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Aug 22, 2008 23:14 |  #1

This "L" lens may fall into my lap through a business client of mine.
I am not that familiar with it as I have never had the chance to hold one.
It does have IS and Push-Pull zoom.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Thanks.


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Aug 22, 2008 23:21 |  #2

It's no good. Mail to me ASAP at...

Just kidding. I have seen some great results from this lens. Although I have only held it once, it felt awesome. having 400mm is a great thing, especially at f/5.6 and with IS...


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Aug 22, 2008 23:22 |  #3

What kind of feed back would you like?
Personally, that lens is awful. Don't even put it on the camera, just box it up and send it to me, I'll make sure it gets sealed away to not harm anyone.


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Aug 22, 2008 23:33 |  #4

Its a wonderful lens, although best away from wide open in my opinion. Check out the threads in the Archive for some great shots using it :)

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Aug 22, 2008 23:51 |  #5

Nick5 wrote in post #6160566 (external link)
This "L" lens may fall into my lap through a business client of mine.
I am not that familiar with it as I have never had the chance to hold one.
It does have IS and Push-Pull zoom.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Thanks.

i used it in africa. the results were terrible :D!

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Aug 23, 2008 01:07 |  #6

The IS probably isn't quite as good as your 70-300, it's heavier, it's white, and its fantastic.




  
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Aug 23, 2008 01:55 |  #7

Nick5 wrote in post #6160566 (external link)
This "L" lens may fall into my lap through a business client of mine.
I am not that familiar with it as I have never had the chance to hold one.
It does have IS and Push-Pull zoom.
Any feed back would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Don't worry about the push-pull zoom, you'll get used to that in a day or two. I can't believe people actually have a problem with it, it's NOT a problem.

I didn't really belieave in lens copy variation until I bought this lens. I've had four different copies and each one was slightly different. One was soft, one wasy good and two were great. My current copy is great. It's one of my most used lenses. You're probably going to really love having it. It's no good when it gets dark though so don't expect miracles from it in low light.


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Aug 23, 2008 02:46 |  #8

It's the best lens for taking photos at the zoo (well, at least for zoos that I've been to), among other shooting needs. I have had no problem shooting it at wide open aperture almost all the time. It's substantially heavier than the 70-300 IS and the IS on 100-400 is less effective than for former; however, I like the 100-400 more than the 70-300 IS. Last but not least, I like its push-pull zooming.




  
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Aug 23, 2008 03:05 |  #9

its the big brother of the 70-300 IS - that extra bit when you need to go from almost-L to L.


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Aug 23, 2008 03:22 |  #10

A quality lens in good light
Push-Pull is a quick way to change focal length, and superb for sports photography.
Fanatstic colours
Sharp
Mode 2 IS great for panning...sports etc
Built like a tank...I even dropped mine onto concrete, and no damage!
Versatile ...I could go on and on


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Aug 25, 2008 23:13 |  #11

Today I received the 100-400 IS through a trade in through work.
The range is very large.
I will give this a work out this weekend while in D.C. Mostly at the Zoo.
I like this lens very much. It is in mint condition.
I also received the Canon L case,Canon hood and a B+W filter.


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Aug 26, 2008 03:10 |  #12

It's the perfect lens for zoos. You'll love it. Use the hood. Always. Congratulations!


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Aug 26, 2008 03:23 |  #13
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Like others have said...

According to my vast research and hours of experience with this lens. It is the worst lens in the world. The IQ and build quality are terrible and I suspect someone cursed them all with a voodoo ceremony at the Canon factory. I'm doing you a vast favor by accepting a shipment of your lens as soon as possible. Please PM me for my address.

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Aug 26, 2008 03:26 as a reply to  @ Stealthy Ninja's post |  #14

Hahahaha, is this guy serious?


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Aug 26, 2008 03:28 |  #15
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Kento wrote in post #6179775 (external link)
Hahahaha, is this guy serious?


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