Canon 200-400 f/4 reviewed by "Chasseur d'Images"

Started Jun 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
mattr Veteran Member • Posts: 3,523
Re: Canon 200-400 f/4 reviewed by "Chasseur d'Images"

Oldvic wrote:

mattr wrote:

The focus on differences in the f/16-f/32 range is utterly crazy. It also would be interesting to know what the % numbers are.

I suddenly realised that you may be refering to the "stacked converters" tests: if so, when you stack converters, the maximum aperture shrinks correspondingly. In these cases, f/16 is the biggest aperture possible with this lens/converter combo, so higher values do not exist.

Not sure what you are referring here to.

Are the 1.4x internal + external 2x the stacked converters you mean? The widest aperture is now f/11 as indicated in your results. The reported sharpness at this setting of 40-45% would be actually very disappointing, if correct (I don't believe it). This would be much lower than f/32 without the 2xTC, in other words: extremely soft. Impossible to believe, given what for example the 300/2.8II can produce wide open with a 2xTC on a 7D (smaller pixels):

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