Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Transportation Talk 
Thread started 21 Jun 2008 (Saturday) 06:23
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Testing the Canon 100-400 IS USM on a airshow!

 
Overkill
Goldmember
Avatar
1,062 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
     
Jun 21, 2008 06:23 |  #1

I was in doubt if the 100-400 IS USM L on a 40D was able to do what i wanted!

I used it at the airshow of the Royal Netherlands Airforce!

Ive mad 2785 shot!!

I was impressed by the results!! A hit rate (in focus) of 85% in burst mode
on moving planes! (Fast moving)!!

The Sharpness of the shots (i think) are great! The Focus speed was amazing
and the Tracking mode of the Camere 40D and the Lens were awesome!

http://www.kiek.info …ic/imageview.as​px?l2=6100 (external link)

http://www.kiek.info …ic/imageview.as​px?l2=6143 (external link)

http://www.kiek.info …ic/imageview.as​px?l2=6126 (external link)

http://www.kiek.info …ic/imageview.as​px?l2=6141 (external link)

The push pull mechanisme works great (after a few hours of practise) recomposing is done in a split second!!

Gr

Richard;)


Canon EOS 40D Gripped / 20D Gripped, EF 70-200 2.8L, [COLOR=black]EF 100-400 IS USM L, EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS USM, EF-S 10-22 USM, Sigma 105mm 2.8 EX Macro, Kenko 2XTC DG Kenko 1.4TC DG, Kenko Extension Tubes DG 12-20, Canon Speedlite 580EX, Manfrotto Tripod!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
TTk
Goldmember
Avatar
2,518 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Langtoft. England.
     
Jun 21, 2008 06:26 |  #2

Photos look ok to me, well done and hope you enjoy your new lens..


Terry.:cool:
http://www.terrykirton.co/ (external link)
http://www.ttkphotogra​phy.com/ (external link)
http://www.langtoftpho​tography.com/ (external link)

 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TeamSpeed
01010100 01010011
Avatar
33,280 posts
Gallery: 72 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 3542
Joined May 2002
Location: Northern Indiana
     
Jun 21, 2008 06:32 |  #3

I think the 100-400 is the defacto air show lens from prior discussions. Some people use primes, but if you need a zoom, the 100-400 is a wonderful lens for the activities. I had many keepers from my outing as well with my ol' 30D.


Past Equipment | My Gallery (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mr.P
Member
46 posts
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Ontario
     
Jun 21, 2008 06:38 |  #4

Looks good!

There is an airshow here next weekend, but the 100-400mm is too rich for my blood. ;) I'll have to contend myself with shooting the planes on the ground!


Canon EOS 350D, 17-40mm F/4L, 50mm f/1.4

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TeamSpeed
01010100 01010011
Avatar
33,280 posts
Gallery: 72 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 3542
Joined May 2002
Location: Northern Indiana
     
Jun 21, 2008 06:41 |  #5

Mr.P wrote in post #5763593 (external link)
Looks good!

There is an airshow here next weekend, but the 100-400mm is too rich for my blood. ;) I'll have to contend myself with shooting the planes on the ground!

Some great shots to be had on the ground too. If you can get close to the take off/landing areas, you might be able to get some great shots of the landings! Put a 2x on the 135, and you would have a 270mm at f/5.6, that would be some pretty good reach for the show.


Past Equipment | My Gallery (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Overkill
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,062 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
     
Jun 21, 2008 07:48 |  #6

Renting a 100-400 IS USM is also a very good option! (not expensive)!

I was in doubt a selling my 100-400 and buy a Sigma 300mm 2.8 (with 1.4TC and 2TC)!

But the good advice of a few forum members convinced me to keep the 100-400 IS USM (and i am glad i kept it)!


Canon EOS 40D Gripped / 20D Gripped, EF 70-200 2.8L, [COLOR=black]EF 100-400 IS USM L, EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS USM, EF-S 10-22 USM, Sigma 105mm 2.8 EX Macro, Kenko 2XTC DG Kenko 1.4TC DG, Kenko Extension Tubes DG 12-20, Canon Speedlite 580EX, Manfrotto Tripod!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,109 views & 0 likes for this thread
Testing the Canon 100-400 IS USM on a airshow!
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Transportation Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Lyndsy986
821 guests, 377 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.