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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Review WOW!

 
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Nov 26, 2016 19:58 |  #4936

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Superb. A picture that really tells a story. Love the heron trying to get into the action too!

Thank you very much.

The heron is what startled all those lorikeets.

She is well known as that "Nice old Bird Lady" in my area. So I tried to get something that was a bit different.




  
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Nov 26, 2016 23:54 |  #4937

I am really liking they way this lens plus the 1.4x III work together with the 5D4, even in light overcast conditions.

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Nov 26, 2016 23:59 |  #4938

Excellent set! Nice.


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Nov 27, 2016 16:05 |  #4939

graham121 wrote in post #18195708 (external link)
I am really liking they way this lens plus the 1.4x III work together with the 5D4, even in light overcast conditions.

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Nov 27, 2016 18:03 |  #4940

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I am really liking they way this lens plus the 1.4x III work together with the 5D4, even in light overcast conditions.

I own a 5D3 and v1 of the 100-400. I borrowed a friend's 100-400 II and rented a 1.4x TC III to test since I'm interested in upgrading and getting some more reach. On the 100-400 v1, the TC degraded IQ enough that it wasn't worth using. But the 100-400 II is a whole different story. Both in bench tests and real-life, its a winner. Being limited to a single AF point on the 5D3 isn't great, but that's another upgrade.

Since I'm only borrowing and renting these lenses, I wound up going out yesterday during a brief gap in the rain so it was super dark out. The AF did surprisingly well still.


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Nov 28, 2016 17:21 |  #4941

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Just got a new 100-400 II and when at 100 on my 5DMk4, it shows 4.5 at max open aperature. Is that what others got, or do you get 4.0? Camera is set for 1/3 stops.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has a max aperture of f/4.5.


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Nov 29, 2016 05:06 |  #4942

I agree about the 1.4x III + 100-400 II being a stellar combo. It really is a versatile set up, being able to shoot out further PLUS shooting near-macro type shots up close. Degradation of detail isn't all that bad, so you won't be questioning the results when you decide to use it. f/8 min aperture is limiting at times though, so there is one drawback. Get a 5D4 behind the combo though, and things get kicked up yet another notch with all-AF points usable, better noise control, and some more latitude for cropping.

I keep having thoughts on the 400 DO II, though. I use the 100-400 II for birds and wild life, full stop. 95% of the time it's at 400mm, and the f/5.6 aperture is somewhat limiting (f/8 w/ 1.4x). And being able to reach out to 800mm w/ the 2x would be nice. But the $$$$ isn't too nice.


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Nov 29, 2016 19:20 |  #4943

MatthewK wrote in post #18197805 (external link)
I agree about the 1.4x III + 100-400 II being a stellar combo. It really is a versatile set up, being able to shoot out further PLUS shooting near-macro type shots up close. Degradation of detail isn't all that bad, so you won't be questioning the results when you decide to use it. f/8 min aperture is limiting at times though, so there is one drawback. Get a 5D4 behind the combo though, and things get kicked up yet another notch with all-AF points usable, better noise control, and some more latitude for cropping.

I keep having thoughts on the 400 DO II, though. I use the 100-400 II for birds and wild life, full stop. 95% of the time it's at 400mm, and the f/5.6 aperture is somewhat limiting (f/8 w/ 1.4x). And being able to reach out to 800mm w/ the 2x would be nice. But the $$$$ isn't too nice.

It's only money. :-)


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Nov 29, 2016 19:55 |  #4944

I have been watching this thread since its inception and have been amazed at what I have seen by all of you, and of course, the lens.

So, I have a question...

I just bought one and I am wondering which setting to use, either the FULL or the 3m on distance and close-ups. I know, noob stuff, but it'd save me a lot of time rather than trying to figure it out, and it's been too cloudy to really get out, I have only played a short time in my backyard.

One more...
For Birds in Flight is it still STABILIZER MODE 2 and for all other things MODE 1?
I have a 400mm 2.8 and it is not the same on some of this and I always used MODE 2 on that one, but this new lens has 3 MODES,

I apologize for interrupting but this is the thread I am most familiar with, so I thought I would chance a quick question.

Carry on! :)

Also, thanks!

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Nov 29, 2016 20:15 |  #4945

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One more...
For Birds in Flight is it still STABILIZER MODE 2 and for all other things MODE 1?
I have a 400mm 2.8 and it is not the same on some of this and I always used MODE 2 on that one, but this new lens has 3 MODES,


Also, thanks!

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If shooting birds in flight is anything similar to shooting action sports whether you even have to use IS depends on what shutter speeds you are using. If you are using very high shutterspeeds to stop the action, you probably don't even need the stabilizer turned on. It just slows things down.

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Nov 29, 2016 20:18 |  #4946

No Interruption Randy,.. I use Mode #3 more the #2 and never use #1, and honestly off works really well also. Nuthatch Mode#3 handheld

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I have been watching this thread since its inception and have been amazed at what I have seen by all of you, and of course, the lens.

So, I have a question...

I just bought one and I am wondering which setting to use, either the FULL or the 3m on distance and close-ups. I know, noob stuff, but it'd save me a lot of time rather than trying to figure it out, and it's been too cloudy to really get out, I have only played a short time in my backyard.

One more...
For Birds in Flight is it still STABILIZER MODE 2 and for all other things MODE 1?
I have a 400mm 2.8 and it is not the same on some of this and I always used MODE 2 on that one, but this new lens has 3 MODES,

I apologize for interrupting but this is the thread I am most familiar with, so I thought I would chance a quick question.

Carry on! :)

Also, thanks!

Randy


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Nov 29, 2016 20:40 |  #4947

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Nov 29, 2016 21:09 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #4948

Nice stuff Kev, I bet you have all the good light...


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Nov 29, 2016 21:44 |  #4949

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Nice stuff Kev, I bet you have all the good light...

Yes Jeff, but very early like 4 till 5. 30am this time of the year. By 6 it's usually just very bright. Got these pics because someone was coming to buy some cacti off me, "after I finish night shift tomorrow" he said. 4.30 my phone rings and he says, "I'm outside your house now are you still in bed?" "not now" says I :-) Don't know what kind of night shift he works as he'd driven for 40 minutes before he got here! Still, I'm $200 bucks richer so worth the early call, if only for the light I rarely see


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Nov 29, 2016 22:07 as a reply to  @ bidkev's post |  #4950

My son use to say "I'll sleep when I'm dead". Lol. In comparison if your running a 150watt bulb. I'm somewhere around 35watt I would think. It's like it never really comes up. I miss the spring time light ..


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