Question for Canon 500f4 users

Started Jun 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
Eduardo del Solar
Eduardo del Solar Senior Member • Posts: 1,966
Re: Question for Canon 500f4 users

Colin Dunleavy wrote:

I just got mine yesterday. Brand new fom B&H.

The nice thing about BH is there is a 14 return policy, no questons asked. That is why I got my 500mm from them. I am still testing this lens.

Is there a long learning curve with this lens?

Since I only have it for two days I can not fully answer this question. I believe it will take me quite a while (months?) to get the most from this lens as I come from the 400mm 5.6

I've been using mine

today with a tripod and IS and the pictures are not as sharp as I
was expecting.
Infact quite e few seemed out of focus.
Also the AF sounds like its hunting when IS is on and it only seems
to lock into focus when in one shot mode.

I find the AF to be on the dot, sharp and super fast. AF does not hunt at all even with a 1.4 extender under low light. I use this lens with a 20D, a back not know for great AF capabilities, and the AF in the 500mm works like a charm.

The problems I am having is trying to hand hold this lens. There is a 3x increase in weight over my 400mm and the size does feel very akward to me.

Read your manual, shoot, shoot and shoot so more!

Taken this morning, no tripod.

regards!

Eduardo

I would really appreciate any feedback from users of this lens
before I have to send it back.

Thanks.
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