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bjd

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This is irrefutable.

Why?

Cos I finally gave in and bought a new 100-400 today. I had tried one that belongs to a
colleague, and wasn't too happy with it. But my new copy works pretty well.
Pretty poor light here today but still happy with the results at ISO4000+ on my
5D MK3.

Shot at about 4 meters away in sub-zero temps (making me shiver), no noise reduction
EF100-400 IS at 400mm F5.6 1/1500s ISO 6400 .

Cheers Brian
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 03:03:46 AM by bjd »

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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 10:31:56 AM »
 ;D

enjoy the new lens
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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 10:43:34 AM »
And this one was about 8 meters away.
EF100-400 IS at 400mm F5.6 1/1500s ISO 6400 .

Cheers Brian

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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 10:44:26 AM »
;D

enjoy the new lens
I certainly will thanks.

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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 11:41:21 AM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash.  In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference.  Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon,  etc.  You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit.  For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.
 
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Brand_Visual+Echoes&ci=655&N=4168864814+4291125815
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/better_beamer.shtml
 
 
BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.
 

 
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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 12:39:39 PM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash.  In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference.  Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon,  etc.  You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit.  For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.

BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.


What a great tip, thank you for sharing. Do you only get one chance at this or do the birds not really notice the light difference?


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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »
I suggest that you consider purchasing a Visual Echoes "Better Beamer" to use with your flash.  In difficult low contrast situations, it will make a huge difference.  Its basically a fresnel lens that focuses your flash so that it can illuminate things like birds and wildlife at a distance.
Sold by Adorama, B&H, Amazon,  etc.  You must pick one that fits your exact flash unit.  For $36.95, you will gain a lot of capability in lighting at a distance.
 
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Brand_Visual+Echoes&ci=655&N=4168864814+4291125815
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/better_beamer.shtml
 
 
BTW, here is a small bird shot with my 100-400mmL with a Better Beamer.
 


Awesome tip ... did not know such a product existed ... thanks for sharing.
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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 02:11:00 PM »
You got me all excited... Thought you had info on the 100-400 II ;)
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Re: Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 03:08:33 PM »
congrats, but you need to reconsider the subject of your post, It's misleading a lot of hoping souls!  ;)

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 03:13:14 PM »
I use a  better beamer quite a bit, most birds seem to not care, but, others become quite afraid, never use on an owl, very hard on their eyes.  I shoot dark cedar hedges and it is the only way to light them up.

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2013, 12:00:49 AM »
congrats, but you need to reconsider the subject of your post, It's misleading a lot of hoping souls!  ;)
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** FAKE *** Its official now. The new EF 100-400 from Canon is on its way!
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 03:12:45 AM »
congrats, but you need to reconsider the subject of your post, It's misleading a lot of hoping souls!  ;)
plus 1!
I know, and I am sorry, and I apologise to everyone who I mislead.   :-[

But I also hope you all appreciate the personal sacrifice on my part so that you guys all at last get the updated 100-400 from Canon that we really want!

Everyone except me that is.

Actually I just sold my 70-200 EF IS F4 lens via ebay, after canon rebate and ebay charges I only lost about
120$ so should Canon bring out a new 100-400 that is so much better than this one, the financial loss will probably not be huge.

But I now have the Lens for spring and I hope it will serve me well.

Thanks for the infos about the flash, I guess that can offset the fact that this is not a straight F4 or F2.8 to a certain extent.
Cheers Brian


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This is irrefutable.

Why?

Cos I finally gave in and bought a new 100-400 today.

[...]

Your topic is misleading but ... I understand (hopefully) what you meant: Just the moment you gave up waiting on a new 100-400 and bought a version I Canon will release the Mark II.

I was in the same situation one year ago and bought a 5.6 400 waiting for the release of a Mark II version of that lens with IS but ... it is still not available and will cost (my estimate) roughly 3000 EUR / $ and the same will happen with the 100-400.

I try to learn to be happy with what I have. If I remember the days I made slides I had to wait 2 weeks for development (Kodachrome) and 36 exposures where enough for 2 weeks - digital has simplified the TECHNICAL PROCESS of photographing dramatically! Quality of APS-C is near FF with slide films if not better ...

Enjoy what you have - nearly all the lenses are good enough for great photographs ...
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This is irrefutable.

Why?

Cos I finally gave in and bought a new 100-400 today.

[...]

Your topic is misleading but ... I understand (hopefully) what you meant: Just the moment you gave up waiting on a new 100-400 and bought a version I Canon will release the Mark II.

I was in the same situation one year ago and bought a 5.6 400 waiting for the release of a Mark II version of that lens with IS but ... it is still not available and will cost (my estimate) roughly 3000 EUR / $ and the same will happen with the 100-400.

I try to learn to be happy with what I have. If I remember the days I made slides I had to wait 2 weeks for development (Kodachrome) and 36 exposures where enough for 2 weeks - digital has simplified the TECHNICAL PROCESS of photographing dramatically! Quality of APS-C is near FF with slide films if not better ...

Enjoy what you have - nearly all the lenses are good enough for great photographs ...
Its the only way to go. Cheers

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I have some fabulously sharp shots already with the lens, but I also have a fair few like the following where the correct AF points are lit, but the subject under them is not in focus. I am using focus priority so I would have though this wouldn't happen, or at least not so often. I think the bird provides far more contrast for the AF system than the snow does.
Too little light maybe? At least I am getting the correct AF points lit.

5D MKIII EF 100-400 IS USM 400mm 1/1500sec F8 ISO 400.

Cheers

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