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10/12/2005 08:18:04 PM · #26
Ordered mine with 1.4 TC today. Given B&H holiday schedule I am not sure when I will get it. My first L class lens.

10/12/2005 09:59:18 PM · #27
Hey Congrats.
10/19/2005 10:28:46 PM · #28
Woot! Arrived today. Just in time for my DPC outing to Denver zoo on Saturday. First impression is good but really haven't used it. It is definitely not a walk around lens! :-)

10/19/2005 11:54:34 PM · #29
MOST definitely NOT a walk around lens. What did you think of the coffee mug, i mean lens hood? ;)

June
10/20/2005 10:02:17 AM · #30
Originally posted by chiqui74:

MOST definitely NOT a walk around lens. What did you think of the coffee mug, i mean lens hood? ;)

June

:-) At least now I can leave the thermos home because a cup that size will wire you for the day.


10/20/2005 08:28:54 PM · #31
I am seeing subtleties of color I certainly hadn't noticed before. At first blush I like it. (My banker says "Geez I hope so"

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10/25/2005 08:08:06 AM · #32
I have a 100 - 400 L and love it. The real question to me was whether I should have gotten a 70 - 200 and a 2x entender. Despite loving the 100 - 400, I have used friends 70 - 200 plus 2x and think it is a faster, more versatile lens. The 2x on the 200 allows the autofocus to still work, while the 1.4x on the 400 kills the autofocus (you can hack this by covering the right connectors, but the hacked autofocus is very poor).

I recommend the 70 - 200 L w/2x if you can afford, otherwise the 100 - 400 has had no dust problems, is somewhat weather sealed, and produces really fantastic (albeit slow) shots.
10/25/2005 09:35:31 AM · #33
I have The 100-400 and I love it. I have also done a lot of tests with the extenders on my 20D.

OK NO ONE FREAK OUT!!!

But these are my results; nothing looks, as good using the extenders as having the actual length example 70-200 plus extender will not equal the quality of the 100-400. In my opinion it degrades it by a lot.

Also I tested the 400 2.8L and the 100-400 with the extenders (1.4x and 2x) it degraded the image more the when I crop on photo shop. The image was clearer and I did not loose stops because of the extender.

I have tested this a couple times in a variety of scenarios. Tripod and cable release, handheld, Low light, Bright sunny day, Studio etc.. And always equals the same for me.

Again this is just for me but I sold my 1.4x and will never rent either again. Not worth it for me.

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10/25/2005 09:53:03 AM · #34
The only lenses that are 'sealed' as far as i know are the Cnaon L lenses, and from postings here, i guess not all of them.
I try to avoid the wet - i have never liked being out in the rain, but was twice this year...
a memorial day parade but i kept the camera pretty dry.
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The other was a wedding, and when we got to the formals it was beyond a drizzle. I did the best i could to keep things dry, but hiding under a tree is not the same as an umbrella! Lots of water drops on the body (300D) and lens (Sigma 18-50 2.8 EX DC) and no issues of any kind.
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I have not used a tele-extender. I have read they slow down teh focusing (on canon's - they're programmed to do that) and of course it costs light. I have not read any reviews on how it effects the image and anecdotal reports are rather mixed. I would think that if i ever get one, it'd be a 1.4x canon and i'd stick on a canon 2.8 lens - i.e. the best of circumstances.

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10/25/2005 10:26:03 AM · #35
I was in the market for a long lens and thought long and hard between selecting the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS and the Canon 300mm f/4.0L IS.

What did it for me was that the 300mm was significantly cheaper ($300US less) and my web research showed that the 300mm had higher image quality than the 100-400mm. True, the 100-400mm offers more flexibility in range. You just have to decide what's more important to you: zoom range or slightly better quality images.

The 300mm works great with the Canon 1.4x tele-extender.
Terns

That said, I wouldn't mind owning the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS on top of the Canon 300mm f/4.0L IS that I already have.

10/25/2005 11:07:40 PM · #36
I agree the 300mm or 400mm primes are sharper but the 100-400 is very sharp and has IS.

Originally posted by Beagleboy:

I was in the market for a long lens and thought long and hard between selecting the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS and the Canon 300mm f/4.0L IS.

What did it for me was that the 300mm was significantly cheaper ($300US less) and my web research showed that the 300mm had higher image quality than the 100-400mm. True, the 100-400mm offers more flexibility in range. You just have to decide what's more important to you: zoom range or slightly better quality images.

The 300mm works great with the Canon 1.4x tele-extender.
Terns

That said, I wouldn't mind owning the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS on top of the Canon 300mm f/4.0L IS that I already have.
10/25/2005 11:12:24 PM · #37
Originally posted by haakky:

Hi

Im considering Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM. Does "ET-83C" lens hood come width it or do i need to buy this seperate? Any other thoughts about this lens? I have read alot that it could be a dust magnet because of the push-pull zoom.

Håkon


I have this lens and I LOVE it. It comes with the lens hood. I haven't noticed any particular dust problem with it at all.
10/25/2005 11:23:37 PM · #38
I too have this lens and will commit suicide if i lose it;-) I have had a some time and use it very often, to date no dust problem what so ever. But I do take care of my stuff and I do make sure to clean my equipment... If I could I would take my 100-400 to bed, not as a symbol of ..... but as a girlfriend! Love it with a passion!
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