Nov, 2014 like at least some folks, i am trying to decide between the new canon ef 100400 ii and the sigma 150600 sport. I was impressed with the imatest results too, but wanted more. Sonys first supertelephoto zoom lens from the g master series. This is a lens that covers a broad telephoto range over the full frame, which is useful for wildlife and sports shooters.
One of the more obvious changes is the rotationtype zoom mechanism. Chuck westfall, canon usas technical adviser, kindly provided me with some details regarding the new lens s design. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100 400mm f4. Find great deals on ebay for canon lens 100400mm and canon ef 100400 mm f4. Canon has a new black friday instant rebate on the popular canon ef 100400mm f4. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Image stabilization is not as good as on the newer design, so i. The fluorite and super udglass elements largely eliminate secondary spectrum. It is starting to get a little old in the tooth though, and if this new rumor is correct, canon will be updating it this year. The 300mm is only better in the extreme diagonal corners which a d7100 doesnt use and even there it has significant astigmatism while the 80 400mm g lens does not. Canon 100400 mark ii versus original will i need new glass. Canon 5d mk iii at iso 100, canon 100400mm is l ii with canon ef extender 1.
Announced in october 2017 it is the first lens of this focal range from tamron and it comes hot on the heels of sigmas 10040056. A brief comparison of canon 400mm lenses, mark i against mark ii. You can see that canon has even published mtf curves with the 1. Canon has a new black friday instant rebate on the popular canon ef 100 400mm f4. It focuses closer than any 70200mm or 80200mm lens. But of course the only thing that matters is how it performs in the field, and so i borrowed a 400mm f5. Cas decrease to next to nothing which is an outstanding achievement by canon. It has a great range, while maintaining a small size which makes it a great lens for walking around.
Adorama is also including a free tripod with read more. Jan, 2009 but if you look at canons published mtf charts for the 400mm f5. The newer versions sharper with more bite, but i miss the pushpull design. The biggest change in this new version is the upgrade from a pushpull zoom to a rotationtype zoom ring. It is with great pleasure that i announce the latest addition to the sites tools. This is the obvious comparable does the prime version of this lens outshine the zoom version. My stabilized 100400mm lens lets me handhold it at 18 of a second, so i. Canon 100400 mark ii versus original will i need new. If your current lenslenses keep disappointing you, take the trip and get this lens. It is a high performance telephoto lens most often used for sports and wildlife photography.
I own the canon 500 prime is, the canon 100 400 version ii, and i also have the second generation 1. To give you an idea of just how excellent the mtf is on this lens, ill put the mtf of the 100400 is mk ii sidebyside with the canon 70200 f2. Then we compared it using imatest to the original canon 100 400 is l and the new canon 400mm do l is mk ii lenses at 400mm. Introduces new supertelephoto zoom lens, the compact and highly mobile canon ef 100400mm f4. About 6 years ago, i rented the mark i, pushpull version of this lens so i could cover air force one and obamas arrival in san. A 7d has pretty small pixels so requires the best optics to deliver the detail the sensor is capable of recording. Ideal for wildlife or outdoor sports photographers, the new canon ef 100400mm f4. This is a newer version of the classic canon 100400mm l is, which has been a. Mounted on an olympus or panasonic lumix body, it delivers an equivalent range of 200800mm, giving it a longer reach than any other native lens in the catalogue and making it ideal for wildlife shooters. First we took one apart and were extremely impressed with the build quality.
This is a newer version of the classic canon 100400mm l is, which has. The first supertelephoto zoom in sonys flagship g master series covers a versatile 100 mm to 400 mm range. Dec 18, 2014 canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. In addition to worldclass image quality, this fine lens offers the mobility, reliability, and. Ive been shooting the original version for a year now. The ef 100300mm refers to three telephoto zoom lenses produced by canon. Compared to canon s mtf charts the 100 400 lens has much lower mtf than those for fixed focal length lenses. A brief comparison of canon 400mm lenses, mark i against. They are of the ef lens mount that is compatible with the eos line of cameras. Select this option by clicking on the text below the image which will then connect you to the product page. I have run into a small issue and not really sure of the cause. This new ii lens adds much closer and faster focusing, much better image stabilization and updates to a rotary zoom ring.
Lseries super telephoto zoom lens equipped with an image stabilizer. There is really too little information out there now for the comparison of these with regards to image quality though i am guessing that mindless religious fervour might have already decided the issue for some. New optical arrangement and lens coatings for enhanced image qualitythe new canon ef 100400. Like at least some folks, i am trying to decide between the new canon ef 100 400 ii and the sigma 150600 sport. Why did canon wait until this time to release the 100400 ii. The lens features one fluorite and one super ud element to help provide impressive contrast and resolution with reduced chromatic aberration. Introduces new supertelephoto zoom lens, the compact and highly mobile canon ef 100 400mm f4. New lenses, canon rf and ef lenses northlight images. I have been using the same canon 6d for 4 years with 70300mm is and have not had this issue before. The canon lens produces a slight barrel distortion at 100mm changing to slight medium pincushion.
That leaves 2 lenses the new 24105 isnt one of them. Jun 03, 2016 for canon lens fans, the wait finally ended when the company took the wraps off the new ef 100400mm f4. For some reason i am randomly getting shots that are not in focus, i h. This imagestabilized tamron 100 400mm does pretty much the same thing as the professional canon 100 400mm l is ii check price or nikon 80 400mm vr fx check price for less than half the price. The mtf charts say it is better at 400mm than the 300mm f4 without a tc. Regardless of the reason, a new 100400 l lens is a very welcomed addition.
Of course the old lens was 17 elements in groups, while the new lens is 20 elements in 12 groups. Canons 100400mm replacement lens finally arrives cnet. With extraordinary resolution and fast, precise autofocus it lets you capture distant action with outstanding quality and immediacy. The canon mtf charts and slrgear tests show that the 400mm prime and the 100400mm l are. Handling cautions if the lens is taken from a cold environment into a warm one, condensation may develop on the lens surface and internal parts. The lens has an excellent build quality based on a weathersealed metal body it shows no wobbling whatsoever even when zooming out to 400mm. This long focal length and focal length range combine with very good image and build quality to make the 100 400 l one of the most popular serious wildlife and sports lenses canon sells. Over 28% lighter than its predecessor and now the lightest lens in its class, the ef 400mm f2. The first version of this lens was announced in september 1998, and an updated version was announced in november 2014. Luckily he had a 100 400 in his camera bag and with a bit of mcguyvering he was able to use the 100 400 as a make shift tire pump, stopping every 20 miles or so and using the lens to put a few more pounds pressure back into the tire. Canon 100400 is ii mtf and variation tests lens rentals blog.
Enter 100 400mm which will show a photo of the lens. Ideal for wildlife or outdoor sports photographers, the new canon ef 100 400mm f4. The mk ii version has the same headline specifications but with enhanced features and improved performance allround. If you would love to have one of these in your kit but dont have the finances available, going second hand is an option. I recently purchased a new 100400mm is ii lens and love it. Im surprised that ive not able to find any comparisons on here or on the net between the new 100400 versus old 100400, especially when it seems that every photographer agrees that its glass, glass, glass that does more for iq and maybe af. Now remember, the 100400 has the advantage of being shot at f5 here. As i understand it, mode 3 stabilizes against both vertical and horizontal perturbations, at the time that shutter fires. Continuing the trend for new versions of lenses to be a fair bit more expensive, this lens is priced at a level higher than its. Get closer to the action with the 100 to 400 mm range and precise af from the sel100400gm. My new canon 100400mm is l ii just changed the game in professional telephoto zooms, replacing all 70200mm lenses that used to be popular for decades because 1. The new 100 400 focusses so close that it replaces both my macro and any 70200mm.
Today, a cloudy day in sarasota, fl, i took some time to do some lens comparisons. It too replaces a long running lens, but one that has been considered more of a niche lens. That would allow apsc lenses to cover full frame sensors, albeit with at least a stop reduction in aperture. The lens uses an older pushpull zoom design that extends the lens from its length of 189mm 7. No longer are we stepping back just so we can get focus. Many prime lens results are immediately available in the mtf tool and many additions are planned, including zoom lenses.
Not quite so much excitement was generated by the release of the 400mm f4 do is ii lens. What you lose is mechanical quality and incamera lens corrections, but for a thousand dollars or more back in your pocket, this is a great lens that. I accept that sharp copies of the 100 400 may be really good, and maybe even as good as the ef 400 f5. The canon mtf charts and slrgear tests show that the 400mm. The mtf charts published on canon s website are so stellar that they are almost unbelievable. For example, the new 100400 l is better than my 300 2,8 lis and tc 1,4 at 400 but you lose one stop, but the is is certainly better in fact according to canon mtf curves, the 100400 l at 400 with the tc 1,4 is as good than my old 300 2,8 lis with tc 1,4. Firmware updates for 100400mm natural exposures, inc. While the new model is better for sure, when comparing the mk i and. Here are the sidebyside views mtf charts for the new canon ef 100 400mm f4.
Compared to other lenses of similar focal length the canon 100400mm is a bargain, especially since theres no sacrifice to image quality. For canon lens fans, the wait finally ended when the company took the wraps off the new ef 100 400mm f4. Beyond the cas decrease to next to nothing which is an outstanding achievement by canon. Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you ef 100400mm f4. The scenario that generally holds true with new canon lens introductions is that the older lens retains it value and sometimes increases in value, preserving that investment and reducing any. The original canon 100400mm l is also has superb optics, but is a pushpull zoom. If you want to skip this step click on this link 100 400mm firmware which will take you directly to the 100 400mm firmware download page. Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you ef 100 400mm f4. Im surprised that ive not able to find any comparisons on here or on the net between the new 100 400 versus old 100 400, especially when it seems that every photographer agrees that its glass, glass, glass that does more for iq and maybe af. Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. To get the most out of these beautiful charts and to learn about mtf measurements, please take some time to read through the lens mtf help page. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100400mm f4. A compact, highperformance 100400mm zoom lens thats ideal for those shooting sports, action and wildlife photography.1165 991 1167 157 886 1068 1127 1599 652 1384 10 602 1106 475 402 771 1247 1134 1319 759 631 1355 1077 483 117 212 992 1429 963 1583 758 837 280 1429 391 463 1429 417 937 618 929 1404 321 878 1316