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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Review WOW!

 
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Mar 21, 2015 05:10 |  #646

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Question: anyone ditching their 70-200 for this lens (f2.8 or 4)?

I have the f4 IS and want to get the 100-400. Also have the 100L Macro. Thinking the 70-200 might not get much love if I get this lens. Thoughts?

Depends what you're shooting really. The 70-200 range is great for portraiture, and the f/4 is a nice lightweight bit of kit for travel.

I've used the f/2.8 with a 2x TC for "zoo wildlife" and its acceptable, but if I were doing more of that (and almost no portraiture) I'd get the 100-400.


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Mar 21, 2015 09:55 |  #647

sploo wrote in post #17484943 (external link)
Depends what you're shooting really. The 70-200 range is great for portraiture, and the f/4 is a nice lightweight bit of kit for travel.

I've used the f/2.8 with a 2x TC for "zoo wildlife" and its acceptable, but if I were doing more of that (and almost no portraiture) I'd get the 100-400.

There are also "zoo-like" situations in places like urban parks, where birds shrink their personal safety space to adapt, even unlikely migrants and vagrants who only stop by for a few days. A very close shot (real "reach") with a wider lens makes a completely different feel to an image than a distant "spy" shot. I realized this when I briefly was a member of a photo club (too competition-oriented and judged by people too impressed by cheap Photoshop tricks for me to stay), one of the members showed a photo he called "Mighty, Mighty Sparrow" which was a photo of a House Sparrow nearly filling the frame with something like a 35mm lens, and it was bigger than life, with the background completely dwarfed relative to the sparrow.




  
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Mar 21, 2015 17:24 |  #648

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A very close shot (real "reach") with a wider lens makes a completely different feel to an image than a distant "spy" shot.

That's a really good point; I have seen a small number of remote camera wide angle nature shots and they do have something special to them.


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Mar 21, 2015 17:40 |  #649

The eclipse in North Yorkshire, UK, with my new 100-400 mk2 on my crop body, which is a 100D. Normally the 100-400 lives on my 5D3 but for this the crop sensor was ideal.


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Mar 21, 2015 18:26 |  #650

Here's two with the lens on my 70d , the bottom one is actually 3 birds and a lucky shot.


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Mar 21, 2015 19:02 |  #651

Seriously three birds awesome


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Mar 21, 2015 20:11 |  #652

Lens is currently showing in stock and ready to ship at Adorama if anyone interested.
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Mar 22, 2015 04:16 |  #653

Trying Mode2 IS. 1/60 sec @ 560mm (1.4TC used)
Forgot I could have used Mode 3...

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Mar 22, 2015 08:08 |  #654

Choderboy wrote in post #17486266 (external link)
Trying Mode2 IS. 1/60 sec @ 560mm (1.4TC used)
Forgot I could have used Mode 3...

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Mar 22, 2015 17:34 |  #655

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Guy in the back seat needs a shave.

:-) Trying to check, looks like any blur was in vertical direction so Mode3 would not have helped.

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Mar 22, 2015 17:36 |  #656

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #17484566 (external link)
Question: anyone ditching their 70-200 for this lens (f2.8 or 4)?

I have the f4 IS and want to get the 100-400. Also have the 100L Macro. Thinking the 70-200 might not get much love if I get this lens. Thoughts?

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Seriously three birds awesome

Haha! Don't believe it! I have a picture of my wife running through a flock of seagulls that is actually a composite of 7 shots. Believe me -- one wife is enough ;)


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Mar 22, 2015 19:07 as a reply to  @ akadmon's post |  #657

I know I have one!




  
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Mar 22, 2015 21:22 |  #658

Scott M wrote in post #17484589 (external link)
I have owned the 70-200 f/4 IS even while owning the original 100-400L, and still plan on keeping it along with the 100-400L MK 2 (which just shipped from Amazon). The 70-200 is a light weight alternative for me when I do not need as much reach and/or want to travel lighter. My 100-400L always got more use, but I just could not bring myself to get rid of that light weight gem.

I sold my 70-200 f/4 IS when I bought this lens. Truth be told, I never was completely happy with it (I think mine was an outlier, on the wrong side of the graph). The only thing I miss about it is portability. The 100-400mm II is superior in every other respect.


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Mar 23, 2015 11:05 |  #659

In todays ISO settings I find I am often using this f/5.6 gem in places that once required my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS (now sold)

The advantages of the f/4 zooms are even less significant in this area.


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Mar 23, 2015 13:00 |  #660

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17488155 (external link)
In todays ISO settings I find I am often using this f/5.6 gem in places that once required my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS (now sold)

The advantages of the f/4 zooms are even less significant in this area.

I keep going back and forth on whether to sell my 70-200 f/4 IS. My 100-400 II is always on my 7D2 giving the 35mm focal length of 160-540. Putting the 70-200 on my 5D3 is a nice compliment to the 7D2/100-400II. That said, I rarely use it. The 5D3 usually has the 24-105 on it. I don't think I would miss the 70-200 if I sold it, but I'm not quite ready to do it yet.


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