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Hector1970

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2015, 05:46:12 AM »
Yes it's easily as weighty as a 70-200mm. I'm not particularly strong I've found it reasonably hand holdable. You wouldn't be holding it for hours on end. I have it on a black rapid strap which makes it much easier to manage. It would break you neck with a normal strap.
I must say it's a great lens. It would be even more amazing if it were F2.8 but it would way way heavier. It's sharp and gives a nice bokeh and colour.
I've been shooting alot of birds and sports with it (you'll see it on my Flickr link) and its been very good.
The photographer is more the limitation.
I have the 70-200mm II  too which I now seem not to use as much but it too is a brilliant lens. So reliable and fast focussing. I wouldn't have one bad word to say about it. It's perfection in that 70-200mm range. Brilliant for portraits too. I had a portrait project going at one stage and start with primes but ended up using the 70-200mm exclusively as it was producing fantastic photos of people. They really loved them.
To get up close and personal with sport and birds the 100-400mm is a great reach.

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2015, 05:46:12 AM »

candyman

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2015, 10:34:37 AM »
Very nice pics, Candyman!

Congrats!


Thank you.  :)

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Vern

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2015, 09:27:15 PM »
a gull from this week w the 100-400II and 1DX combo - very nice to handhold and track BIF if they come close (easier than my 600II - which I can handhold for the shots, the challenge is waiting with the thing in my hands).
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Vern

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #108 on: June 12, 2015, 09:29:45 PM »
a more environmental pic, which I liked for the colors
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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #109 on: June 12, 2015, 10:19:32 PM »
a more environmental pic, which I liked for the colors

I like the colors too. Nicely done Vern.

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #110 on: June 25, 2015, 11:36:47 PM »
well this read is certainly not helping me to not get this lens  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #111 on: June 30, 2015, 01:01:56 PM »
Just a small sample of what i get for proxyphoto:  "Agapanthus"  growing flower in the garden. Slight crop and compression to reduce the file size. Hand held, ISO 400, 1/400,   F/10 , 255mm.
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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #111 on: June 30, 2015, 01:01:56 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2015, 02:07:12 AM »
Love this lens.  Got it for outdoor sports, but wondered what it could do with a full moon.  This image is cropped with contrast and Lightroom's bumped up quite a bit, shot hand held with a 1Dx at f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 1600. 

At full resolution, the stars come out.  Curiously, I took additional shots with a 5D3 at ISO 800, but the stars weren't as prominent.  But, could some of these "stars" be randomly excited pixels?
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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2015, 07:48:39 AM »
Nicely done, FTb-n.

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Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2015, 07:48:39 AM »