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Lens Upgrade 100-400L?

 
watt100
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Feb 14, 2013 17:42 |  #46

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15610790 (external link)
All it takes is someone to have both to corroborate my findings. :)

Good luck with that ! :D:D


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Feb 14, 2013 17:49 |  #47

True, but its nice to know I have more reach at the same, if not better detail IQ (the 100-400L has a bit better color and contrast, but that can be managed easily). ;)


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Feb 14, 2013 17:52 |  #48

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15610905 (external link)
True, but its nice to know I have more reach at the same, if not better detail IQ (the 100-400L has a bit better color and contrast, but that can be managed easily). ;)

But what if other people can crop 100-400 images and they appear sharper with more detail and better image quality than any of the Sigma lens .....
Uh Oh .....
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Feb 14, 2013 18:21 |  #49

watt100 wrote in post #15610916 (external link)
But what if other people can crop 100-400 images and they appear sharper with more detail and better image quality than any of the Sigma lens .....
Uh Oh .....
;);)

Let's not get into that again. It just isn't so. If you would like to disprove me, then pick up a 50-500 OS and do a side by side exact comparison and report back. If not, then only one of us has the experience to back our comments.


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Feb 14, 2013 18:27 |  #50

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15610988 (external link)
Let's not get into that again. It just isn't so. If you would like to disprove me, then pick up a 50-500 OS and do a side by side exact comparison and report back. If not, then only one of us has the experience to back our comments.

LOL !
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Feb 15, 2013 12:30 |  #51

Just wanted to share my excitement. Bought a 100-400L from the sale area yesterday. Should be in my hands on Monday.




  
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Feb 15, 2013 12:54 |  #52

Very nice, Mike; congrats! :)


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Feb 15, 2013 13:17 |  #53

Thanks. I'm trying to decide if I want to get rid of my 300 f4L. It's a date code UU and looks new as far as I can tell. It's not a 2.8 but with it being f4 my 1.4v2 TC works with it. The photos are sharp, but at 300mm fixed I'm not sure how much use it will get. Not sure how much difference in photo quality the 300L is to the 100-400.




  
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Feb 15, 2013 13:43 |  #54

Wait until you have had a chance to use the 100-400 for a while before making that decision. And do some controlled testing, as well as "real" shooting with both, side by side.


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Feb 15, 2013 21:22 |  #55

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15608110 (external link)
The sigma 50-500 OS is a great option. At 400mm as compared to the 100-400L, the L is sharper, but at 500mm the sigma is sharper than the 100-400L at 400mm. The OS works much better than the IS too.

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This lens has me intrigued but there are two things that worry me about it one is no limiter switch the other the resale value. As you know I have sold a few lenses LOL Great shots by the way and I would love to have another 100 mm




  
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Feb 21, 2013 10:33 as a reply to  @ post 15606475 |  #56

I got the EF 70-200 2.8 II in the mail yesterday. Have just started to use it and it is a great lens. On my 7D it will be great for pictures of people, dogs and mountains in the distance. It is a bit short for birds. Have some Killdeer in the back field and even though they let me get close I need more zoom. If I go bird crazy I'll get a 100-400. I think I will skip the 1.4 or 2x converter.

It is heavy and is a brick around the neck on a strap. Can't wait for some good light. Low overcast and dull here today. I did take some indoor pictures last night and it did great with just indoor lighting.

I am pleased. :)


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Feb 21, 2013 14:29 |  #57

Congrats!


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Feb 21, 2013 15:51 |  #58

mikeinctown wrote in post #15613403 (external link)
Just wanted to share my excitement. Bought a 100-400L from the sale area yesterday. Should be in my hands on Monday.

Congrats Mike... i love my 100-400, it's a great versatile lens! :)


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Mar 11, 2013 12:36 as a reply to  @ MikeBurtonPhillipson's post |  #59

So I have been using the 70-200 some and thought I'd share a few thoughts.

I have the 7D. I love the lens but I find for my outdoors shots it is just a bit too much. Even my 50/ 1.8 was a bit much and then the 10-22 EFS was a bit too wide. Even dialed back to 70 it is hard to fit in what I want at least for landscape work. It was perfect for a heard of Elk I took some pictures of as it was getting very dark. It is just not enough zoom for birds.

I may look at getting at 5D III and with a full frame it may please me more. It is a stunning lens when it fits what I'm shooting.


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Mar 11, 2013 18:57 |  #60

What you described is exactly why I bought the 28-300L a couple years ago and a 7D shortly after. It was the only lens I needed until I started kayaking and photographing critters. My wife bought me a 100-400L last month and surprised me with a Kenko Pro 300 DGX 1.4 TC yesterday. Can't wait to get out there and use them.

Just recently I did a comparison of the 18-55 non-is and 18-135 IS and decided to use the 18-135 for indoors or when the need to go wider than 28 mm arrises. The 28-300 will still get a lot of use for the reasons you mentioned. It isn't as sharp or fast as the 70-200 2.8 but the range is great and it has better IQ than most give it credit.


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