First shots with canon 100-400 ii

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    Enjoy! IMG_0147Edit.jpg IMG_0073Edit.jpg IMG_0059Edit.jpg IMG_0169Edit.jpg IMG_0194Edit.jpg


     
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    Kind of nice to have such a good, long, tele- zoom.
     
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    Yes. I bought the 1.4x tele too. Need to figure that out...
     
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    Slap the converter on and boost the ISO a stop or two.
     
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    You'll likely only get the center focus point with the TC on it but that is, other than dual pixel auto focus in live view, the sharpest way to autofocus anyway.

    I think you'll find the IS is superb.
     
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    Very nice set......
     
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    I think I need to micro adjust it. I have a target but the distance I need to be at is what the issue is. Can I do it in the house instead of v25x focal length?
     
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    I was able to get the 9 point focus zone and single. Those two are all I use
     
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    To micro adjust focus, my method which I'm sure is wrong is to get everything on the same plane. I then fill the center focus point with the QR code looking block with my grid lines on the 0 line on the target and shoot. Adjust in MA menu, refocus, refocus and shoot. I then move back a ways and shoot from distance seeing if it's all still good. When close and far on same focal length are good I call it complete.
     
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    Nice set and I have to say, your pics look strikingly like mine did before I micro adjusted it. My camera was back focusing by four inches according to the test I did on my back porch (good light). I then set all my lenses to the same setting and everything appears to be Ok now, or at least a lot better, maybe not 100% perfect but I can live with it.
     
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    I'm fairly certain I dialed it in. I was able to focus on a seed on the porch and it was perfect.
     
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    I would calibrate it at about 25 meters, unless you plan to shoot it close (15-50 feet) a lot.

    My suggestion to boost the ISO up by a stop or two was to offset the one stop light loss from the 1.4 X telephoto converter.
     

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