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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2012, 09:20:48 PM »
Very nice images. But hey! I remember you had mentioned you were thinking of a 500mm f/4L IS II. I guess that you got tired waiting.

Thanks!

I had planned on the 500/4 II.  But I decided that I'd really like to use the 1D X rather than the 7D, for the lower ISO noise, better AF, and faster frame rate.  But, 500mm on FF means giving back 140mm vs. 400mm on APS-C.  OTOH, the 600/4 II is essentially the same weight as the original 500/4, so about as handholdable.  Giving back 40mm isn't that big a deal, and with the 1.4x III, I'd gain 200mm relative to 400mm on 1.6x, and have great optical results.  So, I went for the 600/4 II. 
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2012, 09:32:56 PM »
Very nice images. But hey! I remember you had mentioned you were thinking of a 500mm f/4L IS II. I guess that you got tired waiting.

Thanks!

I had planned on the 500/4 II.  But I decided that I'd really like to use the 1D X rather than the 7D, for the lower ISO noise, better AF, and faster frame rate.  But, 500mm on FF means giving back 140mm vs. 400mm on APS-C.  OTOH, the 600/4 II is essentially the same weight as the original 500/4, so about as handholdable.  Giving back 40mm isn't that big a deal, and with the 1.4x III, I'd gain 200mm relative to 400mm on 1.6x, and have great optical results.  So, I went for the 600/4 II.

Congrats John!

Wish the rest of us could enjoy this Dilemma too  :P
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 11:10:09 AM »
Hey Neuro
I love the 1st image "squirrel"

What a killer combo 1D X + 600mm. For some of us, we can only dream about this combo :)

Don't tell me you have this one on your wish list too :P
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 10:03:47 AM »
Congratulations on getting your lens!   Question to you and to others who have received their lens.  When did you order and how long did it take them to fulfill your order? I have had mine on order since August 15 and there is no estimate from anyone as to when they might come in.  Also the company whom I ordered from (one of the biggies) won't divulge where I am on the list...it is killing me  >:(  Thanks.  PS.  Love the squirrel!

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2012, 10:16:39 AM »
Ordered from B&H on 21-Aug, received on 02-Oct (techincally, it 'shipped' on 30-Sep, but that was a Sunday so UPS picked it up on Monday, and delivered it to me Tuesday).

Good luck...you will love it, once you get it!
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2012, 10:40:31 AM »
Dang!  Should have ordered from B&H!  I ordered from Adorama - I will remember that next time.  You ordered five days later than me and have your lens already...

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2012, 12:36:24 PM »
Here are some shots that I took over the weekend, all shot on a Canon 5D Mark III and with a 1.4x III TC.

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2012, 01:40:34 PM »
Very nice. Makes me begin to think a 300mm 2.8 IS and Kenko 2x TC doesn't cut it  :(

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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2012, 11:35:43 PM »
I was able to talk with Gary Farber or rather email back and forth - wish I had ordered from him in the first place, he was very helpful and I will make sure to talk to him first next camera equipment order I have.  But I am happy to say that the lens I ordered three months ago is FINALLY on its way.  It will be here Wednesday...now to plan where to take it first.

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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2012, 09:22:12 AM »
Chenbro, the Egret shot is sublime!
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2012, 10:27:18 AM »
Chenbro, the Egret shot is sublime!


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With excellent background color
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2012, 03:50:19 PM »
Chenbro, the Egret shot is sublime!


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With excellent background color

Thanks! It was also the only one of those I posted that was hand-held (the cormorant and falcon were both car-door-assisted). The combination of the lens' lighter weight and incredible image stabilization is nothing short of amazing.

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2012, 11:10:44 AM »
'Ipswich' Savannah Sparrow at 1200mm:


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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2012, 11:57:22 AM »
'Ipswich' Savannah Sparrow at 1200mm:


Do you find the  shot was softened a bit by the 2X, i know your at f8 and in cloud, but hows teh combo of teh 600 Mk II and the 2X mkIII


(getting the 600 mk II soon so just want to get a feel of your expert opinion)
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2012, 11:57:22 AM »