« on: June 12, 2012, 12:31:40 AM »
I'd say 80% manual and the balance Tv for bif. Got have that shutter speed consistent because those birds don't wait for you.
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I dunno but the even though wide open the zeiss looks sharper in these comparisons
Looking back towards where I had come from, I liked the line of the path and the two trees:
They absolutely are, after a year of shooting with L glass I used some Zeiss glass on the last shoot I did and I don't think I can go back to Canon for video now. I got the 21, 50, and 100 but am going to pick up the 25 f/2, 35 f/2, and 85 1.4 once I sell my Canon glass.
This is the kind of information I'm looking for. I've seen all kinds of websites touting this Zeiss lens or that but I don't want to drop that kind of money without some "consumer" feedback on them.
I think it's going too far to say that the 5D has "bad ergonomics". I find it immensely comfortable to use, with the only 'why did they do that' button placement being the playback zoom buttons. Yes, perhaps the 1Ds have better ergonomics - and I certainly prefer the integrated grip look rather than the 'bolt-on' type - but mostly it seems like you have particular preferences that are determined by the size of your hands or simply habit.
IQ is almost identical at 400mm. I basically use my 100-400L at 400mm like most. I kept the 100-400 mostly for the following reasons:
It is much shorter and stores in the same length as the 70-200L. You will not like trying to store the long 400mm f/5.6 L
IS comes in handy, don't underestimate it, I've used it at 1/20 sec handheld.
Close focus. When you want to actually fill the frame with a small bird or object, you can get close enough to do it, the 400 5.6L does not focus closely.
Ocassionally, the zoom comes in handy.
If it matters, resale value is a little better as well.
For your purpose, the 400mm f/5.6 L will be fine, but the other advantages of the 100-400L make it a lot more versatile and easy to use. Thats why you see it recommended so often.