« on: November 17, 2014, 05:01:59 PM »
Just to share my experience.
This weekend I tried the 100-400 II at a photo exhibition in Paris.
Canon did not allowed me to use my SD card in the 5DMK3 because “it not a released product yet”.
I have been very impressed by this lens. I compared it with the Canon 100-400 1(push pull) and the Sigma and Tamron new 150-600.
The IS seems to be vastly improved and I could do clear picture handheld at 400 with a very low light. Compared to Nikon zoom on D810, it seems far better.
The lens was also very sharp, probably sharper than the Sigma zoom that is already impressive.
Of course this is just my feeling as I could not take the shot with me and compare directly.
I am looking forward to more accurate comparisons but for me, the GAS syndrome is not too far
+1 : I tried it at "Salon de la Photo" event in Paris today. I was neither not allowed to use my SD card, same reason. Neither my camera (a 7D), since not attached with a security cable :-). Hence, I tried it on a 7D II. It's so impressive : AF is so fast (at 100 mm & 400mm), much than my 70/200 F4 IS, images look so sharp, in low light and low speed (around 1/60, I think). Lightweight. (half of the sigma 150-600 Sport...). A lot of advantages wrt Sigma & Tamron. Just a raw feeling, once again.