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100-400L on my T3I

 
jasperk99
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Jul 22, 2012 07:44 |  #1

I recently was demoing the 100-400 L on my t3i as I am looking for a good long zoom lens. The auto focus on my body took a painful amount of time where I found I was missing my shots constantly. Would this lens focus faster with a different body? The 70-300L seemed a little quicker and lighter but the reach was obviously not the same. Any recomendations?

My current lens are 10-22, 18-135, 50 1.4 and 28 1.8, the 18-135 just doesn't cut it when trying to shoot sporting events, plus I live on the Hudson River with a great view of Manhattan and when the weather is right I can get great pics. Any lens will do for those pics as I just set up a tripod and click away!!


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Jul 22, 2012 07:54 |  #2
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Jul 22, 2012 10:20 |  #3

Painfully slow? I think there is a problem somewhere. I also use the 18-135 and 100-400L on my T1i and 60D. I don't notice any difference in focus speed. My 100-400L is very snappy in good light. Granted, I've never used a super lens like any of the 70-200 IS versions. I don't have any problems shooting baseball or other day-time field sports with my 100-400L.




  
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Jul 22, 2012 10:29 |  #4

jasperk99 wrote in post #14751512 (external link)
I recently was demoing the 100-400 L on my t3i as I am looking for a good long zoom lens. The auto focus on my body took a painful amount of time where I found I was missing my shots constantly. Would this lens focus faster with a different body? The 70-300L seemed a little quicker and lighter but the reach was obviously not the same. Any recomendations?

My current lens are 10-22, 18-135, 50 1.4 and 28 1.8, the 18-135 just doesn't cut it when trying to shoot sporting events, plus I live on the Hudson River with a great view of Manhattan and when the weather is right I can get great pics. Any lens will do for those pics as I just set up a tripod and click away!!

I use the 100-400 for sports and action shots on an XSi (450D) and have experienced no problems, I get great pics. Maybe something is wrong with the demo. ( I don't use a tripod)




  
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Jul 22, 2012 11:02 |  #5

I used my 100-400 to shoot drag racing, never any speed issues with AF. It could be your setting on the AF limit switch.




  
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Jul 22, 2012 11:15 |  #6

How is the AF st up on your camera? I've found just by using the center focus point that the camera focuses at at least twice the speed.




  
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Jul 22, 2012 11:32 |  #7

its normal
the 100-400 is not a fast lens
you can use manual focus before the AF
to speed up the focus time
yes the 70-300 L much faster than the 100-400
even with kenko pro extender on the T3i
but i hate to use extenders
and like what you said the 100-400 gives you more reach than this lens


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Jul 22, 2012 13:20 |  #8

I use the 70-200 2.8LII with the 2xIII ( when I need 400mm ) on a T3i and AF is adequate. Not lighting fast but not slow by any means.


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Jul 22, 2012 13:59 |  #9

Unlike moltengold I don't find the 100-400 slow. I've rented a 500 mm prime for MotoGP and my experience is theres little to choose between them.

Are you using the centre point or other, less sensitive AF points?


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Jul 22, 2012 19:43 |  #10

Are you using a CP or UV filter on it ???.

Ive found removing all filters & just being careful & having the Lens Hood attached at all times pays dividends, focus is quicker..but its still not a 300, f2.8.....

Al


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Jul 23, 2012 10:56 |  #11

Ando27 wrote in post #14753965 (external link)
Are you using a CP or UV filter on it ???.

Ive found removing all filters & just being careful & having the Lens Hood attached at all times pays dividends, focus is quicker..but its still not a 300, f2.8.....

Al

No filters


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Jul 23, 2012 10:57 |  #12

Lowner wrote in post #14752693 (external link)
Unlike moltengold I don't find the 100-400 slow. I've rented a 500 mm prime for MotoGP and my experience is theres little to choose between them.

Are you using the centre point or other, less sensitive AF points?

I was using the center point focus and it was taking a good 2-3 seconds to focus in a bright area


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Jul 23, 2012 10:58 |  #13

Dean_Fuller wrote in post #14752559 (external link)
I use the 70-200 2.8LII with the 2xIII ( when I need 400mm ) on a T3i and AF is adequate. Not lighting fast but not slow by any means.

I definitely noticed the difference between the 70-300 L and 100-400L in the time it took to gain focus;


Gear: Canon 6D , EF 50mm F/1.4, EF 28mm, F/1.8, EF 24-105mm F/4L IS, EF 70-300 F/4.5-5.6L, Speedlite 430EX II, Canon S100

  
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Jul 23, 2012 10:59 |  #14

What were you shooting? I have shot soccer successfully with the same combo.


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Jul 23, 2012 11:15 |  #15

I no longer have the lens in my possession, so I can't test anything else, I thought at the time it was my body, but it will be worth demoing again from somewhere else to see if it was the lens;


Gear: Canon 6D , EF 50mm F/1.4, EF 28mm, F/1.8, EF 24-105mm F/4L IS, EF 70-300 F/4.5-5.6L, Speedlite 430EX II, Canon S100

  
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