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

 
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Mar 28, 2015 03:43 |  #706

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Because we speak and spell in English, not American... :)

I was going to say because it was our favourite way of spelling it ;-)a


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Mar 28, 2015 04:00 |  #707

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I must ask... why do you (and a bunch of other people) write "11" instead of "II" for mark II versions? They look similar (ish), but eleven is very different from two, and the keys are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.

1401 and 1402. Much easier.


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Mar 28, 2015 10:15 |  #708

What a beauty ! Looks like a yellow-bellied mockin' bird ! ;-)a


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Mar 28, 2015 12:09 |  #710

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You can see a set I took last weekend at our OHL team's final home game at this link (external link) to give you an idea of how the 70-200 f/4 IS can do if the conditions are right.

Those look great. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to working with my new 60D this weekend. I got it earlier this week, but I have not had a chance to really sit down and go over it because of work. I shot a couple yesterday when I got home, but while I was inside changing out to my 400 mm f/5.6L, it started raining and I never got the chance to shoot with it as the light was fading as I had planned.

I hope to be able to do that today and see what kind of shots I can get with that lens and the higher ISO.


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Mar 28, 2015 12:36 |  #711

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My lens finally arrived despite going from "Label printed" on the 19th to " Out for delivery" this morning with no tracking in between. I was a bit concerned about the condition of the shipping box but all is well. :-)

Thankfully the lens was fine. Looks like the shipping company did a number on that one.


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Mar 28, 2015 12:37 |  #712

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Actually that's not Adorama's doing. That box was sculpted with the help of UPS. ;-)a

I agree. I have received packages from Adorama and they have always been in good condition. This is definitely the work of the shipping company.


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Mar 28, 2015 12:40 |  #713

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Thankfully the lens was fine. Looks like the shipping company did a number on that one.

They sure did. That's the worst I've seen from UPS but it's not uncommon for them, from what I've read.

The lens seems to work fine. I've only had a chance to try it indoors in very dark situations but it seems to focus just fine. It's still too cold here in Minnesota to even think about getting outside to shoot. Besides, there's nothing to shoot right now. No critters have ventured this far north yet. ;-)a


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Mar 28, 2015 12:41 |  #714

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Some ring necked pheasants I saw today... also in 7D2 thread - sorry in advance, but I was pretty excited :)

These are really good, especially with the help of the 1.4 extender. I need to throw the 1.4x extender behind my 400 mm f/5.6L and try it with my 60D this weekend. I was just OK with the 20D all these years, but I expect that the 60D and higher ISO ability will make me a good bit happier.


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Mar 28, 2015 12:48 |  #715

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It's still too cold here in Minnesota to even think about getting outside to shoot. Besides, there's nothing to shoot right now. No critters have ventured this far north yet. ;-)a

I woke up this morning and did not expect the temperatures to be in the 30's in Alabama this morning. It is warming up a bit now, but our high is supposed to only be in the upper 40's. We had been in the 70's and low 80's earlier this week. :(


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Mar 28, 2015 12:54 |  #716

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Thanks Jeff.
Wallstreet, I think when all is said and done the 100-400ii will be one of the greatest lenses ever made; it was surely worth the seemingly decades long wait for the upped gen, beyond that it was beyond most people's expectations and the hidden gems like super close focus,

Until now, it seems to me that the 100-400 mm lens had not been changed by Cannon since I purchased most of my other lenses which was in the 2005-2006 timeframe. I that right?

I had always thought about looking into one back then, but had not thought about it much in recent years until I read they had made changes to it. What are some of the biggest changes over the first generation of the lens?

I wonder if it would be a worth replacement for my 400 mm f/5.6L prime as a birding lens?


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Mar 28, 2015 12:55 |  #717

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Just like the Labrador Retriever ,..this lens has no idea what colour it is. I wouldn't even think twice.

Nice shot. That guy appeared to be not at all happy with your intrusion at that moment. :)


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Mar 28, 2015 14:15 as a reply to  @ kwsanders's post |  #718

The original 100-400 version I was introduced in 1998 and has remained essentially unchanged up until today. The new 100-400 version II can be considered to be a totally new lens with all the latest technologies and built like a tank. I had the original 100-400 for a good ten years and it was a very good lens that served me well, but I think the new one exceeds anything we ever dreamed of while using the old version. Go back to the beginning of this thread if you want to pick up on the specifics, but it is really a no-brainer.


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Mar 28, 2015 14:46 |  #719

My lens arrived earlier this week, and I made a trip to the zoo today to put it though its paces for the first time. The image stablization is a huge improvement over the old version, as is the AF speed. It will take me some time to get used to the twist zoom, as my hand kept falling on the tension ring instead of the zoom ring -- my muscle memory has not forgotten the push/pull of the old model yet. ;-)a

Here's my duck, so I'm now officially part of the 100-400L MK2 club. :lol:

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Here are a few more shots from this morning's very cold trip, which included snow flurries when I first entered the zoo. On the plus side, I was the only visitor walking around. The things we do to try our new toys.

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Mar 28, 2015 21:28 |  #720

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Until now, it seems to me that the 100-400 mm lens had not been changed by Cannon since I purchased most of my other lenses which was in the 2005-2006 timeframe. I that right?

try 1998!


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