« on: September 21, 2014, 05:15:45 AM »
Is this a spoof question? There seem to be quite a few such questions from people with just one or two postings, and it is making me suspicious.
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If Nikon hadn't patented the crop in the camera I'd just switch the 5D to crop mode for wildlife and have the camera I want.
I don't see the point of lugging around all that glass in the 100-400, when I would also want it at 400 ..
So light weight prime for me would always win.
No no no no no! Noooooo. IS is so important for wildlife. Many many great wildlife activity and sightings happen in low light and IS is paramount in those situations…. Not all wildlife photos are hunting cheetahs! And it gets worse in ever green forests like India and Costa Rica…
Nah, its helpful but really once you get down to the point that IS becomes necessary the movement of the bird will blur the shot. Its extremely difficult no matter what equipment you have to shoot in heavy forest. You really need to use a flash in those cases, both for illumination and to freeze motion.
Of the lenses listed, I would go with the 400 5.6 or the Tammy. Maybe check out the Sigma 150-600 once that starts shipping and getting reviewed. The 400 is great for beginners and really gets you to focus on fundamentals to get shots. Its light enough that it isn't a burden to hike with and handhold. Its just enough reach to force you to learn how to approach. I really liked my time with this lens. The Tammy and, I would assume, the Sigma would both be pretty great I think, but I've not used them. I think if they'd have been around when I was starting out I would have loved to have that kind of cheap reach.I post on a bird site that is an absolute stickler for sharpness.
What site is this? I'd like to see some moderated/judged wildlife shots
This advisory makes Sigma's USB dock look that much better,
Why is it better to pay for an accessory, when Canon has included the ability to update lens firmware directly into all recent bodies? That's how I updated the firmware on my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.
Granted, if you need your supertele firmware updated (happily, mine came with the updated version), you need to send your lens to Canon...but that's their business decision (and they pay shipping), not because it's not possible for customers to update lens firmware.
Also, this advisory is over two years old. This 'update' doesn't change anything. All they updated was the way they stated the affected serial numbers from 'xx0xxxxxx' to specify the first two digits, most likely to avoid confusion because they've now made enough copies of at least one affected lens that the second digit incremented up.
Whoa..... all of this technical talk is confusing me. Let's imagine that canon releases a 36mp full frame dslr, will that render my "less" resolving lenses such as the 35mm 1.4L, 16-35ii and 85mm 1.2L to doo doo?
I've heard that the 24-70ii and 70-200ii are high resolving lenses and shouldn't have a problem. I wonder what happened on the Nikon side with using the same lenses on the D800 hmmmm.....
5 of us.I know I'm in the minority, but I sure hope the 100-400 replacement is a push-pull zoom.
Guess there is 4 of us...at least. I am hoping for a push-pull.
Amazing, atlease when compared to my 7D. The amount of grain at 51200 is same as what my camera gives me at 400. Good start for 7D ii. Looking forward for more reviews.
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