This site has been a daily read for me, and the forum has been very useful in researching gear, so I thought I'd give back and share a gallery I put together of shots from the 100-400mm Mk II.
I had the Mk I for 4-5 years and I loved that lens. I got a lot of really nice photos with it. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was soft at anything wider than f/8. I tried 3 copies and they were all the same.
I sold the Mk I a few months ago in anticipation of the Mk II being announced. I was hanging out for the TDP review before pulling the trigger on this lens, but a 10% off Boxing Day sale sealed the deal for me.
I'm really happy with this lens. The AF is fast, even with the 1.4x extender on, and the sharpness wide open is impressive. Certainly night and day when compared to the Mk I IMO.
Welcome to CR! Thanks for posting so many shots and leaving the EXIF on them. They are all very sharp. How did you process them? Were they jpegs or RAW? What sharpening did you do?