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MaTiHH wrote:
And finally using the 2x extender:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35225827264_706f9f3835_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/VEMzco]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1034.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36065982635_f8725b5439_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/WX2A7P]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1039.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr


Thanks for posting these sample Martin!



Jul 21, 2017 at 03:21 PM
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I am sure this lens is great but I have been thinking of cancelling my pre-order now that the availability is getting closer. Why? I have been telling myself that if I don't use a lens for real-life photography in 6 months, then I need to sell it. Now, I do not anticipate a real-life usage of this lens until February 2018. Sure, it is fun to play around with a new lens. So, why would I buy it now, except to satisfy my gear lust? By the time I need it, it may be less expensive, too .


Jul 21, 2017 at 04:16 PM
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MaTiHH wrote:
And finally using the 2x extender:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35225827264_706f9f3835_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/VEMzco]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1034.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36065982635_f8725b5439_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/WX2A7P]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1039.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr


Thank you for sharing these. Just curious if the lens comes with a lens strap? I am not a fan of using Black Rapid type of straps for lens or cameras.



Jul 21, 2017 at 04:29 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · FE 100-400 test with samples


No lens strap, just a case and a shoulder strap for the case.


Jul 21, 2017 at 06:15 PM
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MaTiHH wrote:
No lens strap, just a case and a shoulder strap for the case.


hmm.. I wonder if the A7RII's lens mount is strong enough to hold the 100-400 if the lens is attached to the camera and you want to hang the whole combo on your shoulder by the camera strap. Sounds pretty risky



Jul 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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MaTiHH wrote:
And finally using the 2x extender:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/35225827264_706f9f3835_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/VEMzco]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1034.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36065982635_f8725b5439_b.jpg[url=https://flic.kr/p/WX2A7P]

2017-07-21 100-400 Test-1039.jpg[/url] by Sport & Spiel Martin, auf Flickr


At web resolutions you wouldn't be able to tell there was a 2x TC on that lens.



Jul 21, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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kdrk888 wrote:
hmm.. I wonder if the A7RII's lens mount is strong enough to hold the 100-400 if the lens is attached to the camera and you want to hang the whole combo on your shoulder by the camera strap. Sounds pretty risky


I do it all of the time with the A7R2 and Canon 100-400 II. I use a Black Rapid. No problemo.




Jul 22, 2017 at 03:13 AM
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virtualrain wrote:
At web resolutions you wouldn't be able to tell there was a 2x TC on that lens.


Indeed! I am quite surprised and impressed with the quality of the TC (and of course the lens). Here is one more shot (no crop):

[url=https://flic.kr/p/VJWt6H]

Garden Bird[/url] by martin timmann, auf Flickr



Jul 22, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · FE 100-400 test with samples


My unused Sony 1.4x extender has been collecting some dust! I can't wait to get this lens.


Jul 22, 2017 at 02:23 PM
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So what is the prevailing wisdom on TC use? I know there are various opinions on whether cropping actually produces better results that a 1.4x and/or 2.0x TC (especially on zooms). Any thoughts on cropping (or crop/APS mode) vs TC on the FE 100-400 + A7RII combo? Which produces better resolution?


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For my eyes on the 100-400 the TCs are better than the equivalent crops. That accounts for both the 1.4 and 2x. On the 70-200 though the 2x TC doesn't work quite well while the 1.4 still delivers excellent results.


Jul 22, 2017 at 03:35 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
I am sure this lens is great but I have been thinking of cancelling my pre-order now that the availability is getting closer. Why? I have been telling myself that if I don't use a lens for real-life photography in 6 months, then I need to sell it. Now, I do not anticipate a real-life usage of this lens until February 2018. Sure, it is fun to play around with a new lens. So, why would I buy it now, except to satisfy my gear lust? By the time I need it, it may be less expensive, too .


What??
OK, logic over emotion (GAS), very mature; but I operate under the principle 'you are never to old to have a wonderful childhood'
So you can buy my used one before your trip if the 1.4TC fails. The 2.0 looks promising thanks to Martin Spiel but the 2.0 would be gravy; 1.4 is the necessary biscuit and I can make do with jelly.



Jul 25, 2017 at 12:55 AM
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MaTiHH wrote:
No lens strap, just a case and a shoulder strap for the case.


I gambled and have ordered this
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1303687-REG/really_right_stuff_13991_foot_for_sony_fe.html
It is for the FE70-200GM
Maybe it will work for the FE100-400. Fingers crossed.

When I carried big Canon glass on each lens would be an RRS replacement foot like above. To the RRS
foot I would attach this-
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/555296-REG/Kirk_SS_1_SS_1_Security_Strap.html

And I would add 1/2 of this to the foot and 1/2 to the shoulder strap for plan B/insurance policy. Post years of carrying large heavy glass I never dropped a lens or had one unconnect from this strap system-
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/485769-REG/OP_TECH_USA_1301062_System_Connectors_Set_of.html

Sadly I won't know until next week if this works for the FE100-400



Jul 25, 2017 at 01:02 AM
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SCOR wrote:
So what is the prevailing wisdom on TC use? I know there are various opinions on whether cropping actually produces better results that a 1.4x and/or 2.0x TC (especially on zooms). Any thoughts on cropping (or crop/APS mode) vs TC on the FE 100-400 + A7RII combo? Which produces better resolution?


SCOR, many of us were spoiled by the Canon 100-400ii which would easily and happily accept the 1.4TCiii. The Canon 100-400ii is the bench mark for IQ in zooms of this range. To me the IQ degradation when using this set up was clinically insignificant and the AF speed was unhampered. That is my dream with the Sony. If it is as good as the Canon I sold a couple of weeks ago I'll be ecstatic.




Jul 25, 2017 at 01:07 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · FE 100-400 test with samples


I'll take seconds bud. Lol

AGeoJO wrote:
I am sure this lens is great but I have been thinking of cancelling my pre-order now that the availability is getting closer. Why? I have been telling myself that if I don't use a lens for real-life photography in 6 months, then I need to sell it. Now, I do not anticipate a real-life usage of this lens until February 2018. Sure, it is fun to play around with a new lens. So, why would I buy it now, except to satisfy my gear lust? By the time I need it, it may be less expensive, too .




Jul 25, 2017 at 01:51 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · FE 100-400 test with samples


Short story I'm sitting on my back patio and noticed my buddies are back. For the last 22 years a couple big Owls have been in the neighborhood and the come and go. Tonight 2 of them which now are at least 3 ft tall are resting on a tree about 150 yards out. Over the years they did get a small dog. I sent mine back in the house but love to get a shot of these monsters . May have to get this lens.


Jul 25, 2017 at 02:33 AM
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Take that back I see three of them


Jul 25, 2017 at 02:34 AM
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I got a shot of one them with my Batis 135 in crop mode but his head was hiding behind a limb. I'll post it for kicks


Jul 25, 2017 at 02:56 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · FE 100-400 test with samples


Guy,
Give this album a 10 second scroll through-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/medicineman4040/albums/72157647823023723
You're pulling at my heart strings! And to think I travel all over to find them and you
have three in your backyard!



Jul 25, 2017 at 05:45 AM
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Great sharpness, can't wait till I have the funds to buy this lens.


Jul 25, 2017 at 09:50 PM
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