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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:08 pm 
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I think is time to show the potential of this lens. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Looks very sharp and looks like you did some color saturation?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Yes i did. I have +1 saturation in the settings (40D).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:05 am 
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excellente, i heard that this lens is very easy to handle.

how's the AF speed perform in this lens, and also do you have problems in handhold, what min shutter speed that you usually use?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:42 pm 
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The AF is very fast and quiet, and if i limited to 8.5m-oo is really really fast.

I can handled at 1/400 and in some case at 1/320.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:24 am 
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really ? without tripod?

isn't it suppose to be 1/400 X 1.6 (crop factor?) *well theoritically

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:31 am 
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It is indeedd suposed to be that way. But being steady and using stuff to lean against can mean holding significantly longer shutter speeds. IS will also help, I can hand hold my 50-200 (200 x 2.0 = 400) at 1/30s in many situations.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:30 am 
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How does the IQ compare to the 100-400? Is it vastly superior? I'm debating between the two lenses, and if this one has vastly superior IQ i might just choose that over the convenience of the 100-400


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Well I just got my 400mm f/5.6 yesterday but the weather has been bad and here is a couple of the best of the day. I plan to post more better ones when the sun comes out.

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1/80 ISO 800

Yes 1/80 of sec. I was surprised that this picture even turn out. I was using a monopod.

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1/360 560mm(400+1.4x) f/9 ISO 800

I did buy a 1.4x teleconverter with the lens. This picture was manual focus.

I did try to tap the pins on the teleconverter and auto focus does work just haven't tried it in the field yet.

So my first impressions is that this lens has the potential to be great, I just need a nice sunny day.

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:26 am 
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Just bought this lens,cant wait to use it :D

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:59 pm 
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Well I bought the lens yesterday and already took it out for a test.A fellow local photographer whos into paintball events invited me to a tournament today.Here are a few shots all taken at 5.6,the lens was mounted on a monopod and it was really cloudy so all of them at 800 ISO.I still cant believe how fast this lens auto focuses and how sharp images come out of it.Im loving it so far.
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So as you can see even on less than ideal situations the lens performs superbly for outdoors.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:17 am 
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A few more pictures I took recently with this lens:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:14 pm 
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some great images... looks like excellent quality for the price :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:59 am 
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some image

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Female House Sparrow by hes240, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:02 pm 
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Male House Sparrow by hes240, on Flickr

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Bulbul Portrait by hes240, on Flickr

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