July 22, 2014, 01:53:56 PM

Author Topic: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM  (Read 22911 times)

GND

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 02:20:39 PM »
The old 400 f/2.8 was excellent - I would love to see a comparison between the two versions


We do have a comparison, here 
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-2.8-L-IS-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
as compared to here http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-2.8-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Even though not side-by-side pics it covers it. The real deal for me is to see a sharp price drop of the Mk.I as investing $11k on the Mk.II you have to be an agency of sorts. I had the FD model sometime ago, joy to use but such a bulk to handle...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 02:20:39 PM »

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 08:43:09 PM »
Thanks for the links.  I've read these reviews before.  I was curious to have additional input from folks (e.g., birders, sports photographers) that have used both.
I have the Series 2 400mm and I have used it for the following application

- moon
- flag football
- associate football
- polo
- birds

Never owned the Series 1 400mm because of the weight.

A friend with the Series 1 300mm and 400mm that are less than a year old wants to trade them both up form my 400mm.
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 07:56:35 AM »

Tres Marias by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 10:12:07 AM »
A friend with the Series 1 300mm and 400mm that are less than a year old wants to trade them both up form my 400mm.

This pretty much sums it up, I suppose.  I am looking forward to trying the new 400mm out.  Thanks for the info.


Any time. :) Canon lent me the 400mm for evaluation and I placed an order. The two month wait was well worth it. it is the best lens I have ever used.


Untitled by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2012, 12:01:10 PM »

Regret by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 01:31:29 PM »

15 by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 05:54:01 PM »

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2012, 01:25:29 PM »

Baler Moon by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2012, 07:55:48 PM »

I can try by alabang, on Flickr
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 06:16:34 AM »

Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa outside the deserts and rainforest, and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2012, 10:57:12 PM »

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) by alabang, on Flickr

It resembles a longer-legged and more delicate Green (T. ochropus) or Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria) with a short fine bill, brown back and longer yellowish legs. It differs from the first of those species in a smaller and less contrasting white rump patch, while the Solitary Sandpiper nas no white rump patch at all.[1]

However, it is not very closely related to these two species. Rather, its closest relative is the Common Redshank (T. totanus), and these two share a sister relationship with the Marsh Sandpiper (T. stagnatilis). These three species are a group of smallish shanks with red or yellowish legs, a breeding plumage that is generally subdued light brown above with some darker mottling and with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Sandpiper
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:20 PM »

Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Pacific Swallow or Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka across to south east Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands.

This species is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs from Barn Swallow and the closely related Welcome Swallow in its shorter and less forked tail.

The Pacific Swallow builds a neat cup-shaped nest, constructed with mud pellets collected in the beak, under a cliff ledge or on a man-made structures such as a building, bridge or tunnel. The nest is lined with softer material, and the clutch is two to three eggs, up to four in Sri Lanka. It is similar in behaviour to other aerial insectivores, such as other swallows and the unrelated swifts. It is a fast flyer and feeds on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Swallow
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 05:15:34 AM »

From my Window by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/1000 ƒ/3.2 ISO160 400mm
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 08:36:51 AM by dolina »
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 05:15:34 AM »

bjd

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 229
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 07:09:44 AM »

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 968
    • View Profile
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 12:12:13 PM »