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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 20, 2014, 05:26:31 PM »
Now in the mean time I'm killing myself with the prospect of this new 100-400, vs my affection for the old push-pull and how much I'd *really* like the power of f/4 and the option of extra reach of an f/5.6 [400DO II + 1.4x] (but that's a hell of a lot of 'extra' money) :-\ And no way I want to get a 7D MkII instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqs2pIhxO2M

Cool! Thanks  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sending my 7D2 back due to high ISO noise
« on: November 20, 2014, 02:54:54 PM »
but again I found myself learning the painful lesson of cropped sensors.

This is why I'm telling myself not to fall into the 7D2 trap as I did previously with the 7D. If you are really discerning, and used to full frame quality, there's no 'budget' option to get good quality 'reach' I'm affraid.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:59:07 AM »
From which perspective is the video foreign?...I am sure many on this site will find yourself just as foreign!

Oh, lighten up already. The guy has already sincerely apologized.

I agree  8)

Now in the mean time I'm killing myself with the prospect of this new 100-400, vs my affection for the old push-pull and how much I'd *really* like the power of f/4 and the option of extra reach of an f/5.6 [400DO II + 1.4x] (but that's a hell of a lot of 'extra' money) :-\ And no way I want to get a 7D MkII instead.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:01:22 AM »
Third, the "jap" video is from Hong Kong, so in your parlance would be the ch--k video, don't be so disrespectful it is unnecessary and unbecoming.

+1

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:53:25 AM »
I'm also keen to hear whether the performance at 400mm will be as good as every other millimeter on the lens.

I often wonder if some people actually skip the 100-399mm focal lengths on the lens and just use the 100-400 as a collapsible 400 prime.   :P

(Thankfully, I am not afflicted with the reach addiction many CR forum dwellers have.  I have little desire to buy this thing, slap a 2x on it and then put it on a crop body.  But I do like Canon putting out better options for us.)

- A

Maybe being stuck at 400mm all the time is an indication you're lacking the reach you would like to have, or were used to having. On my 5D MkIII I do zoom but mostly use this lens at 400mm, on the 7D I owned previously I would use much more of the zoom range. I have never used a TC on this lens though and do not intend to slap one on a lens with an aperture slower than f/4. As for 'reach', the 7D would solve that, but then I've vowed not to go back to APS-C for my EF mount system. The new 100-400 will not solve this issue for me either. Mind, I prefer having a little less range - the full frame results are worth it :)

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:16:41 PM »
Slightly bigger and 15% heavier than the older 100-400.  I guess this was required for the upgraded IS.

I suspected it would be heavier, those helicoils add weight; I think the linear extension of the Mk I allows for the lowest possible mechanical complexity, and hence weight for a telezoom.

It's a sleak design - very nice. I feel some excitement but not overly so. The season for short primes has begun and most/all my tele work using slow zooms will be suspended till spring so I can wait.

I'm torn between this, or a 400DO II. The 100-400 would require a 7DMkII to get the reach I've been missing - de 400DO II will take my 1.4TC. All in all it's a lot of money and like I said, I can wait at least till the prices of these lenses come down a little.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:24:51 AM »
Hi Jat.
What is his name, does he come when you call him?
Nice shot.

Cheers, Graham.

Hope you like it friends  :)

Does he play 'fetch'?  ;D

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 01:16:33 PM »
I quickly did a superimpose of the 70-300L over the 100-400LII. Size comparison is based on the size of the sealing gasket on the lens mount.

Looks like it won't fit 'standing up' in most lens bags, so the 70-300L still holds its value as a travel lens for that purpose.

I've attached the psd too if you'd like to play around some more with the image.

The current 100-400L is only 1.8" longer and 0.1" wider than the 70-300 L.  This comparison makes me think the II is about the same size. Maybe a bit wider. 

And I agree, I think the new photo showing it extended takes away the idea it is push pull.  Remove the lens hood and that looks very similar to the current 70-300L.

The 70-200/4L IS is ~1" longer than the 70-300L, but that 1" precludes it fitting vertically in my lens bags (preferable as horizontal takes two 'slots'), while the 70-300L does fit vertically.  I suspect the new 100-400 won't be more than an inch shorter than the current one, probably closer to 0.5" shorter.  I'd worry that if they designed it much shorter, close to 70-300L size, that design would have the rear element too close to the mount at the short end of the zoom range to allow Canon TC compatibility.  I hope they wouldn't make the 100-400 II not take TCs, particularly with f/8 AF now in the 7DII (but I wouldn't rule out the possibility, Canon being Canon and all...).

Yes, I was 'worried' for a minute that my use of the 70-300L as a travel tele-lens would be short lived, but alas it will stay in my collection.

Not that I truly believed the 100-400 could achieve the same level of compactness - the 70-300L is a bit of a squeeze in my Lowepro Fastpack 250.

Now I have to make up my mind if I want to go for  the new 100-400 + 7DMKII or the 400DO II for my days at the racetrack. Quite possibly the latter (and retain the 100-400 MkI for its evil push-pull fast zoom capability). In that case I hope the 400DO II performs well with the 1.4TC II.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 01:09:18 PM »

Focal length markings: If the first photo we saw is right, then the ring between the zoom and focus rings may be a zoom lock in the manner of the current 100-400. Since that ring rotates against the focus ring, has no fixed position, so you could not put markings on that ring. My thought is the markings are on the top of the extending barrel, just like the current 100-400.


Good point about the rotating locking ring, and the markings may well end up on the top in production models, but the angle of the second picture is such that it should be just slightly visible.  Maybe down the other side of the barrel as that would work with the right hand operation of DSLRs?

I noticed that, too. Interesting that they retained the lock ring. That will allow us to keep shooting with it at a fixed focal length position  like could be done with the MkI if we'd want to.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 04:50:03 AM »
I quickly did a superimpose of the 70-300L over the 100-400LII. Size comparison is based on the size of the sealing gasket on the lens mount.

Looks like it won't fit 'standing up' in most lens bags, so the 70-300L still holds its value as a travel lens for that purpose.

I've attached the psd too if you'd like to play around some more with the image.


..unlike the 70-300 no focal length markings on the "new" 100-400 photo...rather odd.

That's not so strange. The 70-300 is top view, the 100-400 is side view.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 02:20:38 AM »
I quickly did a superimpose of the 70-300L over the 100-400LII. Size comparison is based on the size of the sealing gasket on the lens mount.

Looks like it won't fit 'standing up' in most lens bags, so the 70-300L still holds its value as a travel lens for that purpose.

I've attached the psd too if you'd like to play around some more with the image.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dc = Free beer
« on: November 05, 2014, 02:47:08 PM »
Sanj, how come someone who operates a 1DC... a camera that nears perfection... doesn't take the small effort needed to put a simple snapshot upright?  :o

You are so right. I got lazy.

Lol, good for you  8) ;D

In the mean time you may enjoy this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA

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Lenses / Re: Another EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Mention
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:02:18 AM »
70-300L killer? I'll happily trade that in if the 100-400L II will fit in my travel bag!

Wishfull thinking...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dc = Free beer
« on: November 05, 2014, 11:00:17 AM »
Sanj, how come someone who operates a 1DC... a camera that nears perfection... doesn't take the small effort needed to put a simple snapshot upright?  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dc = Free beer
« on: November 04, 2014, 01:25:13 PM »
Just think of the amount of beer you can buy for the relative price difference if you're happy with a 5DIII instead of a 1DC. I know I am!  ;D

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