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Just Bought First L Glass!  
User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Just placed on order for a 100-400mm IS USM  Wink should be with me tomorrow  Wink I've heard some great things about this lens!

So all I need to do now is to sell my 70-300mm IS USM....


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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 975 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Don't drop it !!!! They don't bounce
But you will have fun with it.

Jid

[Edited 2006-07-26 16:15:10]


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User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3223 times:

maybe catch you this weekend Jid, should be on the mound Sat if its not throwing it down.


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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 975 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Not sure if I will be out this weekend but you never know. You will love the extra reach the 400mm gives you but check it is a sharp at that length when you get it.


Jid

P.S. My first post seemed to duplicate itself !!
Blue Moon.



G7EPN is back after 15 years! Operating all Bands 80mtrs -> 70cms QRZ DX
User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I'll check that first then, cheers Jid.
Well u have my number and I now have yours filed under the right name lol!
Yeah but at least the first posts didn't include B... M...

Ian
Fergie out!  Wink



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

You ordered it today and it's coming tomorrow?? That's quick!

Go on then...............tell us how much it was!  Silly


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 5):
Go on then...............tell us how much it was!

I think that's Ian's business.
All you need to do now Manc is get a 20D to go with it  Wink


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Ian,

Congrats on the new glass. Excellent choice. I admit, it's performance was somewhat lacking on the 300D, but since using it on my 20D and 30D, I can say with some certainty it wasnt the lens. The 300D is a nice kit don't get me wrong, but, the AF on the 20D and 30D is far superior. It's been spot-on with my new bodies. The only negative feelings I have toward the lens is the speed, but, a steady hand and IS help a lot.  Wink

Just a suggestion. Once you do sell your 70-300mm, you might want to put your $$ earned toward something a bit faster. Maybe pick up a Canon 200mm F/2.8 L! I say this not knowing what your kit looks like, of course maybe you are good to go already.

Keep up the great work.

Chad


User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

Congratulations, Ian. I can't wait to see how you are going to manage to use 100mm widest for approach shots of (for example) 747s on short final for runway 27L.  duck 

Nonetheless, have fun with the glass!

I have planned to buy that kind of glass next year... I hope it will still be in production...  Smile

Regards,
Aero145


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 8):
I can't wait to see how you are going to manage to use 100mm widest for approach shots of (for example) 747s on short final for runway 27L

Definately a down side, I use the Sigma EX 100-300 and although I love the lens 100mm is just too long quite often and my small lens is the 24-70 so I get frustrated by the 70-100mm gap I have personally, may get a 70-200 and 1.4x to replace my 100-300 for this very reason.

Ben


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 8):
I have planned to buy that kind of glass next year... I hope it will still be in production...

Don't count on it. I recently saw something about a 2.8 version of this lens in the near future... It was in this very forum now that I think about it!  duck 


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Cheers all.

Ian..glad u can relate to quick...put it this way I still have change from my recent photo sale  Wink

Aero145...I have the 24-70 F2.8 sigma which will do and I also have a spot which isn't myrtle which this lens will be perfect for  Wink as for MAN I'm screwed for side on's  Wink



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 3053 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 10):
Don't count on it. I recently saw something about a 2.8 version of this lens in the near future... It was in this very forum now that I think about it!

Oh you naughty guy!  devil 

Quoting Manc (Reply 11):

Aero145...I have the 24-70 F2.8 sigma which will do and I also have a spot which isn't myrtle which this lens will be perfect for  Wink as for MAN I'm screwed for side on's  Wink

Nice that you use something else than Myrtle, is it somewhere in the woods?  Silly

Regards,
Aero145


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2852 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 12):
Oh you naughty guy!

 spit 

 Wink



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Yeah, haha!  thumbsdown 

If you really want it mentioned (Chad), then I can do it. "I hope Canon will make a f/2.8 version of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens."  duck 


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2852 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Quoting Aero145 (Reply 14):
Yeah, haha!

I'm just messin' with ya!



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 15):
I'm just messin' with ya!

Yah, me too!  devil 


User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Ahhh this lens is awesome... I just got done with 3 straight days of shooting with it at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh. Really, it's amazing. I'm verrrry happy with the results. haha  Smile

Have fun!

-Mike


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Not bad ordered at 3pm yesterday arrived at 11:25am this morning! shame I'm at work and all I can do is look at it!  Wink


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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Quoting Manc (Reply 18):
all I can do is look at it!

Steady now Ian! Big grin

Lets hope for good weather so you can try it out.

Cheers,
Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Nice one Ian, enjoy your new piece!

I'm interested to hear your indepth thought on the 2.8 24-70 Sigma you have...

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

I've held back from the stroking it yet  Wink


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User currently offlineDendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1691 posts, RR: 61
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2935 times:
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HEAD SCREENER

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 20):
I'm interested to hear your indepth thought on the 2.8 24-70 Sigma you have...

Ian bought his off me so I can answer.
It is a superb lens, very bright and sharp. The focusing is a little noisy when you are used to USM but it is fast and precise.
So why did I get rid of it ?
The problem I found was that it was not wide enough when fitted to a camera with a 1.6 factor. If all you photograph is aviation then the 24mm end is likely to be fine, but I bought the Canon 17-40L which is a better walk around lens for me when I am doing my non-aviation.
I have to say that I cannot detect the slightest difference between the two lenses in sharpness.

Mick Bajcar


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

It's gonna rain for weeks as soon as you get it out (the lens that is!) Big grin

Andy  old   stirthepot 



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User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Colin..see Micks Reply  Wink
Andy....back in your box  Wink



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