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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Review WOW!

 
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Sep 03, 2017 21:46 |  #6541

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Sep 03, 2017 22:10 as a reply to  @ post 18443941 |  #6542

Thanks Kevin - haven't been to Lamington since the kids were little! Reading up about the Albert's Lyrebird, I should really try and visit some of their known haunts on my side of the border, such as Nightcap National Park. After all, you've already established that they are alive and well in Lamington :lol:




  
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Sep 03, 2017 23:14 |  #6543

I just bought it... after went to the store checking the sigma 100-400... My girlfriend convinced me to buy the better..

Here is the main part. I have some questions after trying this lens:
- Is the clicking sound (when IS turn on and off) normal? I could hear it even when there was constantly noise from birds in the park. I never hear that sounds when using my EF-S lenses (15-85, 55-250...)

- This lens is heavy. How do you guys keep it when hiking? I put it in the 7D, the strap of the 7D on my neck, and the lens rest on my left arm as I did not want it to hang free from the body. But I couldn't keep my arm like that for a long time. Will this one work for the weight of the 100-400?
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_Camera_Vest_fo​r_All.html (external link)

- Will this filter affect image quality? I never put a filter in font of my lens but this is the most expensive lens I've ever bought so I want some kind of protection on it.
https://www.amazon.com …age_o00_s00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Maybe there are already answers in this thread but I don't want to scan through 400+ pages to look for them.
Thanks a lot and sorry for my English.




  
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Sep 03, 2017 23:29 |  #6544

zorroa3 wrote in post #18443979 (external link)
I just bought it... after went to the store checking the sigma 100-400... My girlfriend convinced me to buy the better..

Here is the main part. I have some questions after trying this lens:
- Is the clicking sound (when IS turn on and off) normal? I could hear it even when there was constantly noise from birds in the park. I never hear that sounds when using my EF-S lenses (15-85, 55-250...)

- This lens is heavy. How do you guys keep it when hiking? I put it in the 7D, the strap of the 7D on my neck, and the lens rest on my left arm as I did not want it to hang free from the body. But I couldn't keep my arm like that for a long time. Will this one work for the weight of the 100-400?
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_Camera_Vest_fo​r_All.html (external link)

- Will this filter affect image quality? I never put a filter in font of my lens but this is the most expensive lens I've ever bought so I want some kind of protection on it.
https://www.amazon.com …age_o00_s00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Maybe there are already answers in this thread but I don't want to scan through 400+ pages to look for them.
Thanks a lot and sorry for my English.

IS sound is normal.

Get a strap that puts the weight of the camera/lens on your shoulder instead of your neck. There are many popular ones but I just use an inexpensive OpTech strap with extensions. I attach to the left and bottom of the camera so it hangs with the lens down. I like being able to spin it around so it sits in the middle of my back when walking.

B+W makes good filters but I consider clear/UV/protection filters unnecessary unless you're dealing with something like sea spray. The front element of a lens is far tougher than any filter. Clear filters will never improve your image but can cause flare since there's two more surfaces between your sensor and your subject. Use your hood.




  
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Sep 04, 2017 01:30 |  #6545

zorroa3 wrote in post #18443979 (external link)
I just bought it... after went to the store checking the sigma 100-400... My girlfriend convinced me to buy the better..

Here is the main part. I have some questions after trying this lens:

- Will this filter affect image quality? I never put a filter in font of my lens but this is the most expensive lens I've ever bought so I want some kind of protection on it.
https://www.amazon.com …age_o00_s00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Maybe there are already answers in this thread but I don't want to scan through 400+ pages to look for them.
Thanks a lot and sorry for my English.

I recommend this for protection purpose....

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Sep 04, 2017 02:09 |  #6546

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IS sound is normal.

Get a strap that puts the weight of the camera/lens on your shoulder instead of your neck. There are many popular ones but I just use an inexpensive OpTech strap with extensions. I attach to the left and bottom of the camera so it hangs with the lens down. I like being able to spin it around so it sits in the middle of my back when walking.

B+W makes good filters but I consider clear/UV/protection filters unnecessary unless you're dealing with something like sea spray. The front element of a lens is far tougher than any filter. Clear filters will never improve your image but can cause flare since there's two more surfaces between your sensor and your subject. Use your hood.

Thank you for the recommendations.
Could you tell me what kind of OpTech strap is that?

I usually took my 400mm f5.6 to the beach, and just realize that I couldn't clean the front element. I used lens cleaner wipes that work very good for all my lens except the 400mm :cry:

Thanks Ah-keng, the Sigma filters seems to have very good quality. I'll give them some considerations..




  
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Sep 04, 2017 02:27 |  #6547

You can see the lenses I have in my signature. I use hoods religiously and have never once come even close to accidentally touching the front of the lens, leave alone bumping it. I would recommend something the filter and just being religious and using the supplies lens hood.


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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 04, 2017 02:28 |  #6548

zorroa3 wrote in post #18444043 (external link)
Thank you for the recommendations.
Could you tell me what kind of OpTech strap is that?

The OpTech system is modular so you can mix and match parts. I have a bunch of parts and connectors but am currently using it as follows:

Shoulder pad: https://www.amazon.com …1012-Strap/dp/B00092KD9C/ (external link)

Extension straps (too short to wear across body otherwise): https://www.amazon.com …-Extensions/dp/B004N623​UW (external link)

Uni-Loops (connects to camera and allows quick detach since I don't always use a strap): https://www.amazon.com …2-Uni-Loop/dp/B0010HA6A6/ (external link)

Pod-mount: https://luma-labs.com …ssories/product​s/podmount (external link)

Since I attach the strap to the bottom of the camera instead of the right side, I use the pod-mount with a uni-loop on it. I also have one on my L-plate and battery grip so I can change configurations as needed)

I've also used Optech's sling style strap but found the single attachment to the camera made it less stable when walking and more likely to slide around to my front unintentionally. Black Rapid is probably the most popular sling style strap.

I've also owned a Peak Design Slide strap. It has two sliders allowing you to quickly shorten or lengthen the strap but I found myself leaving it in the longest position most of the time. I like my camera to hang somewhat low and the strap to have plenty of slack when I grab it and pull it up to take a shot.




  
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Sep 04, 2017 02:33 |  #6549

Also consider the products from Luma. They are designed and manufactured in my hometown, Portland, Oregon, so I am probably plugging them a bit, but they are really quite superbly made with top notch materials.


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Sep 04, 2017 05:24 |  #6550

zorroa3 wrote in post #18444043 (external link)
Thank you for the recommendations.
Could you tell me what kind of OpTech strap is that?

I usually took my 400mm f5.6 to the beach, and just realize that I couldn't clean the front element. I used lens cleaner wipes that work very good for all my lens except the 400mm :cry:

Thanks Ah-keng, the Sigma filters seems to have very good quality. I'll give them some considerations..

I am using the 67mm on a wide angle, strong and clear!


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Sep 04, 2017 07:07 |  #6551

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Bloody hell! I can feel the steam from it's breath here! :-)

Its a lot of fun out in the fields in heavy fog with the big animals Kev. This one is a calf and his back is still over my head.


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Sep 04, 2017 07:09 |  #6552

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18444047 (external link)
You can see the lenses I have in my signature. I use hoods religiously and have never once come even close to accidentally touching the front of the lens, leave alone bumping it. I would recommend something the filter and just being religious and using the supplies lens hood.

That goes for me too. I'm with Sam and do not use protector's.


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Sep 04, 2017 09:05 |  #6553

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That goes for me too. I'm with Sam and do not use protector's.

Me neither. I rely on the lens hood and simply being careful. I don't see the point in spending megabucks on decent glass and then degrading it with another sheet of glass, no matter how good that filter is purported to be.

It amazes me though just how many pros (press etc) that i see with good gear and yet no lens hood. It's the same for the Japanese tourists over here...............the​y have good kit and yet no lens hoods? I even have a hood on my pancakes


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Sep 04, 2017 10:02 |  #6555

Thank you for all of your input. So I will leave the lens as it is :lol:

Today I had the chance to first try the lens in the park.


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