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HaveVoid

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Re: EOS 7D + 100-400mm & 400 F5.6
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 12:21:05 PM »
Well, I finally got a break in the clouds to try her out. It ended up being a rather hurried thing, as I only had about an hour's head notice, so I used the settings recommended here and hit the road.

Actuation #1 on the 7D, and with the 100-400, it performed flawlessly!




Thank y'all for the info and advice, I couldn't be more thrilled with the 7D, and the photos  :)


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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 12:21:05 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 08:38:54 AM »
Nice!

Couldn't be any sharper, could it?

rj79in

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2012, 02:04:42 PM »
Works fine for me ... needs a reasonable amount of light though.

HaveVoid

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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 12:36:09 AM »
Nice!

Couldn't be any sharper, could it?


Well... it could be, but I won't blame the equipment for the heat haze  ::)

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Re: EOS 7D + 100-400mm & 400 F5.6
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2012, 03:08:09 AM »
I guess I'm jumping on this thread a wee bit late but I had checked out the 100-400mm and the 400mm.  I had found with the web site called the-digital-picture.com in comparing the two lenses the 400mm prime was just a wee bit sharper.  I also found myself always on 400mm when using the 100-400 in particular for bird and wildlife shooting.  The lack of IS didn't bother me in the least as there are work arounds especially if you use a tripod with a nice swivel head or using Manual mode with Auto ISO.  I ultimately went with the 400mm and also the latest 70-300 L lens as IQ was a priority.  I'm not knocking the 100-400 as it is a great lens just the prime's are always a hint sharper.  When shooting BIFS I sometimes use Partial Metering or if Evaluative, I bump up the EV by +1 as when taking those BIFS in the sky you may not get enough dynamic range - I've had good success with both methods as in the Red Tailed Hawk photo below where Partial Metering was used.  Here's a few shots with the 400mm and the EOS 7D.  These were shot in RAW and PP then resized to JPG 1920x1280.  Press L when on the photo to zoom


Gimme Shelter Mamma by Revup67, on Flickr


Great Blue Heron in flight by Revup67, on Flickr


Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) by Revup67, on Flickr
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2012, 03:12:56 AM »
PS - Neuro .. nice shot of the Red-Winged Blackbird.  I took quite a few of this bird today myself.  They are a bit elusive but not nearly as bad as the Belted King Fisher..once of the hardest birds I've had to capture both in flight and stationary.
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Re: EOS 7D + 100-400mm & 400 F5.6
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2012, 11:41:47 AM »
HaveVoid -

I suspect that your "experts" don't own or use either the 100-400 or the 400 5.6.  Most likely, they don't use either of these lenses on a 7d.  I own both lenses and a 7d and I can assure you that the 100-400 does indeed autofocus on the 7d and is a very sharp and capable lens.  I use my 400 5.6 on a tripod and shoot birds and offer the same praises and capabilities as I did with the 100-400.  I might add, that my 400 5.6 is probably a touch sharper than my 100-400.  The 400 5.6 auto focuses faster than the 100-400 and the lack of IS on the 400 5.6 is a non issue for me since I use the lens with a tripod.

My AI Servo settings are the same as neuro CFnIII-1 - one above the slowest, CFnIII-2 - 0 and CFnIII-3 - 1.  I use both single point and expansion.  I also have my depth of field button remapped so that when pressed and held, the AF switches from One Shot to AI Servo.

Good luck with either lens on your 7d, you will enjoy either.
 
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Re: EOS 7D + 100-400mm & 400 F5.6
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 03:13:11 AM »
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I also have my depth of field button remapped so that when pressed and held, the AF switches from One Shot to AI Servo.

excellent idea - I think I will restructure mine the same way
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2012, 03:13:11 AM »