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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 04:36:57 PM »

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 04:54:18 PM »
A lovely review. Worth of reading even if you never buy one of these toys.

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 05:50:52 PM »
I hate being cynical, but he has had the lens for 6 months and no doubt would like Canon's next toy for 6 months or so too. That does not tend to happen when one is too critical, or sometimes even negative towards the toys they offer.

Still, an interesting read, and I look forward to reading more from others.
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 06:13:38 PM »
Looks like it won't take long for the "forum muppets" to appear 8)

Awesome review with awesome shots. Gotta love that otter!

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 06:17:14 PM »
Looks like it won't take long for the "forum muppets" to appear 8)

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What on earth does that mean?
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 06:20:52 PM »
I hate being cynical, but he has had the lens for 6 months and no doubt would like Canon's next toy for 6 months or so too. That does not tend to happen when one is too critical, or sometimes even negative towards the toys they offer.

Still, an interesting read, and I look forward to reading more from others.

Andy Rouse is very famous for being exceptionally outspoken about the Canon 1D MkIII AF issues, until then he was a solid Canon shooter, he very publicly trashed the camera, and Canon, and moved  to Nikon. He has since grown up a bit. He didn't get on with the Nikon D4 very well and when he compared the Nikon's he was using to some loaner 1DX's and the MkII Super Tele's he ate a bit of crow, said he was above such petty behavior as comparing manufacturers, dumped all his Nikon gear and now shoots exclusively Canon.

He has said, leading up to this, for his work the MkII tele's and the 1DX are the best available, he has also said he buys his own cameras.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 06:22:07 PM »
Looks like it won't take long for the "forum muppets" to appear 8)

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What on earth does that mean?

Read Andy's review...

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 06:22:07 PM »

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 06:23:12 PM »
Looks like it won't take long for the "forum muppets" to appear 8)

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What on earth does that mean?

Read Andy's review...

Yawn...
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 06:37:22 PM »
1. One day I will have this lens.
2. Awesome shots!!

Nice review!
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 09:13:24 PM »
As someone who will never own this lens (or any other super telephoto), I can only admire the photos and learn by hearing from someone who does wildlife photography for a living. Graphs, MTF's and peeping don't interest me. I like to learn about the practice of photography and what enables him and others to get the shot like those leopard shots in difficult light. And capturing the moment the way he does which I suspect is more than just having a 1DX and a fast, long lens. 
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 09:34:18 PM »
I hate being cynical, but he has had the lens for 6 months and no doubt would like Canon's next toy for 6 months or so too. That does not tend to happen when one is too critical, or sometimes even negative towards the toys they offer.

Still, an interesting read, and I look forward to reading more from others.

Andy Rouse is very famous for being exceptionally outspoken about the Canon 1D MkIII AF issues, until then he was a solid Canon shooter, he very publicly trashed the camera, and Canon, and moved  to Nikon. He has since grown up a bit. He didn't get on with the Nikon D4 very well and when he compared the Nikon's he was using to some loaner 1DX's and the MkII Super Tele's he ate a bit of crow, said he was above such petty behavior as comparing manufacturers, dumped all his Nikon gear and now shoots exclusively Canon.

He has said, leading up to this, for his work the MkII tele's and the 1DX are the best available, he has also said he buys his own cameras.

Does that imply that he does not buy his lenses?
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 09:44:28 PM »

Does that imply that he does not buy his lenses?

No, he specifically stated that he purchases all his gear, whether that is always true, true now etc etc, I could not possibly know. The real point is he seems to value his tools, and his output, more than any manufacturer loyalty, and he has waked the walk previously.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2013, 03:45:16 AM »
from someone who will never own this lens..his shots are marvelous and awesome
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
A great review that puts a lot if BS around this lens to rest. Finally! I'm glad Canon have released this lens now. Hopefully it is the start of some new exciting lenses!
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Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2013, 05:40:22 AM »
In my own experience, I couldn't believe how much better the build of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II is over my 70-200 f4 IS - made me realize that there was more to the extra cost than just a tripod mount and an extra stop.

I'm curious, what are the main differences between the build of the 2.8 IS II and the f4 IS in your opinion? I own the f4 IS and it's probably the best made lens I have- no complaints from me.
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