpictaker wrote in post #16178137 (external link)
Wow this lens is awesome! How much can my kidney sell for these days?

You'll have to sell all 5 of your kidneys to pay for this lens.


-Tom
Flickr (external link)
F-Stop Guru review | RRS BH-40 review

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bigcountry
Goldmember
Avatar
4,485 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 148
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
     
Aug 04, 2013 07:35 |  #144

trade offs

cons - maximimun focal length 780mm, heavier than the 500mm ii, almost as heavy as the 600mm ii (which can give you 1200mm total)

pros - it zooms and is crazy sharp, even w/ the 1.4x engaged and an additional 1.4x iii.


Louisville Kentucky Wedding Photographer (external link)
Travel the World and Photograph (external link)
Find me on Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
2slo
Cream of the Crop
6,639 posts
Gallery: 621 photos
Best ofs: 3
Likes: 6214
Joined Oct 2011
     
Aug 04, 2013 07:51 as a reply to  @ bigcountry's post |  #145

Some impressive images on this thread. I seriously considered this lens. I ended up buying a 500mm f/4 and a 300mm f/2.8 for similar money as these were better suited to what I want.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tommykjensen
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
20,886 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 8
Joined Mar 2004
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.
     
Aug 04, 2013 09:57 |  #146

bigcountry wrote in post #16179782 (external link)
trade offs

cons - maximimun focal length 780mm

Hmm I would actually put that on the pro side. (btw its 784 mm with extra 1.4x extender ;) )


EDITING OF MY PHOTOS IS NOT ALLOWED

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Evan
Goldmember
Avatar
1,327 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Jun 2009
Location: Oregon
     
Aug 04, 2013 20:02 |  #147

bigcountry wrote in post #16179782 (external link)
trade offs

cons - maximimun focal length 780mm, heavier than the 500mm ii, almost as heavy as the 600mm ii (which can give you 1200mm total)

pros - it zooms and is crazy sharp, even w/ the 1.4x engaged and an additional 1.4x iii.

So would you choose the 200-400 over a 500/600 in most circumstances?


--
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MDJAK
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
24,725 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 184
Joined Nov 2004
Location: New York
     
Aug 04, 2013 20:35 |  #148

dioladetus wrote in post #16177560 (external link)
I've been lucky enough to borrow one of these for the last month or so. I have been using it mainly for birds, I will upload some of that later. Now, its my dogs as models, f/4 and ISO2000, the 2 first are about 100%crops, the last 2 about 40%.
1
QUOTED IMAGE

Wow. Incredibly sharp. Almost looks like a pic I got of my dog with my then 200 f2. Only your shot is better




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
wdh777
Member
77 posts
Joined Apr 2013
     
Aug 05, 2013 11:17 as a reply to  @ MDJAK's post |  #149

Great pics. Just got a message that mine shipped today from B&H. I had ordered on 6/23. Can't wait to try it out.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
bigcountry
Goldmember
Avatar
4,485 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Likes: 148
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
     
Aug 05, 2013 13:37 as a reply to  @ wdh777's post |  #150

Depends on the situation and where i am going and what i am shooting. There is no perfect tool for the job, but some tools are better than others.


Louisville Kentucky Wedding Photographer (external link)
Travel the World and Photograph (external link)
Find me on Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

204,050 views & 314 likes for this thread
Canon 200-400/4,​0L IS USM 1.4X Teleconverter
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is voidholder
1016 guests, 350 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.