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100-300 vs 300 f4 vs 100-400 vs 400 5.6

 
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Apr 16, 2007 01:05 |  #46

JaGWiRE wrote in post #3048708 (external link)
Shouldn't 300 on the crop work?
Back in the day didn't people bird with like a 400 on a 35mm? I have trouble believing everyone could afford 500's, 600's, 400 2.8's, 300 2.8's, etc, unless they had a crap load of light and nice manual focus skills.

I shoot birds at my feeder from 8 to 20 feet away with the 400mm 5.6 on my 30D...That's as far as I could go for birds of the forest...like the tit mouse or nuthatch, or even the wood peckers...

I wrote to Canonloader in the birding section about the Canon TC converters and he didn't have any luck with either the Canon 1.4x or the Canon 2.0x...

Personally, A 500mm and up is the only true birding lens from far away...

And I must tell you I cropped and enlarged nearly all my bird pics...


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Apr 16, 2007 07:12 |  #47

LightRules wrote in post #3048520 (external link)
With both at 300 f5.6, they are actually fairly close. The great thing about the 300 prime is that you have f4 and excellent IQ; the 1-4 can only do f5.6 at 300mm, but it's very impressive still.

Isn't that what I said? Very close.

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Apr 17, 2007 15:26 |  #48

Rontech1 wrote in post #3042745 (external link)
Lightrules,
Looking at your sig I THINK I know which camp you are in. :D
Seeing as I am quite new to this forum, I most likely should NOT be doing this. AND I mean no disrespect, just trying to understand.
BUT, I just took my 100-400L and put it next to a candle and a cig. Zoomed back and forth with it and found that the candle or cig smoke did not flutter from the BACK of the lens while zooming. Not wanting to get into a battle here my first day on this forum,(or anytime for that matter) just trying to understand how this lens will suck/pull dust into the cam body?!
Try it and see if your's does it please.
Respectfully,
Ron

Nor can I. The dust doesn't come from inside the lens. maybe pushed to the edges of the lens mount and then it falls in on a lens change.


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Apr 17, 2007 16:49 as a reply to  @ timbop's post |  #49

For each of these lenses (however I am most curious for the 300)
what is the minimum focusing distance (for the 300 I believe it's like 1.5m) and what is the furthest focusing distance before infinity (I care about bokeh!)
So on the distance scale, look at the number furthest to the left, and look at the number furthest to the right before the infinity sign (which is like an L i guess.)


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Apr 17, 2007 22:11 as a reply to  @ JaGWiRE's post |  #50

If anyone has a high res photo of the 300 f4L with hood extended and hood not extended in comparison to 70-200 F/4L with hood and without, I'd be interested too.


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