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Apr 14, 2017 01:25 |  #1756

Is this softness normal for the 7D2 + 100-400 II combo? There was sunshine, the dog did not move quickly and honestly I do not see where the in focus range is on the picture. Usually I can see a specific region which is in focus and where everything is sharp, but I do not see it here and other pics made on the same day.
The combo was dropped by a friend from about 2 feet high and landed on harder soil. I though it did not hurt but now I think I need to send the combo for repair.


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Apr 14, 2017 01:28 |  #1757

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Is this softness normal for the 7D2 + 100-400 II combo? There was sunshine, the dog did not move quickly and honestly I do not see where the in focus range is on the picture. Usually I can see a specific region which is in focus and where everything is sharp, but I do not see it here and other pics made on the same day.
The combo was dropped by a friend from about 2 feet high and landed on harder soil. I though it did not hurt but now I think I need to send the combo for repair.

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If you are concerned about sharpness, test the lens on subjects that are not moving.


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Apr 15, 2017 00:45 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #1758

Non moving subjects are fine. With moving subjects it often loses focus and struggles to get anything in focus again.


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Apr 15, 2017 01:27 |  #1759

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Non moving subjects are fine. With moving subjects it often loses focus and struggles to get anything in focus again.

If static subjects are sharp but moving subjects are not, then I would suggest it is not a "softness" issue but a focus or motion issue. This of course is a very common situation. Successful tracking of moving subjects is challenging.

But if you are sure your settings are correct and your technique is adequate, then you would probably want to send it in, especially since there is a possibility it was damaged in the fall.


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Apr 15, 2017 02:47 |  #1760

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Non moving subjects are fine. With moving subjects it often loses focus and struggles to get anything in focus again.

Can I ask which IS mode you are using when panning with those moving shots - if you are using Mode I the IS may be fighting the movement and causing the softness... If you are already using 2 or 3 then that wont be the issue.


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Apr 15, 2017 11:38 |  #1761

It's tulip time in Skagit County, WA. The 100-400 isn't the best tool for the job, but here are a few that I felt were ok. Some other photos are shown in the 5D4 thread.

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This rogue daffodil is actually my favorite shot of the day.

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Apr 16, 2017 02:55 |  #1762

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Can I ask which IS mode you are using when panning with those moving shots - if you are using Mode I the IS may be fighting the movement and causing the softness... If you are already using 2 or 3 then that wont be the issue.

Usually I switch the IS completely off as my shutter speed for running dogs is never slower than 1/1000, if there is enough light I like to keep it at 1/1600 - 1/2500. With slower shutter speed there is motion blur. I tried mode 2 and 3 but results did not get better.
In general this lens does not focus as fast as I expect it, it also sometimes struggles to find focus when at 400mm or close to it. I often experience with my 2 telephoto lenses (100-400 II and 70-200 2.8 II) that when they are at their longest focal length they have issues to focus and I need to temporarily retract them (zoom out) to find focus and then zoom in again.
I cannot decide whether it is a normal thing, whether there is an issue with the lenses or it is the 7D2. Sometimes I have this issue with 5D3 as well.


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Apr 26, 2017 18:33 |  #1763

More tulips from the Skagit Valley. This time from Tulip Town. I love the pseudo-macro capabilities of the 100-400 II!

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Ok, this isn't a tulip, but there were a lot of kites flying.
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May 02, 2017 16:02 |  #1764

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May 03, 2017 17:01 |  #1767

Lioness with cubs, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.


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May 03, 2017 17:54 |  #1768

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Amazing photo and what is almost more amazing is you were only at 200mm :-}


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May 04, 2017 00:07 |  #1769

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Amazing photo and what is almost more amazing is you were only at 200mm :-}

Yes, we really were lucky. it was an overcast morning with very light rain and this small pride was quite active. we followed them, on a game vehicle, through fairly open terrain for about an hour at times getting ahead to enable shots like this.


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May 04, 2017 00:12 |  #1770

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