A long weekend of soccer with the 5D IV and 400 f4 DO II

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A long weekend of soccer with the 5D IV and 400 f4 DO II
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Hello everyone.

Last weekend I shot 5 games over the course of two days with the 5D IV and 400 DO II combo. We had some uncharacteristically wild weather over the weekend and I ended up shooting in everything from blazing sun to pouring rain. The camera and lens had no issues and didn't skip a beat.

I really enjoyed this combo for field sports! It was (relatively) light and mobile. Everything was shot handheld and the IS mode 3 was fantastic. I like the images I got out of this combo much more than I did with the 100-400 II. In some very high contrast backlit situations the bokeh was a bit busy but in most lighting situations the I didn't see any evidence of the diffractive optics. The first three images below show the bokeh at its worst but part of that is also heat shimmer. In short, I wouldn't hesitate to use this combo again if I wanted a great compromise of reach, mobility, and image quality.

 Retzius's gear list:Retzius's gear list
Olympus TG-5 Ricoh GR III Canon EOS 600D Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM +7 more
Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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