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Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« on: July 31, 2012, 07:04:40 AM »
A great Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II field review
Arash Hazeghi has posted a review on his blog for the new EF 600 f/4L IS II super telephoto lens. It’s a terrific review with wonderful photographs, much better than the one we did ever so quickly. If you’re into bird photography, definitely check this review out.

Conclusion

….Especially given the fact that the EF 600mm f/4L IS II is the sharpest, fastest and lightest 600mm super-telephoto lens currently on the market that eclipses the competition. At the end of the day, value for money is a relative figure. For handhold photographers who desire to produce top notch flight images, the EF 600mm f/4L IS II can significantly increase field productivity making it the best option on the market for this group of photographers. After spending just two weeks with the lens, I can state with confidence that the EF 600mm f/4L IS II is the most impressive product from Canon I have used to date and I am not easy to impress, therefore, highly recommended!

Read the full review [via FM]

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Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 07:31:36 AM »
I think possibly I will not update my existing 600, based on this test

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:44:29 AM »
wow

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 09:58:58 AM »
I think I want to become a professional wildlife/sports photographer just so that I can use it!

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 11:31:37 AM »
Uh oh, we've overwhelmed his hosting bandwidth usage :(   I'm getting HTTP 509, Bandwidth exceeded. Google Cache to the rescue! Unfortunately no images :(
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 12:32:25 PM »
Oh dear still the same  :'(

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 01:08:50 PM »
I can recommend the EF 600 f/4L IS II.

It delivers very sharp images.

The 1D X with the EF 600 f/4L IS II is a perfect combination for wildlife shots.

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 02:11:47 PM »
I can recommend the EF 600 f/4L IS II.

It delivers very sharp images.

The 1D X with the EF 600 f/4L IS II is a perfect combination for wildlife shots.

Except if you use the 2x TC which you can't officially use because no f/8 AF. Officially anyway.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 02:25:05 PM »
It was interesting to see the high quality he got using the 1D4 - and of course 600+2x works and with 1.3 crop :D

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 11:14:04 PM »
The drop of f/8 support in 1DX make me hesistate to go with Canon F/4 super tele lenses.
Any comparison done on 400 F2.8 IS II with 600 F4 IS II?
It will be interesting to compare the image quality, AF speed & accuracy, handling for

400 F2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC vs 600 F4 IS II
400 F2.8 IS II with 2x TC vs 600 F4 IS II with 1.4x TC

and

600 F4 IS II with 2x TC (taped) with 1DX

Anyone?

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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 11:39:28 PM »
The drop of f/8 support in 1DX make me hesistate to go with Canon F/4 super tele lenses.
Any comparison done on 400 F2.8 IS II with 600 F4 IS II?
It will be interesting to compare the image quality, AF speed & accuracy, handling for

400 F2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC vs 600 F4 IS II
400 F2.8 IS II with 2x TC vs 600 F4 IS II with 1.4x TC

and

600 F4 IS II with 2x TC (taped) with 1DX

Anyone?

The move from 1.3crop to ff is more serious than the move to f/8 as it impacts you everytime the lens if mounted. F/8 is rarely used by most people

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 11:52:47 PM »
It was interesting to see the high quality he got using the 1D4 - and of course 600+2x works and with 1.3 crop :D

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2012, 06:10:20 AM »
to: Drizzt321

f/8 is for me not a problem, because I also have the EF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM and the EF 1200mm f/5,6 L USM.

400 F2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC vs 600 F4 IS II = The 400 F2.8 IS II perform very good without TC and good with the 1.4X III TC, but I recommend the 600 f/4, because it is sharper and is focussing faster.


400 F2.8 IS II with 2x TC vs 600 F4 IS II with 1.4x TC = I recommend the 600 F4 IS II with 1.4x, because the image quality with th 1.4x III TC is better than with 2x III TC.

600 F4 IS II with 2x TC (taped) with 1DX = net tested yet




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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2012, 12:25:49 PM »
I don't understand why EVERY picture was shot with the 1.4 extender attached.  Surely that's going to affect the test.

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »

 I also have the EF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM and the EF 1200mm f/5,6 L USM.


 :o you do? Could we borrow the 1200mm some time?  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »