400mm F5.6 need help

Started Aug 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
harrygilbert Senior Member • Posts: 2,799
Re: 400mm F5.6 need help

Yes, the 400/5.6 does take some practice getting used to. Took me several outings, and a lot of reading and practice, but now I find it to be a super sharp lens. Personally, I found that use of a monopod, tripod, or Bush Hawk helped a lot.

The DOF on a long lens is quite thin. If your body sways back to front and you are hand holding, the focus can easily drift from where you intended.

Some useful tips can be found here:




 harrygilbert's gear list:harrygilbert's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS-1D X Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye +17 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow