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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 06:18:27 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 06:24:49 PM »
Beautiful series. Well done mackguyver.

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 07:37:48 AM »
Harry and Click - thank you both for the nice comments!

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 12:48:32 PM »
Have to agree with other users - sharp, simple and light (I can Mountain Bike with this on my back).

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2014, 04:59:38 AM »
With two young kids, I get very little time to play these days.  However, a trip to the local zoo today allowed me to take my EF 400mm f/5.6L along with the EOS M and adapter.  I very rarely get a chance to use this lens nowadays.  The combination isn't ideal because with long lenses you really want to get the camera up to eye level and brace yourself in order to keep it steady.  Holding this combo at arms' length is awkward and needs some kind of support.

I still love this lens, even though I may consider trading it in for the new 100-400 (I never liked the original 100-400).  I also love it because the lens it replaced, an EF 300mm f/4L IS, was an absolute dog and gave me all sorts of problems.  The 400 has been completely reliable and the keeper rate is excellent.  With the 300 the keeper rate was about 2%.  It must have had some kind of a problem, even though the Canon Singapore service centre calibrated it and told me everything was OK.

At f/5.6 the depth of field is pretty shallow with the 400.  I was trying to keep the tiger's eyes in focus, but his nose is out of focus.  Bridge tells me that the subject distance was 6.5m.  I have a tendency with this lens to put the camera into AV mode and just keep it open at the maximum aperture.

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2014, 04:59:38 AM »