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Re: Review - Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2013, 07:40:41 PM »
No quite a flower pot, but the first Image I managed with my brand new 200-400f/4.

I was testing the Lens against the 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 400f/2,8 II & 600f/4 II

Seems to work well, but this is probably not the lenses best use, but it does it Ok.
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« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2013, 07:40:41 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2013, 07:41:54 PM »
For myself this is probably more what I purchased the Lens to do.
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« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2013, 09:59:42 PM »
And this is what I purchased mine for! :)

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« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2013, 01:21:17 AM »
And this is what I purchased mine for! :)

Bears of a different kind, but still Bears.
Lovely Image, haven't done this yet, but hope to sometime soon.
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« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2013, 01:33:59 AM »
If CR decided to send me both the 400 DO and the 200-400 for a comparison, I would write an excellent review...and wouldn't even need to travel to a jungle somewhere!!   I have plenty of wildlife here, although it's not exotic wildlife.

You may have a long wait.

But to answer your question, no I've never used the 400f/4DO, I did see it in action on my more recent Svalbard trip though, a Husband & wife team were using this Lens on a 5DMK III as well as the 500f/4 II, which is another Lens I've never owned.

Both Lenses were putting out excellent Images from what I could see, the 400DO has the very real advantage of size & weight, especially when sitting in a Zodiac bouncing around in Arctic Swells, I had a huge amount of 1/2 Polar Bears & Walrus.

Only downside I noted was for some reason the 400DO ended up fixed to the 5DMK III and they couldn't get it to part, so they weren't able for the majority of the trip to use one of their Bodies with anything but the 400DO, fortunately they had a 5DMK II as well.

Interesting anecdotes, not sure why the lens would have glued itself like that.  Salt water spray, cold temperatures, or some combination maybe?  Would like to see your polar bear shots (or are they in the other 200-400 thread?).  I'm impressed with your Ferrari ownership, also...very impressed!  I would rather have a 458...but honestly would rather have a 991 GT3.  The FF is a very fine machine, though, one of the best GT sports cars ever (or likely ever will be)...but then you know this!  I can't afford any of these though!  I guess I don't blame you for ordering a black one, more understated than a brighter color.  I would want a brighter color, but would not drive it everyday, or leave it parked in bad areas.  Btw, are you an F1 fan?  There's another thread about shooting F1 races...

P.S. sorry I first didn't see your polar bear above, apparently it didn't load.  Nice work!
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« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2013, 01:47:15 AM »
Great bear shots guys. I'm sure you have lots of half-bears from your Svalbard trips Edward, but you certainly have quite a few whole-bears too ;)

Your Ferrari is a great car by the way, which I would have loved to own. But I live in Norway, where 4 wheel drive is a basic requirement, so I have a Porsche 911 turbo instead :)
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« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2013, 01:58:33 AM »
And this is what I purchased mine for! :)

Good shot, must have been kind of close to you!

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« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2013, 01:58:33 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2013, 02:13:20 AM »
Your Ferrari is a great car by the way, which I would have loved to own. But I live in Norway, where 4 wheel drive is a basic requirement, so I have a Porsche 911 turbo instead :)

Hi Eldar, The 911 Turbo is a Lovely Car as well, friend of mine has one of only 7 GT3's in Australia, murders the Ferrari FF, but I went from the Porsche Panamera Turbo to the FF.

Btw, are you an F1 fan?  There's another thread about shooting F1 races...

Absolutely, I had high hopes for Kimi and Lotus, seemed to end in a heap, but next year should be interesting, I hope.

We are sort of in another "Schumacher" period with the young Vettell & the Adrian Newey Car.



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« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2013, 02:19:28 AM »
Great bear shots guys. I'm sure you have lots of half-bears from your Svalbard trips Edward, but you certainly have quite a few whole-bears too ;)

Your Ferrari is a great car by the way, which I would have loved to own. But I live in Norway, where 4 wheel drive is a basic requirement, so I have a Porsche 911 turbo instead :)

Another car I envy!  I got to ride in one of those back in my younger days...a "930".  Unforgettable experience!

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« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2013, 02:23:06 AM »
Your Ferrari is a great car by the way, which I would have loved to own. But I live in Norway, where 4 wheel drive is a basic requirement, so I have a Porsche 911 turbo instead :)

Hi Eldar, The 911 Turbo is a Lovely Car as well, friend of mine has one of only 7 GT3's in Australia, murders the Ferrari FF, but I went from the Porsche Panamera Turbo to the FF.

Btw, are you an F1 fan?  There's another thread about shooting F1 races...

Absolutely, I had high hopes for Kimi and Lotus, seemed to end in a heap, but next year should be interesting, I hope.

We are sort of in another "Schumacher" period with the young Vettell & the Adrian Newey Car.

Except that Vettell is more straight laced in his driving style than Schumie...at least so far.  We'll see if there are any real similarities when it comes time for Seb to start blocking and trying to kill other drivers, like Schumie is known for (like he's done several times to his longtime nemesis, Reubens).  Seb's got a nice personality and is a funny guy, knows how to work the media (put David Letterman in his place!), appreciates and parties with his mechanic crew (besides giving them extra bonuses when they win)...they're very loyal to him.  He always thanks them first when he wins, too.  He knows it's not all about him.  He doesn't come off as a complete self absorbed, entitled blankety blank, like oh I don't know...Lewis!  And Kimi...he's a great driver, but the guy has no personality at all.  Even Schewy is Mr. Charm next to Kimi...So no, I'm not a Seb hater.  Maybe he will change, though.  Besides, he'd probably almost never win any races if he had to drive for anyone else...that car is all Newey and the team...and everybody knows they continually screwed Webber over constantly.  Webber is actually as good as Seb...he's just 35 and so nobody cared about him anymore.  The F1 attitudes toward driver's ages are kind of like young ladies' attitudes toward older men.  They think every man over age 25 needs Viagra, and is "old"...hahaha.

Do you ever take your wife on a racetrack in your FF, and video her reaction to the speed?  If not, you should!  Those videos are hilarious on youtube.
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« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2013, 03:21:47 AM »
They think every man over age 25 needs Viagra, and is "old"...hahaha.

Do you ever take your wife on a racetrack in your FF, and video her reaction to the speed?  If not, you should!  Those videos are hilarious on youtube.

I think I resemble that first remark, at least the Older than 25 bit   ;)

Yes I agree, Kimi does lack emotion, except in his driving, I think it was Keke Rosberg that coined the Phrase "You want to Win?? Get a Fin", But although I'm not a huge Vettell fan, you can't take anything away from the Young Man, he is a huge Talent & is about the only one currently capable of winning more championships than Michael.

My wife drives a RangeRover, pretty well says it all.
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« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2013, 04:21:16 AM »
Dear Justin,
I would like to thank you for your reviews. I have read every word of each of your lens reviews and look forward to what I hope will be many more. While it appears that a small number of members are ever so ready to express disappointment... I believe that most have enjoyed and benefitted from your efforts.  Indeed, humans are often quiet when happy and loud when unhappy. I have sat silently by as you have handled your critics with grace and professionalism. I hope that you will remember the silent majority while you are having to respond to the "I am a better writer than you" gang. And for that gang that insists on unleashing it's critical prowess I would like to try to reach you guys with a basic analogy. You can find chocolate reviews, vanilla reviews, and strawberry reviews elsewhere. They are indeed delicious! Now imagine an ice cream flavor that you do not like... let's say pistachio. Justin is the pistachio. He is not trying to take away your chocolate, or deprive you of vanilla, or restrict your strawberry consumption. He is pistachio and many of us really like pistachio. Pistachio is a little bit green and crunchy. No matter how much you try to make it vanilla it will always be pistachio. Please step away from the counter and go enjoy your vanilla cone and let the rest of us enjoy our scoop of pistachio. Peace to you all. 

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« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »
They think every man over age 25 needs Viagra, and is "old"...hahaha.

Do you ever take your wife on a racetrack in your FF, and video her reaction to the speed?  If not, you should!  Those videos are hilarious on youtube.

I think I resemble that first remark, at least the Older than 25 bit   ;)

Yes I agree, Kimi does lack emotion, except in his driving, I think it was Keke Rosberg that coined the Phrase "You want to Win?? Get a Fin", But although I'm not a huge Vettell fan, you can't take anything away from the Young Man, he is a huge Talent & is about the only one currently capable of winning more championships than Michael.

My wife drives a RangeRover, pretty well says it all.

Not surprised there, but you do need to get her on the track!  Hey, I resemble the remark too, I got the anecdote from my own life experience hitting on younger women!!

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I own a Ferrari FF 2012 Model

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