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pasi
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


Is this good lens to take pictures of flying birds ?

And how about that dust "problem" ?




Jan 27, 2005 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


If you want "birds in flight" lens, i would recommend 400/5.6 instead. It's much (a little bit?) lighter, faster to focus, and (from my experience) better pict quality at wide open.
I don't think this paticular lens has dust problem as every lens which changes its length should have the same sort of effect.

One question,, what's wrong with your 300/4?? or 300/4 plus 1.4x??



Jan 27, 2005 at 09:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


There is nothing wrong with 300 & 1.4... I just love that lens !!

But sometimes when I take action pics ( birds, dogs etc ) that over 650mm ( 300 +1.4 ) is too much and with prime I cant zoom out. Also the 70-200 4 is sometimes too short and with 1.4x the focus it too slow...

So I think that the 100-400 would be just perfect for this kind of action pics besauce I can zoom quickly in and out... I think that 100-400 would be somekind "allrounder lens" for me.

Here is some pics of dogs so you can see what I mean...

http://img161.exs.cx/img161/4373/c105ni.jpg
http://img161.exs.cx/img161/402/c71wb.jpg

...and here is pic of bird which get too close to me so I didn't get more pic of him... ( it's Arctic Redpoll and it's only visitor here in southern Finland )... well maybe next time.

http://img152.exs.cx/img152/453/tundraurpiainendigi8pz.jpg
http://img152.exs.cx/img152/6640/tundraurpiaineniidigi7ne.jpg

So if that 100-400 is technically good lens I would like to buy one and that's what I like to know.... is it good ?

Regards
Pasi




Jan 27, 2005 at 11:59 PM
 

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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


Pasi, I think the photos you are taking with your current lenses are great! If you decide to get the 100-400mm I'm sure you'll have no trouble getting remarkable photographs with it.
Thanks for sharing those photos.
Lisa



Jan 28, 2005 at 12:05 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


Hi Pasi,
very nice pictures of the dogs!
As you correctly mentioned, the 100-400 is very flexible and the image quality is good as well. As for the dust problem, I think it it is overhyped - I don't have any dust issues with the push-pull at all.



Jan 28, 2005 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon EF 100-400 IS USM for birds


I just bought the 100-400 this week, I just love it, true, it maybe is " less sharp" than a prime, but it still is really sharp! The fact that you're able to zoom is just great!


Jan 28, 2005 at 06:50 AM







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