FighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 24 Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4858 times:
Well I finally went out and did it.... I bought the 100-400mm.
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?
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2236 posts, RR: 50 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4684 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.
Prat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4595 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.
FighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 24 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 4534 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?
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.
Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4145 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 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