Superb Super-telephoto even with 1.4 extender

Started Oct 9, 2012 | User reviews thread
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Craig Jewell
Craig Jewell Senior Member • Posts: 1,182
Superb Super-telephoto even with 1.4 extender

Very sharp from wide-open even when using a 1.4X extender (Version III). Focus is very fast and the lens generally has no problem tracking fast moving objects (I mostly use it for surfing photography). Image stabilisation is generally very good and I have managed to use it handheld on 1DMkIV for short periods using a good stance.

It's a big and heavy lens, so you need steady support. It's worth investing in a gimbal mount to get the best from the lens. I use a Wimberley sidekick.

There is very little to criticise for this lens except the rather steep price and weight, which comes with the territory of the pro-super-tele.

 Craig Jewell's gear list:Craig Jewell's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Pentax K10D Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon EOS M Canon EOS 5D Mark IV +22 more
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Telephoto prime lens • Canon EF
Craig Jewell's score
5.0
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5.0
Canon EOS-1D
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