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Jul 28, 2018 00:47 |  #886

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This is a hard thing to do but in the near future I'll probably be marketing my 400DOii.
Though the Sony FE 400/2.8 is not exactly what I want, and since the DOii is almost the last
remaining EOS lens I have of any import, it is getting close to time to send it off to another user and
be all e-mount Sony.

What would replace your 400 DO II ?
The Sony 100-400 ?

I'm interested in the 400 DO II. I especially like the way it performs with 1.4xIII. I've rented this lens before and have enjoyed it.

But for now I'm holding off on buying any expensive gear. Nikon may offer a mirrorless camera and a 500 f5.6 lens. Canon may come out with the 7DIII. And I still have my eye on Sony's system. Lots to consider. I'll give it another 6 months and see what shakes out.


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Jul 28, 2018 07:24 |  #887

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18672237 (external link)
What would replace your 400 DO II ?
The Sony 100-400 ?

I'm interested in the 400 DO II. I especially like the way it performs with 1.4xIII. I've rented this lens before and have enjoyed it.

But for now I'm holding off on buying any expensive gear. Nikon may offer a mirrorless camera and a 500 f5.6 lens. Canon may come out with the 7DIII. And I still have my eye on Sony's system. Lots to consider. I'll give it another 6 months and see what shakes out.

Nope, got the FE100400GM. The 400/2.8. I just have to be honest with myself in my ability to wield it. I can hope someday Sony puts out a 400/4 or 400/4.5 but
I'll probably 6 feet under by that time.


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Jul 28, 2018 10:39 |  #888

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Nope, got the FE100400GM. The 400/2.8. I just have to be honest with myself in my ability to wield it. I can hope someday Sony puts out a 400/4 or 400/4.5 but
I'll probably 6 feet under by that time.

At 6.4 lbs the new Sony 400 f2.8 is on the light side. But I understand your concern.
If I do go with a Sony system, I'll have to pass on the 400 f2.8 lens. $12K is over the top for me. I just hope Sony's 100-400 will satisfy me.
Guess time will tell.


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Jul 28, 2018 11:15 |  #889

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18672237 (external link)
What would replace your 400 DO II ?
The Sony 100-400 ?

I'm interested in the 400 DO II. I especially like the way it performs with 1.4xIII. I've rented this lens before and have enjoyed it.

It is a pretty serious 560/5.6 DO prime, which disassembles into a TC and a 400/4, to fit into more knapsacks!




  
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Jul 28, 2018 11:43 |  #890

Bayou City Flyers held their annual War Birds Fly In last weekend. It was hot. I parked where I could stay close to my SUV AC, these are considerably cropped. Wonderful flyers and fun to photograph but I only lasted about a half hour, 98 in the shade and I was in the full sun.


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In regard to the ongoing discussion about the 400DOii and the 1.4iii, that combination very seldom leaves my 7Dii. A perfect combo for my bird photography and my arthritic hands. YMMV.

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Jul 28, 2018 11:45 |  #891

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18672202 (external link)
This is a hard thing to do but in the near future I'll probably be marketing my 400DOii.
Though the Sony FE 400/2.8 is not exactly what I want, and since the DOii is almost the last
remaining EOS lens I have of any import, it is getting close to time to send it off to another user and
be all e-mount Sony.

I doubt many read this thread who might be looking for the DOii but in case you know anyone :)

How's the old saying go, it all depends on the money. :-P

I still have my original 400DO, but the MKII is incredibly tempting. Just a matter of convincing myself to spend the dough. And I promised myself I wasn't going to spend anything this year!


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Jul 28, 2018 18:09 |  #892

John Sheehy wrote in post #18672447 (external link)
It is a pretty serious 560/5.6 DO prime, which disassembles into a TC and a 400/4, to fit into more knapsacks!

How true. I like the 400 DO II (with and without the 1.4xIII) so much that if I stay with Canon I will sell my 300 f2.8 IS II and put the money toward the DO.


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Jul 28, 2018 18:14 |  #893

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Bayou City Flyers held their annual War Birds Fly In last weekend. It was hot. I parked where I could stay close to my SUV AC, these are considerably cropped. Wonderful flyers and fun to photograph but I only lasted about a half hour, 98 in the shade and I was in the full sun.

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In regard to the ongoing discussion about the 400DOii and the 1.4iii, that combination very seldom leaves my 7Dii. A perfect combo for my bird photography and my arthritic hands. YMMV.

I agree about the 400 DO II and 1.4xIII. In the past I rented this lens and used it with my 1DMKIV. I may rent it again and use it with my 80D for an air show next month. I wonder if I'll see any performance difference.


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Jul 28, 2018 18:32 |  #894

Speaking of the 400 DO II, here's one with the 1.4xIII. An F-18 during a roll...

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Jul 29, 2018 01:55 |  #895

Me wanting the 400/2.8 Sony is me not accepting the hard fact that I can only hold the DOii but for so long.
Truthfully I can only wield the FE100-400 a bit longer.
It's sometimes hard facing reality AND though I'm in Sonyland now that doesn't mean I wouldn't look at
the 7Diii when it comes out.

If I was smart I'd get to know the RX10iv really well :)


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Jul 29, 2018 11:33 |  #896

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18672830 (external link)
Me wanting the 400/2.8 Sony is me not accepting the hard fact that I can only hold the DOii but for so long.
Truthfully I can only wield the FE100-400 a bit longer.
It's sometimes hard facing reality AND though I'm in Sonyland now that doesn't mean I wouldn't look at
the 7Diii when it comes out.

If I was smart I'd get to know the RX10iv really well :)

A man can never have too much camera gear. ;-)a

The RX10iv is worth looking into. It won't give you the IQ that the Sony 400 f2.8 provides, but you will still end up with attractive photos.

Also, have you considered micro 4/3 gear?


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Jul 29, 2018 16:04 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #897

Frank thanks. I appreciate your interest.
Yes I know the RX10iv. Here's an eagle from the last trip to\
Conowingo via the RX10iv

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ZJar​8z  (external link) The RX10iv and a juvenile BHE (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

And yes the better half and I are already in the mFT world.
She is well studied in Olympus. Here's one of her's from the M1ii-

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WcWy​yb  (external link) Osprey (external link) by Poofadora (external link), on Flickr

She has a whole album of BIF with the M1ii+300Pro proving Oly can do BIF :)

https://www.flickr.com​/photos/114407047@N06/​albums/721576862258173​62/with/35578392490/

Now back to the 400DOii. I'd be crazy to rid of it and have decided to take it to the grave :)

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Jul 29, 2018 16:29 |  #898

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18673276 (external link)
Frank thanks. I appreciate your interest.
Yes I know the RX10iv. Here's an eagle from the last trip to\
Conowingo via the RX10iv
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ZJar​8z  (external link) The RX10iv and a juvenile BHE (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

And yes the better half and I are already in the mFT world.
She is well studied in Olympus. Here's one of her's from the M1ii-

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/WcWy​yb  (external link) Osprey (external link) by Poofadora (external link), on Flickr

She has a whole album of BIF with the M1ii+300Pro proving Oly can do BIF :)

https://www.flickr.com​/photos/114407047@N06/​albums/721576862258173​62/with/35578392490/

Now back to the 400DOii. I'd be crazy to rid of it and have decided to take it to the grave :)

Both are excellent BIF shots Robert. I'm always impressed by the image quality that the RX10iv puts out.


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Jul 29, 2018 17:23 |  #899

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18673276 (external link)
Frank thanks. I appreciate your interest.

Now back to the 400DOii. I'd be crazy to rid of it and have decided to take it to the grave :)

Congratulations. With age, comes wisdom.


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Jul 29, 2018 18:45 |  #900

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Congratulations. With age, comes wisdom.

And a lot of pain ;)


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