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Dec 11, 2018 08:19 |  #20776

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How does the 100-400 + 1.4 combo handle BIF and moving targets (aircraft)? Although I’ve been very happy with the Sigma 150-600, I’ve kicked around the idea of consolidating the (now seldom used) 70-300L and sigma down and replace with the 100-400.

The addition of the TC to the lens slows down the AF noticeably (but I shoot a lot in low light).You are also restricted to centre point for focusing plus the 4 surrounding helper points. Initial acquisition can be tough. The combo may or may not work for you depending on how and what you shoot. It isn't my first choice for BIF with fast, small, erratic birds but for bigger or slower moving subjects it makes a great, portable combo. I owned the Siggy 150-600 for a while. The 100-400 delivered better IQ to my eye even with the TC.


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Dec 11, 2018 08:54 |  #20777

ct1co2 wrote in post #18768664 (external link)
How does the 100-400 + 1.4 combo handle BIF and moving targets (aircraft)? Although I’ve been very happy with the Sigma 150-600, I’ve kicked around the idea of consolidating the (now seldom used) 70-300L and sigma down and replace with the 100-400.

I don't usually use this combo for BIF because of the AF point restrictions. Rather, I will use the 1.4x when the subjects are closer to the ground with less movement. I have to work on my technique to use this with BIF. It can be really trying.


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Dec 11, 2018 09:22 |  #20778

ct1co2 wrote in post #18768664 (external link)
How does the 100-400 + 1.4 combo handle BIF and moving targets (aircraft)? Although I’ve been very happy with the Sigma 150-600, I’ve kicked around the idea of consolidating the (now seldom used) 70-300L and sigma down and replace with the 100-400.

No issues at all with that combo.

Edit: Except the limited AF that was discussed. IQ and AF speed are fine.


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Dec 11, 2018 09:29 |  #20779

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I am just a hobby shooter,so have not changed camera or lens since buying years ago,but my t2i is not going to last much longer. I do not want nor can afford to upgrade my main lens, my older Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS . Will the 7d2 work with my older lens? All suggestions welcome.

Yes it will.


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Dec 11, 2018 10:12 |  #20780

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Yes it will.

Thank you .


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Dec 11, 2018 10:41 |  #20781

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Okay digital paradise, bbqkid8, Lame-Duck, Scrumhalf!
I needa create a piggy bank for the "Buy EF 100-400mm II + 1.4 extender III"

Arrgh!~ Merry Xmas 2018 !~  :p

I made that purchase a year ago.i find it better than the tamron especially past 500mm but you only have AF with the center point. For me it means I still use the tamron for BIF.

As a side note the 100-400 + TC works on my T3i using live view.

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Dec 11, 2018 15:42 |  #20782

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Beautifully attractive shot...so nicely composed.


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Dec 11, 2018 15:48 |  #20783

photograma wrote in post #18768654 (external link)
I am just a hobby shooter,so have not changed camera or lens since buying years ago,but my t2i is not going to last much longer. I do not want nor can afford to upgrade my main lens, my older Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS . Will the 7d2 work with my older lens? All suggestions welcome.

Your older Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS will work just fine with a 7D2. Before upgrading to the Canon 100-400 II, I used the 100-400 lens that you have with pleasing success on my 7DII.


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Dec 11, 2018 18:54 |  #20784

Thank you for that confirmation.

I ordered one today,early christmas present from my hubby. i hope i like it :eek::-)


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Dec 11, 2018 20:10 |  #20785

RodS57 wrote in post #18768791 (external link)
I made that purchase a year ago.i find it better than the tamron especially past 500mm but you only have AF with the center point. For me it means I still use the tamron for BIF.

As a side note the 100-400 + TC works on my T3i using live view.

Rod

Thanks! Currently I have set up a piggy bank for "Buy 1DX mark II"
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Dec 11, 2018 20:18 |  #20786

Ah-keong wrote in post #18769123 (external link)
Thanks! Currently I have set up a piggy bank for "Buy 1DX mark II"
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How many piggy banks do you have? :-)




  
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Dec 11, 2018 20:31 |  #20787

Ah-keong wrote in post #18769123 (external link)
Thanks! Currently I have set up a piggy bank for "Buy 1DX mark II"
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That would definitely cure the focus at F8 problem.

For me 1DX Mark II = not even in my dreams :-)

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Dec 11, 2018 20:40 |  #20788

Capn Jack wrote in post #18769133 (external link)
How many piggy banks do you have? :-)

I have four.

One for photography books, second one for lighting stuff (Westscott, Profoto, etc), third one for lens (50mm) and the forth one for body (1DX mark II)  :p


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Dec 11, 2018 23:06 |  #20789

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18767865 (external link)
I have the Canon 100-400 II and rate it as my favorite all time lens. I mostly use it on my 7DII, and with the crop factor, I'm getting a magnification equivalency of a 640 mm lens. For my BIF shooting that works out really well. If I were shooting mostly static bird shots, or my full frame 5D IV a lot more often, I'd most likely prefer the Tamron 150-600 lens. If I end up purchasing another birding lens, it will most likely be the Tamron 150-600.

Agreed. You didn’t mention the 1.4x MkIII extender.


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Dec 11, 2018 23:23 |  #20790

Ah-keong wrote in post #18769149 (external link)
I have four.

One for photography books, second one for lighting stuff (Westscott, Profoto, etc), third one for lens (50mm) and the forth one for body (1DX mark II)  :p

I need at least four too. Can you talk some sense into my wife because she doesn't agree with me.


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