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

 
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Sep 07, 2015 16:29 |  #1861

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Of the lenses I have I always said if the 2nd version of the 100-400 came out I would upgrade. Obviously, only if I saw image improvement. Well, I've seen the improvement and finally saved up. I still have the original. The decision now is whether to do it now or see if Canon offers a rebate on their next go around.

canonpricewatch.com has the new 100-400 II for $1999.99 in their street price program. It's an authorized dealer, not grey market.

That saves you $200 over the big guys in NYC. I've purchased several high dollar items through canonpricewatch.com and its been an excellent experience.



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Sep 07, 2015 19:36 |  #1862

Saturday at a local zoo, on a 7D Mark II. It is an amazing combo!

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Sep 07, 2015 19:59 |  #1863

Ahh, the infamous debate UV Filter or Not

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Sep 07, 2015 20:11 |  #1864

Steve Perry did some interesting tests on protective filters - https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=P0CLPTd6Bds (external link)


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Sep 08, 2015 12:51 |  #1865

I actually tried my B+W circular polarizing filter for the first time on the 100-400L II last weekend during a trip to the zoo, as it was quite bright and I was hoping to cut down on the glare and reflections (plus I just felt like trying something different). While the access window cut into the bottom of the lens hood is a good idea in concept, in practice I really could not get the CPL to turn using the access window -- I just couldn't get a grip on the filter to turn it. I ended up resorting to my normal method of reaching into the hood from the front to turn the filter, and eventually just took the filter off.


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Sep 08, 2015 13:01 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #1866

I also tried a CPL filter last weekend. The filter originally came with the 6D/24-105 package from B&H. Bad mistake! It is a no-name filter made in China. I had no problem rotating it through this small window, but the IQ of the shots taken from around 200 mm and longer was not just down the drain, it simply became unusable!

The filter came free with a package. One more confirmation that you get what you pay for. Down the trash bin it went!




  
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Sep 08, 2015 13:03 |  #1867

Guess it depends on how easily the filter turns. Mine works fine with a finger through the trap door, and if it gets a little recalcitrant I use my fingernail.


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Sep 08, 2015 20:19 |  #1868

I'm forever accidentaly turning the back wheel and finding either unerexposed or overexposed shots due to it controlling exposure comp.

These shots were 2 stops under and considering that he bee was also in shadow. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet :-) I'm rather impressed with this old farts very slowly acquired PP skill

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Sep 08, 2015 21:02 |  #1869

Cool shots.

You can turn off those dials! I started doing it with the 7D2 specifically.


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Sep 08, 2015 21:04 |  #1870

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17700165 (external link)
Cool shots.

You can turn off those dials! I started doing it with the 7D2 specifically.


Thanks. I'll go through the manual


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Sep 08, 2015 21:44 |  #1871

It's easier than that, it's a big switch right under the rear wheel.

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Sep 09, 2015 07:09 |  #1872

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17700227 (external link)
It's easier than that, it's a big switch right under the rear wheel.

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Duh! Got it! after a 40, 7d, and 5d3, i've only just discovered it, thanks to you :oops::lol:


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Sep 09, 2015 07:11 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #1873

lol.... too funny kevin


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Sep 09, 2015 10:05 |  #1874

this place is a fun way to learn - I recently had a cluster of underexposed (oops!) shots from my 5D2. I'm guessing the wheel was spun, again.

nice thread for a great lens.

I recently had this lens and the 11-24 on loan from CPS. Took it to the beach - wildlife of course - for a couple days. Within a week of returning this lens, I purchased a copy through the CPW street price program (great idea!) and an effective way to arbitrage today's strong dollar.

currently saving funds, sigh, for the 11-24 which I hope may soon follow.

damn canon for this "no end in sight" string of compelling lenses. as we await reviews on the 35v2...




  
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Sep 11, 2015 11:29 |  #1875

Had this lens about a week now after much deliberating about the weight. So pleased with it and worth the investment. Some dragonfly pics taken with it.

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