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jmeyer

http://www.jmeyerphotography.net/
Dec 11, 2014
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you are getting me convinced about 100-400 .is it as sharp when 1 meter bug shoot too?
Been trying shoot bugs with 40cm focus distance and its difficult when bug is awake and observing dangers.
Macro lenses must be good only for sleeping and dead bugs.
Awesome thing you can change bug shooting to bird shooting just with turning mode button :)
I basically bought the lens because of how much Alan has raved about it. I wanted it for butterflies in the summer and I knew it would work for birds in the spring, when they're really close in some of the parks. I've used it for butterflies at the minimum distance with the extender, shooting at 560mm F9 and it's extremely sharp. You can see all the detail you're looking for, individual strands of hair on the butterfly body or veins in the wings. You will not be disappointed with it. I got mine from a Canon refurbished sale and it was only $1500, which also made it a no brainer.

Jeremy
 

jprusa

EOS RP
Apr 29, 2013
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I'm finally getting some of my warbler shots edited from May! I had another fantastic warbler migration, in Wisconsin, with 34 species and 3 different sub-species. I normally shoot with the 7D mkll / EF 500 f4 / 1.4xlll, but for 10 days I loaned the 1DX mkll and EF 800 f5.6 from Canon. I haven't edited any photos from the 1DX yet, because I'm still on Lightroom 5.7. I also recently purchased the 100-400 ll and used that as well this spring. The 100-400 is one amazing lens! It's as sharp as my 500 wide open and even at 560 f8, it's extremely sharp! I read reviews and saw what people on here have said, so I was hoping it was going to be great, but it has exceeded my expectations. I will post two sets of photos and all are taken with the 7d mkll and either EF 800, EF500 or EF 100-400 ll. I'm not sure if the names show on each picture, so I'll list them.

Jeremy

American Redstart
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler

Beautiful shots Jeremy!

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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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you are getting me convinced about 100-400 .is it as sharp when 1 meter bug shoot too?
Been trying shoot bugs with 40cm focus distance and its difficult when bug is awake and observing dangers.
Macro lenses must be good only for sleeping and dead bugs.
Awesome thing you can change bug shooting to bird shooting just with turning mode button :)
Pape, just look at my dragonfly shots again - most are with the 100-400mm II. It's really sharp at 1m but I prefer to be about 1.5-2m for dragonflies as the depth of field is better.
 
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Pape

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Dec 31, 2018
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I believe you :) canon does good work ,wouldnt release lense what isnt sharp to short distance too .
i prolly someday buy one but first need moneys for high resolution sensor camera ,maybe 90d
Just worried they make RF 100-400 soon what is probably better . developement is fast with all sony competition.
or sony copying canon lenses ,theyr got even same minimum focus distance.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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One of my disappointments in moving from the EF300 2.8 II to the EF 400 DO II was the MFD for the very uses suggested here. I'm toying with getting the 100 -400 but for my typical shooting it doesn't sub well for the DO (I'm at 800 a lot). That might be different if I had a high resolution sensor and so I wait and wonder what my next move will be. Now if $$ wasn't an issue ...

Jack
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Another ID question. Does anybody know what bird this is? I took the photo in the Niagara Falls aviary but forgot to look up the name. The bird is a real beauty. Thanks!
Nice bird and Click nailed the ID ((y))!
Here I have photos of the Red-crested Turaco (from the aviary of the local zoo). They are different genera but look similar...
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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