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Mar 13, 2016 20:20 |  #3334

First time I ever saw 5 great horned owls in one spot ! Unfortunately,,,they were not into a open group photo.


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Mar 14, 2016 00:40 |  #3335

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Mar 17, 2016 18:15 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #3337

Walking on water in Calgary! funny :)


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Mar 17, 2016 19:41 |  #3339

I have been using a Canon 300 F2.8 L IS (wonderful lens) as my walkabout but, frankly, it is a bit heavy and I find that it tends to be in my backpack rather than at the ready in my hands. So as of Tuesday I am an owner of the 100-400 Mk2. I have only had the chance to do some brief test so far - but it is looking good/very good so far.
I was expecting a drop in IQ, which may well be the case, but I haven't noticed it so far - in reasonable light I am very pleased. I was not expecting too much in the AF speed department as the 300 is so fast - the new 100-400 is no slouch! Equal?
The only downsides that I have noticed is that the hood seems a little flimsy, slightly thicker plastic would cure this and only weigh a few grams more. The other is the twist zoom, I love push-pull/trombone zooms, however most people prefer twist zooms so Canon has to please the majority - I can live with that.
As a very new member of the 100-400 Mk2 club things are looking good:-)


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Mar 17, 2016 20:03 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #3340

Welcome aboard John,...Welcome aboard. This lens is killer and I'm sure you will be very happy with it.


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Mar 17, 2016 20:14 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #3341

Tried it out on my 7D2 and these two are looking to be a great (so far) combination when I need mobility. Yes I prefer to use my 800mm and 1Dx but I am not walking far with that lot!
The idea of getting the 100-400 + 7D2 is so that I am not stuck in one place - reduction in weight will allow me to range much further and may even reduce my weight!
Hopefully I am off to your fine country in July, though nowhere near you as I am travelling to Calgary. The 100-400 + a couple of short zooms should cover pretty much all that I want to do and be light enough to go as "Carry On". Now all I have to do is con some of my relatives to drive me to the badlands, Rockies and Drumheller!


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Mar 17, 2016 20:32 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #3342

lol ..It is a super rig for anyone that likes to move, I'm on the ground , moving, on the go as I'm shooting and I just could not get it done any other way. I cant tell you how many times the guy with the super long lens wants to trade for a bit lol. Of course everything has its place. My bush is very close so the 800mm would be hard to use for 90% of what I shoot. At times I find 100mm to much and wish I had a 70-200 on !! But if you can get your 7DII and the 100-400LII set and maybe even the 1.4III its a super rig that will get you so much great stuff that it will be common place to see all of the critters around you referred to as pets lol


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Mar 18, 2016 02:20 |  #3343

The hood is not flimsy, it is deliberately semi-flexible to deflect/absorb shocks should you drop the lens or ram into something. Most lenses also have a break point to reduce damage to camera and lens should, say, the whole rig on a tripod topple over, or your dog takes off with the neck strap between his teeth, or your daughter kicks the rig down a flight of marble stairs, or you got so excited having just captured a gold-warbled titwit, you forgot your rig on your car roof and drove off. You know, protection against every day occurrences..

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Mar 18, 2016 04:18 as a reply to  @ John_T's post |  #3344

Many people dislike the hood on the 100-400LII, There are many that do not like the door and have taped it closed,.. But to each his own. Mine wear's a lens coat so it does not constantly open on me, I think everyone has seen the video and has there own opinion.


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Mar 18, 2016 10:10 |  #3345

I really like my 300L F4 IS which has a built in hood. Best thing ever. Too bad I hardly use it these days.


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