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

 
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Sep 21, 2017 19:45 |  #6721

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Completely spoiled! In my search for longer reach I've been researching the Tamron and Sigma 150-600 as they would fit within my price range. I was within a hair's breadth of opting for the Sigma but...............and this isn't to knock other people's choices...............​I don't think that I'd ever be satisfied with another lens now that I have used this.

Once the proud owner of a hasselblad system, I had exactly the same problem 35yrs ago when switching back to 35mm and opted forever only to own primes.

Just before pressing that "buy" button on the sigma, I decided to search the forum on both the Tamron and the sigma putting more faith in the forum user's images/comments than on professional reviews. Glad I did! There's some excellent photographers and images on both, but the IQ bears no resemblance to the images that I have seen on this thread, and yes, I know that there's a huge difference in price between them, and canon L glass, and the tammy and sigma are a compromise, but I personally, just can't compromise IQ for better reach/cheaper price.

Once again, not knocking others' choices or the lenses, but simply trying to illustrate just how great I think this lens is and possibly, or should I say, more than likely, just how anal I am with regards to IQ :oops: :lol:

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I shoot a few airshows per year with a friend of mine who uses a Nikon D810 with the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary. His images are very good! But under close scrutiny, they don't match my former 7D2 + 1.4x III + 100-400 II. My 1DX2 raised the bar even more. At the "bird's feather" level, the Sigma wouldn't do very well. IMHO, even at $2100 (US), the 100-400 II is the best bang for the buck that I've ever had from Canon.


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Sep 21, 2017 22:22 |  #6722

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18457461 (external link)
I shoot a few airshows per year with a friend of mine who uses a Nikon D810 with the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary. His images are very good! But under close scrutiny, they don't match my former 7D2 + 1.4x III + 100-400 II. My 1DX2 raised the bar even more. At the "bird's feather" level, the Sigma wouldn't do very well. IMHO, even at $2100 (US), the 100-400 II is the best bang for the buck that I've ever had from Canon.

BTW - my second most bang for the buck was the 1DX2. Expensive but amazing... :-)


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Sep 22, 2017 01:51 as a reply to  @ post 18457395 |  #6723

I feel the same way. I know the 100-400L isn't a big white, but it's been a special lens to me.....in both detail and color.


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Sep 22, 2017 03:03 |  #6724

Got my first Monarch images; from Tallulah Gorge


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Sep 22, 2017 06:50 |  #6725

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I feel the same way. I know the 100-400L isn't a big white, but it's been a special lens to me.....in both detail and color.

Its bigger than the big whites Kim, It's just so portable and maneuverable, sharp and clean. I get most of my stuff on the run. That is such an advantage to the wildlife photog. I have stood beside some of the most expensive glass canon has and was not at a disadvantage. As a matter of fact... they had a look of dismay on their faces as I was getting the good stuff 6 inches off the forest floor. Do I want the big white lenses ... yup, do I really need them...?? I don't think so.


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Sep 22, 2017 16:59 as a reply to  @ GAJoe's post |  #6726

Amazing detail


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Sep 23, 2017 07:58 |  #6728

Was wandering around in the park today. These guys tried to land the helicopter on the rock, just to ask if I was ok.
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Sep 23, 2017 17:45 |  #6729

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Pitch black in there and the camera saw it better than I did. Once again, amazed at the 6D's ability to focus in very poor light.

ID anyone? Can't find it in the Field Guide to Birds of Australia but I'm guessing it's some sort of quail?

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Sep 23, 2017 18:04 |  #6730

bidkev wrote in post #18458899 (external link)
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Pitch black in there and the camera saw it better than I did. Once again, amazed at the 7D's ability to focus in very poor light.

ID anyone? Can't find it in the Field Guide to Birds of Australia but I'm guessing it's some sort of quail?


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Hi Kev

I Think that it is the Male Logrunner - the female has the reddish/brown colouring?

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Sep 23, 2017 18:30 |  #6731

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I Think that it is the Male Logrunner - the female has the reddish/brown colouring?

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Thanks Dennis. Another first then :-)


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Sep 23, 2017 21:32 |  #6732

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Thanks Dennis. Another first then :-)

Hi Kev

These two had me fooled for a while, as usually the Male has brighter plumage than the Female but in this case, it is the Female who has the red colouration on her chest. I grabbed these on separate trips to O'Reilly's (towards the far end of the boardwalk) using an on camera flash set to High Speed Sync. And yes - it is dark in there.:-)

Also, there were no loud groups of tourists to scare them off.:-D

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Sep 23, 2017 21:51 |  #6733

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Hi Kev

These two had me fooled for a while, as usually the Male has brighter plumage than the Female but in this case, it is the Female who has the red colouration on her chest. I grabbed these on separate trips to O'Reilly's (towards the far end of the boardwalk) using an on camera flash set to High Speed Sync. And yes - it is dark in there.:-)

Also, there were no loud groups of tourists to scare them off.:-D

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Yet to sort out the flash synch on the 6D Dennis-? Got the 580EXll set to high speed synch and the camera but as soon as I hit the button, it reverts to 180sec vmad


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Sep 23, 2017 23:32 |  #6734

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Yet to sort out the flash synch on the 6D Dennis-? Got the 580EXll set to high speed synch and the camera but as soon as I hit the button, it reverts to 180sec vmad

Hi Kev

I have only used HSS when in Manual Mode on the 5D Mk III and 7D Mk II. From memory, I set HSS both in the camera Menu and on the Canon Speedlite, similar to the attached screen captures (6D & 580 EX II) - is this what you have done so far?

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Sep 24, 2017 01:18 |  #6735

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Hi Kev

I have only used HSS when in Manual Mode on the 5D Mk III and 7D Mk II. From memory, I set HSS both in the camera Menu and on the Canon Speedlite, similar to the attached screen captures (6D & 580 EX II) - is this what you have done so far?

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Exactly what I've been doing mate. I have it in manual but at a high shutter speed and small aperture eg. f11 and 2000sec all I get is a dark screen. I'll reset to factory settings and try again and if I get no joy, I'll take it back


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