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PetKal wrote:
SNIP

I betcha a nickel to a doughnut that of all 100-400 users' shots, at least 99% are taken at 400mm FL. Do you think that 200-400L will be any different ? So much for zoom "versatility".
Besides, Markle, 200-400L will probably be too heavy for you to use handheld.


I can only address my shooting style which I will describe as spray and pray. I will often let go with a burst of 10, 20, or even 30 shots with my 1d4, often times at 400mm.

On the other hand I do a lot of chimping and frequently will zoom out for better framing.

The result is that most of my shots may be at 400mm, but I would bet a fair number of my keepers are at a focal length other than 400mm.

Back in the day the Photo 101 prof use to say expect to get 1 keeper out of a roll of 36 frames. With the decrease in cost using digital I expect 1 keeper out of 100 images I capture.





Jul 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM
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p.4 #2 · Canon 200-400 hands on


I'm sure the majority of my bird shots are at 400mm, but I do use the lens all through the FL range and don't just use it for birding. I'd actually lve to see the 100-400L become an 80-400L II if they can keep IQ at least as good with the 5x zoom range.


Jul 04, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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grahamg wrote:
OK... its frustrating as the lens I tried out felt like a finished product. Yes 7 grand does seem a lot but I have immediate and regular use for it and would swallow the price for the increased productivity it would give me. I photograph a lot of dressage at all levels and have gone through a Sigma 120-300 + 1.4 tc and now use a Canon 300 2.8 . The quality difference is marked plus I can shoot wide open in very low light and achieve focus. Cannot do that with the Sigma. So the 200-400 is the logical
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a logical step but at $7,000 a bit beyond my budget






Jul 05, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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CW100 wrote:
a logical step but at $7,000 a bit beyond my budget




If 200-400L was introduced at $7,000, then Canon would sell too many of them, and we can't have that. Graham probably meant 7,000 punds sterling, which is more in line with the prices of other supertelephoto lenses these days.



Jul 05, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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