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Nov 29, 2018 17:38 |  #16

Have you tried your lens (100 - 400 II) for Birds in Flight? Thinking of replacing or repairing my 400 f5.6.




  
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Nov 30, 2018 09:44 |  #17

SevenD2 wrote in post #18761198 (external link)
Have you tried your lens (100 - 400 II) for Birds in Flight? Thinking of replacing or repairing my 400 f5.6.


Yes but it didnt do so well. The continuous focus and tracking was terrible. Canons tracking is far superior IMO.....Mind you I have the fringer on a X-t20 with the 100-400 so not sure if the Xt-2 or 3 is any better or not. When the 100-400 is on the xt20 in single shot AF mode its fine as long as light is good.

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Nov 30, 2018 10:58 as a reply to  @ clipper_from_oz's post |  #18

Have same result with the XT2, CF and tracking is slow with the prime 400 5.6. Will get repair estimate n decide what to do. Cheers!




  
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Mar 08, 2019 08:22 |  #19

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18621804 (external link)
Ive been keeping an eye on the new smart adapter that Fringer have brought out for Canon EF lens to Fuji X Bodies and was wondering if anyone has been delivered one yet from prerelease sales and got to test their lens out on a Fuji Body?.

For those that dont know the smart adapter is here https://www.fringerada​pter.com/#for-x-mount (external link)

Ive especially been interested in it for my Xt-20. I want to put my EF100-400 IS MKII on the Xt-20 because now Im using my ef400 f2.8 MK2 with 1.4extender almost fulltime on my 5dsr and my 100-400 is sitting idle. Ive got no other body to currently use it on except for my aging 5dMk2 and whilst it is ok on that it would be even better on the Xt-20 given its got a great aps-c xtrans sensor which will give me an effective range of 640mm which will really be a bonus for bird photography!.

Over the last few months Ive been watching the progression of the testing of Fringer smart af adapter via Youtube videos and it looks like its going from strength to strength with each firmware update with even Fuji themselves recently asking Fringer for some units to use in an up and coming promo. This is all great however so far there are very little user reviews apart from this one recent review thats just come on youtube https://www.youtube.co​m …ontinue=206&v=a​qaPdrqGf8I (external link) so Im looking for other feedback in addition to this review if they are available . That is feedback on how fast and on target the adaptor AF function is and what sort of lens and fuji body it is being used on.

Ive also seen that there is a steelring and Kipon smart adaptor planned for the Fuji Xi series bodies with interchangeable lens so if anyone has got one of those instead of a Fringer I would certainly be interested in hearing about it

BTW It certainly makes sense in my mind that this smart adaptor will continue to be developed for future Fuji bodies and Canon Lens especially given the success Sony has had with the development of smart adaptors for Canon Lens with their newer mirrorless bodies like the A9 A7RII etc. etc.

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Hi! I also have a canon 400mm 2.8 IS and I seriously thinking about buying a pro fringer adapter. What do you think about the adapter with the canon 400mm 2.8? Focus speed and etc? Thanks a lot




  
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Mar 15, 2019 02:43 |  #20

jacintopolicarpo2 wrote in post #18825282 (external link)
Hi! I also have a canon 400mm 2.8 IS and I seriously thinking about buying a pro fringer adapter. What do you think about the adapter with the canon 400mm 2.8? Focus speed and etc? Thanks a lot


It works fine in single shot in good light. Same as the 100-400 does. Good fast Af etc . Its only in continuous( AIServo) mode and low light( both single shot and continuous) that it is a bit flaky. Also not as well balanced as having a bigger dslr attached but its a lot lighter on the plus side which helps heaps when handheld


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Mar 19, 2020 22:32 |  #21

OK Clipper this thread is 'old'. Are you still using the Fringer?
Has continuous AF improved over the last year via FW updates?

I ask because I'm (hopefully soon if Corona and the government reaction will allow) soon to be an X-T4 owner
and have the EOS 400/5.6 and EOS 400DOii.

I'm all in for Sony save a D500 and a few Nikon lenses, but still have those two Canon lenses. It would be nice
to BIF with them....but something tells me it will be perched bierds only....again, unless something has changed.

Please let me know and I'll decide to grab a Fringer or not.
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Mar 31, 2020 08:10 |  #22

X-H1 with Fringer Pro II adapter, firmware 1.50. Works well in both single-shot and continuous mode with your best Canon glass, i.e. 100-400 Mk2, 70-200 f/2.8 Mk2, 135L. Lenses in your collection that were problematic with your Canon bodies ( 50mm f/1.8 plastic fantastic, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 come to mind here) are also problematic with the Fuji, but you can at least switch to manual focus and use the EVF focusing aids to nail shots, like you did 40+ years ago. A pleasant surprise has been the 24mm STM pancake, this is a real crackerjack lens with the Fuji.

Used it extensively last month photographing the Snow Geese at Middle Creek using the 100-400. Best mode for BIF is to use the center area (9pts) rather than either single-spot (regardless of size) or wide-tracking. In-focus hit rate of better than 90 per cent, about what I get in the same scenario with the 7D2, but the X-H1 has the better sensor. Shot below is with the 100-400 Mk2 at 400mm.

Extenders work best if you use the Fuji extender, then the Fringer, and then your Canon lens.

You will have to get used to the viewfinder blackout during quick bursts, but I have learned to trust the AF system; taking bursts of 2 to 4 shots. Biggest minus is the battery life, I use it with the vertical grip to make it both more comfortable to hold and to get three batteries.


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Apr 01, 2020 13:46 as a reply to  @ russbecker's post |  #23

Russ, let me make sure I understand. The Can 400/5.6 and 400DOii will be problematic ???
But that the Canon 100-400ii will be good ???
I just want to be sure before I re-ad the EOS 100400ii.
Great Snow Geese by the way. I'd be quite happy with that!

No problem on the energy. I pre-ordered the grip+2 extra batteries so should be good there.
Robert

p.s. I ordered a Canon 24mm STM per your suggestion.


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Apr 19, 2020 04:26 |  #24

The EOS 100-400ii came in.
On the e3 AF is snappy. I don't think it will be a problem on the T4 and Fringer already has a T4 in house and has upgraded
the firmware.
Here's a snap with the e3+Canon 100400ii. could have used more light but at least I didn't blow out the highlights ;)

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Apr 25, 2020 09:26 |  #25

Told you the 100-400 Mk2 would work well with the Fuji. Here is one with that lens and the X-H1 and the Fuji 1.4X extender. Took this House Finch in the gloom yesterday while sitting on the porch.


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Apr 27, 2020 22:56 |  #26

russbecker wrote in post #19052595 (external link)
Told you the 100-400 Mk2 would work well with the Fuji. Here is one with that lens and the X-H1 and the Fuji 1.4X extender. Took this House Finch in the gloom yesterday while sitting on the porch.

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Yes sir you did. Glad I've got the Canon 100400ii for the T4 when it ever gets here ;)
But having lots of fun with the e3 for the time being.


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Jan 31, 2021 08:04 |  #27

it's been awhile since my last post and just recently acquired a Canon 100-400 ii. This lens works great with my Fuji XH1 and Fringer pro and I would like to extend the reach with the Canon EF1.4xii extender. Has anyone tried this set up?




  
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Feb 02, 2021 05:42 as a reply to  @ SevenD2's post |  #28

Yes, I have used both the Fuji 1.4X and 2.0X extenders with the Fringer Pro II and the Canon 100-400 Mk2 on the X-H1. Both work well, in fact as well or better than they do with the Fuji 100-400.


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Feb 05, 2021 21:13 as a reply to  @ russbecker's post |  #29

I don't have the Fuji 1.4 extender but will rent one. Would you share your tracking options for BIF with the XH1 ie; tracking sensitivity, speed tracking, Zone area switching, etc?




  
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Feb 10, 2021 08:34 as a reply to  @ SevenD2's post |  #30

X-H1 tracking options: when doing BIF I use a 3x3 center area with AF priority set to the center point (shows a + sign) rather than nearest object. Tracking sensitivity is 4, speed tracking 1, and as I mentioned zone area switching is set to CENTER. Wide tracking has never worked that well for me.

I have IS set to SHOOTING ONLY. Now you have the option of setting the Canon 100-400 Mk2 to Mode 3 so that IS only kicks in at when you hit the shutter button. The Fuji 100-400 doesn't have this option, and even when OIS is set to SHOOTING ONLY if you are using BBF ( I have the AEL button set for this on my X-H1 so that I can easily find it with my thumb by feeling for the VF housing) and you are using AF-C then as soon as you depress the BBF button the lens OIS kicks in.

I acquired the Fuji version of the 100-400 back in NOV and have not had a chance yet to use it for BIF. Planning to go over to Middle Creek when the Snow Geese return and pit the Canon and Fuji against each other to see which is preferable. The Canon is a bit quicker and has Mode 3 IS, the Fuji is nearly a pound lighter, which is why it is my preferred lens when walking around with the Fuji 1.4X extender shooting perching birds.


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