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How well does the 100-400 II take the 1.4x III TC?

 
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Sep 25, 2016 23:01 |  #1

I have a 100-400 Mk1 and the last time I tried the 1.4x III TC, I was disappointed. I actually got sharper results cropping non-TC shots down to the same FOV as the TC shots. How does the 100-400 II compare?




  
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Sep 25, 2016 23:04 |  #2

Extremely well. Other than being forced to F8 at full zoom, I really see no IQ concerns.


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Sep 25, 2016 23:40 |  #3

It is much better. My feeling was as yours, not even worth it on the version 1 lens. MkII takes it very well indeed.


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Sep 26, 2016 08:44 |  #4

Here are a few examples of the 100-400 II, coulpled with the 1.4X III. All with the 7D2. As you can see, IQ is more than acceptable.

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If I don't get the shots I want with the gear I have, the only optics I need to examine is the mirror on the bathroom wall. The root cause will be there.

  
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Sep 26, 2016 10:18 |  #5

Those look great, especially the bird in flight wide open.




  
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Sep 26, 2016 13:32 |  #6

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18140821 (external link)
Here are a few examples of the 100-400 II, coulpled with the 1.4X III. All with the 7D2. As you can see, IQ is more than acceptable.

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I think you are doing a good job selling me this lens. :-P


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Sep 26, 2016 16:05 |  #7

dochollidayda wrote in post #18141067 (external link)
I think you are doing a good job selling me this lens. :-P

Do it!!! You won't regret it!


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Sep 26, 2016 18:07 |  #8

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Do it!!! You won't regret it!

Christmas is coming .... who knows (:


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Sep 26, 2016 18:11 |  #9

The 100-400II is terrific with and without the 1.4XIII.
If all of Canon's upgrades are this good, I am going to have to spend lots of money.


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Sep 26, 2016 19:01 |  #10

Tapeman wrote in post #18141322 (external link)
The 100-400II is terrific with and without the 1.4XIII.
If all of Canon's upgrades are this good, I am going to have to spend lots of money.

From the looks of it, you already have ;-)a You have more gear than I have photos.


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