A&P Canon 100-400L users...anyone?

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  1. TomDlgns

    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    tell me the good and the ugly....

    thanks!

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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    it's nicknamed the "dust pump" for a reason
     
  3. TomDlgns

    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    sweet, cant wait!
     
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    if it were me id buy the 100 macro, and add a teleconvertor. and i already have a 500 reflex
     
  5. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    good: decently sharp. getting to 400mm isnt prohibitively expensive.

    bad: its nickname as the "dustpump" is true. everyone i've know that owned one ended up selling it cause of the constant dust its sucked in. the 100-400 is one of the several L lenses that are not weathersealed. push pull zoom action takes a bit getting used to.
     
  6. TomDlgns

    TomDlgns OT Supporter

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    see, i have read these reviews as well.

    some people say dust isn't a factor, others say it is...

    one of the reviewers said he had the lens for 3 years and dust wasn't an issue for him...
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    would rather buy a 400 5.6L
     
  8. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i heard it called the dust trombone, and i chuckle every time i think of that
     
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    wizeguy4 New Member

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    where is teh push/ pull gif. I know someones got it
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    same here.

    i rented the 100-400 for a trip to s.a., and absolutely loved the lens.

    but, i ended up using it at 400x probably 95% of the time. i probably would have been better off with a prime ... or even rent the 400 2.8. :o
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    people WILL stare at you when it's fully extended, too. it's a fucking HUUUUUUUUUUGE lens :rofl:
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    im only speaking from my friends experiences who owned and actually used the 100-400 in the field. they cursed it cause they'd have to keep sending it out to get cleaned. after once of twice, you kinda get sick of not having a lens.
     
  13. TomDlgns

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    and i appreciate it, thats why i started the thread.

    but it really is a tough one...i searched POTN and it was almost a 50 50 split....

    then again, why wouldn't canon think about the dust issue?
     
  14. Frank N. Beans

    Frank N. Beans I hate BMW's OT Supporter

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    I think every lens has its ups and downs. I've heard numerous reviews about it being a dust pump....like already mentioned. I've rented that lens probably 10 times now (and have one coming Friday for AMA Superbikes this weekend)......and I like it alot.

    Once you figured out the push/pull and how to control it, you will like it too. I'd suggest renting one for obvious reasons.

    Here is a sample shot that I took a couple years ago....

    http://www.hpjvids.com/mods/Darren/port/IMG_2988.JPG
     
  15. Girth

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    cute lens.
     

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