Gary S

Gary S

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Has a website at http://www.pbase.com/gary
Joined on Jun 19, 2001

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  • I used the 400 f5.6 for several years, birding, surfing and some other daytime sports. Have the 70-200 f4 IS also. Both fine lenses. But some of the best photos are taken in the lower light of late ...
  • Replied in Some Birding
    Yes it sure is. Not cheap. It takes a camera that focuses at F8 too, unless someone plans to use a non-reporting TC.  I'm not sure all of them will work. I've seen messages posted about ...
  • Replied in Some Birding
    Thanks. To me it seems good enough, certainly for larger birds that don't dart around like sparrows. Egrets, Hawks, Ospreys are all pretty easy because they just don't move very fast. The bigger ...
  • Replied in Some Birding
    These are from the 7D II and 100-400 II, with the 1.4x II.
  • Assuming the price of the new 100-400 II is acceptable to you, it's a fantastic lens. Amazingly, it even looks very good with the Canon 1.4x attached. I'm using the 1.4x version II, along with the ...
  • I've compared my 2x II and 2x III in the past. Not specifically with the 100-400 II but I used both of them with my 300 f2.8 for an extended time. The 2x III does look a little better. In my ...
  • Replied in Live View Focus
    They do work, yes, depending on the camera and focus method. I have the Mark II versions of both converters along with the Mark III version of the 2x. Yesterday I put the 2x III on the 100-400 II ...
  • I was reminded of this thread when I received a lens in a box really smashed on one end, busted open through the reinforced shipping tape and revealing the Canon lens box inside. But the Canon box ...
  • Both with the 1.4x II.  This was a day where a Polarizer would have been handy. There was enough haze in the air above the water, it definitely would have helped. Gotta put one on my shopping ...
  • Replied in Canon 1.4x II
    It focused fine, a little slower as expected. That was a very overcast day so I expect it will perform a little better in sunlight. Got some sun now for the next few days so I plan to go shoot ...
  • Replied in Canon 1.4x II
    This was shot with the Canon 1.4x II, and 7D II. Cropped a little with slight PP. View Original or 100%. I have no plans to purchase the 1.4x Mark III.  I think the II works just fine with this ...
  • Another reason is the lens is still quite new. The larger stores that I know of on the West coast in the US just got them into stock earlier this week. Those people who got them earlier mostly ...
  • Here's another consideration. Copy variance is probably more prevalent among the zooms than the primes. The zoom is a more complicated assembly, more lens elements, etc.  I'd bet many more zooms ...
  • Somebody already mentioned Bryan's site but here they are side by side. Prime on the left, zoom on the right. I've been in this forum for thirteen years, seen a lot of people compare lenses and ...
  • It almost sounds like you had a dud copy of the zoom. I had the 200 f2.8 II prime for about 5 years and it's an excellent lens. It was actually my second one because the first got damaged in a ...
  • Better than Canon's 400 f5.6? That sounds pretty darn good then. 600mm is where the interest is for most people I'd think. Do you have the 1.4x to compare 560mm to the Sigma's long end also? Just ...
  • So, nearly 24 hours since the official announcement.  Likely how long would the pre-order list be at Amazon or B&H by now?  Several hundred orders? It would be nice to know how long the list is at ...
  • It has to be eating into part of the potential sales, at least for now. But it's also possible a number of those people will sell their Tamrons and buy the new 100-400 if the results are blowing ...
  • Ed, I've been seeing them at all the Surfing contests here in Southern California, mostly toward the end of Summer as the lens became more readily available. Also at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Don' ...
  • We like to joke about Canon's often slow update cycle and delays in getting certain products to market in the past. The joking is nothing new. I imagined Canon execs sitting in a meeting room with ...
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