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

 
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Nov 21, 2015 20:09 |  #2386

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Nov 21, 2015 20:10 |  #2387

I got a loaner from Canon and took it out today. I am really impressed with this lens. It's going to be a tough decision between this and m y 400 5.6 prime. The IS is definitely beneficial. I will post some images later.


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Nov 21, 2015 20:16 as a reply to  @ Methodical's post |  #2388

That just sounds so weird to hear today, many have left the 400 5.6 for the 100-400LII , I think it comes down to a few hundred bucks for a great used 400 5.6 or the big money for the 100-400LII but there are some real benefits in the zoom and IS


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Nov 21, 2015 20:36 |  #2389

bidkev wrote in post #17792059 (external link)
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Cool shots - just take it easy. :-)


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Nov 21, 2015 20:39 |  #2390

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Nice; I'm seeing mostly small birds at my feeder right now. I hope the Jays and Cardinals start showing up again soon.


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Nov 21, 2015 23:12 |  #2391

Well it'll snow tonight. That almost always brings the Blue Jays by.

Pondrader if I were Canon a stabilized 400/5.6 update would be high on my list.


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Nov 21, 2015 23:25 |  #2392

I filled the bird feeder this evening where they were pigging out during the last 2 months. Maybe I'll see them tomorrow but we have been gone for about 3 weeks.

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Nov 22, 2015 07:31 |  #2393

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Nice; I'm seeing mostly small birds at my feeder right now. I hope the Jays and Cardinals start showing up again soon.

Thanks. The light was kind of crappy so there's some noise from the higher ISO. I really need to learn how to process that noise out. I know the very basics of Lightroom but not much more.


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Nov 22, 2015 10:29 |  #2394

I'm just back from a 3 week tour of South-east Australia. We covered 4,800 km (2983 miles) in a small bus, including a lot of gravel tracks. I took my Canon 7D MkII, 100-400 MkII and 1.4x MkII.

The main points were:
- The combination worked really well in lots of the shots in over 5,800 taken.
- Occasional shots were lost when focus did not lock on in a few situations where I think the 300 f4 would have performed better.
- The versatility of the zoom was a boon for large birds, finding small birds in complicated backgrounds (zoom out, find the subject, zoom back in) and near-macro shots.
- The great majority of shots were taken without the 1.4x. This because I could not predict when BIF opportunities would arise and I wanted to be able to use the extra focusing points.
- The camera and lens were carried using a Black Rapid strap throughout and all the screws in the camera foot were still tight at the end of the tour.
- Just a couple of small dust specks appear to be in the lens and it was heavily used in some very dusty environments.
- A fully charged battery at the start of the day lasted throughout even with the GPS on.

I will post a few worked images in the next few days / weeks. Here is an image from our day in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens where we had a gentle day coming to terms with jet lag.

Overall I was very happy with the combination.

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Nov 22, 2015 10:33 |  #2395

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I'm just back from a 3 week tour of South-east Australia. We covered 4,800 km (2983 miles) in a small bus, including a lot of gravel tracks. I took my Canon 7D MkII, 100-400 MkII and 1.4x MkII.

The main points were:
- The combination worked really well in lots of the shots in over 5,800 taken.
- Occasional shots were lost when focus did not lock on in a few situations where I think the 300 f4 would have performed better.
- The versatility of the zoom was a boon for large birds, finding small birds in complicated backgrounds (zoom out, find the subject, zoom back in) and near-macro shots.
- The great majority of shots were taken without the 1.4x. This because I could not predict when BIF opportunities would arise and I wanted to be able to use the extra focusing points.
- The camera and lens were carried using a Black Rapid strap throughout and all the screws in the camera foot were still tight at the end of the tour.
- Just a couple of small dust specks appear to be in the lens and it was heavily used in some very dusty environments.
- A fully charged battery at the start of the day lasted throughout even with the GPS on.

I will post a few worked images in the next few days / weeks. Here is an image from our day in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens where we had a gentle day coming to terms with jet lag.

Overall I was very happy with the combination.


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Nice pic and good report, thanks! What firmware were you on?


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Nov 22, 2015 10:48 |  #2396

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Nice pic and good report, thanks! What firmware were you on?

Thanks. Version 1.0.4 which was the latest available before I left.

Thought I better leave the parrots to Kev for the time being. :-)


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Nov 22, 2015 16:25 |  #2397

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Thanks. Version 1.0.4 which was the latest available before I left.

Thought I better leave the parrots to Kev for the time being. :-)


Glad you enjoyed your trip. I haven't been that far South yet but Lake Eyre is on my bucket list


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Nov 22, 2015 16:53 |  #2398

The blue couple returned today. :-)


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Nov 22, 2015 16:56 |  #2399

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Nov 23, 2015 20:57 |  #2400

This lens never ceases to amaze me. Shots with 1.4 TC III @560mm


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