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Dec 28, 2014 12:04 |  #91

Hey, how come we have the lens in Scotland, but you don't have it across the pond yet? Not that I'm complaining. ;-)a

I'm on a marginally more light-friendly latitude than Annie, but not by much, so have the same lack of light problem at this time of year. I managed out for a spin with it this afternoon. I was chasing magpies all over the place with it, and it was struggling, but by this time I was getting ISO 5000 or 6400 with shutter speeds of 1/350 s - about a bare minimum for BiFs. Also, my own reactions were not great, trying to track them - they were very skittish and I was in amongst them, so any movement from them was tending to take them out the frame and then I was struggling to get them back in, as they were too close to me. Furthermore, if I used all focus points active, it was tending to catch trees instead of the birds. So, not a good test, I'm sorry to say. Not the lens's fault. I might have one presentable one - I'll see...

Before I went magpie chasing, I spotted this robin flying up and taking pecks out of some Yunnan crabapples...

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Dec 28, 2014 13:00 as a reply to  @ Cap'n Fishy's post |  #92

Oooh, that's a great capture of a robin. I'm just taking landscapes just now and testing the IS. It's fabulous!


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Dec 28, 2014 15:24 |  #93

Capn Fishy wrote in post #17354220 (external link)
=Cap'n Fishy;17354220]Hey, how come we have the lens in Scotland, but you don't have it across the pond yet? Not that I'm complaining. ;-)a

I'm on a marginally more light-friendly latitude than Annie, but not by much, so have the same lack of light problem at this time of year.

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I have no idea, I guess the first round of shipment was sold out in no time. I also decided to wait for some real life reviews/pictures in this thread.

Light is not really an issue around here. 84F and sunny today....want some? Maybe we could work out a trade? Sunshine + warmth for the lens?

OK, I had to try that.... :-)

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Dec 28, 2014 16:46 |  #94

AnnieMacD wrote in post #17353255 (external link)
As there's not much light here just now and the days are short, I decided to take the new lens out in the gloaming to test the IS.

This one is at 1/10 second and admittedly I was leaning against a pole.
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I can feel the chill in the air :) Wish we used the word 'Gloaming' more.


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Dec 28, 2014 17:32 |  #95

Here are a couple I took, got the lens last week.. only got to use it today.

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Dec 28, 2014 17:36 |  #96

Roamin' in the gloamin' again!

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Dec 28, 2014 18:51 |  #97

Capn Fishy wrote in post #17354220 (external link)
=Cap'n Fishy;17354220]Before I went magpie chasing, I spotted this robin flying up and taking pecks out of some Yunnan crabapples...

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That is an amazing bird capture!! Wow. :)


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Dec 28, 2014 21:21 |  #98

The obligatory moon shot with a new zoom lens. This was shot at 560mm with the 1.4X III

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Dec 29, 2014 12:18 |  #99

Seeing double again.


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Dec 29, 2014 18:47 |  #100

Wow, love that shot, double the Egrets!


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Dec 30, 2014 00:05 |  #101

Finally ... it has arrived :-)

First impressions is that is pretty well good to go out of the box as far as focusing with the 7DII goes, will see if it needs any MFA over the next few days.
The problem I have today will in all likelihood have most of you guys shaking your heads .... It is stinking hot outside, yep, even the birds seem to be keeping a low profile at the moment.

Also, to answer the question that seems to be asked regularly ... at least for my lens, straight out of the box, with the zoom lock ring set all the way to smooth, it is possible to use it as a push-pull zoom .. I have never owned the gen 1 version, so have no preference either way. When pushing/pulling, the zoom ring turns as you do so, just as if you were turning it, so no harm seems to be done, and in the short time I have had my hands on it I can see there would be times where the push/pull method would be preferable ... AND, with this new lens, we actually have the best of both worlds it seems. :-D.

Size wise it is slightly fatter than the 70-200 f2.8L, weight wise both feel about the same in the hand. Obviously the 100-400 is longer when zoomed out to 400, but at 100 they are both the same length +/-.

A quick look at the MFD is also encouraging for some of the shots I like to do, overall, my first impressions are positive.

Will try and get out later when it cools down a bit and the birds venture back out.

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Dec 30, 2014 06:16 as a reply to  @ RAW-Shooter's post |  #102

He-he... to quote Idina Menzel, "The cold never bothered me, anyway!" Sell you a vgc mkI if you like...

Here's a few from Sunday afternoon. A lot of high ISO work again, unfortunately - some I was shooting at ISO 10,000. Of course the lens' IS would have coped with much slower shutter speeds, but any movement from the wildlife would've caused blur, so I was trying to keep to around 1/350 s for those ones. Threw in a long exposure with the water shot - braced myself and had a monopod for that one (0.5 s), and a 'starburst' shot, stopped right down to f32.

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Very pleased with the lens so far - definite improvements all round on the mkI, I reckon. Look forward to using it at less extreme ISOs.

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Dec 30, 2014 06:51 as a reply to  @ Cap'n Fishy's post |  #103

Wow, Col, these are fantastic - one would never know the ISO was at 10k! I especially like the female blackbird (No 1) and No 4 of the squirrel. I've been doing some landscapes - who is to say that's not allowed? (Many, I'm sure!) I never thought I'd say this but I reckon my 70-200 II may be redundant now.


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Dec 30, 2014 07:20 |  #104

I braved the heat and ventured outside, so some from this afternoon. All with the Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

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Dec 30, 2014 10:03 as a reply to  @ ancientone80's post |  #105

Great shots! I wouldn't mind trading critters and temps with you. (-20°C here at the moment.)


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