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Canon Refurb 400mm f/5.6L $910

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Mt Spokane Photography:
Just added to the refurb site.  I don't recall seeing it here before.
 
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10051_10051_384242_-1

tbadowski:
how much image difference would this have versus a 70-200 2.8L IS II with a 2x converter? you'd have 140-400 f/5.6 w/IS-

3kramd5:

--- Quote from: tbadowski on April 10, 2013, 04:04:52 PM ---how much image difference would this have versus a 70-200 2.8L IS II with a 2x converter? you'd have 140-400 f/5.6 w/IS-

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The 400 is sharper, especially in the corners

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=278&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=7&APIComp=1

TrumpetPower!:

--- Quote from: tbadowski on April 10, 2013, 04:04:52 PM ---how much image difference would this have versus a 70-200 2.8L IS II with a 2x converter? you'd have 140-400 f/5.6 w/IS-

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In addition to the 400 being sharper, as I understand it, the 400 f/5.6 has quite peppy autofocus, which any 70-200 with a 2x TC is very unlikely to have.

But I've never handled either the 400 f/5.6 or the 70-200 IS II, so don't take my word for it....

b&

Swphoto:

--- Quote from: TrumpetPower! on April 10, 2013, 04:55:36 PM ---
--- Quote from: tbadowski on April 10, 2013, 04:04:52 PM ---how much image difference would this have versus a 70-200 2.8L IS II with a 2x converter? you'd have 140-400 f/5.6 w/IS-

--- End quote ---

In addition to the 400 being sharper, as I understand it, the 400 f/5.6 has quite peppy autofocus, which any 70-200 with a 2x TC is very unlikely to have.

But I've never handled either the 400 f/5.6 or the 70-200 IS II, so don't take my word for it....

b&

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I've had great results with my 5D3 + 70-200 IS II + 2x III shooting field sports in Servo - f/5.6 was much more limiting, under stadium lighting, than the AF speed.

I disable any non-cross type AF points, though, so I only get the center stack to choose from with this combo. I'm not sure what performance is like when using the left/right outer points.

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