My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

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Symtex
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My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
May 5, 2013

I went out on Friday to try an 100-400lL + 1.4 ex II with the Canon new firmware. My first impression is the AF is kinda slow. You almost have to pre-focus. I also lost focus if I try to do high-speed continuous shot.

This is my result

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Felunk
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Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
In reply to Symtex, May 5, 2013

great shots, did you use a tripod?  Considering a 2.0 ex?

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Keith Z Leonard
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In reply to Symtex, May 5, 2013

To be fair that's a hummingbird!    Tough job for any focusing system, nice shots!

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Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
In reply to Symtex, May 5, 2013

Ciao,
I tried on the same body+100/400 the ext 1, 4 tcIII.
It is slower than my kenko dgx pro1, 4 and with canon tc the camera allow just single point af.
With kenko i can use all the af points....
I'll keep the kenko.
...PS sorry for my bad english

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In reply to Symtex, May 5, 2013

You've done well.

I usually would not even try an extender on the 100-400 due to the slow focus speed and deterioration of IQ.

You got away with hit here.

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Fine sharpness is lovely
In reply to Symtex, May 5, 2013

Sharpness like yours makes my eyes enjoy. Gear works and is in good hands, jouni

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In reply to Symtex, May 6, 2013

Nice work  

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Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
In reply to Symtex, May 6, 2013

Hi Symtex

Same experience here but with the 400 f/5.6

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Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
In reply to Symtex, May 6, 2013

nice photos, hummers are very difficult birds to take good picture of because of their feathers that change color and texture even when they move around. i have been relatively successful to take some nice photos of the hummer only one time after numerous attempts

cheerz.

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Symtex
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Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
In reply to Felunk, May 6, 2013

No tripod. all handheld. I would not consider the 2x extender. It was hard enough with the 1.4

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In reply to TimR32225, May 6, 2013

I did not notice any deterioration as per the image I posted

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In reply to jouni123, May 6, 2013

jouni123 wrote:

Sharpness like yours makes my eyes enjoy. Gear works and is in good hands, jouni

Thanks so much

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