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aladyforty
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p.5 #1 · p.5 #1 · BIF+FIB-ing with 200-400L


just how big is this new 200-400? I doubt Id ever afford it or get the 1DX for the simple reason I doubt that Id carry any lens long enough to use on a full frame camera for wildlife.

The images sure are beautiful but the 1DX and 200-400 lens are for those with the want to kart heavy gear. I admire people who lug all that stuff around.

For me the choices for birding are the 7D (which I own) and probably a 1D4 (which I'm unsure about mainly because I would not want to go for more than a 400mm lens) I use the 100-400L but once owned the 400 F5.6 and sold it to finance 100-400. I sometimes wish I had kept it.

I Think the 100-400L is a very versatile lens, especially on the 7D but can appreciate the beautiful shots from the 1DX and the 200-400



Sep 15, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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aladyforty wrote:
just how big is this new 200-400?


Think approximately 500mm f/4 size, but just over 1lbs heavier.



Sep 15, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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p.5 #3 · p.5 #3 · BIF+FIB-ing with 200-400L


Stu is right in that description.......200-400L looks rather slim (the same dia as 300 f/2.8 IS) and long (similar to 500 f/4), yet relatively heavy (similar to the old 500 f/4 IS MkI).


Sep 15, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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My only nits about the physical lens are the placement of the limiter switches and the TC switch. Maybe it's just me and I need to get used to it, but I don't find it very comfortable to actuate those switches when hand-holding and swinging/panning.


Sep 15, 2013 at 09:12 PM
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mitesh wrote:
My only nits about the physical lens are the placement of the limiter switches and the TC switch. Maybe it's just me and I need to get used to it, but I don't find it very comfortable to actuate those switches when hand-holding and swinging/panning.



Right on......the TC toggle I can live with, but the limiter switch placement is plain dumb on all MkII lenses: they are out of sight & reach, and practically impossible to operate "on line".



Sep 15, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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PetKal wrote:
Right on......the TC toggle I can live with, but the limiter switch placement is plain dumb on all MkII lenses: they are out of sight & reach, and practically impossible to operate "on line".


You could always program the AF Stop button to freeze time while you adjust the focus limit at your leisure. Or... maybe that's a feature of the Mark III lenses?



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aladyforty wrote:
I Think the 100-400L is a very versatile lens, especially on the 7D but can appreciate the beautiful shots from the 1DX and the 200-400


At web size you'll be hard pressed to see any difference between a 100-400L and 200-400L other than the better background blur of the latter if shooting wide open.

In a birding situation I see little use for the extra cost and bulk of the 200-400L except in low light situations, but in general it's too short, even at 560mm. But in a safari type situation, or shooting larger mammals, friendlier/larger birds, the 200-400L would be pretty much perfect. So I'd buy one if I was shooting in Alaska or Africa a lot say. It'll make more sense when the FF cameras aren't so low pixel density. On a Nikon D800 it'd be great, still leaving us plenty of scope to crop.


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Sep 15, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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mitesh wrote:
My only nits about the physical lens are the placement of the limiter switches and the TC switch. Maybe it's just me and I need to get used to it, but I don't find it very comfortable to actuate those switches when hand-holding and swinging/panning.


I found it hard to NOT activate the 1.4 switch to the On position - kept doing it unintentionally.



Sep 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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p.5 #9 · p.5 #9 · BIF+FIB-ing with 200-400L


While not BIF or FIB, here is a GIYF (Grackle In Your Face):





200-400L @ 400mm




Sep 16, 2013 at 02:39 PM
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p.5 #10 · p.5 #10 · BIF+FIB-ing with 200-400L


A select few from a wedding I've just got back from in the Lake District (UK). Apparently its one of the most haunted Castles in the UK (Muncaster Castle) - No ghosts here though!
Enjoy.

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Sep 16, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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the888account wrote:
A select few from a wedding I've just got back from in the Lake District (UK). Apparently its one of the most haunted Castles in the UK (Muncaster Castle) - No ghosts here though!
Enjoy.


Very nice.
Let me try to figure out a link to this thread's topic: your shots were perchance done with Canon gears ?



Sep 16, 2013 at 05:43 PM
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Ooopps! Something went wrong there! Was meant to be in "6D Shut Up & Shoot Thread"!
I'll move them over....



Sep 16, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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