New 100-400 in a few months?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Steve Balcombe
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In reply to BigBen08, Apr 4, 2013

BigBen08 wrote:

Steve Balcombe wrote:

Steve Balcombe wrote:

BigBen08 wrote:

Try panning a flying aircraft hand held. Updated IS and AF would be welcomed.

Yes, I was wondering whether a new 100-400L might be the first in its class to get the new Mode 3 IS which so far only features on the MkII big whites.

Just realised birdbrain had already made the same point - sorry, missed that until now.

I guess that makes you a birdbrain, too. (just kidding, just kidding )

har har

Steve, those new 300, 400, 500 II lenses are said to have 2 more stops of IS. If that's included in the new 100-400, it woud be great. I shoot aircraft at slow shutter speeds to capture prop blur. The extra stops of IS would be a nice benefit.

All the MkII's have 4-stop IS but that's not new - the 70-200/4L IS has had it for years, maybe that was the first I'm not sure. The 200/2L IS has 5-stop IS.

What's new though is Mode 3. I realise you can often use Mode 2 for aircraft because panning mode works fine for straight, level flight. But Mode 3 works for erratic flight so I'm guessing it could be very valuable to you.

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