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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #75 on: June 11, 2014, 08:27:52 PM »
Teeth!

1/1000, ISO 640, f2.8

Great shot Menace.

Thanks Click :)

Awesome shot Menace. That 200-400 might become handly.

Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »
Teeth!

1/1000, ISO 640, f2.8

Great shot Menace.

Thanks Click :)

Awesome shot Menace. That 200-400 might become handly.

Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

Be strong my friend... :)
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2014, 09:33:25 PM »
Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

The 600f/4 II + 1.4X III will give you marginally better IQ @ 840 & f/5.6 when compared to the current V1 800f/5.6, and the 600 is a deal lighter & easier to pack as well.

That may be the reason Canon are dragging the chain on a VII 800f/5.6 when you see that Nikon have had their new VR 800f/5.6 (with 1.2x Converter included) on the Market for some time now.

But you did well to restrain yourself on the 200-400f/4, there are very few situations where I miss my 400f/2.8 II, but then I have the 300f/2.8 II as a filler for low light, without that ?? Maybe tears.
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2014, 11:37:59 PM »

Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

Be strong my friend... :)
Wrong advice Dylan ... The right advice (for the 200-400) is cave in and GO FOR IT!!  :P

I sometimes miss my 400/2.8 II for low light (as Edward pointed out), but it is very rare. I have been close to buying the 300/2.8 II, but the low light performance of the 1DX, combined with the flexibility of the 200-400, has kept me off so far. Up here in the North we have good light from 2:30 to 23:30, so the situation is a bit different than if I had spent my time further south.

Of all the lenses I have bought over the years, the 200-400 may be top of my list. If you can live with the size and weight, you´ll love its performance.
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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2014, 11:59:10 PM »
Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

The 600f/4 II + 1.4X III will give you marginally better IQ @ 840 & f/5.6 when compared to the current V1 800f/5.6, and the 600 is a deal lighter & easier to pack as well.

That may be the reason Canon are dragging the chain on a VII 800f/5.6 when you see that Nikon have had their new VR 800f/5.6 (with 1.2x Converter included) on the Market for some time now.

But you did well to restrain yourself on the 200-400f/4, there are very few situations where I miss my 400f/2.8 II, but then I have the 300f/2.8 II as a filler for low light, without that ?? Maybe tears.

Thank you guys.

This was my reasoning for refraining from both the 200-400 and the 800 5.6:

I shoot with two bodies: 400+1Dx and 70-200 2.8 on 5D3.  It's f2.8 all the through and suits my shooting style so 200-400 is redundant.

 800 5.6 is simply old and NOT a Version II big white.

I'm more interested in the roumored 7D II esp with my 400 2.8  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2014, 11:59:10 PM »