Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Curmudgeon

EOS M50
Feb 20, 2012
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Greetings, Mt. Spokane (does not rhyme with cocaine):

Always enjoyed your posts: thought they were balanced, knowledgeable and pleasantly lacking in vitriol. Had another reason to relate: long ago, taught school for seven years in Kettle Falls. (Guessing you know where that is.) Hated the job; God's country.

For complicated family reasons, have been stuck in the upper Midwest for 13 years. Which means I now have two reasons to dislike (envy) you: (1) for getting to put a new 100-400 Mk II through its paces; and (2) for being able to do it using the Inland Empire for a test pattern. Those shots of America's last truly middle class hobby farms nestled up against the western foothills of the Rockies were a lance to the heart...

:)
 

K-amps

EOR R
Aug 8, 2011
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Indianapolis
Shot mounted on an 80D:

The Costa Rican Ahinga of the Arsenal region. Aka Snake-Bird along the Rio Frigo

Shot from a Moving boat as the Bird groomed itself along the shore Foliage. 1/250th F/5, iso800 on a Canon 80D mounted with the 100-400mm mk.II @ 241mm
 

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kaihp

I'm not new here
Mar 19, 2012
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K-amps said:
Shot mounted on an 80D:

The Costa Rican Ahinga of the Arsenal region. Aka Snake-Bird along the Rio Frigo

Shot from a Moving boat as the Bird groomed itself along the shore Foliage. 1/250th F/5, iso800 on a Canon 80D mounted with the 100-400mm mk.II @ 241mm
Great shot K-amps
 

Eldar

EOS 5D MK IV
Jan 14, 2013
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I took this lens, mounted on a 5DSR, on a flyfishing trip to Iceland last week. Even though the reach is not what I normally use, the combination with the enormous resolution of the 5DSR gives the combo a fantastic flexibility.

This dunlin, which is a rather small bird, came quite close. You do not get 400 f2.8L IS II type bokeh, but I can live with this.

5DSR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO320, @400mm
 

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Eldar

EOS 5D MK IV
Jan 14, 2013
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A fly fishing buddy decided it was time to call it a day. The remaining days of our trip was rainy, cold, with a strong wind from the north and lots of beer and aquavit :)
 

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I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Eldar said:
I took this lens, mounted on a 5DSR, on a flyfishing trip to Iceland last week. Even though the reach is not what I normally use, the combination with the enormous resolution of the 5DSR gives the combo a fantastic flexibility.

This dunlin, which is a rather small bird, came quite close. You do not get 400 f2.8L IS II type bokeh, but I can live with this.

5DSR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO320, @400mm
Very nice shot, Eldar. Well done.
 

lion rock

EOR R
Jan 1, 2013
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Yeah, needs years of training. I can't safely go more than 9000 ft before having altitude issue, walking, not climbing.
Still a great photo. Where was it shot from?
-r
 

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I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Beautiful sky. Lovely light. I especially like the first picture. Well done, Jason.
 
I picked one up a few months ago from Canon reburbished store. The IS works very well and the subject you focus on is very sharp. However I find the bokeh a bit unpleasing compared to the 70-200 f2.8 (non IS) that I normally use. I realize the 100-400 is not f2.8, but even when my 70-200 is stopped down to an equivalent aperture it just looks so much nicer to me. I am also not crazy about the lens zooming out - and yes I knew that was how it worked when I ordered it. I also find in low light or low contrast subjects it has a hard time focusing in situations where my 70-200 would lock in no problem. It's not a terrible lens by any means, just not as stellar as I expected. Is anyone else slightly disappointed with it?
 

scottburgess

Canonical Canon
Jun 20, 2013
222
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I'm surprised to find how well this lens works hand-held, with a Canon 2x II extender on it, ISO 800. The image stabilizer is really worth the investment.
 

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