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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2013, 01:13:27 AM »
The optical module for the 600 f/4 II lens is now available for the users of DXO optics software.
Works nicely  ;)

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Stunning pic. Love the detail and the colour :)

I agree. Awesome picture. I love it too.

+1 :)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2013, 01:13:27 AM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #76 on: July 04, 2013, 01:14:56 AM »
I would have like to see some photos in the review taken without flash, to get a true idea of how well the lens performs.  Flash always make the images look artificially sharp, now matter how good (or bad) a lens is...
I am pretty sure that the sunset has been photographed without ... flash  ;D  ;D  ;D

LOL ;D...not even fill.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #77 on: July 04, 2013, 06:11:30 AM »
I would have like to see some photos in the review taken without flash, to get a true idea of how well the lens performs.  Flash always make the images look artificially sharp, now matter how good (or bad) a lens is...
I am pretty sure that the sunset has been photographed without ... flash  ;D  ;D  ;D

Ha ha ha  ;D

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #78 on: July 04, 2013, 11:14:33 AM »
No flash on my pics. Thanks for the kind comments. Bald eagle pic is a great one !

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
In general 300mm and 400mm f2.8s are for sports first, wildlife 2nd.

500, 600, 800 are for wildlife first, and sports/other applications 2nd.

I have a 400mm f2.8 IS (the first one) and a 300mm f4, plus both vIII extenders.  This gets me a wide range of telephoto options, from 300mm to 1280 (equiv. on the 7D)

The 600mm f4 II looks astonishing, but waaaay past my budjet.

I actually like the 300/2.8 II for wildlife, especially deer and other ungulates. During this time of year especially, the males seem pretty docile. With as little as tan pants and a tan/light greenish camo shirt, they seem fearless enough to let me get well within 300mm range...even as close as 100mm range for a head shot. The weight and balance of the 300mm is a lot better, IMO, for your average walk-around wildlife photography than the 600mm (not that the 600mm isn't a great lens for that as well when you have more stationary or dangerous wildlife subjects.)

I agree, and you can stalk football players, baseball players, track and field athletes as well.  You don't even have to worry about camo.  :)   300mm easier to carry than 600mm?  Now that's just crazy.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #79 on: August 06, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »