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  1. Canon John

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    Ok, so a thousand dollar, give or take, professinal lens is not exactly a toy, but it sure is fun!

    It's the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto lens. I have had it for roughly 3 hours, but due to inclimite weather I have only had about a 5-10 minute window to grab some shots. I will do some sharpness comparrisons with teh IS feature soon, but today I just flipped it on and had some fun. I tell you, if you have never tried IS it is quite amazing to see the frame in the VF go from shaky to steady. I didn't know it would have such an effect in the VF itself, but it does. I had AS in the Pentax K10D, but I do not recall the effect being so dramatic.

    Below you will see some pics of my camera and lenses, then some FF and 100% crops.

    The family...
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    Fully retracted at 100mm
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    Fully extended at 400mm
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    Canon John TPF Noob!

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    All shot HH at 400mm, with IS on mode 1:

    f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 400
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    100% crop
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    f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 400
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    100% crop
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    f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 400
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    100% crop
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    Nice shots! Where did you pick it up for so cheap?
     
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    It was not quite as cheap as a grand, but still a good deal.

    I picked it up second hand from a user on another forum. My new lens has been to some pretty cool places...:mrgreen:
     
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    Nice. I still think it's cheap considering a lens like this new goes for $1,400 and bhphotovideo. Then you gotta add taxes + shipping, so I'd say you got a sweet deal on it :)
     

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