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Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:35:07 AM »
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Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:35:07 AM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 11:05:19 AM »
Nice review and pictures…




But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?




There must be other uses!
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 11:10:22 AM »
Nice review and pictures…

But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?

There must be other uses!

It is also used for motorsport pictures, e.g. roadracing.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 11:11:49 AM »
Nice review and pictures…

But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?

There must be other uses!

It is also used for motorsport pictures, e.g. roadracing.




I know, it's just that it would be nice to see some occasionally instead of nothing but birds.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 11:40:55 AM »
But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?


How about a squirrel?


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Actually, it also makes a very nice indoor portrait lens.  For example, this one which was a handheld shot at 1/160 s:
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 11:43:51 AM »
Much better. Now let's see a 600mm used for things that nobody would expect it to be used for.




I'd take up this challenge myself, but I don't S___ money.  8)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 11:58:23 AM »
Much better. Now let's see a 600mm used for things that nobody would expect it to be used for.

Wait, wait...you expected a 600mm lens to be used for indoor portraits?   :o
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 12:44:03 PM »
Much better. Now let's see a 600mm used for things that nobody would expect it to be used for.

Wait, wait...you expected a 600mm lens to be used for indoor portraits?   :o

Sure, how about discrete street photography - from down the street, WAY down the street!

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 12:48:04 PM »
The review must reinforced by decision to buy the 600 II and sell my 500 I.  Only thing stopping now, is $.  Just got the 200-400 so I need to refill the piggy bank.

On the review, the last comment about the tight lens cap, most people I know use neoprene (lenscoat) caps.  At least versus the old leatherette condoms.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 01:07:06 PM »
Nice review and pictures…




But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?




There must be other uses!

Take it from times to times when going to the Parliament.
But portraits may sometimes look weird because of the perspectives compression.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 01:08:43 PM »
Much better. Now let's see a 600mm used for things that nobody would expect it to be used for.

Wait, wait...you expected a 600mm lens to be used for indoor portraits?   :o




You've proved it can be done, Neuro. Come on this could be fun. What's the most unlikely use of a 600mm that you could actually pull off?


On your marks…  8)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 01:09:23 PM »
Much better. Now let's see a 600mm used for things that nobody would expect it to be used for.

Wait, wait...you expected a 600mm lens to be used for indoor portraits?   :o

Sure, how about discrete street photography - from down the street, WAY down the street!


Sounds good. See what you can come up with.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 01:21:08 PM »
But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?


How about a squirrel?


EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, 1/320 s, f/4, ISO 6400

Actually, it also makes a very nice indoor portrait lens.  For example, this one which was a handheld shot at 1/160 s:

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 01:23:52 PM »
But, does anyone use a super tele here and NOT take pictures of birds?


How about a squirrel?


EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, 1/320 s, f/4, ISO 6400

Actually, it also makes a very nice indoor portrait lens.  For example, this one which was a handheld shot at 1/160 s:

BTW, I always love a squirrel. Considering the last couple of weeks' discussions, I've been out in the garden trying to get squirrel pictures, without luck so far. Only thing I see are those deer.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 04:08:45 PM »
Glenn argues that the 600mm gives 1.44x more magnification than the 500 (i.e. (600/500)^2) not 1.2 (600/500). But, is that relevant? The resolution of a lens, the most important factor, is a linear function of focal length, not of length squared. For example, a 600mm lens will give the same size image as a 500mm at 20% further away, not 44% further. When you use binoculars, you talk about x8 vs x10, i.e. the linear magnification, not x64 vs x100, the square. A 600mm lens would seem to me to be a 20% increase in reach, not 44%.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
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