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

 
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Jun 07, 2015 06:07 |  #1246

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Hello, just two more questions; this week I ma going to buy my 100-400 IS II and, my question is, owing a 55-250 had I better hang on to it or can I get rid of it and save some money on the price of the 100-400.
The only reason I can think of is its weight, but then I think that having a 100-400 I wouldn't use it any longer often.
What's your opinion?

Second, I bought 2 weeks ago an extender Kelko 1.4 DGX, will it work with the 100-400?
With my macro 100mm L it works fine.

Thank you,
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Unless you need the extra money in order to fund the 100-400L II purchase, I would hang onto the 55-250. That lens probably will not net you much money, and having a small, light weight telephoto available can be handy for those times you want to travel lighter and can get by with less reach. That is the reason I never sold my 70-200 f/4 IS even after buying the original 100-400L, and now upgrading to the 100-400L II. The 70-200 does not get used as much, but there are times I prefer to travel lighter.

As for the Kenko extender, I own the older 1.4x DG version and it works fine with the 100-400L II. I have read of a couple people on this forum having issues getting the newer DGX version to work properly, though.


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Jun 07, 2015 08:33 |  #1247

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Unless you need the extra money in order to fund the 100-400L II purchase, I would hang onto the 55-250. That lens probably will not net you much money, and having a small, light weight telephoto available can be handy for those times you want to travel lighter and can get by with less reach. That is the reason I never sold my 70-200 f/4 IS even after buying the original 100-400L, and now upgrading to the 100-400L II. The 70-200 does not get used as much, but there are times I prefer to travel lighter.

As for the Kenko extender, I own the older 1.4x DG version and it works fine with the 100-400L II. I have read of a couple people on this forum having issues getting the newer DGX version to work properly, though.

Thank you for replying.
You're right when talking about travelling lighter.
Actually I don't think it would raise a lot of money.


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Jun 07, 2015 11:22 |  #1248

Having this lens for about a week now I will say its not a bad idea to have a lighter travel option. The Lens is awesome but I do sorta miss the portability of my old 70-300L but considering the images quality and the ability to get to 400 mm makes it worth while.

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Jun 07, 2015 12:26 |  #1249

Fabercula wrote in post #17587125 (external link)
Hello, just two more questions; this week I ma going to buy my 100-400 IS II and, my question is, owing a 55-250 had I better hang on to it or can I get rid of it and save some money on the price of the 100-400.
The only reason I can think of is its weight, but then I think that having a 100-400 I wouldn't use it any longer often.
What's your opinion?

Second, I bought 2 weeks ago an extender Kelko 1.4 DGX, will it work with the 100-400?
With my macro 100mm L it works fine.

Thank you,
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Personally if the weight doesn't bother you I'd just keep the 100-400. :)


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Jun 07, 2015 12:47 |  #1250

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Jun 08, 2015 08:10 |  #1252

Just picked up my 100-400mm IS II from the post office today. Can't wait to shoot with it!




  
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Jun 08, 2015 09:06 |  #1253

Hey, Kevin
You had a nice opportunity there!
Looks like you focused on the forehead, instead of the eyes. Was that intentional? I'm wondering if perhaps you meant to focus on the eyes, but perhaps you sere so close that you were not within MFD, and so the eyes, being closer than the forehead, were not able to be in focus. Was this the case?


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Jun 08, 2015 10:29 |  #1254

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Hey, Kevin
You had a nice opportunity there!
Looks like you focused on the forehead, instead of the eyes. Was that intentional? I'm wondering if perhaps you meant to focus on the eyes, but perhaps you sere so close that you were not within MFD, and so the eyes, being closer than the forehead, were not able to be in focus. Was this the case?

Nothing technical mate. They're just so elusive that I just banged away when I saw 'em.....knowing full well that when they saw me they would "bob and weave" as you can see from the above leaf shot and below leaf shot. I had the extender on and iso 1600 so just pointed at the eyes and clicked.......The lens is new and perhaps it's front focusing so I'll have to test more.............I was just happy to see them despite knowing the images weren't tack sharp, I published anyway 'cause to my way of thinking, "anything is better than nothing" :-)


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Jun 08, 2015 11:56 as a reply to  @ BeerWolf's post |  #1255

Replying to myself...but had to take the 100-400 II out today. First time ever shooting birds.

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Jun 08, 2015 12:33 as a reply to  @ mnphotos's post |  #1256

Look at the detail in its wings! ...... Bang on mate!




  
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Jun 08, 2015 18:15 as a reply to  @ mnphotos's post |  #1259

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Jun 08, 2015 22:57 |  #1260

These are adorable!


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