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

 
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May 01, 2018 20:17 |  #8221

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18617735 (external link)
I've just started junior AFL season here (think football field scale, and then a bit more), so I'm usually at 400, until the action comes close. I can almost get a full zoom range on a single twist - I have a number of shots at 133mm...

I understand what you are saying and that is my experience as well. I just find it super easy to, for example, pan and zoom in in one swift action while hand holding the MKI lens.

I can come pretty close with the MKII on a tripod/monopod where you don't have to hold up the weight of the lens+body and have the left hand free to only manipulate the zoom ring. But I find it kind of awkward to hold up the lens as well as rotate the zoom ring with the same hand at once while also panning at the same time (like you have to do with BIF).


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May 01, 2018 23:04 |  #8222

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However as you all know, we are almost always at 400mm. :lol:

Indeed. It is not a big deal whether it's a push-pull or twist if you are almost always racked out.


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May 01, 2018 23:23 |  #8223

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18617476 (external link)
Agree completely re; push pull. It would be great to find a way to combine the two ;)

I can feel air on my chin when I go from 400 to 100 on my version II


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May 04, 2018 04:37 |  #8224

Powerful owls. Male on the left feeding the female on the right. She's due to go into the hollow to start brooding any day and will only be out for 15 - 20 minutes each day for 6-7 weeks.

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May 04, 2018 20:31 |  #8225

I can't compete with the above!


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May 04, 2018 20:33 |  #8226

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Nonsense: it's fabulous! :-) The clarity and separation of the colours gives this a special quality.


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May 04, 2018 20:57 |  #8227

Thanks man!


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May 04, 2018 21:45 |  #8228

Choderboy wrote in post #18619213 (external link)
Powerful owls. Male on the left feeding the female on the right. She's due to go into the hollow to start brooding any day and will only be out for 15 - 20 minutes each day for 6-7 weeks.

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What a perfect timing.
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May 05, 2018 02:53 as a reply to  @ rndman's post |  #8229

Yes, better beamer. I could just make out 2 silhouettes thru the viewfinder.


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May 05, 2018 04:28 |  #8230

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Thanks, but, yeah you can.


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May 05, 2018 04:38 |  #8231

saea501 wrote in post #18617599 (external link)
This doesn't sound right at all. Even when mine was right out of the box everything moved fairly easily. I can reach up with my pinkie and turn the focus ring.

My ring is great! (yeah, I hear it)
Can't fault it, tightened, barrel won't move. Loosened, barrel moves very easily. It's also easy to set anywhere in between.
I got lucky though. Just on the feedback over years in this thread, there seems to be quite some variation in the tension ring, from not tightening enough to not loose enough.


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May 05, 2018 13:08 |  #8232

Choderboy wrote in post #18619852 (external link)
My ring is great! (yeah, I hear it)
Can't fault it, tightened, barrel won't move. Loosened, barrel moves very easily. It's also easy to set anywhere in between.
I got lucky though. Just on the feedback over years in this thread, there seems to be quite some variation in the tension ring, from not tightening enough to not loose enough.

Mine works exactly as you described.


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May 05, 2018 17:39 |  #8233

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Mine works exactly as you described.

Mine too. Loose it can slid out just by tipping the lens down.. Tightened you cant move it. I would say works as it should.


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