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I Bought The 100-400mm!  
User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5446 times:

Well I finally went out and did it.... I bought the 100-400mm.  biggrin 
I'm really excited and can't wait till it comes in, aswell I can't wait to upload some pictures taken with it onto A.net. Just to keep this thread relevant to the Photography Forum, what was it like when you got yours? How excited were you? Hows does it smell fresh out of the box?  biggrin 

Very Excited
Cal  hyper 


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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5444 times:

Hi Cal,

I bought my camera and lens at the same time. When I went to pick them up from the shop the first thing I wanted to do was look at the lens! I totally ignored the camera. Big grin

It's a superb lens and you will just love it. I've had it about a year now and it just never dissapoints!  Wink


User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 964 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Thread starter):
Hows does it smell fresh out of the box

Calm down!


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5341 times:

I got some new batteries!

User currently offlineLaw4fun From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Don't forget to get the Eclipse and sensor swabs. The lens is supurb in a word but has been a dust magnet. Have fun and enjoy!


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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

Quoting Law4fun (Reply 4):
Don't forget to get the Eclipse and sensor swabs. The lens is supurb in a word but has been a dust magnet. Have fun and enjoy!

Dont have more dust than with other lenses, think its more of a DSLR issue..



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePavvyben From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 178 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

Quoting Wietse (Reply 5):
Dont have more dust than with other lenses, think its more of a DSLR issue..

Its push and pull aka vacuum cleaner.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Quoting Wietse (Reply 5):
Dont have more dust than with other lenses,

Me either. I get the same amount with fixed lenses and twist zooms.


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

Some people believe everything they hear, especially when told on the internet by people they don't even know. One person might have once said 'dust pump' somewhere, people copied his claim without question and now it seems to have taken 'fact'-status... Weird.

E


User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

Can't say enough good things about my 100-400. I wouldn't say the dust issues are any worse than most other lenses. Most of it simply accumulates by the constant changing of lenses. Picked up a second body so I don't have that problem much anymore! Congrats on the purchase and I'm sure you'll love it.

User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

Thanks for the replies.
I too have heard the "Dust Pump" rumor, as I have done a lot of research on what lens to buy. If it truly increases the amount of dust on the sensor, or if there is no change is irrelevant. So you use a blower or swab it more often... oh well, I'm about to own what I, and many others think, is the greatest aviation lens. I can't wait to get out in the field and use it, be it on aviation, landscapes, birds, or any other applications. Being that I live a considerable distance from any major airport, I won't get to use it on any heavies anytime super soon. I will however get to take some great shots out at the airbase I work for. What did yous do when you first got your copy?

Thanks
Cal  hyper 



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5118 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 10):
What did yous do when you first got your copy?



User currently offlineLaw4fun From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Quoting IL76 (Reply 8):

"some people" speak from first hand experience....
Have a good weekend, dust or no dust  Wink



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

Nice lens, you'll enjoy it!!

I also never had any dust troubles with this lens more than any other.

Regards,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4992 times:

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 6):
Its push and pull aka vacuum cleaner.

Yes, I know that, I have been using one for almost three and a half years, do you own one?

I find it rather funny that people who own one for a year or less are telling us that they are dust magnets... These are mostly people that made the switch to digital at the same time they bought the 100-400 and thus they explain the higher dust attraction that DSLR's have by blaming the 100-400.



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 10):
What did yous do when you first got your copy?

http://www.extremeriderz.com/photos/sep14/IMG_1348.jpg

 Smile


User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

Hey Dan,

That's a cracking motorbike shot!  Wink Bad motive though since you chopped off the back wheel. Big grin

But yes, where it comes into it's own really is when doing close-ups, it beats the competition hands down. And I've never had a single problem with dust.



User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Thread starter):
Well I finally went out and did it.... I bought the 100-400mm

Guess the thingy is not very useful................... for a fighter pilot  Wink
Unless of course you are a fighter pilot on a An-225  rotfl 

Quoting Pavvyben (Reply 6):
Its push and pull aka vacuum cleaner.

The "hand action"(did i say that.....ohjee  Smile )might be different but the resulting lens action is quite the same: grow, shrink, grow, shrink etc etc

My very own and very similar lens does have a rotation zoom but works best when used as push pule.......
The 100-400 will remain a "Dust Pump" of course........ just for the fun of it.



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User currently offline9V From China, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4928 times:

Quoting Aviopic (Reply 17):
The 100-400 will remain a "Dust Pump" of course

You're just jealous!  Wink  Big grin


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Thanks for the replies, and great shots.

Quoting Prat (Reply 15):

You did a catwalk on your bike? Wow you must have been pretty excited Big grin

Cal



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User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 19):
You did a catwalk on your bike? Wow you must have been pretty excited

Well it's not everyday you get to go out and blow a couple thousand bucks on a new lense!  Smile


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4866 times:

Quoting Prat (Reply 20):
blow a couple thousand bucks on a new lense!

Couple of thousand? On a 100-400? ....someone got ripped off.....


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 21):
Couple of thousand? On a 100-400? ....someone got ripped off.....

Well you convert it to CND funds and it can in some cases work out to over 2 grand.

Cal



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User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 4824 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 21):
Couple of thousand? On a 100-400? ....someone got ripped off.....

I was using it as a figure of speech.. I sort of rounded up!  Smile


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Congrats on the new glass. Ive had it since '04 and its been great for the most part, recently the push/pull mechanism began to sieze up a bit. Seems others have had this issue as well. Just be aware it could happen down the road. Enjoy it.

25 Spencer : I have the same problem Chad, bearings seizing up on me! I've sadly noticed though, that after 4 years she's taken a few specks of dust in between the
26 AirbusA346 : I brought this issue up with a guy I know at a photography shop and he said that he has never heardo this issue with any 100-400's he has sold and it
27 Maiznblu_757 : I have a good friend here that had to send his in to Canon to repair this issue, cost $180.00 to be fixed. Luckily I still have the Mack Warranty for
28 F4wso : My 100-400L lens arrived today from B & H! Time for another steep learning curve. My photography is much like my golf game. I wanted to get the fundam
29 LHRman : Hey guys - I can inform you that Ben is a Nikon user so I don't know how he has developed this opinion apart from the hearsay that goes round regardi
30 Post contains images FighterPilot : Well it finally came in today! I didn't expect it to be that heavy, but I'm only used to my 18-55mm so.. Also it smelled pretty good coming out of the
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