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Canon 28-300 Is USM Vs. 100-400 Is USM  
User currently offlineStefan From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11678 times:

Hi Community,

i used search function with "100-400" and "28-300" and "canon is usm" but found no proper topic or earlier posts concering this topic.

We´re talking about these lenses:
28-300: http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...nses/EF_28-300_f_f3.5-5.6L_IS_USM/

100-400: http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home...on_Lenses/EF_100400mm_f4556LIS_USM

I´m interested in your opinion on the two mentioned lenses and their pro´s and cons. Especially when it goes to shoot in the 150 - 300mm area of the lenses.

I´m also interested in your opinion on the "new" Image Stabilizer in the 28-300 that allows to turn off vertical correction (the 100-400 lacks this feature).

But due to that fact, I saw many panning shots with the 100-400. So I´m interested if the IS was turned off while making this shots?

thank you in advance for your help!

best regards

stefan  Smile

/edit: fixed the links

[Edited 2005-09-28 19:24:03]

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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11666 times:

Looks like a bug in your 2nd link.  Wink


Jet Visuals
User currently offlineJavibi From Spain, joined Oct 2004, 1371 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11627 times:

Quoting Stefan (Thread starter):
I saw many panning shots with the 100-400. So I�m interested if the IS was turned off

There are two IS modes in the 100-400; IS mode 2 is used for panning shots, no need to turn IS off.

j



"Be prepared to engage in constructive debate". Are YOU prepared?
User currently offlineAdamwright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11617 times:

My consensus is that if you paid for it ... Use it!

So.. i had the 75-300 IS, and while people preach you shouldn't pan with it.. BS.. i used it and got awesome results with the IS turned on while panning..

Same goes for the 100-400. If you've paid 1400 for it, why would you turn off the IS?

-Adam


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11604 times:

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Taken with a 300D, 100-400L IS, at about 250mm and a shutter speed of 1/40.  Smile

IS works magical for those. I can hardly handhold pans at 1/100 if IS is off.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11590 times:

I might need to pick me one of these up. I need to spend money to fly to a place worthy of having pictures taken, and second I need some glass worthy of being on front of my Rebel. Florian's shot doesn't do well keeping me in, it's tack sharp and beautiful. I need to get out and shoot!

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11555 times:

Quoting Stefan (Thread starter):
But due to that fact, I saw many panning shots with the 100-400. So I´m interested if the IS was turned off while making this shots?

??? Just use mode II, that is what it was designed for.

Quoting Adamwright (Reply 3):
Same goes for the 100-400. If you've paid 1400 for it, why would you turn off the IS?

You don't need it once you find out how low you can go without it. On a sunny day your just wasting your battery using it. And IF you have it in the wrong mode, you may blur a picture if the stabilization kicks in while the shutter is open.


User currently offlineAdamWright From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11551 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 6):
You don't need it once you find out how low you can go without it. On a sunny day your just wasting your battery using it.

When I've got 4 BP-511's and 12 hours of daylight, I'm not scared of running out of battery power, Jeff


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[Edited 2005-09-29 01:59:52]

User currently offlineStefan From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 11515 times:

Hi,

thank you all - I´m surprised that the 100-400 also has the two modes - I was sure that some years ago it only had 1 mode but canon seems to have done an upgrade to the lens.

thank you for your hints, comments and photos  Smile I´m going to buy the 100-400  Smile

Expect some nice photos soon, as the step from tamron 200-400 to the canon 100-400 ist going to "inspire" me  Wink

*waves*

stefan  Smile


User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11485 times:

Don't expect the best images in the world from the 100-400 lens.
It's flexible zoom length will come in handy, until it locks up as you pan past the sun or grinds to a stop when zooming in or out..  banghead 

I have owned this lens for over two years now and I have never had a problem with it until a visit to Oceana last week.

Good luck with it.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineStefan From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11386 times:

bought it today  Smile did some test shots (just cars & buildings, no planes yet) - but i´m fascinated of the results when shooting with 1/6 second without tripod, just leaning at the window - amazing  Smile

hopefully i´ll have time for some spotting soon  Smile thx again for your postings  Smile


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