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Thread: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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    Default Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Treated myself to a new lens,didn't want to be too restricted with a fixed lens so went for the super tele. No regrets,it is an absolute dream to work with,I knew about it's weight and to be honest,it's not a problem.I have used it with a tripod but that is too restrictive and apart from certain occasions,I'm using it hand held most of the time.Tried some Moon shots the other night,but that did need a tripod and a remote for the shutter,so now I've been out and bought the remote,so will try again.
    I am a big person so handling the lens might not be easy for everyone,but I am really pleased with it.No negatives so far and I particularily like the locking ring where you can adjust the tightness of the zoom or lock it,good idea on a long lens.

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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Good news then, but where are the pictures?

    Hoping to see some shots soon! Enjoy your new toy!

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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    I too have the 100-400L, I use it mostly with a mono-pod, much more comfortable!

    The trombone action is a little unusual, but easy to get used to
    The camera works just fine, it's the idiot staring through the viewfinder that need's help!

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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Not taken many pictures yet,this Swan was taken,hand held at Broughty Ferry.
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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    This is a great lens. I know that a number of people do not like the trombone action and call it a dust pump but I have managed a
    number of shots which have gained high points at club.


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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    It was may most versatile and favourite tele zoom before I went exlusively for prime tele's.

    There are many times I still wish I had one.

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    With the fabulous moon that rose last night I got mine out for the first time in far too long. I haven't needed the reach of late to use it but it is a wonderful tool to have. There was a time when I used to drive to work with it and my 40D on the passenger seat just in case every day.

    My only problem last night was in fitting my 1.4x extender - the eyes aren't what they were and manual focussing proved difficult, even in the light breeze.

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    Hope you enjoy your new 100-400mm lens i have this one love it to bits it is a alround bit of kit.
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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Moon shot taken without a remote shutter release,manual focus 1/250th 400mm f5.6
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    Default Re: Canon ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Whilst on another thread,it has occured to me that I leave my Hoya filter on all the time,so should I remove it for moon shots?

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