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Nov 26, 2014 16:55 |  #271

Aus.Morgo wrote in post #17293569 (external link)
The Sigma 120-300 is a big heavy lens.

I have the Canon 200-400 and I'm considering the new 100-400 simply because its smaller and lighter for those times carrying a big heavy lens is not practical.

I have kept my 70-200 f/4 IS for similar reasons. While the 100-400L is my primary wildlife lens, sometimes I like to travel lighter but still want to bring along a telephoto.


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Nov 26, 2014 17:01 |  #272

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Boy, 7D2, 100-400L II,... my "to buy" list keeps getting longer and and longer... :D

While the 7D2 is a tempting upgrade from my 7D, I am prioritizing the upgrade of the 100-400L first. The 7D does not get used nearly as much as my 5D3, and camera bodies drop in price fairly quickly. So I plan on waiting awhile on the 7D2 - the 7D is still a very capable 2nd body for my use. I foresee a Canon Loyalty purchase of a 7D2 in my long range future.


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Nov 26, 2014 22:55 |  #273

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I have kept my 70-200 f/4 IS for similar reasons. While the 100-400L is my primary wildlife lens, sometimes I like to travel lighter but still want to bring along a telephoto.

Agreed. The 24-70 II and the 70-200 F4 are my hiking combo. I would take the 24-70 F4 if I had one.


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Dec 02, 2014 17:22 |  #274

Wish there was a good hands on comparison of the this new one to the Sigma and Tamron. I guess it's tough when your an early adapter. I might need to sit and wait.


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Dec 05, 2014 14:36 |  #275

Item available for preorder and will ship beginning Fri, Dec 12. This is what's on B&H website. I hope so, I'm looking forward to seeing it. My first White lens, I feel like a kid in a candy store.


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Dec 05, 2014 17:12 |  #276

I purchased the original model this past fall, new, for about $1400 - it works great for what I do. Looking forward to some comparison reviews.


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Dec 05, 2014 18:22 as a reply to  @ Truck3lt's post |  #277

I recall the feeling when I got my first Rebel vs an SX10... and a 50D vs the Rebel... and the 70-300L IS vs the non L... yup, exciting 8-)


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Dec 05, 2014 18:23 |  #278

I noticed that ship date on B&H. I have a pre-order at Adorama. Called this evening and was told they have no idea when they will get it. I ordered on Nov 11 so hope to get it in the first or second wave.


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Dec 05, 2014 18:39 |  #279

Vistek in Canada says Dec 19.


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Dec 05, 2014 19:55 |  #280

I did not pre order but the Camera Store in Canada put me on their list which is 20. They are not the big guns like B&H so I figure they may get about 8. I can only pray that 13 people change their minds but I don't think I'll see one before my trip in January.


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Dec 05, 2014 20:02 |  #281

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I did not pre order but the Camera Store in Canada put me on their list which is 20. They are not the big guns like B&H so I figure they may get about 8. I can only pray that 13 people change their minds but I don't think I'll see one before my trip in January.

If you really want one, put your name on more than one list. All the stores are charging the same, any will do.


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Dec 06, 2014 15:54 |  #282

I am dying to see some real-world side-by-side comparison shots taken with the original 100-400 compared to the new 100-400 II. By that I mean, some good tripod-mounted shots of the same static target/scene, done at the same time (same lighting) with equal framing and matching (and varied) apertures and ISOs, etc.

When I first got into digital SLR photography I spent a great deal of time (and money) collecting lenses and evaluating them. Then, like so many other photographers, I one day realized that about half the lenses I owned never got used. I had my favorites, and that was pretty much all I used.

One of those favorites is my 100-400. I wasn't too terribly happy with it when I first got it (purchased it used) but, once I sent it to Canon for service, I got back a lens that is a VERY good example of a first generation 100-400. It's the only lens in my bag that requires absolutely NO in-camera micro focus adjustment.

But, as happy as I am with this extremely versatile lens, even on its best day it is not as sharp as my 70-200 f/4 IS (I know, I know, very few zoom lenses are as sharp as the 70-200 f/4 IS). However, I'm holding out hope that the 2nd generation 100-400 will close the gap.

My "gut" tells me that daddy is going to get a new 100-400 sometime next year. But I need those comparison photos to convince me it's worth the investment! :)

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Dec 08, 2014 06:43 |  #283

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Dec 08, 2014 18:57 |  #284

A Canadian supplier now says early January at the earliest. :-(


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Dec 08, 2014 20:25 |  #285

Why do you post this now? Isn't the whole thread based on this fact? ?


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