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

 
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Mar 03, 2016 16:21 |  #3287

fordmondeo wrote in post #17921535 (external link)
The other thing is maybe I need to use MFA.
Anyone else have to do this at the long end only?


Post up some examples with exif. Maybe we can help. Maybe not. Who knows?


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Mar 03, 2016 18:29 |  #3288

fordmondeo wrote in post #17921843 (external link)
It's fairly obvious the 100-400 is the darling of the amateurs.

I would add that it's fairly obvious the 100-400 delivers.
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Mar 03, 2016 19:41 |  #3290

A little extreme crop contest going on at Fred Miranda.

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Mar 03, 2016 19:41 |  #3291

It takes a different skill set to shoot longer lenses. Just about anyone can shoot up to 300mm, After that you start running into a issue of motion blur on both ends,

It's funny you said this thinking about it I did start to notice a decline in my image quality when I went from the 70-300mmL to the 100-400mmL. At 100mm to say 250mm or so I'm OK at 400mm is where I'm seeing the IQ starting to drop off this could very well be my technique (it most likely is).



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Mar 04, 2016 11:28 |  #3293

Had a nice little snow last night, so I made the most of it and went to a local feeder.

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Mar 07, 2016 05:11 |  #3294

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Hello again.

I took my lens back and exchanged it for copy number 3.

After spending 2 days photographing badgers on my bird feeder I couldn't be happier.
The difference in image quality is astonishing between this and my first two copies.

I can now see why people hold it in such high regard.
The most exciting thing for me is how well the stabiliser works. I kid you not, I'm hand holding this at speeds as low as 1/60th and still getting acceptably crisp pictures.

I hate to say it but I now think there are at least two dodgy units of this lens in the UK.


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Mar 07, 2016 06:50 |  #3295

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Hello again.

I took my lens back and exchanged it for copy number 3.

After spending 2 days photographing badgers on my bird feeder I couldn't be happier.
The difference in image quality is astonishing between this and my first two copies.

I can now see why people hold it in such high regard.
The most exciting thing for me is how well the stabiliser works. I kid you not, I'm hand holding this at speeds as low as 1/60th and still getting acceptably crisp pictures.

I hate to say it but I now think there are at least two dodgy units of this lens in the UK.

Good to hear.

They claim 4 stops of IS assistance BTW, so in theory that's 400 / 2^4, or 1/25th at 400mm. I.e. 1/60th is asking for less than 3 stops of assistance, so you might even be able to push it further.

Bryan at TDP (http://www.the-digital-picture.com …5.6-L-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx (external link)) claims he's getting good results at 400mm at 1/20th of a second.


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Mar 07, 2016 07:02 |  #3296

sploo wrote in post #17926446 (external link)
Good to hear.

They claim 4 stops of IS assistance BTW, so in theory that's 400 / 2^4, or 1/25th at 400mm. I.e. 1/60th is asking for less than 3 stops of assistance, so you might even be able to push it further.

Bryan at TDP (http://www.the-digital-picture.com …5.6-L-IS-II-USM-Lens.aspx (external link)) claims he's getting good results at 400mm at 1/20th of a second.


I'm old and shaky.
I loose a stop over the youngsters.:oops:


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Mar 07, 2016 08:48 |  #3297

fordmondeo wrote in post #17926416 (external link)
Hello again.

I took my lens back and exchanged it for copy number 3.

After spending 2 days photographing badgers on my bird feeder I couldn't be happier.
The difference in image quality is astonishing between this and my first two copies.

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I hate to say it but I now think there are at least two dodgy units of this lens in the UK.


This is much more in line with the "norm" glad to hear you got a good one. Amazing that lightning struck twice with this lens, as we've read SO few cases of bad copies. It's almost unheard of.

Go buy a lottery ticket!


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Mar 07, 2016 08:58 |  #3298

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... After spending 2 days photographing badgers on my bird feeder ...

what marvelously agile animals! :eek:


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Mar 07, 2016 09:16 |  #3300

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This is much more in line with the "norm" glad to hear you got a good one. Amazing that lightning struck twice with this lens, as we've read SO few cases of bad copies. It's almost unheard of.

Go buy a lottery ticket!

In truth I feel like iv'e won the lottery with my new optic.
I am blown away by the miniscule details I can see now.

And what about that close focus thing? it may well replace my beloved 100L macro.


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