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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
« on: August 26, 2011, 11:45:28 PM »
I just recently picked one of these lenses up and figured I'd add some images to the lens sample gallery.  This lens is amazingly sharp and amazingly quick to focus once it figures out where it needs to focus.  The weight is a killer with this beast though.  Sadly I've only tried it out one day in 105 degree heat index, so nothing great. More to come this fall and winter for sure!








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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 12:41:10 AM »
Wow, sharp is an understatement!

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 04:38:04 AM »
Lovely sharp images. Hope that they someday makes one with DO. Thats to make my backpain less

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:27:42 AM »
goincarcrazy, love the lion shot..
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2011, 12:38:42 AM »
Thanks Mendolera and bvukich!  And Heidrun, I know what you mean about being a back breaker!  This sucker is heavy!!! I'll figure out how to manage it though cause the images are SO worth it!

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 03:40:33 PM »
One more from yesterdays outing.  Not too many birds, or at least not many that were in any good location/light. 


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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011, 04:40:29 PM »
Its not just the lens, but the tripod, head, and even the tripod foot that make it heavy.  I bought a 600mm f/4 L non IS and sold it because I could see that I was avoiding taking it with me due to the space it took up, and the difficulty of carrying it around.


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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 11:33:24 AM »
A few more recent shots with this lens:









And now for something completely different:


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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 09:41:29 AM »
A few more for the thread:


















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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2012, 11:25:36 AM »
And something other than birds!






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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 03:24:14 AM »
In preparation of getting the 400mm I also obtained a membership at the local gym.  I wonder what I'd have to do to carry this lens around.  No matter what the pain level it looks like its worth it.

Spectacular photos..wow especially the BIF's.
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 05:51:51 AM »
@goingcarcrazy: beautiful photos. Especially the birds.  Did you do some post-processing? If so, what software do you use and what are your favourite adjustments?

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
Love the car photos.  Birds are OK, but...

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »
Revup: Well if you got the 400mm 2.8, this and that are about the same weight, and after a couple outings of using of a tripod and monopod, I ditched em both and just handhold this lens wherever I go.  The IS is a lifesaver really.  You eventually get used to it after a couple outings of hurting arms, but just remember, always lift the lens, not the camera.  It'll rip the mount right out of the body if you let it dangle.

Noodles: I use photoshop, but I generally don't do a whole lot other than just contrast, levels, some unsharp mask, and MAYBE a couple of adjustments to get rid of annoying distractions (darn sticks and leaves). But its usually just basic stuff.

TexPhoto: I like the cars too...much more cooperative and fun to watch!

And of course thanks all for the compliments!

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 12:55:01 PM »
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Revup: You eventually get used to it after a couple outings of hurting arms, but just remember, always lift the lens, not the camera.  It'll rip the mount right out of the body if you let it dangle.
So true...  After a short while I got used to the 400mm (5.6 though)..it was an initial shocker but as you say you get used to it.  When mounted, I always grab it by the neck.
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