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Jan 31, 2013 09:27 |  #3541

Laurie, check out the new sigma 120-300 f2.8 too. It has OS and takes teleconverters well. Reliability issues remain an open question. I have the 400 f5.6 lens and it is sharp and light but the f stop makes it limiting to shoot when available light is fading.




  
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Jan 31, 2013 10:49 |  #3542
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Jan 31, 2013 10:53 |  #3543
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LollieLaurie wrote in post #15555684 (external link)
Hey guys!

Looked at the last couple of pages and love the pictures!

I'm thinking about purchasing this lens.

I have the 70-200mm lens it's great but not enough reach for birds. I like to take pics of them in my garden or the local forest.
I might save up for this one or maybe the 100-400mm. What do you think?

The 400 and the 100-400 both have very loyal followings. Which do you want more: that last bit of sharpness or the versatility of the zoom and IS? Before my 400 I used a Tamron 70-300 for wildlife, and found that I was usually shooting at 300mm with high shutter speeds, so I went with the 400 prime. No regrets.


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Jan 31, 2013 13:19 as a reply to  @ ScubaDude's post |  #3544

He-he. I look in on this thread regularly to judge the IQ of the shots. I have the 100-400 and I am interested in seeing how much more sharp the prime is at 400. If there is enough difference, I would get the 400 for birds and the likes. So far... well... I have to say... I don't see much difference over the 100-400. Over to you folks to post the shots to prove me wrong...

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Jan 31, 2013 17:39 |  #3545

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Feb 01, 2013 03:10 |  #3546

I'm favoring this one because it's a prime. I have the 70-200 for zoom. Ok I miss 200-400 but that's ok I guess.
I probably won't miss IS because I mostly use tripod.
(this was shot with my 70-200, I did crop a whole lot of the pic though: http://www.flickr.com …s/sparklepics/8​411068285/ (external link))


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Feb 01, 2013 11:47 as a reply to  @ LollieLaurie's post |  #3547

400mm + 1.4x TC:

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Feb 02, 2013 12:06 |  #3548

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Feb 03, 2013 12:24 |  #3549

A few shot from Scope Classic car meeting,Christchurch,N​Z

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Feb 03, 2013 17:41 |  #3551

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Feb 04, 2013 10:19 |  #3552

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Feb 04, 2013 19:37 |  #3553

Which teleconverters have you all found to work best with this lens in terms of IQ and AF?


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Feb 05, 2013 03:16 |  #3554

What did you do Suzbah to deserve such a mean look from every bird?


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Feb 05, 2013 03:45 |  #3555

samsen wrote in post #15574010 (external link)
What did you do Suzbah to deserve such a mean look from every bird?

The temperature was below zero that day, maybe that is why :)


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