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 Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 06 Mar 2014 (Thursday) 20:33
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

So my cousin just bought a 400mm 2.8 IS V1 but didn't know that...

 
cdifoto
Don't get pissy with me
Avatar
34,090 posts
Likes: 39
Joined Dec 2005
     
Mar 09, 2014 10:18 |  #46

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16745262 (external link)
Not sure why you mention 8 pounds. The lens is just a hair under 12 pounds, as stated in the specifications. When you see that a lens is 12 pounds, you think of how easy or how difficult it is to hold 12 pounds up to your eye, as you do when taking pictures. Not really hard to "get it".


Exactly right. A lot of those photos that come up when you google the lens show the lens in context, being held by photographers. Those images give a very accurate, "real life" portrayal of the size of the lens. There is simply no valid reason for anyone to be surprised by the size and weight. If they are surprised, it simply means that they did not do very thorough research prior to purchasing the lens.

I dunno. I can look at stuff online all day long and get a general idea of what I'm in for, but seeing something in person really makes it hit home.

Besides, as photographers we should know and acknowledge that playing around with perspective (ie focal length and shooting distance) can make things look bigger or smaller and longer or shorter than in real life.


Did you lose Digital Photo Professional (DPP)? Get it here (external link). Cursing at your worse-than-a-map reflector? Check out this vid! (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Lenty007
Member
221 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 21
Joined May 2006
Location: Ghent, Belgium
     
Mar 09, 2014 12:29 as a reply to  @ cdifoto's post |  #47

davidfarina
Originally Posted by nellyle
IMAGE NOT FOUND
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'text/html'

I can relate to that! My most used lens is a 500 f4, so a bit lighter than a 400, but a bit longer.
No lens smaller than mine is heavy. I used to have a 100-400 and that really was a light one, My 300 f4 feels like a feather.

You both forget that there are people here which are not shooting wildlife etc and have other interests of photography. What about a street photog? He needs an unobtrusive lens to not disturb his subject. Sure 5kg is not heavy but its also about how confortable you feel. I do also citytrip photography and there i would lose the fun when taking a 30 or 40cm lens with me all the time

Sometimes i laugh when i see peoples pictures shot with a >5000$ Lens where there is nothing speciel in the images. Its like with cars: you can have a bugatti veyron for a million or an old chevy. But if you dont know how to drive fluent you get to your destination slower as a guy who knows how to drive his chevy. That said i also find it ridiculous when i see the people shooting a big white lens in middle of a crowded city street. Its not about creating art anymore

davidfarina
Erm, I don't! I doubt that a street tog would use a 400 or 500!

I know you said to each its own but ... why should one be limited by "the big lenses" when it's about street photography?
Personally I go in search of "the story behind" a street picture, and therefore I use lenses like 24-35-50mm but in most cases I'm also searching for "the perfect spontanious street portrait". You encounter situations that you can't recreate in a studio nor on one some official event. In the examples both subjects were pleasantly surprised and the gilr-wth-icecream still uses this picture as her FB-profile-photo.
For me it's an honest way to do street photography. You are in the open with a monster lens and everyone knows you mean business (and not fool around with a sneaky compact or DSLR-with-small-lens).
Maybe its just me who like to go to extremes but where some sees problems I see opportunities ;).
Good luck,
Alain,


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
agedbriar
Goldmember
Avatar
2,618 posts
Likes: 350
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Slovenia
     
Mar 09, 2014 15:36 |  #48

Lenty007 wrote in post #16745582 (external link)
... where some sees problems I see opportunities ;).

I bow to that attitude. Sincerely!

Like the photos too, especially #2.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RLJSlick
Senior Member
Avatar
416 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 196
Joined Mar 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
     
Mar 09, 2014 18:13 |  #49

Me too, when I finally had a chance to use the 400mm and the 500mm I was very surprised of the size. Trying to carry something that big around would take a lot of fun away owning one of them. 300mm and a 1.4 and 2.0 TC works just fine for me.

Ricky

Invertalon wrote in post #16741892 (external link)
That is one reason the 300 f/2.8 was my limit... The 400/500/600 just get too big for what I do, as I want the lens to be hand-holdable and somewhat compact (relatively speaking).

How do you buy a 400 f/2.8 though and not know what size to expect?? :D


Ricky L. Jones
Canon 7Dmk II, 5Dmk III, 7D, 50D
About me (external link)
Twitter (external link)
Google+ (external link)
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Talley
THREAD ­ STARTER
Talley Whacker
Avatar
11,085 posts
Gallery: 46 photos
Likes: 2772
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Houston
     
Mar 09, 2014 19:24 |  #50

RLJSlick wrote in post #16746285 (external link)
Me too, when I finally had a chance to use the 400mm and the 500mm I was very surprised of the size. Trying to carry something that big around would take a lot of fun away owning one of them. 300mm and a 1.4 and 2.0 TC works just fine for me.

Ricky

I have my old 2x back. and JUST sent money for a 1.4 kenko from another member in the for sale section. I agree 100% that I'd much perfer the 300 w/ both TCs.

Here's my first outing and first time w/ 600mm:

IMAGE: http://nitrousdepot.net/POTN/03092014.42811.jpg

and here is 300mm:
IMAGE: http://nitrousdepot.net/POTN/03092014.42899.jpg

A7rIII | A7III | 12-24 F4 | 16-35 GM | 28-75 2.8 | 100-400 GM | 12mm 2.8 Fisheye | 35mm 2.8 | 85mm 1.8 | 35A | 85A | 200mm L F2 IS | MC-11
My Gear Archive

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RLJSlick
Senior Member
Avatar
416 posts
Gallery: 19 photos
Likes: 196
Joined Mar 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
     
Mar 09, 2014 21:21 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #51

Excellent work Talley, I use the Canon TC but heard good things about the kenko TC!


Ricky L. Jones
Canon 7Dmk II, 5Dmk III, 7D, 50D
About me (external link)
Twitter (external link)
Google+ (external link)
Facebook (external link)

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

5,825 views & 0 likes for this thread
So my cousin just bought a 400mm 2.8 IS V1 but didn't know that...
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
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 gammy13
2214 guests, 352 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.