Sure its nice. But do you have a use for it? What would you be using it for?dRebelXT said:It must be nice to own one of that. And it's only 1200g, lighter than my EF135-400.
If somebody buys mine, it's likely I will pick up this 400mm prime.
I see. Maybe can still save for 100-400mm. ;pfWord said:Not to discourage you from buying it, but if I were in your shoes I'd consider the 300mm f/4L IS. Get a 1.4X TC, and you'll have two primes with IS. I've heard that there are marked differences in results with a TC though, and it seems to work well with the Teleplus Pro 300 DG (?).
It's agreed amongst many people (Canon users of course) that the 400mm f/5.6 is the best birding lens in the world with its sheer sharpness and the speed of the AF.
Chasing animals like your avatar right. Prob not for me due to allergetic nose.Garion said:Sure its nice. But do you have a use for it? What would you be using it for?
The 400mm prime is a very specialised lens. Mainly it is used for shooting birds and other shy wildlife. Makes no point to purchase it if you do not use it for the above mentioned. Moreover, although its light, it needs a good support system, to get the best results from it, as it does not have the IS function.
That is known as the Buy Buy Buy a.k.a espn syndrome. :bsmilie:dRebelXT said:I see. Maybe can still save for 100-400mm. ;p
I have a bad habbit of whenever seeing anything nice I want to own it. :sweat:
My general advice is: only buy it if you need it. Else, just drop the idea.dRebelXT said:Chasing animals like your avatar right. Prob not for me due to allergetic nose.
Once I sneeze, animals/birds within 100 meter radius start running for life. :bsmilie:
Ah well...that's normal. Everybody has the right to want something. It's only with specialized equipment that I think we should exercise more caution.dRebelXT said:I have a bad habbit of whenever seeing anything nice I want to own it. :sweat:
For a lens in this zoom range, with the equivalent of IS and USM, I guess this is the only choice. I'd liked to have been able to consider third-party choices as well if they were much cheaper. The Sigma 80-400mm OS came close, but without HSM, I was worried that the AF speed would be too slow for faster-moving subjects.Danntbt said:....looks like more and more are being won over by 100-400IS. Glad I decided to hang on to it, been great in serving my sports shoots.
Er, at 2.6kg, this monster is at a different category leh. It is in the Canon 300 f2.8 category.Wai said:how about Sigma 120-300 f2.8
having 300mm@ f2.8 is better than having IS
it also give u the flexibility of having a zoom lens (can easily replace the 70-200 f2.8 + 300 f2.8), add a 1.4x TC and u will get a 170 - 420 f4!!!
got HSM and sharp even at wide open
the only turn off will be its weight
I have seen very good output from 120-300 f2.8 in other forums, some even say comparable with canon 300mm f2.8....while some pple return it after a short while.Terence said:I don't think it's very sharp and AF is extremely slow when compared to the Canons.