The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck

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OP Jeff Klofft Veteran Member • Posts: 3,707
Re: The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck

ANAYV wrote:

Jeff Klofft wrote:

I sure hope Nikon doesn't go that route. I'd really like a constant f/4, but would be OK with a 4-5.6.

I hope Nikon would release a similar.lens.

I don't.  Nikon has a smaller R&D budget and I wouldn't want them to spend time there.

Raise ISO If you need faster shutter speeds with slower glass.

Yes, but you can't control the background blur.   f/8 or 11 is fine for BIF with a blue sky background, but on the ground, I'd prefer the animal (or player) stand out against the BG.

Surely modern cameras have no problem.maintaining good IQ. with 2 stops higher ISO. Even APS-C can do very good with high ISO

Shoot RAW and less issue with noise

Again, it's not about ISO or noise, but getting the image you want.

Unless you need shallow DOF...then only faster glass

At 400mm 5.6 is pretty shallow (but f/4 would be even better :-))

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