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Canon 400 f2.8 IS S1 ??

 
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Nov 22, 2012 20:47 |  #1

Hi guys,

after much chasing looks like Ive finally gotten onto a Big L Lens, Ive found a 400 2.8 IS S1 Canon. Has anyone here got one & whats you opinions of it ??>I'll be using it for Airshows , Aussie rules Football (daytime) Motorsport etc.

Ive been using my 100-400 but the f5.6 coupled with the fact that its not the sharpest lens Canon make have prompted me to go big.

400 on my 100-400 seems Ok for length , but the f5.6 is killin me..I was looking at a 300 2.8 IS but was concerned about stretching to 400/420 with a 1.4TC.

Anyone got any reason to second guess this purchase ??
Im shooting with a 7D body..


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Nov 27, 2012 08:07 |  #2

Ando27 wrote in post #15277872 (external link)
Hi guys,

after much chasing looks like Ive finally gotten onto a Big L Lens, Ive found a 400 2.8 IS S1 Canon. Has anyone here got one & whats you opinions of it ??>I'll be using it for Airshows , Aussie rules Football (daytime) Motorsport etc.

Ive been using my 100-400 but the f5.6 coupled with the fact that its not the sharpest lens Canon make have prompted me to go big.

400 on my 100-400 seems Ok for length , but the f5.6 is killin me..I was looking at a 300 2.8 IS but was concerned about stretching to 400/420 with a 1.4TC.

Anyone got any reason to second guess this purchase ??
Im shooting with a 7D body..

Get a membership in a gym and work out, You will need to be in shape to lug it around.
I have a 600 f4 and it is heavy also.




  
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Dec 04, 2012 17:17 |  #3

Ando27 wrote in post #15277872 (external link)
Hi guys,

after much chasing looks like Ive finally gotten onto a Big L Lens, Ive found a 400 2.8 IS S1 Canon. Has anyone here got one & whats you opinions of it ??>I'll be using it for Airshows , Aussie rules Football (daytime) Motorsport etc...

If that's what you'll be using it for, it's spot on for what you want.
You won't be disappointed.
I use one occasionally and I know a couple of people who own them.


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Dec 04, 2012 18:03 |  #4

In the end I had to toss up between a 300f2.8 IS L & a 400f2.8 IS L.......( what a problem)...

Decided to go the 300f2.8 IS & a 1.4TC III.....

Just gotta get organised with some action sports to shoot with it...


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Dec 24, 2012 20:22 |  #5

The 400mm f/2.8 IS can produce stunning images that are much better than what your 100-400 yields. The 400 f/2.8 is heavy and it is expensive but if you can deal with those two issues you won't regret the purchase.


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Jan 10, 2013 23:25 |  #6

StevePhoto wrote in post #15404525 (external link)
The 400mm f/2.8 IS can produce stunning images that are much better than what your 100-400 yields. The 400 f/2.8 is heavy and it is expensive but if you can deal with those two issues you won't regret the purchase.


Agreed.

300 f/2.8L and a 1.4X TC is very good as well. There is something about the 400/2.8 and 500/4. The photos are just stunning.


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Jan 12, 2013 01:57 |  #7

Very happy with my 300f2.8 & i.4TC III....

Would have loved the 400 2.8 but way way heavy...

Al


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