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Nikon not only wants it's customers to pay $2,000 U.S. for this new 300 f/4 lens, but to then cough up an additional $224 for the tripod ring.

So they're copying Canon's 70-300L, too.   ;)

Unfortunately.  For a lens in this price bracket, the ring should be included, even if the price was $30 or $40 higher which is all it should be whether Canon or Nikon.  It's when they sell it as an accessory that the price goes through the roof.  That practice sux.

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Nikon not only wants it's customers to pay $2,000 U.S. for this new 300 f/4 lens, but to then cough up an additional $224 for the tripod ring.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:35:17 AM »
Very nice.  Not sure how you got so close.  Great shot and a great lens.  I can't get over the detail in the feathers on the shots I have taken so far.  Glad I made the investment.

One of my early images with the new 100-400 on my 5D III.  Lot's more where it came from but wanted to share at least one.

This Red-tailed Hawk was on a fresh kill and allowed me to get to within about 30 feet of it without showing any agitation.  This is still close to a 100% crop.  I framed the original image to include some environment as well as it's meal of Eastern Grey Squirrel.

ISO800, f/5.6, 1/250 shutter speed, 271mm.....



Thanks for looking.

 :D

Thanks.  I'm glad I made the investment as well.  I think this one will be with me a long time.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:32:47 AM »
One of my early images with the new 100-400 on my 5D III.  Lot's more where it came from but wanted to share at least one.

This Red-tailed Hawk was on a fresh kill and allowed me to get to within about 30 feet of it without showing any agitation.  This is still close to a 100% crop.  I framed the original image to include some environment as well as it's meal of Eastern Grey Squirrel.

ISO800, f/5.6, 1/250 shutter speed, 271mm.....

Thanks for looking.

 :D


Great shot Harv.  Well done.
Thanks a lot.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II
« on: December 23, 2014, 05:40:08 PM »

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II
« on: December 23, 2014, 03:51:12 PM »
One of my early images with the new 100-400 on my 5D III.  Lot's more where it came from but wanted to share at least one.

This Red-tailed Hawk was on a fresh kill and allowed me to get to within about 30 feet of it without showing any agitation.  This is still close to a 100% crop.  I framed the original image to include some environment as well as it's meal of Eastern Grey Squirrel.

ISO800, f/5.6, 1/250 shutter speed, 271mm.....



Thanks for looking.

 :D

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Lenses / Re: How satisfied are you with the 100-400 II?
« on: December 23, 2014, 01:11:46 PM »
I took delivery of my new 100-400 last week and have been out a number of times shooting with it..... both with and without the 1.4xTC III on my 5D III.

I'm delighted with the performance of this new lens.  I have owned a number of the v.1 offerings, and never had one that would deliver sharp images wide open.  f/8 was my go-to aperture for keeper images, not to mention it was a very slow AF lens.  I have also owned a number of 400 f/5.6L lenses.  I still have one but it will likely go up for sale soon.

The new 100-400 is well balanced on a gripped 5D III and handles beautifully.  I like the new forward location of the zoom ring and find it is really easy to use when resting the tripod foot on the heal of my left hand and extend my fingers forward to turn it.

The AF is both fast and accurate.  Much faster than the previous version and in my opinion, at least as fast as the 400 f/5.6L.  The lens is also much sharper than the previous versions I owned, and in my opinion may actually be a bit sharper than the 400 f/5.6L.  I shoot this new lens wide open all the time.  Perfect.

I have also used it with the 1.4xTC III on birds in flight and if I do my job of getting the focus point on the target, the lens focuses without hesitation and very accurately.

It now has a permanent home in my bag.   :D

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I may have found a bug.  When a batch of images are selected and you engage 'Quick View', the arrow keys stop working if you change the viewing size.  I had to double click the current image to full size and then double click again to return to viewing size to re-enable the arrow keys.  That never happened in v.3.


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I have been a regular visitor but first time to post here  :)
I use a mix of supported / not supported cameras (7D, OK, but 60D, G16, S100 not OK).
i would like to use DPP 4 though. Any suggestion? Is it possible to use both on the same PC?
Thanks for any assistance!

It installs separately and does not overwrite v.3 so you have both versions operational.  At least that is how it worked on my computer.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:05:04 PM »
I would be interested to know if you think the packaging would endure a trip to the other side.  (Aussie) I have mine ordered via a third party and wondered if it needed re-packing   cheers brian

The Canon packaging is surpurb, multiple layers of protection, it can withstand lots of dropping. This is the best packaging I've seen for something in this class.
 
 Adorama also surrounded it with air bags, so it was in pretty good shape.
 
I did take it out this morning into the cold frosty air and took a few shots to try to see if there was front or back focusing.  It looked pretty good, I'd guess that its front focusing a very tiny amount, not enough to fool with right now.
 
This is a photo from about 40 ft at 400mm, full frame, and then crop.  There was no wild life this morning, but my neighbor's dog was herding his horses.  There is some motion blurring, that dog was moving fast, and 1/500 was too slow.  The white horse in the background is almost 1/2 mile away.
 

 
 
 

 
 
The banner was 40 ft away and moving in the breeze, but 1/500 was plenty fast to freeze it.  The depth of field was shallow, so there are some oof areas where the flag is not flat.  Adjusting the focus a couple of steps back might prevent that.  I was surprised to see the individual threads.
 

 
 


Very impressive.  I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for mine to arrive.  Hopefully tomorrow.

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The European site asks for a camera serial number and would not accept mine from the 5DIII.  I'm guessing because it's registered in Canada.  Would not let me download without it.

Interesting!  Is that part of Canon's new gray market push?  It does not make sense, try downloading from Australia.  Chances are that its a bug in the site.

Canon Australia does not show that version available, but thanks for the tip.  Guess I'll wait until Canon USA or Canada list it.

 
I'm downloading it right now from Canon Europe with my registered camera serial number from the USA.
 
Make sure that you enter zeros and not O's in the serial number.

Still did not work, but using....  0123456789 did work.  :D

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it works with serial 0123456789, at least for me ... good luck !

Thanks.  That worked for me as well.   :D

Wow!  The user interface is a lot different from the previous version.  Will take some getting to know.

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The European site asks for a camera serial number and would not accept mine from the 5DIII.  I'm guessing because it's registered in Canada.  Would not let me download without it.

Interesting!  Is that part of Canon's new gray market push?  It does not make sense, try downloading from Australia.  Chances are that its a bug in the site.

Canon Australia does not show that version available, but thanks for the tip.  Guess I'll wait until Canon USA or Canada list it.

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The European site asks for a camera serial number and would not accept mine from the 5DIII.  I'm guessing because it's registered in Canada.  Would not let me download without it.

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Technical Support / Re: How to remove a filter that is bent.
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:09:06 PM »
How would you like to buy a used lens from that guy who removed the filter in the video?    ::)

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