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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: October 20, 2013, 01:09:04 AM »
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the zoom at 400mm + extender on = 560mm

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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: October 20, 2013, 01:09:04 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 01:54:56 AM »
Have had it for a couple of weeks, but only tried it in the neighborhood. I still need some time to get used to having zoom on such a big lens, but it´s coming.
1DX, 560mm, f5.6, 1/250s, ISO1600, handheld.
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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 02:44:21 PM »
Have had it for a couple of weeks, but only tried it in the neighborhood. I still need some time to get used to having zoom on such a big lens, but it´s coming.
1DX, 560mm, f5.6, 1/250s, ISO1600, handheld.
I have attached a small crop from the upper right hand part of the picture. It is straight from the raw file, no adjustments made. I find the shapes and edges of the bubbles and leaves in this out of focus area rather strange. I have looked at a bunch of images shot more or less at the same place, with the 600mm f4L IS II. I have not been able to find anything similar there. The bokeh is much smoother and cleaner.
Comments about the bokeh performance of this lens, especially from those of you who have had the lens longer than me, would be most appreciated.
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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 09:57:21 AM »
400mm 1/1000 f/4

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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 06:31:54 AM »
Have had it for a couple of weeks, but only tried it in the neighborhood. I still need some time to get used to having zoom on such a big lens, but it´s coming.
1DX, 560mm, f5.6, 1/250s, ISO1600, handheld.

You caught the duck beautifully, but I do agree with your following post that the water, especially in the corners, looks a bit odd. Did you ever figure out what it is? eml58 is probably the guy to ask, as he has had his a fair while.
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1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 06:33:13 AM »
400mm 1/1000 f/4

Wow! Amazing shot, Nicolai.
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 01:53:04 AM »
One of the myriad origami birds hanging from the ceiling at Canon Image Square Calgary.  Jim
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 10:51:53 PM »
This thing is terrific, I can't wait for some free time and some decent weather to go for a wander.  In the meantime, the local wildlife.

Jim
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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 03:52:03 AM »
Good to see someone posting with this lens again. Looking forward to many more Jim! (also good to see that someone competes with me on cat images ;))

I have not used it much this summer, but I did (unsuccessfully) hunt puffins on a far western island in the north of Norway. No birds, but an unusual use of the lens, to shoot a sunset. This is over the dark and beautiful profile of the island Træna. Beyond that, there is nothing but water until you hit Greenland. The cliff to the right is a good climb and it is 338m high.

5DIII, 1/160s (handheld), f5.0, ISO2000
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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 09:41:41 PM »
Here is a 100% zoom, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 2500 on a 1Dx.  It was on a gimbal on a decent tripod on some bouncy bleachers; I don't know how much it hurt but it wasn't the thirty-foot deep concrete plinth we all dream of.   ;)

It got the lens profile and a little dodge & burn but nothing else.

Jim
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Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 11:24:47 PM »
This one was cropped slightly (from 5184 to 4411 wide) and given a little post in LR5, but no NR and no sharpening; 1/640 f/5.6 ISO 250, resized on export. 

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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 11:24:47 PM »