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Feb 23, 2017 03:41 |  #5432

I recently picked up the 100-400mm IS II and so far am loving it. I have a 1.4 EX II and hearing how well they pair led me to decide that I would be selling my Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens as soon as the 100-400mm arrived.

What I wasn't expecting though was that I would be considering selling my Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 as well. For me, the 2.8 is not that big of a factor as I rarely open it all the way up in the first place. When I do use it, it is mostly at the upper end of the range anyway where it overlaps with the 100-400mm.

So to summarize, I am thinking that my 24-70mm f2.8 and the 100-400mm may be all I need and no real compelling reason to keep the 70-200mm. I would be interested to hear thoughts from those who kept or got rid of a 70-200mm after picking up the 100-400mm.


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Feb 23, 2017 04:16 as a reply to  @ LoneRider's post |  #5433

Not quite a 70-200 2.8 but I did have an 85mm 1.8 and a 200 2.8 and sold them when I got my 100-400.... and I have a 24-70 2.8 too. I don't find having a gap between 70 and 100mm to be an issue at all.


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Feb 23, 2017 04:25 |  #5434

graham121 wrote in post #18282437 (external link)
Not quite a 70-200 2.8 but I did have an 85mm 1.8 and a 200 2.8 and sold them when I got my 100-400.... and I have a 24-70 2.8 too. I don't find having a gap between 70 and 100mm to be an issue at all.

I didn't mention I have some fast primes in that range as well, Tamron 85mm f1.8 and Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro - hence the 2.8 of the 70-200mm not being too important.


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Feb 23, 2017 05:55 |  #5435

McNeese72 wrote in post #18279712 (external link)
I shot a day baseball game and was able to break out the 100-400mm II to do it.











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Just love the colors/PP.....Nice set!


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Feb 23, 2017 08:23 |  #5436

LoneRider wrote in post #18282424 (external link)
I recently picked up the 100-400mm IS II and so far am loving it. I have a 1.4 EX II and hearing how well they pair led me to decide that I would be selling my Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens as soon as the 100-400mm arrived.

What I wasn't expecting though was that I would be considering selling my Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 as well. For me, the 2.8 is not that big of a factor as I rarely open it all the way up in the first place. When I do use it, it is mostly at the upper end of the range anyway where it overlaps with the 100-400mm.

So to summarize, I am thinking that my 24-70mm f2.8 and the 100-400mm may be all I need and no real compelling reason to keep the 70-200mm. I would be interested to hear thoughts from those who kept or got rid of a 70-200mm after picking up the 100-400mm.


I would consider to get the 1.4 EX Mark III - it's a world of a difference. Much, much better than the version II.

Just my 2 cents.

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Feb 23, 2017 09:20 |  #5437

LoneRider wrote in post #18282424 (external link)
I recently picked up the 100-400mm IS II and so far am loving it. I have a 1.4 EX II and hearing how well they pair led me to decide that I would be selling my Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens as soon as the 100-400mm arrived.

What I wasn't expecting though was that I would be considering selling my Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 as well. For me, the 2.8 is not that big of a factor as I rarely open it all the way up in the first place. When I do use it, it is mostly at the upper end of the range anyway where it overlaps with the 100-400mm.

So to summarize, I am thinking that my 24-70mm f2.8 and the 100-400mm may be all I need and no real compelling reason to keep the 70-200mm. I would be interested to hear thoughts from those who kept or got rid of a 70-200mm after picking up the 100-400mm.


This link may answer your question on the need for a 70-200. In the link below go to "introduction and you will see where Rockwell address's overlap 100-400 and a 70-200

http://www.kenrockwell​.com/canon/lenses/100-400mm-ii.htm (external link)


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Feb 23, 2017 09:42 |  #5438

LoneRider wrote in post #18282424 (external link)
What I wasn't expecting though was that I would be considering selling my Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 as well. For me, the 2.8 is not that big of a factor as I rarely open it all the way up in the first place. When I do use it, it is mostly at the upper end of the range anyway where it overlaps with the 100-400mm.

I used to have a 24-105 and 100-400 and thought I was set. But I found myself swapping lenses a lot because I need just a bit more reach from the 24-105, but then 100 was too long soon after. I added a 70-200 f/4 which was a nice complement to the 24-105. I have since upgraded to the 24-70 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 II because I used them wide open most of the time and the extra stop really helps. My 100-400 is reserved for outdoor when I really need the reach, usually birds and planes.




  
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Feb 23, 2017 11:51 |  #5439

Just for a change and to show that it's not just a wildlife lens.

I took two bodies along to a carnival parade:
Canon 60D with the EFS 10-22 for groups of people and for close-ups at very short distance
Canon 80D with the EF 100-400 II for other close-ups and for long distance-shots

I afterwards found that I have shot the same number on both cameras almost to a picture.

On the 100-400mm I found that I have used many different focal lengths.

Good lens for this kind of opportunity, I think.

Here are some of the 100-400mm shots.

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Feb 23, 2017 12:40 as a reply to  @ scriveyn's post |  #5440

I shoot wildlife like you shoot people Frank, I don't know how I would coupe with a fixed prime. I'm sure I couldn't


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Feb 23, 2017 12:42 as a reply to  @ scriveyn's post |  #5441

Great set, scriveyn.


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Feb 23, 2017 12:44 |  #5442

Thanks Annie & Jeff, much appreciated.


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Feb 23, 2017 14:30 |  #5443

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Feb 23, 2017 14:40 |  #5444

Wow, that highlights to me how small the 400DO is


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Feb 23, 2017 17:20 |  #5445

LoneRider wrote in post #18282424 (external link)
So to summarize, I am thinking that my 24-70mm f2.8 and the 100-400mm may be all I need and no real compelling reason to keep the 70-200mm. I would be interested to hear thoughts from those who kept or got rid of a 70-200mm after picking up the 100-400mm.

I still use my 70-200 2.8 regularly, but in 2 main situations:
* Indoors - school events, dance recitals etc., where the faster glass makes everything easier; and
* in the back yard, where 70 is a bit more versatile than 100 as a minimum focal length, and the wider aperture helps those candid kids portraits.


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