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      10-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

I wanted to make this thread for three reasons:

1) To see if anyone on the forums has the version I or II of this lens and their experiences with it.

2) Would this be an exorbitant amount of lens for a Canon T6i

3) I didn't see another thread of this kind through a good bit of searching, and I wanted to double check myself before investing.

Currently I only have two lenses in my arsenal, Canon's 18-135mm (which has shot amazingly and I'm very happy with) and Canon's 50-250mm which has resulted in a nightmare worth of chromatic aberration. Personally I'm looking at jumping further into nature and sport photography and I really don't see the point in short changing myself. I have an option to purchase this lens under a no interest financing option and it seems more than feasible even in a slow income time for me. I just wanted to check other's thoughts and opinions on trying to reach the "next level" world of nature/sport/active photography.
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1. I have both.
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They are both great, but the v2 especially has great stabilization, and is a big step up from v1. I think you would be very happy with the results paired up with your T6i.
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As long as it's not indoor sports, you're good. I have the v1 and when paired with my 1ds3, got amazing results. Sold the camera but still have the lens, although rarely used now.
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Thanks guys.

apexlocator can I ask you what you use now instead of this lens?
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The lens is killer sharp and locks on rapidly, at least with the 7D MkII.


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Thanks guys.

apexlocator can I ask you what you use now instead of this lens?
I have not replaced the lens with anything yet. I use to shoot marathons, as a hobbyist, so the zoom telephoto worked out. I now shoot my kids' sports and am pretty close to the action, so have been using my 70-200 II. But once I get relegated to the bleachers, I'll probably look into a 300 prime and use TCs.
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It sounds like you've got things figured out Apex, hopefully I'll have a similar assortment in the future. Just moved on this lens and I'm super excited. Hopefully some really fun wildlife to see in the next couple months!
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Version II and the sensor can only record what the lens gives it. I feel lenses over bodies and that train of thought has done me well.
This will do well for nature and sport, I like the contrast and color. I used to use a 300/4is and now it sits lonely and neglected. My uses for the lens are theater and military jets.
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I have to agree with you there. It's the same principle in rifles/shooting, glass over gun. I also follow the philosophy of "Buy Once, Cry Once". I'll have to check out some of your photos sometime weeble.
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The 100-400 Mark II is a great lens. Short of a $7k+ super telephoto, you are not going to better it.

This is a generic crappy ISO 640 random shot from bird in flight testing yesterday at the duck pond on a crop body. You can see how sharp the lens is, the new 80D camera is falling apart faster than the lens is.

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Mark, that's freaking awesome. I'm going to have a lot of time around Thanksgiving hopefully to put this lens to the test. I may report back here or just in the daily thread. I really look forward fielding this monster.
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