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100-400 is a great lens

 
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Oct 11, 2010 13:27 |  #1

Dad loaned me this lens dont know if i can give it back

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Oct 11, 2010 13:32 |  #2

Yes it is. I photographed birds and other wildlife with mine for two and a half years before upgrading. I keep it handy for closer opportunities, nice to have that kind of versatility.


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Oct 11, 2010 13:33 |  #3

It is...here are three I took on my lunch hour (and a half LOL) with that lens:

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Oct 11, 2010 14:57 |  #4

Nice shots


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Oct 11, 2010 15:41 |  #5

It is, but I'm thinking of selling mine since I got the Bigmos.


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Oct 11, 2010 16:42 |  #6

I ave enjoyed my 100-400. Very versatile lense.


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Oct 11, 2010 19:25 |  #7

100-400 is nice but when I had it I was always at the 400mm end so I sold it and got the 400 f5.6 and it blows the 100-400 out of the water on the long end. If I needed the versatility then I would have kept the 100-400


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Oct 11, 2010 19:37 |  #8

SVTmaniac wrote in post #11077947 (external link)
100-400 is nice but when I had it I was always at the 400mm end so I sold it and got the 400 f5.6 and it blows the 100-400 out of the water on the long end. If I needed the versatility then I would have kept the 100-400

You must have had a poor copy, then. A good, modern 100-400 is sharper than a 7D can take advantage of.

Unless you're talking about AF, which the prime is definitely faster/better at.

A properly assembled 100-400 is much sharper at 400mm than it is at 100mm.




  
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Oct 11, 2010 19:40 |  #9

John Sheehy wrote in post #11078025 (external link)
You must have had a poor copy, then. A good, modern 100-400 is sharper than a 7D can take advantage of.

Unless you're talking about AF, which the prime is definitely faster/better at.

A properly assembled 100-400 is much sharper at 400mm than it is at 100mm.

It was sharp don't get me wrong... but after switching to the prime I could tell a big difference. I was using the 50D at the time when I had the 100-400 so it's not a complete apples to apples comparison. My biggest complaint was to make it as sharp as the 400 prime I had to shoot @ f8 whereas the prime I can shoot wide open at 5.6 no problems.


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Oct 11, 2010 19:53 |  #10

Great series and for what it's worth, I love my 100-400. The only other replacement for me would be A fixed focal length like the Canon 400 or 500.


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Oct 12, 2010 09:44 |  #12

I agree. It is a great lens. Maybe not the hands down best,
but for my budget, it is a keeper. Here are a few made with the 50D.

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Oct 12, 2010 19:31 |  #13

I can't decide between tis and the 400


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Oct 12, 2010 19:46 |  #14

SVTmaniac wrote in post #11077947 (external link)
100-400 is nice but when I had it I was always at the 400mm end so I sold it and got the 400 f5.6 and it blows the 100-400 out of the water on the long end. If I needed the versatility then I would have kept the 100-400

Lets not over state things here. I own both right now and again, I have a hard time discerning which one is responsible for great pictures. No way does the 400 prime "blow it out of the water". They're both fantastic lenses.




  
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