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Feb 19, 2017 17:26 |  #631

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Very well could be the case. After reading that recent Lens Rentals article on zoom lens variation, you never know.

Truth be told, I wish I would have avoided that article. I love the results from my 100-400ii on my 1D IV. I just got a 70-200 f/2.8 ll and now I'm worried about it. I'm too anal retentive for my own good.

Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. ;)


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Feb 19, 2017 17:28 |  #632

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18278680 (external link)
Truth be told, I wish I would have avoided that article. I love the results from my 100-400ii on my 1D IV. I just got a 70-200 f/2.8 ll and now I'm worried about it. I'm too anal retentive for my own good.

Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. ;)

Just remember that it's all about the final picture, not sharpness at 200% :-)


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Feb 19, 2017 17:44 |  #633

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Just remember that it's all about the final picture, not sharpness at 200% :-)

Yeah. As long as the birds' and people's eyes are in focus, I'll be ok. I'm usually outside along trails... so zooming with my feet could get me eaten by a gator. That and I can't afford the super telephoto lenses at this point. But I'm getting good enough results to give me that warm and fuzzy feeling. Bird photography has revitalized my life. It's such good therapy for me.


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Feb 19, 2017 18:14 |  #634

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18278680 (external link)
Truth be told, I wish I would have avoided that article. I love the results from my 100-400ii on my 1D IV. I just got a 70-200 f/2.8 ll and now I'm worried about it. I'm too anal retentive for my own good.

Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. ;)

That article, and then some others about lens aberrations, made me afraid to use ANY lens. Then I had a stiff drink and bought some toys and will just go shoot and not worry unless it looks like crap. :)


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Feb 19, 2017 18:48 |  #635

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That article, and then some others about lens aberrations, made me afraid to use ANY lens. Then I had a stiff drink and bought some toys and will just go shoot and not worry unless it looks like crap. :)

Yeah... what else can you do? I did the same, but I still am not completely over the article.... but I've reduced its effects by 85% or so... give or take.


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Feb 20, 2017 04:13 |  #636

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18278680 (external link)
Truth be told, I wish I would have avoided that article. I love the results from my 100-400ii on my 1D IV. I just got a 70-200 f/2.8 ll and now I'm worried about it. I'm too anal retentive for my own good.

Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. ;)

That's one article I shall NOT be reading! It's the same with reviews of cameras. Someone will always find something they don't like, and it's often something or nothing. I love my 80D, my 100-400L, and my new 1.4X III converter.


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Feb 20, 2017 04:43 as a reply to  @ Terrycanon's post |  #637

Roger's articles are not about liking or not liking something, they are based on measurement, research and hands-on experience, and are immensely informative. But I wouldn't be concerned with that lens. This is what he wrote about the 100-400L II after pulling it apart and putting it back together again:

"I know I can’t really, without showing you dozens of other lenses, do a good job of impressing you with just how robustly engineered this lens is. I will say that the insides look more like what we’d expect to see in a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4 lens, rather than a telezoom. It’s by far the most heavily engineered zoom lens Aaron and I have ever seen; and we’ve seen the insides of dozens of lenses in this range.
Well done, Canon engineers, well done!"

Then, after doing some MTF and variance testing he wrote:

"Both the MTF and Consistency scores are just outstanding. The 100-400 has some of the highest consistency scores of any zoom lens we’ve ever tested. It waxes the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II lens, for example, having far less copy-to-copy variation."

I just wish I could afford one!


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Feb 20, 2017 04:51 |  #638

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It waxes the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II lens, for example, having far less copy-to-copy variation.

Well now you're making me nervous about having just bought one of those!  :p


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Feb 20, 2017 11:37 |  #639

Terrycanon wrote in post #18279085 (external link)
That's one article I shall NOT be reading! It's the same with reviews of cameras. Someone will always find something they don't like, and it's often something or nothing. I love my 80D, my 100-400L, and my new 1.4X III converter.

My post was a bit tongue in cheek. I value Roger's input. I make it a habit to read his take on anything I buy because Lens Rentals has tons of gear that gets well used quickly. Add to that all the testing they do and it makes sense to read his take on whatever I'm buying.

Btw, he loves the 100-400ii. ;)


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Feb 20, 2017 11:38 |  #640

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Well now you're making me nervous about having just bought one of those!  :p

LOL me too... I know my 100-400ii is spot on at 100mm and 400mm. I have fewer shots in between. But I just got my 70-200 f/2.8 and haven't had the time to put it through its paces yet.


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Feb 20, 2017 13:34 |  #641

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18279430 (external link)
My post was a bit tongue in cheek. I value Roger's input. I make it a habit to read his take on anything I buy because Lens Rentals has tons of gear that gets well used quickly. Add to that all the testing they do and it makes sense to read his take on whatever I'm buying.

Btw, he loves the 100-400ii. ;)

Yes, I've sussed that out now! And so he should. Ha! Btw, please don't tell me what he thinks of the 1.4X III extender, as I've just bought one:-D


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Feb 20, 2017 13:42 |  #642

Link to his reviews?


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Feb 20, 2017 13:46 as a reply to  @ Cormac's post |  #643

Far more than just reviews, but here: https://www.lensrental​s.com/blog/ (external link)


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Feb 20, 2017 13:59 |  #644

Thank you


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Feb 20, 2017 14:25 |  #645

Settle down boys!

80D is a very nice camera.

Don't look for trouble!




  
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