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reno.peterson
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Ok, this may have been as close as I'd EVER come to owning a lens of this proportion, short of a huge lottery type windfall!!! The local camera store has a 600 f/4L IS used for $7500.00, and I decided to go into the shop to get a mount on my 7D...I'm extremely impressed!!!

It's heavy but definitely able to be maneuvered fairly well with some practice and good technique. Hand hold-able in shooting position for a couple minutes and a bit of rest in between. I guess I'll beef up with a 15lb potato sack in the shooting position if I ever bring myself to buying one!!! Needless to say, it took my "lens-lust" to a whole new level.

I shot these through the windows and didn't have very much more to "target" in the 5 minutes I was having my lense-gasm!!!




  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






I'm super impressed with the IS @ this FL and Shutter Speed!!!

  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/8.0    1/320s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 29, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Buy it, no one needs to eat and we survived without houses and heating !


Dec 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


reno.peterson wrote:
I shot these through the windows


WHAT You used a filter on that lens!

Jk looks like fun.



Dec 30, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Lots of fun!!! I'm working on my disguise and excuse to go back in and mount it to my 1DII,
and see if they'll let me just take it out on the sidewalk for a few minutes !!!

Here's a 50% crop...If I ever own one of these, I'll really have to develop my long lens technique!!!




  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


And a 100% crop...




  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 30, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


you should get it.

just think of the great shots you could get of drew brees



Dec 30, 2011 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Buy it.


Dec 30, 2011 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Go for it, Reno.....that lens is some sweet deal compared to 600 MkII.
No doubt, 600 f/4 IS Mk I is the hardest one to shoot hand-held because of its sheer weight and length....very few people can do it in a genuine fashion, for extended periods of time. Therefore, a sturdy pod/head is a neccessity.

All around, I think 500 f/4 is a more practical lens, and a bit cheaper too. That one I am sure you could use handheld for an hour or two.



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Dec 30, 2011 at 01:35 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Offer $7000. Current eBay prices are at about $6550 in [M-] condition. The hands-on and no-shipping purchase from a local brick and mortar shop is worth something, but not $1000.

P.S. I agree with Peter about the 500/4L IS, it's a pleasure for hand hold shooting. Average eBay price in [M-] condition, $5620, $4440 in [E] condition.



Dec 30, 2011 at 01:42 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


I owned the even older non-IS for a few months before I decided that I just wasn't physically up to it.

Its even harder to handhold with no IS.










Dec 30, 2011 at 01:45 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


Don't do this to me, I have my own lens crisis I am working on!


Dec 30, 2011 at 03:17 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


600MM f/4 IS w/1.4x ii handheld:








Dec 30, 2011 at 03:50 AM
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jcolwell wrote:
P.S. I agree with Peter about the 500/4L IS, it's a pleasure for hand hold shooting. Average eBay price in [M-] condition, $5620, $4440 in [E] condition.


I gotta call you on this one. I track 500/4 prices and under $4500 is something you see once in a blue moon - hardly average price for one in Excellent condition. I think maybe you are including the older (and much cheaper) 500/4.5L in your average.



Dec 30, 2011 at 05:42 AM
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PetKal wrote:
All around, I think 500 f/4 is a more practical lens, and a bit cheaper too. That one I am sure you could use handheld for an hour or two.



I cannot handhold the 500 for an hour.



Dec 30, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


vachss wrote:
I gotta call you on this one. I track 500/4 prices and under $4500 is something you see once in a blue moon - hardly average price for one in Excellent condition. I think maybe you are including the older (and much cheaper) 500/4.5L in your average.


You can call me any time. Here's the current Lens$db data for 500/4L IS in [E] to [E+] condition, most recent sale in July 2011.

=AVERAGE(4499,4500,4159,4505,4500,4350,4451,4550)

vachss wrote:
I think maybe you are including the older (and much cheaper) 500/4.5L in your average.


I think you should check out the Lens Price Database before making erroneous statements like that, http://tinyurl.com/jcolwell-lensdb


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Dec 30, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


I just checked the "SOLD" 500's in the Buy and Sell Forum. Average price was $7000-$7500.


Dec 30, 2011 at 01:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


The two most recent sales that I recorded on eBay for 500/4L IS [M-] were $6000 this month and $5400 in November.


Dec 30, 2011 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


jcolwell, do you go back on check feedback to make sure these low selling items were legit?


Dec 30, 2011 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · "Old" 600 f/4L IS - WOW...


A couple more... I'm also very impressed with the subject isolation at the distances shot !!! Canon did well when they made these things! The colors are spot on accurate too in relation to the lighting and gloom of the day!!! Amazing !!!

Still kind of looking @ yesterday's shots...Do ya blame me...




Subject distance - 56.7m

  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






Subject distance - 31.3m

  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    2000 ISO    0.0 EV  






Subject distance - 16.8m

  Canon EOS 7D    EF600mm f/4L IS USM lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Dec 30, 2011 at 04:32 PM
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big country wrote:
jcolwell, do you go back on check feedback to make sure these low selling items were legit?


I generally don't check feedback. These were not 'low selling items'. These are typical multi-bid auction prices from sellers with good feedback. There are also many sales with much higher Buy It Now prices that I generally do not record. You might have to be patient to get one, but they're out there. I have a fairly accurate bogus detector, and all of these sales seemed OK to me. YMMV.

I've detracted sufficiently from the OP's thread. If you want more info about Lens$db, then please read the documentation at the site cited above.




Dec 30, 2011 at 04:33 PM
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