A&P 100-400 Lens Question

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    I went to a nature museum today and they have a butterfly exhibit. I have a 100-300 lens and I had to be quite a distance away in order to focus on a butterfly. I saw a guy with a 100-400 and he was right over the butterflies.

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    What's the difference between one of the above lenses and a shorter one like this http://tinyurl.com/qfp5r2 ? Thanks!
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    The one in your pics is extended out to 400mm. It's a push/pull lens.
     
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    The 100-400L has a minimum focusing distance of 6'. Not sure how he could get anything in focus if he was "right over" the butterflies.
     
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    It seemed that he was right over them, but he could have been focusing on something within the brush and not the closest leaf. Thanks for the answers!
     
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    No idea how he could get anything in focus that close. Probably a noob.
     
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    with extension tubes it should drop the mfd down to a 3-4 feet, but it doesn't look like he's got one on there... his hand might be covering it up though. also I'd think you'd want it at 100mm instead of 400 to be able to focus closer :confused:
     
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    Alright. Confess. how many of you guys look like the guy above?
     
  9. Sympathy

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    Wrong. He can't be a noob b/c he's wearing THE VEST. dude's probably an original member of potn. respect!
     
  10. Mutombo

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    :rofl::rofl: I was thinking the same thing
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    since it hasn't been posted yet
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    It's kind of a soft lens in my opinion.
     
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    oh yeah :uh:
     

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