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Mar 08, 2009 22:09 |  #76

The 400's the heaviest among all the lenses and too short for birding/wildlife unless you want to go into the water which is one motivation in getting the longest EF lens with 4-stop IS.

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IQ suffers with 2x, but little with 1.4x. Same goes for most superteles with 2x, but if carring a fast and reach is your needs. The 400f/2.8 IS will do with 1.4x and 2x extenders.


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Mar 12, 2009 01:17 |  #77
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TooManyShots wrote in post #7483346 (external link)
What bokeh??? Your bokeh tends to get worst once you put a converter on it. I don't think 400 X 1.4 converter isn't much of a reach comparing 500 with a converter. Adding a 2x converter you don't necessary always get good looking shots under your less than good condition.

I never said I would keep a converter on the whole time. Having the 2.8 gives the option to have greater bokeh than 500 f4. 400 x 1.4 = 560 3.9 (f4), so there would be more reach with that than the 500 f4 without a converter. Converters don't really effect these monster primes as much as they do zooms, you wouldn't lose much quality if you were to put a 1.4x on a 400 2.8. Granted you'd have to stop down a little bit more to get the same range of sharpness you could without the converter, but thats just common sense. Personally I'd like to have the option to go fast and close, rather than limit myself to a gigantic lens and be limited by its aperture.
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That said before I was confused between the DO specifications of the 400 2.8 and the 400 2.8L.

I'd much rather go with something lighter, now, either that or have a kick ass tripod to put that heavy thing on.


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Mar 12, 2009 03:08 |  #78

There is something called a monopod though. A great thing to use with all of them.

If have shot with the 600 handheld a lot of times, but it is a bit heavy. When I travel i prefere the 500. Light and pretty allround, and long enough to make an differens
compare to the 70-200.

My nr 2 choise is the 800 for shooting on longer disanses than the 500.

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But the beauty of the new EF 800 is that it can be handheld. It is not much longer or heavier than the 500. The 600 is a tripod only lens.




  
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