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Canon 200-400/4,​0L IS USM 1.4X Teleconverter

 
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Jan 28, 2014 06:22 |  #256

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Does this beastie work best with internal 1.4 plus extra 1.4TC or better just a 2xIII TC? Would like to hear you experiences on that. I guess the 2X should be better but since the 1.4TC built in is so darn good...?

I have not done a huge amount of testing of this. Rigth when I got the lens I did take these testshot. Mounted on tripod. Shot at 200 & 400 mm without any extenders on, with internal on, with external 1.4 and with external 2x. Look at focal length then you should be able to tell what the combination was on each photo.

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Jan 28, 2014 12:44 |  #257

Neilyb wrote in post #16643353 (external link)
Does this beastie work best with internal 1.4 plus extra 1.4TC or better just a 2xIII TC? Would like to hear you experiences on that. I guess the 2X should be better but since the 1.4TC built in is so darn good...?

I haven't tested the combinations you mentioned but I did take several shots over the last month with the built-in 1.4x plus the 2.0x and the results were better than I had expected but not as great as I would have liked. Few things to note when staking the teleconverters on this lens:
- You likely have to manual focus. I don't know all other bodies but on my camera I had to.
- You pretty much have to use LiveView to focus if you want a really sharp photo (or the sharpest possible)
- DOF is about an inch (I'm basing that on an eagle's head which was turning)
- Even with my Gitzo 3 series and Wimberley gimbal, I was getting some noticeable camera shake but that is to be expected with that focal length


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Jan 28, 2014 14:21 |  #258

tommykjensen wrote in post #16643510 (external link)
I have not done a huge amount of testing of this. Rigth when I got the lens I did take these testshot. Mounted on tripod. Shot at 200 & 400 mm without any extenders on, with internal on, with external 1.4 and with external 2x. Look at focal length then you should be able to tell what the combination was on each photo.

http://photos.klein-jensen.dk …953601&k=rnfFV5​H&lb=1&s=A (external link)

The goose actually looks reasonable considering! I think with a 1.4 and the internal 1.4 I can save myself some money (I will need to) on the 2x. Thanks man.


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Jan 28, 2014 14:22 |  #259

SunTsu wrote in post #16644480 (external link)
I haven't tested the combinations you mentioned but I did take several shots over the last month with the built-in 1.4x plus the 2.0x and the results were better than I had expected but not as great as I would have liked. Few things to note when staking the teleconverters on this lens:
- You likely have to manual focus. I don't know all other bodies but on my camera I had to.
- You pretty much have to use LiveView to focus if you want a really sharp photo (or the sharpest possible)
- DOF is about an inch (I'm basing that on an eagle's head which was turning)
- Even with my Gitzo 3 series and Wimberley gimbal, I was getting some noticeable camera shake but that is to be expected with that focal length

With 1D4 and 5DIII focusing at f8 is no problem, except the center point of course. I have used my 500 with a 2x, IQ is not where I liked it though.


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Jan 29, 2014 08:05 |  #260

Deer on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

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Feb 02, 2014 08:56 |  #261

View from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

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Feb 06, 2014 12:53 |  #262

Hello Forum!

I just want to say "Hello" with a few photos from a park nearby. (captured!)

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Feb 06, 2014 13:32 |  #263

Geil!


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Feb 06, 2014 14:58 |  #264

Good for portrait ;-)a

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Feb 07, 2014 19:24 |  #265

@ 560mm


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Feb 08, 2014 13:05 |  #266

@400mm

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Feb 09, 2014 01:36 |  #267

@386

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Feb 10, 2014 23:48 |  #268

From a couple days ago - Great Gray Owl.

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Feb 11, 2014 06:09 |  #269

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Feb 12, 2014 11:20 |  #270

Using two extenders with the 200-400 f/4

I've been playing around with using both the internal extender AND an external 1.4x III to give a 784mm f/8.

I have to say that I was pretty stunned at the results! Here's an example photo, but i've also added a few more to my website which you can see here: http://shuttermuse.com …l-extender-canon-200-400/ (external link)

The downside of this combination of course is that for AF you must have either a 5D3 or a 1D , and you're limited to central AF points which is limiting in terms of composition on moving subjects. For Static subjects though the AF even on my 5D was very good and the image quality far exceeded what I was expecting. Absolutely useable on a daily basis. I used to leave the 1.4X III at home but it'll be forever in my bag from this point onwards!

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