Field review of the new Canon 600mm MKII
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speedmaster20d
Registered: Oct 20, 2009
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Country: United States

As promised, I put together a field review of the new Canon 600mm MKII. you can read it here:


http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/600II_review/



wtlloyd
Registered: Jun 08, 2003
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Country: United States

Nice write-up, veerrrry nice Kite shots!



netexpress
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Superlative!



AGeoJO
Registered: Jul 08, 2003
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Nice review and great images, Arash. Thank you for posting that. Now, I need to buy that lens... . I sent you a PM with a really minor suggestion, BTW.

Joshua



speedmaster20d
Registered: Oct 20, 2009
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Country: United States

AGeoJO wrote:
Nice review and great images, Arash. Thank you for posting that. Now, I need to buy that lens... . I sent you a PM with a really minor suggestion, BTW.

Joshua


thanks Josh!



Schlotkins
Registered: Aug 06, 2004
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Country: United States

speedmaster20d wrote:
As promised, I put together a field review of the new Canon 600mm MKII. you can read it here:


http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/600II_review/


Thanks for the great review and the fantastic images! I have the 500L and was curious about handholding. It sounds like I can which over to the longer focal length and enough similar if not better handholding!

Chris



kaycephoto
Registered: Aug 13, 2011
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Country: Canada

amazing images & even better review! very informative for sure.. thank you for taking the time to put that all together Arash!

i'm still debating between the 600mkII or the 500mkII.. i'd LOVE to be able to shoot the 600mkII handheld as effectively as some of you seasoned pros, but given that I didn't have tremendous success during extended sessions with the 500mkI, i'm leaning towards the 500mkII..

reading your observation that the 600mkII "feels lighter" because of the better balance makes me tempted though!



dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
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A expansive write-up of an expensive lens.



thedutt
Registered: May 15, 2006
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Thanks for posting, very informative. Now where to get 13k to get one of these monsters is the question



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: Australia

Gee thanks Arash, you may have just convinced me to get the 600 II!

Nice work and write up, very informative.

I've already been buttering up the wife for a few months. Of course between now and my birthday in December, I will change my mind 247 times on whether to get the 500 II or 600 II.



dolina
Registered: Nov 05, 2008
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Well written. Makes me want to call in and make a reservation.



onegreatcity
Registered: Feb 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1483
Country: Canada

Realistically, I will never own this lens but I do enjoy perspective and appreciate good writing. The images are beyond beautiful! Thanks for sharing your views...
-Cam



big country
Registered: Nov 27, 2006
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Country: United States

Speedmaster, where did you end up purchasing your lens?



halse
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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The first kite shot is very nice and some in the gallery (#35) are really good.
I do the world's worst BIF but do like them.



ClausC
Registered: Jul 12, 2008
Total Posts: 89
Country: Denmark

the new 600/4 seems poised to become the new 500/4 ( adding 1.2x to compensate for the lost 1.3x ) (Well, the price is a serious obstacle...)

Fine review and pictures, thanks

Regards

Claus



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Great images and write-up. Thanks for posting!
Edited: It's on the front page now.



speedmaster20d
Registered: Oct 20, 2009
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thanks everyone for nice comments

I got my lens from B&H.



speedmaster20d
Registered: Oct 20, 2009
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Country: United States

Regarding 600 II vs. 500 II, IMO it all depends on the weight you are comfortable with. If you are happy with the weight of the current 500 I would def get the 600 as you get more reach that can increase your field productivity. If the current 500 feels too heavy then the new 500 is your lens. Both lenses can produce excellent images for sure.



speedmaster20d
Registered: Oct 20, 2009
Total Posts: 1611
Country: United States

Fred Miranda wrote:
Great images and write-up. Thanks for posting!
Edited: It's on the front page now.


thanks Fred, much appreciated.



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9777
Country: United States

Makes me want to buy one. Only problem is that I would not know what to shoot with it
Great review and images.



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