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

 
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Apr 04, 2015 16:21 |  #796

Ya the Easter Beaver is becoming the new thing. The kits just live um


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Apr 04, 2015 16:47 as a reply to  @ post 17504238 |  #797

Yeah I got pretty lucky in the USA. In Japan it's no problem, but I've heard of America having some bad mood cops...


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Apr 04, 2015 17:52 |  #798

I am really impressed with the image stabilization of this lens. I was able to get some shots at 1/80sec (but not fully zoomed to 400mm) today. I never would have attempted that with the original version of the 100-400L. The image seems rock solid in the viewfinder every time I use the lens.


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Apr 04, 2015 20:47 |  #799

Scott, I was amazed too, and kept pushing it. I;ve actually done very well getting down to 1/25 @ 400mm, it's just that good.


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Apr 05, 2015 10:56 |  #800

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17503521 (external link)
Much as I love this lens, the "tension ring" on a twist zoom is one of the items in my initial review ( see first post of this thread) that I questioned, and continue to doubt.

A simple zoom lock switch would have served the same purpose.

Of course, my biggest nitpick remains the fact that this tension ring serves no purpose do to the fact that the lens is no longer One touch push pull. :) But I'm learning to live with it. Grudgingly!

I just used this yesterday to lock the lens at 400 mm for BIF. I couldn't grip/swing without moving slightly off of 400 mm.




  
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Apr 05, 2015 11:14 |  #801

Glad you did this review, as my X has the old 100-400. Evil upgrade reasoning...8-)


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Apr 05, 2015 19:40 |  #802

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Definitely eye-catching. I'm surprised though that you weren't arrested by Homeland Security!

The airline images are great. I was wondering the same thing, Jan. How did you get such great shots without getting in trouble with security? What is the secret?


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Apr 06, 2015 06:29 |  #803

I m new here

my new 100-400 II has has been ordered and is on the way but I really confused to buy which cropped body? 7D mk II or 70D??

actually, I m not a professional bird graph or sport action graph and need cropped body for landscape and nature and in some cases for birds and fast actions ...

please let me know your comments in this regard. which on to get?

thanks in advance guys


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Apr 06, 2015 07:30 |  #804

70D is a very capable camera and obviously substantially cheaper than a 7D2. The swivel screen will come in handy for landscapes and video.

On the other hand there seems to be a lot of good commentary about the 7D2 just now. New focusing system, revised sensor, 10fps, f/8 focusing....

FWIW, this time last year I had pretty much made my mind up to get a 70D, but instead kept my 50D. Now, I'm pretty sure my next body will be a 7D2


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Apr 06, 2015 07:56 as a reply to  @ mbehzadpix's post |  #805

I have both the 70D and the 7D2. While the 70D is a very capable camera and has the tilt screen, I ended up buying the 7D2 specifically for birding and assorted wildlife. Coupled with the 100-400ii, it's working very well for me. The AF system is enabling me to get shots I had been missing with my 70D because of its accuracy. Together with the 10 FPS, I'm getting birds in flight photographs that I just couldn't get before.

That said, if your technique is better than mine, you might accomplish the same things with the 70D. As I said, it's a fine camera as well. I'm holding on to mine as a back up and macro camera because of the tilt screen.


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Apr 06, 2015 09:55 |  #806

robertnzana wrote in post #17503756 (external link)
I SURE do miss the PUSH/PULL.... It felt really natural and smoother, especially for quick zooms, birds in flight, etc... I really prefer that over the awkward twist. But, that's my opinion. :-(

I agree. We must adapt. But no level of adaptation will equal the efficiency of the push-pull. An unfortunate decision by Canon.




  
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Apr 06, 2015 13:38 |  #807

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I m new here

my new 100-400 II has has been ordered and is on the way but I really confused to buy which cropped body? 7D mk II or 70D??

actually, I m not a professional bird graph or sport action graph and need cropped body for landscape and nature and in some cases for birds and fast actions ...

please let me know your comments in this regard. which on to get?

thanks in advance guys

I have both. All tuned up, the 70D delivers.
It is a nice light weight affordable package coupled with 100-400 V I.
You won't be disappointed either avenue you choose but looking back, I should have cooled my jets and put in my time with the original combo, 70D and 100-400 V I. It's a Blast !


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Apr 06, 2015 13:40 |  #808

Hi - sorry if I missed it, but does anyone have pictures with this lens indoors at an event like graduation or HS band/musical on stage? I am considering getting it but what would tip my decision is the ability to take pictures in a large auditorium for like a large graduation or similar event that are indoors.


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Apr 06, 2015 13:41 as a reply to  @ kwsanders's post |  #809

It usually isn't any problem at all if you are in a public area or a designated area. In the case of Japan, they have observation decks scattered across the airport meant for enthusiasts to watch/photograph aircraft. Surprisingly in Vegas I was standing on a concrete object right beside the fence, and a security vehicle looked at me while driving by and said nothing... Guess it depends on the person in America. If ever it is prohibited to take photos, then it has to be done either quickly or discretely.


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Apr 06, 2015 13:45 |  #810

A few more de-icing action shots from Montreal.

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