« on: March 10, 2014, 07:15:51 PM »
Why is there no 400 f/2.8 ii in that list? I do not own (may soon change) the 400 f/2.8 ii but use one a lot, and it should be in the list as it is one of the very best lenses Canon produces.
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I am from the old camp and like to be able to carry my equipment with relative ease, hence the 300f2.8mk11, with the 1.4 extender a superb 420mm f4 lens comparible to the 400mmf4 on a 200-400 lens. The 2 x extender gives you a very good and lighweight 600mm f5.6 lens with excellent image quality.
This versitile combination costs much less than both the 200-400mm and 600mm pairing. If you want further reach use a crop camera.
As someone else wrote, it would be more sensible to have discussion on the 300 vs the 200-400 as they overlap in focal length and the 600mm is for a different purpose. I made the decision to buy the 300mm f/2.8 II plus extenders because I care about both IQ and weight.
There is very little to choose between them in IQ. But, the 300 weighs 1.27 kg (2.8 lb) less. At 300mm it gives a stop wider aperture and better IQ at f/2.8 than the 200-400 at f/4 – see:
At 420mm and f/4 it is nearly as good as the 200-400mm at f/4.
At 600mm, it is slightly better than the 200-400 at 560mm with the in-built TC at f/5.6.
Whereas I would never use the 200-400, I could see myself using the 600 with a 1.4xTC on the rare occasion I wanted to sit in a hide for a day, not too far from my car. So, I would take up the offer on a free 600mm.
You can go on a hike with your arm wrenching 200-400 while I will jauntily carry my 300mm as I am more concerned with celeris than ceteris.
And now Dylan a tough question. Actually a very tough one: Does your wife know? Does she even know about this poll?
If the size and color is same as my 400mm f2.8 IS II, she couldn't tell the diff. That why I ruled out Tamron
That is truly very Funny, deceitfully crafty, and smart.
So, I was sitting watching some birds building a nest last night in our Boojum tree and thinking about getting out the 100-400 to try to get a decent shot in the backlit dusk and simultaneously goofing around online. I log into canonpricewatch.com and see this ridiculous price for a 300 f/2.8 ii. You know the lens I rented last fall and fell in love with and put myself on a watch list for a good refurb price and have since wondered about?
And then the "GAS" attack hit me. How could I avoid that price for a new one with a Canon Warranty? About 5 minutes later I received my email confirmation even though the sun had passed its useful moment and the nest was now in the dark, but I didn't mind. I guess I will need to figure out what to use to pay for it, but I will manage.
Guess I'll be looking at a 2xTC soon. Anyone want to buy my 100-400?
No, because imho screwing 3rd party batteries is a given after the last 5d3 update and Canon ignoring any complaints about it.
People seem to be suggesting (not just on this forum) that Canon are scratching their heads over the potential specifications of a 7D Mk II. I'd have thought that it was pretty obvious -an APS-C sensor version of the 5D Mk III with a higher frame rate (i.e. 8-12fps).
The elephant in the room is whether the 20MP sensor from the 70D is good enough for their "flagship APS-C camera" or whether Canon are waiting to launch a new generation of sensors in the 7D Mk II. The more time passes from the 70D's introduction, the more likely I think the 7D Mk II will be the launch vehicle for the new generation of sensor; I would therefore expect any announcement to be just prior to Photokina. [Sod's law they will announce it next month and make this prediction wrong! ]
It most certainly won't come to the 1dx as its a different sensor. The C100/C300 share the same sensor and the technology for it was already built on the sensor, however it wasn't finished until implemented with the 70d.
This video should help you see its quality. https://vimeo.com/87006298