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Mar 07, 2017 19:55 |  #5566

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Is there room for the 100-400ii, the 70-300L... and the 70-200/2.8ISii? Seems excessive, and that's still on my list...

Of course, there's room for the 100-400L MkII, 70-300L, and 70-200 f/2.8IS MkII.

The 70-300L is probably my most used lens, because of its size, weight and the quality of pictures that are generated from it.

For example, the Chicago Bears' policy won't allow lenses over 6 inches into the stadium. That rules out the 70-200 and 100-400. However, my 70-300 is a regular at Soldier Field.

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The 70-200L f/2.8 is better suited for indoor sports. These were taken with the non-IS version.

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The 100-400L MkII is magically within itself. I've only taken a few pictures with mine. However, I'm loving the initial pictures that I've taken with it this far:

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I might have an opportunity to take the 70-200L 2.8 IS MkII to a Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks game. But, missed an opportunity to take pictures of bald eagles with the 100-400.



  
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Mar 07, 2017 20:39 |  #5567

Fortunately, I checked a while ago, and the local venues lack length restrictions (including the big one for me, COTA, though frankly I never go to these anyway). The only one I haven't checked is Giants training camp, but that probably won't be until next year.


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Mar 07, 2017 23:41 |  #5568

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18293880 (external link)
If you like your 70-300L..... you'll love the 100-400ii.... love, love, love it. ;)

Had the 70-300L and went to the 100-400 II; Best move ever! Yes there's a weight penalty, but the MFD and extra 100mm = more than worth it. I would keep the 70-300L if you do extremely long hikes/want to minimize weight.




  
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Mar 08, 2017 06:43 |  #5569

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Had the 70-300L and went to the 100-400 II; Best move ever! Yes there's a weight penalty, but the MFD and extra 100mm = more than worth it. I would keep the 70-300L if you do extremely long hikes/want to minimize weight.

Funny I read this all the time about weight, I have never looked at the merit of a lens from its weight. I will say once you get past the wow its a 400L it becomes a tool and they all have their place. I routinely shoot big and small wildlife.. at for some.. close range,.. My bush just calls for it, so the short end on the 100-400LII can be just to much lens. unless you don't like ear's and feet lol but I tend to frame so I need the room in the image too do that. Although the 7DII does not lend its self to well to framing the subject in a hi speed shoot of say the Pine Marten. They slow down for no one, and metering off the BG is a real image buster..


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Mar 08, 2017 07:11 |  #5570

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Funny I read this all the time about weight, I have never looked at the merit of a lens from its weight.

Me neither. I traded my 70-300 to get this lens and although I'm 68 with a fecked up, unrepairable left bicep (I'm right handed so the left lifts the lens) due to pumping big fish (mainly shark) I hardly notice any difference in the lenses. I walk for miles with it slung on my side and when I lift it for a shot, I'm too immersed in the shot to notice a difference. OTOH, when I get home and lift the combo from the car and into the house, that's when I feel the weight of it all :-)


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Mar 08, 2017 07:13 |  #5571

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Me neither. I traded my 70-300 to get this lens and although I'm 68 with a fecked up, unrepairable left bicep (I'm right handed so the left lifts the lens) due to pumping big fish (mainly shark) I hardly notice any difference in the lenses. I walk for miles with it slung on my side and when I lift it for a shot, I'm too immersed in the shot to notice a difference. OTOH, when I get home and lift the combo from the car and into the house, that's when I feel the weight of it all :-)

Thats me too Kev, but I think its from all the rolling around on the ground


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Mar 08, 2017 10:08 |  #5572

I only start to notice weight when I have to carry the stuff while NOT shooting; running through the airport is a good example, as the size and bulk of a backpack with a DSLR and lenses starts to get very draining.

While out shooting though, I couldn't care less about the weight!

I just want to mention that I just picked up the Peak Design Slide SL-2 camera straps to replace a Crumpler and Op-Tech strap. I have two of the little Peak Design tabs on the 400 DO II and 100-400 via the tripod foot and one of the camera strap lugs, and while carrying in a cross-shoulder orientation: AMAZING. The strap distributes the weight extremely well, and the cam/lens lay perfectly against my hip when at rest. Admittedly, I wasn't using the tripod foot for strap carrying prior (total noob tourist strap arrangement, though I always was in cross shoulder), making this a total revelation.

tl,dr: carry the 100-400 using the tripod foot and one of the camera strap lugs.


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Mar 08, 2017 11:27 |  #5573

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I only start to notice weight when I have to carry the stuff while NOT shooting; running through the airport is a good example, as the size and bulk of a backpack with a DSLR and lenses starts to get very draining.

While out shooting though, I couldn't care less about the weight!

I just want to mention that I just picked up the Peak Design Slide SL-2 camera straps to replace a Crumpler and Op-Tech strap. I have two of the little Peak Design tabs on the 400 DO II and 100-400 via the tripod foot and one of the camera strap lugs, and while carrying in a cross-shoulder orientation: AMAZING. The strap distributes the weight extremely well, and the cam/lens lay perfectly against my hip when at rest. Admittedly, I wasn't using the tripod foot for strap carrying prior (total noob tourist strap arrangement, though I always was in cross shoulder), making this a total revelation.

tl,dr: carry the 100-400 using the tripod foot and one of the camera strap lugs.

Just be careful Matt of the foot on the 100-400LII, its the weakest link on that lens. Four of the tiniest screws hold that all together.


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Mar 08, 2017 11:49 |  #5574

One of my favorite little guys..... Always too far away, don't look too close..... but I can never resist the attempt.

Thank you Canon for my 100-4 !


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Mar 08, 2017 12:09 |  #5575

Hey..... lemmee just adjust that crop a little bit will ya ? Thanks.... bettah ?


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Mar 08, 2017 13:01 |  #5576

Pondrader wrote in post #18295367 (external link)
Just be careful Matt of the foot on the 100-400LII, its the weakest link on that lens. Four of the tiniest screws hold that all together.

Roger that, thanks for the heads up... might have to look into a replacement foot in that case.


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Mar 08, 2017 13:38 |  #5577

It's not just the foot - it's the whole tripod collar that you'd have to be replacing to make things more robust and that's not an easy task. I think someone went through this earlier in the thread


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Mar 08, 2017 14:28 |  #5578

Well, I made it up to see my buddy Jeff, aka Pondrader, we had a few laughs, a meal and got some fur!
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Mar 08, 2017 14:33 |  #5579

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Ned, when you get rid of a 500mm and have to make do with a 400mm, things do seem like they are always too far away! ;)


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Mar 08, 2017 14:35 |  #5580

smythie wrote in post #18295501 (external link)
It's not just the foot - it's the whole tripod collar that you'd have to be replacing to make things more robust and that's not an easy task. I think someone went through this earlier in the thread

Yes that was dave but I think its good as long as you don't carry on a tripod for to long, I still use it on the strap for years on end so its not a huge worry I don't think. But I had the tether on the tripod as well the the part that could fall off the the part we attach to. Iain is a friend of mine at least till his Visa goes through. lol


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