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Jan 03, 2014 19:24 |  #1156

pwm2 wrote in post #16575577 (external link)
You need to keep the 70-200. The 150-600 is way too big and heavy for general use at the wide end - it's a lens that is only meaningful for people who do need lots of reach.


Yeah, that is also my thoughts. Well, and I guess that's my worry about the 100-400. I rented the 70-200 2.8 IS II before, and it was pretty damn hefty, compared to my 70-200 f/4.

Which is also basically the same weight as the 100-400.. BUT, i was holding it in my hands for 2+ hours straight. Now I have a black rapid type sling/strap, and it would make it much much easier.

But yeah, as you said, I wouldn't want/need to carry it around all the time. Actually, I usually end up using my 135 F/2 most of the time, and figure out compositions, or just use my iphone as secondary for now.

I found over the last year, the vast majority of shots I take are either 11-18MM, a chunk between 70-200, and most of those being at 70 or at 200. I rented the 300 F/4 + 1.4x extender, and took alot with that setup as well.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:24 |  #1157

If you are looking at 400 5.6 or the new Tamron waiting will cause you to lose the Canon lens rebate going on now till 1/4 unless it is extended.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:26 |  #1158

I just want this thing for airports.... it should rock the runway shots if it does not suck.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:28 |  #1159

vsocks wrote in post #16575608 (external link)
If you are looking at 400 5.6 or the new Tamron waiting will cause you to lose the Canon lens rebate going on now till 1/4 unless it is extended.

Yeah, looks like there is a $120.00 Rebate through tomorrow....

I've seen alot of great images with that lens, and it sounds very nice. Although being stuck at 400 might be difficult to track BIF I'd think, if too close. But, having the prime lens sharpness and AF would be great. Also I bet it takes the 1.4 converter quite well.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:38 |  #1160

the lens is so cheap because it's made in china.

here's another review in case anyone missed it: http://it.wyswig.com …di-vc-usd-english-review/ (external link)

I really want to see how this lens compares to the 100-400. The reach would be cool too, but just for fun at this point.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:49 |  #1161
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Can my 5D autofocus with it at 600mm? while its max aperture in 600mm's 6.3




  
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Jan 03, 2014 19:51 |  #1162

Charlie wrote in post #16575637 (external link)
the lens is so cheap because it's made in china.

here's another review in case anyone missed it: http://it.wyswig.com …di-vc-usd-english-review/ (external link)

I really want to see how this lens compares to the 100-400. The reach would be cool too, but just for fun at this point.

It isn't enough to produce it in China to get it this cheap - the manufacturing country can't do magic. Tamron have spent a bit of time keeping down the costs during the design stages too.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:53 |  #1163

Kickflipkid687 wrote in post #16575620 (external link)
Yeah, looks like there is a $120.00 Rebate through tomorrow....

I've seen alot of great images with that lens, and it sounds very nice. Although being stuck at 400 might be difficult to track BIF I'd think, if too close. But, having the prime lens sharpness and AF would be great. Also I bet it takes the 1.4 converter quite well.

If you purchase it at B&H they have an additional $78 off until midnight tomorrow night, so final price would be $1149. B&H is closed now but will reopen tomorrow evening prior to the rebates expiring.

What makes the 400 5.6 great is its sharpness, light weight, fast and accurate focusing. The only drawback is no IS.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:54 |  #1164
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I think its price will down by 2015




  
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Jan 03, 2014 19:54 |  #1165

fivedmarkone wrote in post #16575659 (external link)
Can my 5D autofocus with it at 600mm? while its max aperture in 600mm's 6.3

In decent light, it should be able to. F/6.3 is supposed to be within its specs.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:56 |  #1166

jbrackjr wrote in post #16575672 (external link)
If you purchase it at B&H they have an additional $78 off until midnight tomorrow night, so final price would be $1149. B&H is closed now but will reopen tomorrow evening prior to the rebates expiring.

What makes the 400 5.6 great is its sharpness, light weight, fast and accurate focusing. The only drawback is no IS.

I've rented one, and "fast" focusing is an understatement. It's lightning fast.


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Jan 03, 2014 19:57 |  #1167

fivedmarkone wrote in post #16575674 (external link)
I think its price will down by 2015

for 1069 I wouldn't care. I think in 2 years the used market will be around 650-700 making them a remarkable deal when that time comes.

Or they realize they have a real winner and raise the price to 1500 shortly after so the used market stays around where the new prices are at now.


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Jan 03, 2014 21:09 |  #1168

archer1960 wrote in post #16575680 (external link)
I've rented one, and "fast" focusing is an understatement. It's lightning fast.

Current owner, and totally agree!


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Jan 03, 2014 21:32 |  #1169

fivedmarkone wrote in post #16575659 (external link)
Can my 5D autofocus with it at 600mm? while its max aperture in 600mm's 6.3

archer1960 wrote in post #16575676 (external link)
In decent light, it should be able to. F/6.3 is supposed to be within its specs.

The 5D only works to f/5.6 however, I'm sure this lens will report f/5.6 to the body s all the other f/6.3 lenses do so yes, it will focus.


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Jan 03, 2014 22:15 |  #1170

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Agreed; i found this to be major PITA with the 150-500OS. Without holding it all the way out (not easy on a 16" long lens), it would creep back to around 416mm at anything steeper than about 75 degrees. :mad:

I am surprised that Canon and Nikon haven't implemented this in firmware yet. Sony's A99 has this firmware feature and can be used for all Sony lenses, even the older Minolta lenses. The advantage of a firmware focus limiter is that you can set the upper and lower limits to whatever you need. The hardware switch has some benefits but why not implement it in the firmware anyways for more flexibility.


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