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    EF 100-400 Lens

    Has anyone got the EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM?

    Is it any good? Worth the money?

    I mainly do steam train photos but I now enjoy going to my local Zoo and I am thinking of buying this lens.

    Any advice will be great, thank you.
    Railway Photography - Steam Train Photos

    #2
    Yes, it’s a lovely lens, whether you’ve got a FF or crop camera in front of it.
    INMHO the mark ll was a big improvement on the mk l - quicker to focus in and sharp as a knife .
    I sold mine to fund the RF 100-500L for my R6.
    If you are going mirrorless then I’d save my money and stretch to the RFLens but if you’re into your EF lenses then it’s a beast
    Canon EOS R6, Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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      #3
      I fully agree with Bo - it's a great lens.
      John Liddle

      Backwell, North Somerset - "Where the cider apples grow"

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        #4
        It’s the first lens I got when I changed to canon with the 5DIII, It’s excellent, probably my most used!
        Ian

        Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/154026104@N07

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          #5
          Thank you all for your replies about the lens.

          I think I will buy one very soon.
          Railway Photography - Steam Train Photos

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            #6
            Slightly belatedly I'll add that I love mine - it's sharp wide open and focuses quickly. However one other feature is it quite good for macro work as is and if you add an extender it's very good. The Working Distance (from front of lens to subject at closest focusing - the Minimum Focusing Distance people specify is from the sensor) is large and so you can shoot stuff without having to get close and either missing it or scaring it away. The attached isn't full-size but shrunk for the forum...
            Bee_tighter_crop.jpg

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              #7
              Been using one for years, even on my movie camera, I might be tempted for a mark ii version for my C100 rig as you can get a focus wheel to zoom in and out, not possible with the mark i.
              Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

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                #8
                The lens arrived today!

                I am looking forward going to my local Zoo to use this lens.

                Saying that, it wont be this week I don't think as the weather here is not that great.
                Railway Photography - Steam Train Photos

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Colin W View Post
                  The lens arrived today!

                  I am looking forward going to my local Zoo to use this lens.

                  Saying that, it wont be this week I don't think as the weather here is not that great.
                  Nice choice, love mine. Use it on the R6 w/1.4 converter

                  Tom

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