My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

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Symtex Regular Member • Posts: 458
My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II
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I went out on Friday to try an 100-400lL + 1.4 ex II with the Canon new firmware. My first impression is the AF is kinda slow. You almost have to pre-focus. I also lost focus if I try to do high-speed continuous shot.

This is my result

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Felunk New Member • Posts: 19
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

great shots, did you use a tripod?  Considering a 2.0 ex?

Keith Z Leonard Veteran Member • Posts: 5,621
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

To be fair that's a hummingbird!    Tough job for any focusing system, nice shots!

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stefanoromei Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

Ciao,
I tried on the same body+100/400 the ext 1, 4 tcIII.
It is slower than my kenko dgx pro1, 4 and with canon tc the camera allow just single point af.
With kenko i can use all the af points....
I'll keep the kenko.
...PS sorry for my bad english

TimR32225 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,365
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

You've done well.

I usually would not even try an extender on the 100-400 due to the slow focus speed and deterioration of IQ.

You got away with hit here.

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jouni123 Contributing Member • Posts: 664
Fine sharpness is lovely

Sharpness like yours makes my eyes enjoy. Gear works and is in good hands, jouni

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ASR45 Forum Pro • Posts: 36,248
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

Nice work  

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JohnJ851 Regular Member • Posts: 479
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

Hi Symtex

Same experience here but with the 400 f/5.6

JohnJ

rebel99 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,025
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nice photos, hummers are very difficult birds to take good picture of because of their feathers that change color and texture even when they move around. i have been relatively successful to take some nice photos of the hummer only one time after numerous attempts

cheerz.

Symtex OP Regular Member • Posts: 458
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

No tripod. all handheld. I would not consider the 2x extender. It was hard enough with the 1.4

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Symtex OP Regular Member • Posts: 458
Re: My adventure with the 100-400L + 1.4 ex II

I did not notice any deterioration as per the image I posted

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Symtex OP Regular Member • Posts: 458
Re: Fine sharpness is lovely

jouni123 wrote:

Sharpness like yours makes my eyes enjoy. Gear works and is in good hands, jouni

Thanks so much

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