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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM - AKA The Dust Pump

 
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Jun 16, 2007 16:19 |  #271

scraggs wrote in post #3388334 (external link)
Yes I was going to send my lens back after 3 days because I thought it was a bad copy.

Aye, there's a moral there!

Back in my Nikon days, it took me six months before I started seeing the results I was looking for from the Sigma 80-400mm OS lens on my D70: different lens, same kind of issue - nothing seemed as sharp as I expected.

Then one day, BANG! It all started working out.

When I subsequently came to Canon about a year ago, it took me approximately one afternoon to get my head round the 100-400mm.

Even so, it seems to me that I'm still improving, and even after a year I regularly get pictures that make me go "Wow! That's better than I expected!"

To put it another way: I don't believe I've got a super-sharp 100-400 (though it's plenty good enough for me) and yet I'm sure that I haven't reached its full potential yet - there's better to come as I get better at using it.




  
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Jun 16, 2007 20:48 |  #272

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Here are a few shrunk down for this forum. All handheld from the 100-400 at 400mm's. I think it's really sharp, but I do have to keep the shutter speed up when shooting handheld at 400mm's. Way better shots than the old 75-300 IS.



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Jun 17, 2007 02:49 as a reply to  @ R32Bum's post |  #273

Both at 400mm wide open.:D:D

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Jun 17, 2007 03:18 as a reply to  @ malla1962's post |  #274

All handheld at 400:

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Jun 17, 2007 09:48 |  #275

^^

Thanks. I believe she was staring out her mate who was sleeping on the job. She didn't look too happy with him. lol.


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Jun 17, 2007 14:20 as a reply to  @ judyg's post |  #276

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Jun 17, 2007 16:38 as a reply to  @ post 2945655 |  #277

I believe all posted photos over in my thread were at 400mm.

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Jun 22, 2007 07:07 as a reply to  @ post 2945655 |  #278

The 100-400 @ 400 as a macro lens, using 68mm of Kenko tubes....

The setup :

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Jun 22, 2007 08:14 |  #279

For those who don't know about, or venture over to the "@ 400mm only" thread, I added 68mm of extension tubes to my 100-400 (@400) and got very good results with a huge working distance (in macro terms at least). Setup and results are posted here....

https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=3420088&po​stcount=51

and at the other extreme here are shots at 400mm with a Kenko 1.4X converter added....

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Jun 24, 2007 01:56 as a reply to  @ post 2945655 |  #280

The 100-400 @ 400 with a Kenko 1.4x extender....

The flower has been slightly cropped to remove some distracting greenery. It was shot at a distance of ~12-15 feet.

The plane is uncropped. I have no idea how far away it was - 1/2 mile? 1 mile? 3 miles? 5? I really don't know. I think for the 100-400 at full stretch, wide open, and with a 1.4X telecon, shot at long distance through a UV heavy sky (no filter) the results are pretty good.

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Flower - Canon 30D, 1/250, f/5.6 (=f/8 with extender), 100 ISO, 0EV
Plane - Canon 30D, 1/320, f/5.6 (=f/8 with extender), 100 ISO, 0EV.


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Jun 24, 2007 02:21 as a reply to  @ metalsaber's post |  #281

Here are a few taken during the past two months. All are hand held and the last one is a crop of a shot taken with the 1.4x TC on

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Jun 24, 2007 02:35 as a reply to  @ post 2945655 |  #282

Taken at 350 with a Kenko 1.5X so total, 525mm and hand-held too!!


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Jun 24, 2007 06:53 |  #283

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Jun 24, 2007 08:57 as a reply to  @ JohnnyG's post |  #284

400mm f/8 with crop


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Jun 24, 2007 11:06 as a reply to  @ post 2945655 |  #285

I agree about the learning curve - the biggest lens I have used is a 200mm fixed on my F2, years ago, so the 100-400L on a 30D was a big leap forward. I have played a lot with it, handheld and tripod, and have found that the best is 1/125 at f8 minimum, and adjust ISO to make that possible. I love the lens - and like previous posters, I think it will eventually make me a better photographer.

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