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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

 
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Nov 17, 2006 21:07 |  #1

Pretty curious as to how good of a lens it is and there is no archive in the lens archive section. I figured i'll just do it here.

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Nov 17, 2006 21:12 |  #2

Wow, I can't believe we don't already have one of these. I will add it to the list. Please share your pics.


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Nov 17, 2006 21:19 |  #3

Tooo funny! I was just thinking the same thing!


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Nov 18, 2006 00:57 |  #4

In2Photos wrote in post #2278717 (external link)
Wow, I can't believe we don't already have one of these. I will add it to the list. Please share your pics.

LOL I noticed that months ago. I thought this lens must not be any good so no one buys it, but then when I questioned that theory I got a mouth full from 400mm f5.6 users that it is a great bird lens. So I am dying to see some awesome pictures also. Prove me wrong, please.


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Nov 18, 2006 01:03 |  #5

Check IanD's gallery with owls. A lot of them have been shot with the 400 f/5.6

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Nov 18, 2006 01:15 |  #6

tommykjensen wrote in post #2279456 (external link)
Check IanD's gallery with owls. A lot of them have been shot with the 400 f/5.6

http://www.pbase.com/g​iant001/owls (external link)

I should point out that IanD bought that lens from me. After I sold it to him, I recognized my mistake, so bought another one, new. The net loss in that little exchange was something like $600.00. I doubt I'll ever have the success that Ian had with his Grey Owl shots. They are spectacular.


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Nov 18, 2006 03:57 |  #7

An invitation to post images from the 400 f/5.6L? I accept! Here's some sports shots to kick off with:



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Nov 18, 2006 03:59 |  #8

And here's a couple of 100% crops of the moon from a few days ago. Note the total absence of CA around the high-contrast edges. Not even one pixel.



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Nov 18, 2006 04:13 |  #9

Some raptors:

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Nov 18, 2006 04:18 |  #10

Some owls. I love owls, it's so hard to pick a representative sample from the shots I've got but I think these are OK:

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Nov 18, 2006 04:25 |  #11

And finally some small birds, almost all of these will have been taken with the addition of a 12mm or 20mm extension tube to reduce the minimum focus distance.

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Nov 18, 2006 10:06 |  #12

Simply tremendous captures, Andy. Excellent stuff.




  
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Nov 18, 2006 10:47 |  #13

Oh wow! I never realised you could use an extension tube with a long telephoto. I've only ever used them for close up macro work. How useful.


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Nov 18, 2006 13:29 |  #14

Andy those are awesome! Nice job.


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Nov 18, 2006 15:06 |  #15

Wow, what can I say foxbat - brilliant. I have been wanting a 400mm but always wondered what it could do outside of birds - well I guess you have put my mind straight on that.
Thank you for posting these I have definitely made my mind up now.
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